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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) Harold Frederick Shipman was a British doctor and one of the most prolific serial killers in recorded history. On 31 January 2000, a jury found Shipman guilty of 15 murders. He was sentenced to ...more

Donna Marie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
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Jon Richardson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
age 43 Jon Richardson is a professional footballer, who is currently playing for Chasetown. A central defender, he was originally a trainee at Exeter City, making his debut in 1994. He impressed ...more

Cate Harrington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
age 31 Cate Harrington is a pornographic actress from Mansfield near Nottingham England. She has appeared in a range of hardcore pornographic films and adult websites such as Television X and Red Hot ...more

Richard Beckinsale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Dec. at 32 (1947-1979) Richard Arthur Beckinsale was an English actor, best known for his roles as Lennie Godber in the popular BBC sitcom Porridge and Alan Moore in the British sitcom Rising Damp. He is the father of ...more

Robert Harris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
age 61 Robert Dennis Harris 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 of historical ...more

Laura Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
age 26 Laura Victoria Jones 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 replaced by Imogen Cairns. Jones ...more

Posie Graeme-Evans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
age 67 Posie Graeme-Evans is an Australian novelist, television and film producer, editor, screenwriter and director, best known for her children's programs and adult dramas. She has created many ...more

Alvin Lee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Dec. at 69 (1944-2013) Alvin Lee was an English singer and guitarist, best known as the lead vocalist and lead guitarist with the blues rock band Ten Years After.

Graham Allen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
age 66 Graham William Allen is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Nottingham North since 1987.

Freya Haseldine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Freya Haseldine Freya Haseldine is a glamour model who has appeared in the British tabloid, The Sun as a Page 3 girl.

Henry Normal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
age 62 Henry Normal is an English comedian, television producer, poet and writer. He is Managing Director of Baby Cow Productions Ltd which he set up with Steve Coogan. When living in Chesterfield, ...more

Julie Myerson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
age 58 Julie Myerson is an English author and critic. As well as writing both fiction and non-fiction books, she is also known for having written a long-running column in The Guardian entitled ...more

Frank Halford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Dec. at 61 (1894-1955) Major Frank Bernard Halford CBE FRAeS was an English aircraft engine designer. He is best known for the series of de Havilland Gipsy engines, widely used by light aircraft in the 1920s and

John Russell Hind is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Dec. at 72 (1823-1895) John Russell Hind FRS was an English astronomer.

Lennie James is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
age 53 Lennie James is an English actor, screenwriter, and playwright. James has appeared in many films, including Les Misérables, Snatch and Colombiana. Among James' more notable roles in ...more

Andrew Cole is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
age 47 Andrew Alexander "Andy" Cole is an English former professional footballer. He was almost universally known as Andy Cole in the 1990s; in 2000, he allegedly asked to be known as Andrew ...more

John Jeremiah Bigsby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Dec. at 89 (1792-1881) John Jeremiah Bigsby, 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 military service in Lower and Upper Canada, ...more

Claudine West is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Dec. at 53 (1890-1943) Claudine West was a screenwriter.

Alma Reville is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Dec. at 83 (1899-1982) Alma Lucy Reville, Lady Hitchcock was an English film director, screenwriter, and editor. She is best known for her work with Alfred Hitchcock, whom she married in 1926.

Lester Matthews is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Dec. at 75 (1900-1975) Arthur Lester Matthews was an English actor born in Nottingham. In his career, the handsome British actor made more than 180 appearances in film and on television. He was on occasion erroneously ...more

Arthur Pink is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Arthur Pink Dec. at 66 (1886-1952) Arthur Walkington Pink was an English Christian evangelist and biblical scholar who was known for his staunchly Calvinist and Puritan-like teachings in an era dominated by opposing theological ...more

Nick Freeman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
age 63 Nick Freeman 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 traffic and ...more

Susanna Clarke is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
age 59 Susanna Mary Clarke is a British author best known for her debut novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, a Hugo Award-winning alternate history. Clarke began Jonathan Strange in 1993 and worked ...more

N. R. Pogson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Dec. at 62 (1829-1891) Norman Robert Pogson, CIE was an English astronomer who worked in India at the Madras observatory. He discovered several minor planets, made observations on comets and deduced a mathematical ...more