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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
age 77 Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical ...more

Clara Barton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Dec. 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

Vivian Stanshall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Dec. 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

Emma B is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Oxford
age 48 Emma Louise Boughton, better known as Emma B, is a radio presenter in the UK.

Miriam Margolyes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Oxford
age 77 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

Lucy Gordon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Dec. 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

Joseph Mawle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Oxford
age 44 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

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

Angela McGlowan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Oxford
age 48 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

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

Adam Clayton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Oxford
age 58 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

Claire Marshall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Oxford
age 44 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

Jonny Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Oxford
age 47 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

Thomas Harriot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Dec. 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

Nathan Bedford Forrest II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Dec. 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

Richard of Wallingford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Dec. 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.

Mark Heap is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Oxford
age 61 Mark Heap is an Indian Born-English actor, best known for his roles in Spaced, Brass Eye, Big Train and Jam.

J. B. S. Haldane is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Dec. 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

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

Laura Mulvey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Oxford
age 77 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

Orlando Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Dec. 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.

John O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Oxford
Dec. 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.

Georgie Born is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Oxford
age 63 Georgina Born, FBA is a British academic, anthropologist and musician. As a musician she is known as Georgie Born.

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

Colin Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Oxford
age 49 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