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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
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
age 40
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
age 45
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
age 33
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
Dec. 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
age 32
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
age 31
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
age 38
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
age 46
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
age 48
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
age 32
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
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
age 34
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
age 50
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
age 46
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
age 38
Edward Thomas Hardy, CBE (born 15 September 1977) is an English actor, producer, and former model. Hardy made his film debut in Ridley ScottÂ’s Black Hawk Down (2001), and has since had notable ...more

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Kiefer Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From London
age 52
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
age 33
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
age 47
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
age 52
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
age 85
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 WWII. After making her ...more

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Hannah Simone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From London
age 38
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
age 82
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
age 92
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
age 26
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.