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

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Nottingham?" or "Which celebrities were born in Nottingham?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Harold Shipman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Dec. at 58 (1946-2004)

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Harold Frederick Shipman (14 January 1946 – 13 January 2004) was an English general practitioner and is one of the most prolific serial killers in history. On 31 January 2000, a jury found ...more

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Jon Richardson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Age: 43

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Richard Beckinsale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Dec. at 32 (1947-1979)

Birthplace: Carlton, England

Richard Arthur Beckinsale (6 July 1947 – 19 March 1979) was an English actor, who played Lennie Godber in the BBC sitcom Porridge (along with its sequel series Going Straight) and Alan Moore in ...more
Robert Harris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Age: 61

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Robert Dennis Harris (born 7 March 1957) is an English novelist. He is a former journalist and BBC television reporter. Although he began his career in non-fiction, his fame rests upon his works ...more
Laura Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Age: 26

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Laura Victoria Jones (born 12 June 1992 in Nottingham, England) is a British gymnast selected for the Great Britain team at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games but had to drop out due to injury, to be ...more
Posie Graeme-Evans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Age: 67

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Posie Graeme-Evans is an Australian novelist, television and film producer, editor, screenwriter and director. She is best known as the creator and showrunner of McLeod's Daughters, the ...more
Alvin Lee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Dec. at 69 (1944-2013)

Birthplace: East Midlands, Nottinghamshire, Eurasia, United Kingdom, Nottingham, + more

Alvin Lee (born Graham Anthony Barnes; 19 December 1944 – 6 March 2013) was an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known as the lead vocalist and lead guitarist of the blues ...more

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Graham Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Age: 66

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Graham William Allen (born 11 January 1953) is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Nottingham North from 1987 to 2017. He stood down at the 2017 general ...more
Julie Myerson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Age: 58

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Julie Myerson (born Julie Susan Pike; 2 June 1960) is an English author and critic. As well as writing both fiction and non-fiction books, she also wrote a long-running column in The Guardian ...more
Frank Halford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Dec. at 61 (1894-1955)

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Major Frank Bernard Halford CBE FRAeS (7 March 1894 – 16 April 1955) was an English aircraft engine designer. He is best known for the series of de Havilland Gipsy engines, widely used by light ...more
John Russell Hind is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Dec. at 72 (1823-1895)

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

John Russell Hind FRS FRSE LLD (12 May 1823 – 23 December 1895) was an English astronomer.
Lennie James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Age: 53

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Lennie James (born 11 October 1965) is an English actor, screenwriter, and playwright. He is best known for playing Tony Gates in Line of Duty, Morgan Jones in The Walking Dead and Fear the ...more
Andrew Cole is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Age: 47

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Andrew Alexander Cole (born 15 October 1971) is an English former professional footballer. Playing as a striker, his career lasted from 1988 to 2008. He is most notably remembered for his time ...more

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John Jeremiah Bigsby is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Dec. at 89 (1792-1881)

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

John Jeremiah Bigsby (14 August 1792 – 10 February 1881), M.D., F.R.S, F.G.S., F.R.G.S., was an English physician who became known for his work on geology, an interest developed while on ...more
Claudine West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Dec. at 53 (1890-1943)

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Claudine West was a screenwriter.
Alma Reville is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Dec. at 83 (1899-1982)

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Alma Lucy Reville, Lady Hitchcock (14 August 1899 – 6 July 1982), was an English-American screenwriter and editor, best known for her work with Alfred Hitchcock, whom she married in December
Lester Matthews is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Dec. at 75 (1900-1975)

Birthplace: Nottingham, England

Arthur Lester Matthews (6 June 1900 – 5 June 1975) was an English actor born in Nottingham. In his career, the handsome Englishman made more than 180 appearances in film and on television. He ...more
Arthur Pink is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Arthur Pink Dec. at 66 (1886-1952)

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Arthur Walkington Pink (1 April 1886 – 15 July 1952) was an English Bible teacher who sparked a renewed interest in the exposition of Calvinism or Reformed Theology. Little known in his own ...more
Nick Freeman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Age: 63

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Nick Freeman (born 1956) is an English solicitor. Freeman is the owner of Manchester-based legal practice Freeman & Co. and is best known as a celebrity defence lawyer, specialising in ...more
Susanna Clarke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Age: 59

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Susanna Mary Clarke (born 1 November 1959) is an English author best known for her debut novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2004), a Hugo Award-winning alternative history. Clarke began ...more
N. R. Pogson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Dec. at 62 (1829-1891)

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Norman Robert Pogson, CIE (23 March 1829 – 23 June 1891) was an English astronomer who worked in India at the Madras observatory. He discovered several minor planets and made observations on ...more
Craig Robert Young is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Age: 42

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Craig Robert Young (born 4 October 1976) is a British actor who began his acting career at age ten, starring in the stage production of The Price of Coal. By the time he was 17, he moved to ...more
John Arderne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
John Arderne Dec. at 85 (1307-1392)

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

John of Arderne (1307–1392) was an English surgeon, and one of the first of his time to devise some workable cures. He is considered one of the fathers of surgery, described by some as England's ...more
Keith Alexander is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Keith Alexander Dec. at 54 (1956-2010)

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Keith Alexander (14 November 1956 – 3 March 2010) was a footballer and manager. Born in Nottingham, England, he was the manager of League Two side Macclesfield Town at the time of his death, in ...more
Stephen Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Stephen Brown Age: 70

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Stephen John Brown (born August 16, 1948) is a Canadian composer. He holds ARCT Diplomas in both Theory and Composition from the Royal Conservatory of Music and is an Associate of the Canadian ...more