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Famous People From Norfolk

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

List features people like Bernard Meadows, Shane Herbert.

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

    BirthplaceBurnham Deepdale

    Rupert James Hector Everett (; born 29 May 1959) is an English actor, writer and singer. He... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ed Schultz

    Ed Schultz

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Edward Andrew Schultz (January 27, 1954 – July 5, 2018) was an American television and radio... more on Wikipedia

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  • Caroline Cossey

    BirthplaceBrooke, United Kingdom

    Caroline Cossey (born 31 August 1954) is a transgender British model. She has appeared in the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Plaxico Burress


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  • Lea Masters

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

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  • George VI

    George VI

    Dec. at 57 (1895-1952)

    BirthplaceSandringham House, United Kingdom

    George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the... more on Wikipedia


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  • Ella Baker

    Ella Baker

    Dec. at 83 (1903-1986)


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  • Liam Kyle Sullivan

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Liam Kyle Sullivan (born July 17, 1973) is an American comedian, actor, and director. Sullivan... more on Wikipedia
  • Grant Gustin

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Thomas Grant Gustin (born January 14, 1990) is an American actor and singer. He is known for... more on Wikipedia

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  • Fred Ottman

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

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  • Samuel Mason

    Dec. at 64 (1739-1803)


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  • General Norman Johnson

    General Norman Johnson

    Dec. at 69 (1941-2010)


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  • Ed Balls

    Ed Balls

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceNorwich, United Kingdom

    Edward Michael Balls (born 25 February 1967) is a retired British Labour and Co-operative... more on Wikipedia
  • Prince George, Duke of Kent

    Prince George, Duke of Kent

    Dec. at 40 (1902-1942)

    BirthplaceSandringham, England

    Prince George, Duke of Kent, (George Edward Alexander Edmund; 20 December 1902 – 25 August... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Walpole

    Robert Walpole

    Dec. at 69 (1676-1745)

    BirthplaceNorfolk, United Kingdom

    Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, (26 August 1676 – 18 March 1745), known between 1725 and... more on Wikipedia
  • Scott Travis

    BirthplaceUSA, Virginia, Norfolk

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  • Joe Weatherly

    Joe Weatherly

    Dec. at 42 (1922-1964)


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  • Bruce Smith

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

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  • Harriet Martineau

    Harriet Martineau

    Dec. at 74 (1802-1876)

    BirthplaceNorwich, United Kingdom

    Harriet Martineau (; 12 June 1802 – 27 June 1876) was a British social theorist and Whig... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceGreat Yarmouth, United Kingdom

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  • Peter Wisoff


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  • Curtis Strange


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  • Matthew Vassar

    Matthew Vassar

    Dec. at 76 (1792-1868)

    BirthplaceNorfolk, United Kingdom

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  • John Haines

    John Haines

    Dec. at 87 (1924-2011)


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  • Kam Chancellor


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