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

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Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Wales
Dec. at 59 (1925-1984)
Richard Burton, CBE (10 November 1925 – 5 August 1984) was a Welsh actor. He was nominated seven times for an Academy Award, six of which were for Best Actor in a Leading Role (without ever ...more

Terry Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Wales
age 77
Terence Graham Parry "Terry" Jones is a British comedian, screenwriter, actor, film director and author. He is best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy team.

Michael Sheen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Wales
age 50
Michael Christopher Sheen, OBE is a Welsh actor and director. After training at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he made his professional debut in 1991, starring in When She Danced at the ...more

Rhys Ifans is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Wales
age 51
Rhys Ifans is a Welsh actor and musician. He is most famously known for playing Eyeball Paul in Kevin & Perry Go Large. He is also known for his portrayal of characters such as Spike in ...more

Julia Gillard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Wales
age 57
Julia Eileen Gillard is a former Australian politician who served as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia, and the Australian Labor Party leader from 2010 to 2013. She was the first woman to ...more

Griff Rhys Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Wales
age 65
Griff Rhys Jones is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter. He starred in a number of television series with his comedy partner Mel Smith. Rhys Jones came to national attention ...more

Bartholomew Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Wales
Dec. at 40 (1682-1722)
Bartholomew Roberts, born John Roberts, was a Welsh pirate who raided ships off the Americas and West Africa between 1719 and 1722. He was the most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy, ...more

Rhod Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Wales
age 50
Rhodri "Rhod" Paul Gilbert is a Welsh comedian who was nominated in 2005 for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award. In 2008, he was nominated for the main if.comedy. Gilbert appears on ...more

Ivor Novello is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Wales
Died at 58 (1893-1951)
David Ivor Davies, better known as Ivor Novello, was a Welsh composer and actor who became one of the most popular British entertainers of the first half of the 20th century. He was born into a ...more

Duffy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Wales
age 34
Amie Ann Duffy, known as Duffy, is a Welsh singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Born in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, her career began when she recorded and released her debut EP, Aimée ...more

Isabel Ice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Wales
age 36
Isabel Ice is a Welsh pornographic actress who began her career in 2003.

Andy Bell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Wales
age 48
Andrew Piran "Andy" Bell is a British musician who plays guitar in the band Ride. He is a songwriter, singer, producer, DJ and former member of the band Hurricane #1. He is also well ...more

Gethin Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Wales
age 41
Gethin Clifford Jones is a Welsh television presenter. An active rugby union player while at Manchester Metropolitan University and, for a time, after graduation, Jones began his television ...more

Chris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Wales
age 57
Christopher John Bryant is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Rhondda since 2001 and the Shadow Minister for the Arts since 2014. He was previously the ...more

Rowan Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Wales
age 68
Rowan Douglas Williams, Baron Williams of Oystermouth PC FBA FRSL FLSW is an Anglican bishop, theologian and poet. Williams was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, Metropolitan of the Province ...more

Liz Fuller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Wales
age 43
Elizabeth "Liz" Fuller is a Welsh Television presenter, actress, model and media personality,who is also known for being Miss Great Britain 1996 – 97, part of the Miss Universe ...more

Charles Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Wales
Dec. at 57 (1877-1934)
Charles Lionel Gibbs, who went by his middle name Lionel, was a politician in Alberta, Canada. He served as a municipal councillor in Edmonton from 1924 until his death and, concurrently, a ...more

Ken Follett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Wales
age 69
Ken Follett is a film producer and writer.

Claire Summers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Wales
Claire Summers is a Welsh news television presenter for BBC Wales. Born in Cardiff, but brought up in Cowbridge, Summers was educated at Howell's in Llandaff. She then gained a BA degree at ...more

Karl Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Wales
age 75
Karl William Pamp Jenkins, CBE is a Welsh musician and composer known for "Adiemus", The Armed Man and his Requiem.

Bonnie Tyler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Wales
age 67
Bonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer. Born in Skewen, she spent seven years performing in pubs and clubs around South Wales before being signed to RCA Records in 1975. Tyler is known for her ...more

Jonathan Pryce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Wales
age 71
Jonathan Pryce, CBE is a Welsh actor and singer. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and meeting his longtime girlfriend, English actress Kate Fahy, in 1974, he began his career ...more

Guto Harri is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Wales
age 52
Guto Harri is Director of Communications at News UK. A former BBC Chief Political Correspondent, in May 2008 he was appointed as Communications Director for the Mayor of London Boris Johnson's ...more

Augustus John is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Wales
Dec. at 83 (1878-1961)
Augustus Edwin John OM RA was a Welsh painter, draughtsman, and etcher. For a short time around 1910, he was an important exponent of Post-Impressionism in the United Kingdom. "Augustus was ...more

Peter Greenaway is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Wales
age 76
Peter Greenaway, CBE is a British film director. His films are noted for the distinct influence of Renaissance and Baroque painting, and Flemish painting in particular. Common traits in his film ...more