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

People include everything from James Tandy to Dave Rushbury.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Wolverhampton?" or "Which celebrities were born in Wolverhampton?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Meera Syal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
age 57
Meera Syal CBE is a British comedian, writer, playwright, singer, journalist, producer and actress. She rose to prominence as one of the team that created Goodness Gracious Me and became one of ...more

Macka B is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Christopher MacFarlane, better known as Macka B, is a British reggae artist, performer and activist with a career spanning thirty years in the United Kingdom and Jamaica. According to ...more

Michael Dibdin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Dec. at 60 (1947-2007)
Michael Dibdin was a British crime writer.

Nigel Bennett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
age 69
Nigel Bennett is an English actor/director/writer who has been based in Canada since 1986. He is best known for playing the vampire patriarch Lucien LaCroix in the TV series Forever Knight, for ...more

Frances Barber is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
age 61
Frances Barber is an English actress who has appeared in stage and television productions. Her parents are S. W. Brookes and Gladys Simpson; Barber is the fourth of six children. She attended ...more

Frances MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Dec. at 48 (1873-1921)
Frances MacDonald was a Scottish artist whose design work was a prominent feature of the "Glasgow Style" during the 1890s. The sister of better known artist Margaret MacDonald, she was ...more

Alex Newport is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
age 48
Alex Newport is a Grammy-nominated English record producer, mixer, songwriter, and engineer, based in New York City.

Nigel Slater is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
age 60
Nigel Slater appeared in the 2010 film Toast.

Ephraim Lewis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Dec. at 26 (1968-1994)
Ephraim Lewis was an English soul/neo-soul and R&B singer and songwriter. He was one of many highly anticipated performers that emerged in the early 1990s. However, he died with only one ...more

John Malam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
John Malam age 62
John Malam is a British historian, archaeologist, and author of Children's non-fiction books.

Alfred Noyes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Dec. at 78 (1880-1958)
Alfred Noyes CBE was an English poet, short-story writer and playwright, best known for his ballads, "The Highwayman" and "The Barrel-Organ".

Scott Matthews is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Scott Matthews age 43
Scott Matthews, is a singer/songwriter from Wolverhampton, England. His first album Passing Stranger was released on 13 March 2006 on San Remo Records before being re-released on Island Records ...more

Sue Blane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Sue Blane age 69
Susan Margaret "Sue" Blane MBE is best known for her costume designs for both The Rocky Horror Show and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Andrew Tennant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Andrew Tennant age 31
Andrew "Andy" Tennant is an English professional track and road racing cyclist who rides for the WIGGINS team.

Kristian Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Kristian Thomas age 30
Kristian James Thomas is an elite level British artistic gymnast. A longstanding member of both the England and Great Britain men's team, he was a member of the British team that won gold in the ...more

Ernest Cox is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Ernest Cox Dec. at 76 (1883-1959)
Ernest Frank Guelph Cox was an electrical and mechanical engineer and marine salvage expert from Wolverhampton. Between 1924 and 1931 his Cox & Danks Shipbreaking Co. successfully raised 35 ...more

Billy Wright is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Billy Wright Dec. at 37 (1960-1997)
William Stephen "Billy" Wright was a prominent Ulster loyalist during the ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles. He joined the Ulster Volunteer Force in ...more

Ashley Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
age 34
Ashley Errol Williams is a footballer who plays for Swansea City and the Wales national team as a defender. He is currently captain of both teams. He plays mainly as a central defender.

Alison Young is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Alison Young age 31
Alison Young is a British sailor. She competed in the Laser Radial class event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she placed fifth. Alison is one of the world’s leading Radial sailors and is ...more

Benny Bond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Benny Bond Dec. at 68 (1904-1972)
Benjamin "Benny" Bond was an English professional footballer who played as an outside right for Birmingham, for whom he made 82 appearances in the First Division of the Football ...more

Thomas John I'Anson Bromwich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Thomas John I'Anson Bromwich Dec. at 54 (1875-1929)
Thomas John I'Anson Bromwich was an English mathematician, and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Jono Bacon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Jono Bacon age 39
Jono Bacon is a community manager, writer, musician and Software Engineer, originally from the United Kingdom, but now based in California. Bacon is a speaker on community management, works as ...more

Michael Orrom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Michael Orrom Dec. at 77 (1920-1997)
Michael Orrom is a film director.

Margery Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Margery Lawrence Dec. at 80 (1889-1969)
Margery Lawrence was an English romantic fiction fantasy fiction, horror fiction and detective fiction author who specialized in ghost stories. She was born Margery Harriet Lawrence, in ...more

Syd Tyler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Syd Tyler Dec. at 67 (1904-1971)
Sidney "Syd" Tyler was an English association football player. Born in Wolverhampton, Tyler began his career with nearby Stourbridge. As a 17-year-old, he joined Manchester United in ...more