READ
106.6k readers

Famous People From London

Updated May 7, 2018 106.6k views982 items

List of famous people from London, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in London, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from London you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in London, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

Amanda Donohoe and Kaya Scodelario are included on this list.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from London?" or "Which celebrities were born in London?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Photo:
...more
  • 1
    Keira Christina Knightley, (; born 26 March 1985) is an English actress. She is the ...  more

    More Keira Knightley 

    #4 of 51 The Best Celebrity Star Wars Cameos, Ranked#21 of 23 23 Actors Who Are Known For Nailing Every Single Role

  • 2
    Rachel Anne McAdams (born November 17, 1978) is a Canadian actress and activist. After...  more

    More Rachel McAdams 

    The Best Rachel McAdams Characters of All Time#13 of 201 The Best Actresses Working Today

  • 3

    Kate Moss

    Age: 46
    Katherine Ann Moss (born 16 January 1974) is an English model and businesswoman. Born in...  more

    More Kate Moss 

    The Train-Wreck That Was Johnny Depp And Kate Moss: The Most Self-Destructive Couple of The 1990s#59 of 69 The Most Stylish Female Celebrities

  • 4
    Mischa Barton (born 24 January 1986) is a British-Irish-American film, television, and stage...  more

    More Mischa Barton 

    #3 of 22 Famous People You Never Realized Are British, Ranked By How Surprised You Were When You Found Out#90 of 185 The Best Living English Actresses

  • 5

    Elizabeth Taylor

    Dec. at 79 (1932-2011)
    Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American...  more

    More Elizabeth Taylor 

    Inside The Tumultuous Romance Of Elizabeth Taylor And Richard Burton#201 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

  • 6
    Emily Olivia Leah Blunt (born 23 February 1983) is an English-American actress. She is the...  more

    More Emily Blunt 

    15 Things You Didn't Know About Emily Blunt#10 of 360 The Most Beautiful Women Of 2021, Ranked

  • 7
    Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose Clarke (born 23 October 1986) is an English actress. She studied...  more

    More Emilia Clarke 

    #3 of 87 Celebrities Who Should Be A-Listers#25 of 25 Times Actors Gave Unexpectedly Honest Answers To Interview Questions

  • 8
    Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is a Canadian actor and musician. He began his...  more

    More Ryan Gosling 

    The Best Ryan Gosling Characters#51 of 265 The Hottest Men Of 2021, Ranked

  • 9

    Jude Law

    Age: 47
    David Jude Heyworth Law (born 29 December 1972) is an English actor. He has received...  more

    More Jude Law 

    All The Love Interests In Jude Law Movies, Ranked#51 of 219 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won An Oscar (For Acting)

  • 10
    Naomi Elaine Campbell (born 22 May 1970) is an English model, actress, and businesswoman....  more

    More Naomi Campbell 

    #84 of 132 Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like#184 of 185 The Best Hot Ones Guests Ever

  • 11
    Florence Leontine Mary Welch is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. She is best known...  more

    More Florence Welch 

    #31 of 198 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years#577 of 739 The Best Singers Of All Time

  • 12
    Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, (born 26 July 1945) is an English actor. Mirren began her acting...  more

    More Helen Mirren 

    #37 of 199 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With#21 of 309 Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100

  • 13
    Kelly Michelle Lee Osbourne (born 27 October 1984) is a British singer-songwriter, actress,...  more

    More Kelly Osbourne 

    #44 of 289 The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked#31 of 79 The Best Reality Show Judges

  • 14
    Catherine Bell may refer to: Catherine Bell (religious studies scholar), American scholar of...  more

    More Catherine Bell 

    #2 of 154 Famous Iranian Americans#172 of 272 The Best American Actresses Working Today

  • 15
    Claire Antonia Forlani (born 17 December 1971) is an English actress. She became known in the...  more

    More Claire Forlani 

    #1053 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#23 of 51 Female Celebrities Who Are 5’5"

  • 16

    Tom Hardy

    Age: 43
    Edward Thomas Hardy (born 15 September 1977) is an English actor and producer. After studying...  more

    More Tom Hardy 

    Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Tom Hardy#93 of 289 The Coolest Actors Ever

  • 17
    Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born 21 December 1966) is a...  more

    More Kiefer Sutherland 

    In 1991, Julia Roberts Left Kiefer Sutherland At The Altar For Jason Patric#15 of 109 The Greatest '80s Teen Stars

  • 18

    Lily Allen

    Age: 35
    Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper (née Allen; 2 May 1985) is an English singer and songwriter. She is...  more

    More Lily Allen 

    The Best Lily Allen Albums, Ranked#1281 of 1,728 The Best Rock Bands of All Time

  • 19
    Sacha Noam Baron Cohen (born 13 October 1971) is an English actor, comedian, writer, and...  more

    More Sacha Baron Cohen 

    The Best Sacha Baron Cohen Movies#136 of 339 The Funniest People Of All Time

  • 20
    Helena Bonham Carter (born 26 May 1966) is an English actress. She is known for her roles in...  more

    More Helena Bonham Carter 

    Helena Bonham Carter's Grandmother Was Even Cooler Than The Quirky Actress#281 of 362 The Greatest Entertainers Of All Time

  • 21
    Dame Joan Henrietta Collins, (born 23 May 1933) is an English actress, author, and columnist....  more

    More Joan Collins 

    #310 of 349 The Best Actresses In Film History#173 of 186 The Greatest Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

  • 22
    Hannah Simone (born August 3, 1980) is a British-born Canadian actress, television host, and...  more

    More Hannah Simone 

    #26 of 49 The Hottest Canadian Actresses#6 of 25 Celebrities Who Are Half-Indian And Half-White

  • 23
    Sir Michael Caine (born 14 March 1933) is an English actor, producer and author. He has...  more

    More Michael Caine 

    #41 of 264 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today#7 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History

  • 24
    Elizabeth II (born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth...  more

    More Elizabeth II 

    The Longest-Ruling Queen In History Was Never Supposed To Take The ThroneDid Queen Elizabeth II Cheat On Prince Philip Like 'The Crown' Says She Did?

  • 25
    Kaya Rose Scodelario-Davis (born 13 March 1992) is an English actress. She is known for her...  more

    More Kaya Scodelario 

    #16 of 30 Casting Call for Mary Jane Watson#7 of 24 Who Should Replace Ruby Rose As Batwoman?