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Famous People From London

Updated May 7, 2018 104.8k 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.
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  • Keira Knightley1

    BirthplaceMiddlesex, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, Teddington

    Keira Christina Knightley, (; born 26 March 1985) is an English actress. She is the ...  more

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  • Rachel McAdams2

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

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  • Kate Moss3

    Kate Moss

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceCroydon, London, England

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

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  • Mischa Barton4

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • Elizabeth Taylor5

    Elizabeth Taylor

    Dec. at 79 (1932-2011)

    BirthplaceHampstead Garden Suburb, United Kingdom

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

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  • Emily Blunt6

    BirthplaceRoehampton, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • Emilia Clarke7

    BirthplaceLondon, England

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

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  • Ryan Gosling8

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

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

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  • Jude Law9

    Jude Law

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceLewisham, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • Naomi Campbell10

    BirthplaceStreatham, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • Florence Welch11

    BirthplaceCamberwell, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • Helen Mirren12

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • Kelly Osbourne13

    BirthplaceWestminster, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • Catherine Bell14

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

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  • Claire Forlani15

    BirthplaceTwickenham, London, England

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

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  • Tom Hardy16

    Tom Hardy

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • Kiefer Sutherland17

    BirthplacePaddington, London, England

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

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  • Lily Allen18

    Lily Allen

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceLondon, England

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

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  • Sacha Baron Cohen19

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • Helena Bonham Carter20

    BirthplaceGolders Green, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • Joan Collins21

    BirthplacePaddington, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • Hannah Simone22

    BirthplaceLondon, England

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

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  • Michael Caine23

    BirthplaceRotherhithe, England, London

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

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  • Elizabeth II24

    BirthplaceMayfair, London, London, England

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

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  • Kaya Scodelario25

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

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

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