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

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Stephen Hawking is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Stephen Hawking age 75 - Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of ...more

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Clara Barton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Clara Barton Died at 91 (1821-1912) - Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton was a pioneer nurse who founded the American Red Cross. In addition to being a hospital nurse, she worked as a teacher, patent clerk, and humanitarian. ...more

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Vivian Stanshall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Vivian Stanshall Died at 52 (1943-1995) - Vivian Stanshall was an English singer-songwriter, musician, author, poet and wit, best known for his work with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, for his exploration of the British upper classes in ...more

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Emma B is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Emma B age 45 - Emma Louise Boughton, better known as Emma B, is a radio presenter in the UK.

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Miriam Margolyes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Miriam Margolyes age 75 - Miriam Margolyes, OBE is an English-Australian character actress and voice artist. Her earliest roles were in theatre and after several supporting roles in film and television she won a BAFTA ...more

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Lucy Gordon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Lucy Gordon Died at 29 (1980-2009) - Lucy Gordon was a British actress and model. She became a face of CoverGirl in 1997 before starting an acting career. Her first film was Perfume in 2001 before going on to have small roles in ...more

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Joseph Mawle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Joseph Mawle age 41 - Joseph Mawle is an English actor. Mawle is best known for his roles as Benjen Stark in Game of Thrones, Det. Insp. Jedediah Shine in Ripper Street, Firebrace in Birdsong and Jesus Christ in The ...more

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Dorothy L. Sayers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Dorothy L. Sayers Died at 64 (1893-1957) - Dorothy Leigh Sayers was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator and Christian humanist. She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best ...more

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Angela McGlowan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Angela McGlowan age 45 - Angela McGlowan is an American political commentator and CEO of Political Strategies & Insights, a government affairs, political strategy, public relations, and advocacy consulting firm ...more

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Heather Angel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Heather Angel Died at 77 (1909-1986) - Heather Grace Angel was an English actress.

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Adam Clayton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Adam Clayton age 55 - Adam Charles Clayton is an English-born Irish musician best known as the bassist of the rock band U2. He has resided in County Dublin since the time his family moved to Malahide when he was five ...more

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Claire Marshall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Claire Marshall age 40 - Claire Victoria Marshall is a British journalist who works for BBC News. After leaving Blundell's School, Devon in 1993, she read for a law degree at Balliol College, Oxford. After graduating ...more

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Jonny Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Jonny Greenwood age 45 - Jonathan Richard Guy "Jonny" Greenwood is an English musician and composer best known as a member of the rock band Radiohead. Beyond his primary roles as Radiohead's lead guitarist and ...more

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Thomas Harriot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Thomas Harriot Died at 61 (1560-1621) - Thomas Harriot — or spelled Harriott, Hariot, or Heriot — was an English astronomer, mathematician, ethnographer, and translator. He is sometimes credited with the introduction of the potato to ...more

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Nathan Bedford Forrest II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Nathan Bedford Forrest II Died at 59 (1872-1931) - Nathan Bedford Forrest II was the grandson of Confederate Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest, a pioneering leader of the Ku Klux Klan, and father of Brigadier General Nathan Bedford ...more

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Richard of Wallingford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Richard of Wallingford Died at 44 (1292-1336) - Richard of Wallingford was an English mathematician who made major contributions to astronomy/astrology and horology while serving as abbot of St Albans Abbey in Hertfordshire.

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Mark Heap is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Mark Heap age 58 - Mark Heap is an Indian Born-English actor, best known for his roles in Spaced, Brass Eye, Big Train and Jam.

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J. B. S. Haldane is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Oxford
J. B. S. Haldane Died at 72 (1892-1964) - John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, FRS known as "Jack", was a British naturalised Indian scientist. He was a polymath well known for his works in physiology, genetics and evolutionary ...more

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Tristram Cary is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Tristram Cary Died at 83 (1925-2008) - Tristram Cary was a composer

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Laura Mulvey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Laura Mulvey age 75 - Laura Mulvey is a British feminist film theorist. She was educated at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She is currently professor of film and media studies at Birkbeck, University of London. She ...more

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Orlando Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Orlando Gibbons Died at 42 (1583-1625) - Orlando Gibbons was an English composer, virginalist and organist of the late Tudor and early Jacobean periods. He was a leading composer in the England of his day.

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John O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Oxford
John O'Brien Died at 34 (1960-1994) - John O'Brien was an American author. His first novel Leaving Las Vegas was published in 1990 by Watermark Press and made into a film of the same name in 1995.

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Georgie Born is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Georgie Born age 61 - Georgina Born, FBA is a British academic, anthropologist and musician. As a musician she is known as Georgie Born.

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John Richard Green is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Oxford
John Richard Green Died at 46 (1837-1883) - John Richard Green was an English historian.

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Colin Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Colin Greenwood age 46 - Colin Charles Greenwood, is an English musician, composer, and the bassist for the rock band Radiohead. Apart from bass, Colin plays keyboards and synthesizers and works on sampling on the ...more

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Richard H. Moore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Richard H. Moore age 55 - Richard Hancock Moore was the North Carolina State Treasurer from 2001–2009. He was first elected to that post in 2000 and re-elected in 2004.

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Hugh McManners is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Hugh McManners age 63 - Joseph Hugh McManners is a British medical research charity director, author, television producer and presenter, journalist, and musician, and songwriter. He was born into an academic family in ...more

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Michael Fourman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Michael Fourman age 66 - Michael Paul Fourman FBCS is Professor of Computer Systems at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK, and was Head of the School of Informatics from 2001–2009. Fourman is interested in ...more

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Anthony Dod Mantle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Anthony Dod Mantle age 60 - Anthony Dod Mantle, DFF, ASC, B.S.C. is a British cinematographer notable for his work in digital cinematography.

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David Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Oxford
David Tomlinson Died at 83 (1917-2000) - David Cecil MacAlister Tomlinson was an English film actor and comedian. He is primarily remembered for his roles as authority figure George Banks in Mary Poppins, fraudulent magician Professor ...more

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Blythe Masters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Blythe Masters age 48 - Blythe S. Masters has been the Head of Currencies and Commodities of JP Morgan Chase Co., since November 15, 2006.

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Jimmy Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Jimmy Hibbert age 59 - James "Jimmy" Hibbert is an English television writer and voice actor best known for his work for Cosgrove Hall, mainly voicing Dr Von Goosewing, Ruffles, Gaston and many other ...more

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Hampton Dellinger is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Hampton Dellinger age 49 - Hampton Dellinger is a North Carolina lawyer in the Triangle office of Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson who was a candidate for the 2008 Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor of North ...more

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Geoffrey Keen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Geoffrey Keen Died at 89 (1916-2005) - Geoffrey Keen was an English actor who appeared in supporting roles in many famous films.

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Karl Anderson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Karl Anderson Died at 102 (1874-1976) - Karl Anderson (1874-1956) was an American painter and illustrator.

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Rodney Hide is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Rodney Hide age 59 - Rodney Philip Hide, QSO, is a former New Zealand politician of the ACT Party. Hide was a Member of Parliament for ACT from 1996 until 2011, was ACT's leader between 2004 and 2011, and ...more

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Harvey Bullock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Harvey Bullock Died at 85 (1921-2006) - Harvey Bullock was an American television and film writer and producer. His work with R.S. Allen included episodes for The Andy Griffith Show, Hogan's Heroes, Love, American Style, and Alice, ...more

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Alec Jeffreys is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Alec Jeffreys age 67 - Professor Sir Alec John Jeffreys, FRS is a British geneticist, who developed techniques for DNA fingerprinting and DNA profiling which are now used worldwide in forensic science to assist police ...more

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Joey Paul Gowdy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Joey Paul Gowdy age 36 - Joey Paul Gowdy is an actor and film producer.

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Tim Henman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Tim Henman age 42 - Timothy Henry "Tim" Henman, OBE is an English retired professional tennis player. Henman played a serve-and-volley style of tennis. He was the first player from the United Kingdom ...more

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Bridget Kendall is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Bridget Kendall age 59 - Bridget Kendall MBE is an English contributing editor, radio and television correspondent at the BBC.

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David Dundas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Oxford
David Dundas age 70 - Lord David Paul Nicholas Dundas is an English musician and actor, known for his film and television scoring, having previously had chart success in the rock genre.

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Andrew Wallace-Hadrill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Andrew Wallace-Hadrill age 65 - Andrew Frederic Wallace-Hadrill, OBE, FBA, FSA is a British academic. He was Director of the British School at Rome between 1995 and 2009, and then Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge ...more

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Jason Plato is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Jason Plato age 48 - Timothy Jason Plato is a British auto racing driver currently competing in the BTCC for Team BMR. He has twice been BTCC Champion, in 2001 for Vauxhall and 2010 for Silverline Chevrolet. He has ...more

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David Baerwald is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Oxford
David Baerwald age 56 - David Francis Baerwald is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and musician.

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Richard Olney is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Richard Olney Died at 82 (1835-1917) - Richard Olney was an American statesman. He served as both United States Attorney General and Secretary of State under President Grover Cleveland. As attorney general, Olney used injunctions ...more

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Erwin Hinckly Barbour is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Erwin Hinckly Barbour Died at 91 (1856-1947) - Erwin Hinckly Barbour, Ph. D was an American geologist and paleontologist. He was born near Oxford, Ohio, and was educated at Miami University and at Yale, where he graduated in 1882. He was ...more

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David Pountney is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Oxford
David Pountney age 69 - David Pountney is a British theatre and opera director and librettist internationally known for his productions of rarely performed operas and new productions of classic works. He has directed ...more

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Shaun Wylie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Shaun Wylie Died at 96 (1913-2009) - Shaun Wylie was a British mathematician and World War II codebreaker.

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Ed O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Ed O'Brien age 48 - Edward John "Ed" O'Brien is an English musician, songwriter, and guitarist for the rock band Radiohead. He is also responsible for harmony vocals during live concerts and on many ...more