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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
Age: 33

Birthplace: Teddington, London, United Kingdom

Keira Christina Knightley, (; born 26 March 1985) is an English actress. She is the recipient of an Empire Award and has been nominated for two BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and two ...more

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Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 40

Birthplace: London, Canada

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Kate Moss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 45

Birthplace: Croydon, England, London

Katherine Ann Moss (born 16 January 1974) is an English model and businesswoman. Born in Croydon, Greater London, she was discovered in 1988 at age 14 by Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Model ...more

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Mischa Barton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 33

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From London
Dec. at 79 (1932-2011)

Birthplace: Hampstead Garden Suburb, United Kingdom

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Emily Blunt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 35

Birthplace: Roehampton, London, United Kingdom

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Emilia Clarke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 28

Birthplace: London, England

Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose Clarke (born 23 October 1986) is an English actress. She studied at the Drama Centre London, appearing in a number of stage productions, including one by the Company ...more

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Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 38

Birthplace: London, Canada

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Jude Law is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 46

Birthplace: Lewisham, London, United Kingdom

David Jude Heyworth Law (born 29 December 1972) is an English actor. He has received nominations for two Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two British ...more

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Naomi Campbell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 48

Birthplace: Streatham, London, United Kingdom

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Florence Welch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 32

Birthplace: Camberwell, London, United Kingdom

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
Age: 73

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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Kelly Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 34

Birthplace: Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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Catherine Bell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 50

Birthplace: London, England

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Claire Forlani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 46

Birthplace: Twickenham, London, England

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Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 38

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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Kiefer Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 52

Birthplace: Middlesex, Eurasia, Paddington, Westminster, United Kingdom, + more

Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born 21 December 1966) is a British-Canadian actor, voice actor, producer, director, and singer-songwriter. He is known for his role as ...more

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Lily Allen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 33

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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Sacha Baron Cohen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 47

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 52

Birthplace: Golders Green, London, United Kingdom

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Joan Collins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 85

Birthplace: Paddington, London, United Kingdom

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Hannah Simone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 38

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 85

Birthplace: Rotherhithe, London, United Kingdom

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Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 92

Birthplace: London postal district, W postcode area, Mayfair, London, Eurasia, + more

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Kaya Scodelario is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From London
Age: 26

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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