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Famous People From Luton

Updated June 8, 2017 13.7k views144 items

List of famous people from Luton, 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 Luton, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Luton 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 Luton, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list has everything from Hassan Butt to Tom Clark.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Luton?" or "Which celebrities were born in Luton?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • BirthplaceLuton, United Kingdom

    Emily Jane Atack (born 18 December 1989) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Charlotte Hinchcliffe on the E4 comedy series The Inbetweeners. She appeared as a contestant in the...  more
  • BirthplaceEast of England, Eurasia, Luton, United Kingdom, Bedfordshire

    Mudhsuden Singh Panesar (born 25 April 1982), known as Monty Panesar, is an English international cricketer who is currently without a county cricket side. A left-arm spinner, Panesar made his Test...  more
  • Dec. at 84 (1920-2004)

    BirthplaceLuton, United Kingdom

    Arthur Hailey (April 5, 1920 – November 24, 2004) was a British-Canadian novelist whose plot-driven storylines were set against the backdrops of various industries. His meticulously researched books,...  more
  • Dec. at 31 (1976-2008)

    BirthplaceLuton, United Kingdom

    Natasha Louise Collins (7 July 1976 – 3 January 2008) was an English actress and model. Following a car accident that curtailed her career, she overdosed on cocaine, which her fiancé was suspected of...  more
  • BirthplaceLuton, England

    Christopher Gauthier (born 27 January 1976) is an English-born Canadian actor best known for his work in Need for Speed: Carbon. He is married with two children and currently resides in Vancouver,...  more
  • BirthplaceEast of England, Eurasia, Luton, United Kingdom, Bedfordshire

    David Peter Renwick (born 4 September 1951) is an English television writer, best known for creation of the sitcom One Foot in the Grave and the mystery series Jonathan Creek. He was awarded the...  more
  • BirthplaceLuton, United Kingdom

    John MacDonald Badham (born August 25, 1939) is an American director of film and television, best known for the films Saturday Night Fever (1977), Dracula (1979), Blue Thunder (1983), WarGames...  more
  • Dec. at 81 (1921-2003)

    BirthplaceEhrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Charles Bronson (born Charles Dennis Buchinsky; Lithuanian: Karolis Dionyzas Bučinskis; November 3, 1921 – August 30, 2003) was an American actor. He was often cast in the role of a police officer,...  more

    #115 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#222 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#21 of 170 The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

  • BirthplaceLuton, United Kingdom

    Jonathan Barnbrook (born 1966), is a British graphic designer, film maker and typographer. He trained at Saint Martin's School of Art and at the Royal College of Art, both in London....  more
  • Age: 65

    BirthplaceLuton, United Kingdom

    Paul Antony Young (born 17 January 1956) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. Formerly the frontman of the short-lived bands Kat Kool & the Kool Cats, Streetband and Q-Tips, he was turned...  more

    #239 of 488 The Best Rock Vocalists#228 of 465 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s#254 of 656 The Best Singers Of All Time

  • Dec. at 63 (1888-1952)

    BirthplaceLuton, England

    Percy Walsh (24 April 1888 in Luton, Bedfordshire – 19 January 1952 in London) was a British stage and film actor. His stage work included appearing in the London premieres of R.C.Sherriff's...  more
  • Dec. at 83 (1922-2006)

    BirthplaceLuton, England

    Richard Mayes (born Derek Leonard Richard Mayes; 26 December 1922 - 22 October 2006) was an English stage and television actor. A well-known face on British television, he was primarily a theatrical...  more
  • Age: 44

    BirthplaceLuton, United Kingdom

    Zema Abbey (born 17 April 1977) is an English former professional footballer, who played as a striker. He has a degree in Sports Science and Leisure Management from the University of Bedfordshire....  more
  • BirthplaceLuton, United Kingdom

    Stephen Kelman is an English novelist, whose debut novel Pigeon English was a shortlisted nominee for the 2011 Man Booker Prize. Kelman was born and raised in Luton, Bedfordshire, growing up on the...  more
  • BirthplaceLuton, United Kingdom

    Stacey Jaclyn Dooley (born 9 March 1987) is an English television presenter, journalist, documentary filmmaker, media personality, and author. She rose to prominence in 2008 when she appeared as a...  more
  • BirthplaceLuton, United Kingdom

    Graham Earl (born 26 August 1978) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1997 to 2014. He held the British lightweight title twice between 2003 and 2006, and the Commonwealth...  more
  • BirthplaceLuton, United Kingdom

    Liam Brendan George (born 2 February 1979 in Luton, England) is a footballer who currently plays for Barton Rovers on a part-time basis, having signed for them in 2010. He represented the Republic of...  more
  • BirthplaceLuton, United Kingdom

    Karl Richards is a film producer....
  • BirthplaceLuton, United Kingdom

    Kevin Charles Dearden (born 8 March 1970) is an English former professional football who made more than 400 appearances in the Football League, playing as a goalkeeper for a large number of clubs. He...  more
  • Age: 125

    BirthplaceLuton, United Kingdom

    Henry Joseph Mingay was an English professional football goalkeeper. He spent five years at Blackpool in the 1900s, making over 150 Football League appearances for the club....  more
  • BirthplaceLuton, United Kingdom

  • BirthplaceLuton, United Kingdom

    Robin Wainwright is a former English footballer who played in the Football League for Cambridge United, Luton Town, Millwall and Northampton Town....  more
  • BirthplaceLuton, United Kingdom

    Mohammed Abdullah Azam is a citizen of the United Kingdom who was charged under its counter-terrorism laws in 2002, and convicted in 2003. A security official stated that Azam was charged because he...  more
  • Age: 51

    BirthplaceLuton, United Kingdom

    Supriya Kumar "Paul" Sinha (born 28 May 1970) is a British comedian, broadcaster, and quiz player of Bengali descent. He is one of the Chasers on the ITV game show The Chase....  more
  • BirthplaceLuton, United Kingdom

    Hassan Butt (Urdu: حسن بٹ‎) (born 1980) is a British Pakistani former spokesman of the radical Islamic group al-Muhajiroun who now calls on Muslims to "renounce terror".Butt has claimed that before...  more