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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.

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Keira Knightley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From London
Keira Knightley age 32 - Keira Christina Knightley is an English actress. She began acting as a child on television and made her film debut in 1995. She had a supporting role as Sabé in Star Wars Episode I: The ...more

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Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From London
Rachel McAdams age 37 - Rachel Anne McAdams is a Canadian actress. After graduating from a four-year theatre program at York University in 2001, she initially worked in Canadian television and film productions such as ...more

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Kate Moss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From London
Kate Moss age 43 - Kate Moss is an English model. Born in Croydon, Greater London, she was discovered in 1988 at 14 by Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Model Management, at JFK Airport in New York City. Moss rose to ...more

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Mischa Barton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From London
Mischa Barton age 31 - Mischa Anne Barton is an English-Irish film, television, and stage actress, and occasional fashion model with British, Irish, and American citizenship. She began her acting career on the stage, ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From London
Elizabeth Taylor Died at 79 (1932-2011) - Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE was a British-born American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of ...more

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Emily Blunt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From London
Emily Blunt age 34 - Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is an English actress. She has appeared in The Devil Wears Prada, The Young Victoria, The Adjustment Bureau, Looper, Edge of Tomorrow, and Into the Woods. She has been ...more

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Emilia Clarke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From London
Emilia Clarke age 29 - Emilia Clarke is an English actress, best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones, for which she received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting ...more

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Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From London
Ryan Gosling age 36 - Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor, film director, screenwriter, musician and businessman. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club and went on to ...more

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Jude Law is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From London
Jude Law age 44 - David Jude Heyworth Law, known professionally as Jude Law, is an English actor, film producer and director. He began acting with the National Youth Music Theatre in 1987, and had his first ...more

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Naomi Campbell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From London
Naomi Campbell age 46 - Naomi Elaine Campbell is an English model, actress, singer, and author. Recruited at the age of 15, she established herself among the top three most recognizable and in-demand models of the late ...more

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Florence Welch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From London
Florence Welch age 30 - Florence Leontine Mary Welch is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. She is best known as the lead vocalist of the indie rock band Florence + the Machine. The band's debut album, Lungs, ...more

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Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From London
Helen Mirren age 71 - Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE, is an English actor. Mirren has won an Academy Award for Best Actress, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress ...more

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Kelly Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From London
Kelly Osbourne age 32 - Kelly Michelle Lee Osbourne is a British singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter and fashion designer. The daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, she is known for her appearances on The ...more

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Catherine Bell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From London
Catherine Bell age 48 - Catherine Lisa Bell is a British American actress known for her role of Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie of the television series JAG from 1997 to 2005, Denise Sherwood of the series Army ...more

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Claire Forlani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From London
Claire Forlani age 44 - Claire Antonia Forlani is an English actress. She is best known for her roles in films such as Mallrats, Basquiat, and Meet Joe Black.

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Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From London
Tom Hardy age 39 - Tom Hardy is an actor.

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Kiefer Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From London
Kiefer Sutherland age 50 - Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland is a British-born Canadian actor, film producer, and film director. He is best known for his portrayal of Jack Bauer on the Fox series ...more

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Lily Allen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From London
Lily Allen age 31 - Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper, known professionally as Lily Allen, is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and television presenter. She is the daughter of Keith Allen and film producer Alison ...more

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Sacha Baron Cohen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From London
Sacha Baron Cohen age 45 - Sacha Noam Baron Cohen is an English actor, comedian, and writer. A graduate of Christ's College, Cambridge, Baron Cohen is most widely known for creating and playing four fictional characters: ...more

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Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From London
Helena Bonham Carter age 50 - Helena Bonham Carter CBE is an English actress. She made her acting debut in a television adaptation of K. M. Peyton's A Pattern of Roses before her debut film role as the titular character in ...more

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Joan Collins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From London
Joan Collins age 83 - Dame Joan Henrietta Collins, DBE is an English actress, author and columnist. Born in Paddington, west London and brought up in Maida Vale, Collins grew up during the Second World War. After ...more

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Hannah Simone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From London
Hannah Simone age 36 - Hannah Simone is a Canadian television hostess, actress, and former fashion model. From May 2006 to November 2008, she worked as a VJ for MuchMusic in Canada, and is best known for portraying ...more

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Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From London
Michael Caine age 84 - Sir Michael Caine, CBE, is an English actor and author. Renowned for his distinctive Cockney accent, Caine has appeared in over 115 films and is one of the UK's most recognisable actors. He made ...more

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Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From London
Elizabeth II age 91 - Elizabeth II is the Queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations. She is Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Governor of the Church of England. Upon her accession on 6 ...more

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Kaya Scodelario is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From London
Kaya Scodelario age 25 - Kaya Rose Scodelario is an English actress. She is known for her breakthrough performance as Effy Stonem in the E4 teen drama Skins and as Teresa in The Maze Runner.

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Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From London
Stephen Fry age 59 - Stephen John Fry is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist. After a troubled childhood and adolescence, during which he was expelled from two schools and spent three months ...more

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Hayley Atwell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From London
Hayley Atwell age 35 - Hayley Elizabeth Atwell is a British-American actress. She is known for her work in stage productions such as A View from the Bridge, and in films such as Cassandra's Dream, The Duchess, The ...more

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Christopher Lee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From London
Christopher Lee age 94 - Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ, is an English actor, singer and author. Lee initially portrayed villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a string of ...more

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Tulisa Contostavlos is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From London
Tulisa Contostavlos age 28 - Tula Paulinea "Tulisa" Contostavlos, known mononymously as Tulisa, is an English singer-songwriter, actress, and television personality. She is known for being a member of the defunct ...more

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Jourdan Dunn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From London
Jourdan Dunn age 26 - Jourdan Sherise Dunn is a British fashion model. She was discovered in Hammersmith Primark in 2006 and signed to Storm Model Management in London shortly thereafter. She began appearing on ...more

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Samantha Fox is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From London
Samantha Fox age 50 - Samantha Karen "Sam" Fox is an English dance-pop singer, songwriter, actress, and former glamour model. In 1983, at age 16, she began appearing on Page 3 of The Sun, and continued as a ...more

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Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From London
Dudley Moore Died at 67 (1935-2002) - Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer. Moore first came to prominence in the UK as one of the four writer-performers in the comedy revue Beyond the ...more

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Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From London
Tom Hiddleston age 36 - Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston is an English actor. He is known for playing the character of Loki in the Marvel Studios films Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World. He has also ...more

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Prince William, Duke of Cambri... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From London
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge age 34 - Prince William, Duke of Cambridge KG KT ADC, is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. He is second in line to succeed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, ...more

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Jerry Springer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From London
Jerry Springer age 73 - Gerald Norman "Jerry" Springer is an English-born American television presenter. He is a former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, news anchor, actor, and musician. He has hosted ...more

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Rachel Stevens is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From London
Rachel Stevens age 38 - Rachel Lauren Stevens is an English singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter, model and businesswoman. She was a member of the pop group S Club between 1999 and 2003. She released her ...more

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Vanessa Redgrave is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From London
Vanessa Redgrave age 80 - Vanessa Redgrave, CBE is an English actress of stage, screen and television, as well as a political activist. She is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee, and received the 2010 BAFTA ...more

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Richard Branson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From London
Richard Branson age 66 - Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English businessman and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies. At the age of sixteen his ...more

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Freema Agyeman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From London
Freema Agyeman age 38 - Freema Agyeman is an English actress who is known for playing Martha Jones in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who and its spin-off series Torchwood. Following her departure from Doctor Who ...more

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Natasha Bedingfield is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From London
Natasha Bedingfield age 35 - Natasha Anne Bedingfield is an English singer and songwriter. Natasha released her debut album, Unwritten, in 2004, which contained primarily up-tempo pop songs and was influenced by R&B ...more

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Saffron Burrows is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From London
Saffron Burrows age 43 - Saffron Domini Burrows is an English actress who has appeared in such films as In the Name of the Father, Circle of Friends, Wing Commander, Deep Blue Sea, Gangster No. 1, Enigma, Troy, Reign ...more

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Ben Barnes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From London
Ben Barnes age 35 - Benjamin Thomas "Ben" Barnes is an English actor. He is known for his portrayal of Caspian X in The Chronicles of Narnia films Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, for ...more

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Charles, Prince of Wales is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From London
Charles, Prince of Wales age 68 - Charles, Prince of Wales, is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Known alternatively in Scotland as Duke of Rothesay and in South West England as Duke of Cornwall, he is ...more

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Emma Bunton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From London
Emma Bunton age 41 - Emma Lee Bunton is an English pop singer, best known as a member of the girl group the Spice Girls formed in the 1990s. Bunton is known as Baby Spice as she is the youngest member. In 2009 she ...more

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Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From London
Rod Stewart age 72 - Roderick David "Rod" Stewart, CBE is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of English and Scottish ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music ...more

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Greer Garson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From London
Greer Garson Died at 92 (1904-1996) - Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson Fogelson, CBE, was a English-American actress who was very popular during World War II, being listed by the Motion Picture Herald as one of America's top ten box ...more

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Olivia d'Abo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From London
Olivia d'Abo age 48 - Olivia Jane d'Abo is an English actress, singer and songwriter. She is known for her role as Karen Arnold, Kevin Arnold's rebellious teenage hippie sister on The Wonder Years, and recurring ...more

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Alec Guinness is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From London
Alec Guinness Died at 86 (1914-2000) - Sir Alec Guinness, CH CBE was an English actor. After an early career on the stage he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in ...more

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Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From London
Anna Wintour age 67 - Anna Wintour, OBE is the English editor-in-chief of American Vogue, a position she has held since 1988. In 2013, she became artistic director for Condé Nast, Vogue's publisher. With her ...more

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Marina Sirtis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From London
Marina Sirtis age 62 - Marina Sirtis is an English-American actress. She is best known for her role as Counselor Deanna Troi on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and the four feature films that ...more