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List of famous people named Ian, along with photos. How many celebrities named Ian can you think of? The famous Ians below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Ian, athletes named Ian, and even political figures named Ian. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Ian? Add them to the list.

Ian Gillan was the lead vocalist for two popular rock bands of the 70's and 80's, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, while also singing on the original recording of Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar as Jesus. Sexy heartthrob Ian Somerhalder has appeared on many TV dramas, such as The Vampire Diaries and Lost. And, most famously, Ian Mckellen has won a SAG Award, Emmy, Tony, Golden Globe, six Laurence Olivier Awards, and is a very active charity worker and activist. Need we say more?

Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian McKellen Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn ...more

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Ian Somerhalder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Somerhalder Ian Joseph Somerhalder is an American actor, model and director. He is known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in The CW's supernatural drama The Vampire

Ian Holm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Holm Sir Ian Holm CBE is an English actor known for his stage work and many film roles. He received the 1967 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his performance as Lenny in The Homecoming and the ...more

Ian McShane is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian McShane Ian David McShane is an English actor, director, producer and voice artist. Despite appearing in numerous films, McShane is best known for his television roles, particularly BBC's Lovejoy and ...more

Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Kinsler Ian Michael Kinsler is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. He formerly played for the Texas Rangers. He is listed at 6' 0" and ...more

Ian Curtis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Curtis Ian Kevin Curtis was an English musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division. Joy Division released their debut album, ...more

Ian Anderson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Anderson Ian Scott Anderson, MBE is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his work as the lead vocalist, flautist and acoustic guitarist of British rock band Jethro Tull. ...more

Ian Gillan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Gillan Ian Gillan is an English rock vocalist and songwriter. He originally found commercial success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple. Initially influenced by Elvis Presley, Gillan ...more

Ian Rush is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Rush Ian James Rush, MBE, is a Welsh former footballer. Rush played for Liverpool F.C. from 1980-1987 and 1988-1996, and is the club's all-time leading goalscorer, having scored a total of 346 goals ...more

Ian Paice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Paice Ian Anderson Paice is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the English Rock band Deep Purple. As of Jon Lord's departure in 2002, he is the only continuous member of the band, and ...more

Ian McDiarmid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian McDiarmid Ian McDiarmid is a Scottish actor and director. He has appeared in 47 films since 1976. Internationally, he is most famous for his role as Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars film series.

Ian Fraser Kilmister is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Fraser Kilmister Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister is an English rock musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, principal songwriter and the founding and sole constant member of the rock and ...more

Ian Brady is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Ian

Ian Harding is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Ian

Ian Wright is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Wright Ian Edward Wright, MBE is an English former professional footballer turned television and radio personality. Wright enjoyed success with London clubs Crystal Palace and Arsenal, spending six ...more

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Ian Desmond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Desmond Ian M. Desmond is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. He was selected by the Montreal Expos in the third round of the 2004 Major ...more

Ian Hunter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Hunter Ian Hunter Patterson is an English singer-songwriter who is best known as the lead singer of the English rock band Mott the Hoople, from its inception in 1969 to its dissolution in 1974, and at ...more

Ian Paisley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Paisley Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Baron Bannside, PC was a unionist politician and Protestant religious leader from Northern Ireland. He became a Protestant evangelical minister in 1946 and would remain ...more

Ian Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Brown Ian George Brown is an English musician. He was the lead singer of the alternative rock band The Stone Roses from their formation in 1984 until they broke up in 1996. Following the split he made ...more

Ian Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Thorpe Ian James Thorpe, OAM is an Australian swimmer who specialises in freestyle, but also competes in backstroke and the individual medley. He has won five Olympic gold medals, the most won by any ...more

Ian Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Kennedy Ian Patrick Kennedy is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball. He has previously played for the New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks. ...more

Ian Fleming is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Fleming Ian Lancaster Fleming was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer, best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. Fleming came from a wealthy family connected to the ...more

Ian Richardson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Richardson Ian William Richardson, CBE was a Scottish actor of film, stage and television. He is well known for his portrayal of the Machiavellian Tory politician Francis Urquhart in the BBC's House of ...more

Ian Anthony Dale is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Anthony Dale Ian Anthony Dale is an American actor of Japanese, French and English descent.

Ian MacKaye is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian MacKaye Ian Thomas Garner MacKaye is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, musician, label owner, and producer. Active since 1979, MacKaye is best known for being the frontman of the influential ...more

Ian McEwan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian McEwan Ian Russell McEwan, CBE, FRSA, FRSL is an English novelist and screenwriter. In 2008, The Times featured him on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". McEwan began ...more

Ian Ziering is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Ziering Ian Andrew Ziering is an American actor and voice actor best known for his role as Steve Sanders on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210, which he played from 1990 to 2000. He is also the ...more

Ian Roberts is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Roberts Ian Roberts is an Australian actor, model and former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 1990s. A New South Wales State of Origin and Australian international representative ...more

Ian Hunter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Hunter Ian Hunter was an English character actor.

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Ian Hill is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Hill Ian Frank Hill is a founding member and bassist for the Birmingham-based Grammy award winning heavy metal band, Judas Priest. His only three songwriter credits for Judas Priest are ...more

Ian Bohen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Bohen Ian Stuart Bohen is an American actor best known for his recurring role as Peter Hale in MTV's Teen Wolf. Bohen also appeared in a recurring role as Roy Hazelitt, who vied for the same woman as ...more

Ian Astbury is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Astbury Ian Robert Astbury is an English rock musician and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist for the rock band The Cult.

Ian Poulter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Poulter Ian Poulter appeared in 1995 television program Soccer AM.

Ian Hendry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Hendry Ian Hendry was an English film, television and stage actor. He was best known for his work on several British TV series of the 1960s and 1970s, including The Avengers and The Lotus Eaters, as ...more

Ian St. John is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian St. John Ian St. John is an actor.

Ian Mahinmi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Mahinmi Ian Mahinmi is a French professional basketball player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the NBA. At 6'11" and 230 lbs, he plays the center position. He was drafted with the ...more

Ian Clyde is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Clyde Ian Clyde is a retired boxer from Canada, who represented his native country at the 1976 Summer Olympics. After defeating Charlie Magri of Great Britain, he was defeated in the quarterfinals of ...more

Ian Rosenberger is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Ian

Ian Callaghan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Callaghan Ian Robert Callaghan MBE is a retired English footballer who holds the record for most appearances for Liverpool.

Ian Watkins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Watkins Ian David Karslake Watkins is a Welsh musician and convicted paedophile. Watkins achieved prominence as a founding member, lead vocalist, and lyricist of the rock band Lostprophets. Lostprophets ...more

Ian Charleson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Charleson Ian Charleson was a Scottish stage and film actor. He is best known internationally for his starring role as Olympic athlete and missionary Eric Liddell, in the Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots ...more

Ian Botham is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Botham Sir Ian Terence Botham, OBE is a former England Test cricketer and Test team captain, and current cricket commentator. He was a genuine all-rounder with 14 centuries and 383 wickets in Test ...more

Ian Hanmore is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Hanmore Ian Hanmore is a Scottish actor known for his role as the warlock Pyat Pree in the second season of the HBO series Game of Thrones.

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Ian McNeice is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian McNeice Ian McNeice is an English actor and voice actor. He found fame portraying government agent Harcourt in the 1985 television miniseries Edge of Darkness, and went on to feature in popular films ...more

Ian Dury is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Dury Ian Robins Dury was an English rock and roll singer-songwriter, bandleader, artist, and actor who first rose to fame during the late 1970s, during the punk and new wave era of rock music. He was ...more

Ian Abercrombie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Abercrombie Ian Abercrombie was an English actor. He played Alfred Pennyworth in Birds of Prey, Justin Pitt during the sixth season of Seinfeld, Rupert Cavanaugh in Desperate Housewives, Professor Crumbs in ...more

Ian Roberts is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Roberts Ian Michael Roberts is an American actor, comedian and writer. Roberts is a founding member of the famed Upright Citizens Brigade improv and sketch comedy troupe.

Ian Bradley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Bradley Ian Campbell Bradley is a British academic, author, theologian, Church of Scotland minister, journalist and broadcaster. At the University of St Andrews, he is Reader in Practical Theology and ...more

Ian Ogilvy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Ian Ogilvy Ian Raymond Ogilvy is an English actor, playwright, and novelist.

Ian Huntley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Ian