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Famous People From Watford

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

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Geri Halliwell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Watford
Age: 46

Birthplace: England, Watford

Geraldine Estelle Horner (née Halliwell; born 6 August 1972) is an English singer, songwriter, author, actress, fashion designer, model and television personality. Halliwell came to ...more

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Mo Mowlam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Watford
Dec. at 56 (1949-2005)

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Marjorie "Mo" Mowlam (18 September 1949 – 19 August 2005) was an English Labour Party politician. She was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Redcar from 1987 to 2001 and served in the ...more
Ann Christopher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Watford
Age: 71

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Ann Christopher RA, born December 4th 1947, is a British sculptor.
Terry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Watford
Age: 63

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Terry Johnson (born 20 December 1955) is a British dramatist and director working for stage, television and film. Educated at Birmingham University, he worked as an actor from 1971 to 1975, and ...more
Gerard Presencer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Watford
Age: 46

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Gerard Presencer (born 12 September 1972) is an English jazz trumpeter.
Anthony Berkeley Cox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Watford
Anthony Berkeley Cox Dec. at 78 (1893-1971)

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Anthony Berkeley Cox (5 July 1893 – 9 March 1971) was an English crime writer. He wrote under several pen-names, including Francis Iles, Anthony Berkeley and A. Monmouth Platts.
Terry Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Watford
Dec. at 67 (1927-1994)

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Owen John "Terry" Scott (4 May 1927 – 26 July 1994) was an English actor and comedian who appeared in seven Carry On films. He also appeared in BBC1's domestic sitcom Terry and June ...more
Bruce Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Watford
Age: 72

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Bruce Clifford Gilbert (born 18 May 1946) is an English musician. One of the founding members of the influential and experimental art-punk band Wire, he branched out into electronic music, ...more
Hubert Broad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Watford
Dec. at 78 (1897-1975)

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Captain Hubert Standford Broad, MBE, AFC (1897–1975) was a British First World War aviator and noted test pilot.
Stuart Parkin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Watford
Stuart Parkin Age: 64

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Stuart Stephen Papworth Parkin (born 9 December 1955) is an experimental physicist, IBM Fellow and manager of the magnetoelectronics group at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, ...more
Craig Mackail-Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Watford
Craig Mackail-Smith Age: 34

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Craig Anthony Robert Mackail-Smith (born 25 February 1984) is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for League One club Wycombe Wanderers. He was capped by the England national C team ...more
Kelly Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Watford
Age: 40

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Kelly Smith, MBE (born 29 October 1978, in Watford) is an English former football forward who spent three spells with FA WSL club Arsenal Ladies. A product of the American college soccer system, ...more

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Arthur Geoffrey Walker ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Watford
Dec. at 92 (1909-2001)

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Prof Arthur Geoffrey Walker FRS FRSE (17 July 1909 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England – 31 March 2001) was a leading mathematician who made important contributions to physics and physical ...more
Christopher J. Date is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Watford
Age: 78

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Chris Date (born 1941) is an independent author, lecturer, researcher, and consultant, specializing in relational database theory.
Bruce Grocott, Baron Gro... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Watford
Age: 78

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Bruce Joseph Grocott, Baron Grocott PC (born 1 November 1940) is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.
John Hind is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Watford
Age: 73

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

John Hind may refer to: James Hind (sometimes referred to as John Hind, died 1652), 17th century highwayman John Hind (mathematician) (1796–1866), English mathematician John Russell Hind ...more
Nat Wei, Baron Wei is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Watford
Nat Wei, Baron Wei Age: 42

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Nathanael Ming-Yan Wei, Baron Wei (traditional Chinese: 韋鳴恩; simplified Chinese: 韦鸣恩; pinyin: Wéi Míng'ēn; Jyutping: Wai5 Ming4 Jan1) (born 19 January 1977), also known as Nat Wei, ...more
Hugh Harrison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Watford
Hugh Harrison Dec. at 59 (1901-1960)

Birthplace: England, Watford

Hugh Harrison was an actor.
Matt King is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Watford
Age: 51

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Matt King (born 31 January 1968) is an English actor, DJ and comedian. He is best known for his role as Super Hans in the British sitcom Peep Show.
Doug Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Watford

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Doug Ferguson was the president of the Liberal Party of Canada from 2008-2009. Born to Ralph and Dolores Ferguson and raised on a farm near Watford, Ontario, he received a Bachelor of Commerce ...more
David Meyer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Watford
Age: 71

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

David Meyer (born 24 July 1947) is an English actor. He is the twin of Anthony Meyer who has often appeared alongside him in film.
Claire Hallissey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Watford
Claire Hallissey Age: 35

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Claire Hallissey is a British marathon runner. She competed for Britain at the 2009 World Half Marathon Championships coming 25th. In 2010 she ran her first marathon, in New York and in 2011 ran ...more
Stanley Rous is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Watford
Stanley Rous Dec. at 91 (1895-1986)

Birthplace: Watford, England

Sir Stanley Ford Rous, CBE (25 April 1895 – 18 July 1986) was the 6th President of FIFA, serving from 1961 to 1974. He also served as secretary of the Football Association from 1934 to 1962 and ...more
Hazel Musgrove is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Watford
Hazel Musgrove Age: 30

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Hazel Musgrove is an English water polo player.
Junior Osborne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Watford
Junior Osborne Age: 31

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Junior Osborne (born 12 February 1988) is an English footballer who plays as a full back or centre back for Hendon.Osborne started his career at hometown club Watford and made his first team ...more