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Who Is The Most Famous Nigel In The World?

Updated November 13, 2020 641 votes 60 voters 23.1k views52 items

List RulesVote up all of the Nigels you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Nigel can you think of? The famous Nigels below have many different professions, including notable actors named Nigel, famous athletes named Nigel, and even musicians named Nigel. There are also British actors called Nigel. 

Nigel Godrich is certainly one of the most famous Nigels on this list. One of the famous musicians named Nigel, he is best known for producing the majority of Radiohead's albums. He has also worked with Beck, Paul McCartney, and U2.

Another of the famous people with the first name Nigel is Nigel Barker. He is a fashion photographer and former model. He was a judge for 17 seasons of America's Next Top Model.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Nigel? Just add them to the list!

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  • 1
    1972-04-27
    26

    BirthplaceLondon, England, UK

    Nigel Barker (born 27 April 1972) is an English reality TV show personality, fashion photographer, author, spokesperson, filmmaker, and former model. He is best known for his participation as a judge...  more

    #184 of 432 Famous Tall Men Over 6'2#151 of 205 Famous Boarding School Alumni#270 of 310 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School

  • 2
    24

    BirthplaceSolihull, United Kingdom

    Nigel John Taylor (born 20 June 1960) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor, who is best known as the bass guitarist and founding member of new wave band Duran Duran. Duran...  more
  • 3
    1929-04-05
    26

    BirthplaceCoventry, United Kingdom

    Sir Nigel Barnard Hawthorne (5 April 1929 – 26 December 2001) was an English actor. He portrayed Sir Humphrey Appleby, the Permanent Secretary in the 1980s sitcom Yes Minister and the Cabinet...  more

    #117 of 220 The Greatest British Actors of All Time#128 of 170 The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

  • 4
    1971-02-28
    21

    BirthplaceWestminster, London, United Kingdom

    Nigel Timothy Godrich (born 28 February 1971) is an English record producer, recording engineer and musician. He is known for his work with the English rock band Radiohead, having produced all their...  more
  • 5
    1964-04-03
    23

    BirthplaceDowne, London, England

    Nigel Paul Farage (; born 3 April 1964) is a British politician, broadcaster, and leader of the Brexit Party since 2019, and has served as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for South East...  more
  • 6
    1964-01-22
    14

    BirthplaceIlford, London, United Kingdom

    Nigel Gregory Benn (born 22 January 1964) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1987 to 1996. He held world championships in two weight classes, including the WBO middleweight...  more

    #118 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century#19 of 65 The Best Boxers of the 1990s#104 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time

  • 7
    1895-02-04
    14

    BirthplaceEnsenada, Mexico

    William Nigel Ernle Bruce (4 February 1895 – 8 October 1953) was a British character actor on stage and screen. He was best known for his portrayal of Dr. Watson in a series of films and in the radio...  more
  • 8
    1984-11-30
    14

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Nigel de Jong (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈnɑiɟəl də ˈjɔŋ]; born 30 November 1984) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Qatar Stars League club Al-Shahania . He...  more
  • 9
    1949-07-09
    19

    BirthplaceEurasia, United Kingdom, England, Wirral Peninsula

    Nigel Lythgoe OBE (born 9 July 1949) is an English television and film director and producer, television dance competition judge, former dancer in the Young Generation and choreographer. He was the...  more
  • 10
    1945-08-15
    13

    BirthplaceBristol, United Kingdom

    Peter Nigel Terry (15 August 1945 – 30 April 2015) was an English stage and film actor probably best known by film audiences for his portrayal of King Arthur in John Boorman's Excalibur (1981). Terry...  more
  • 11
    1953-08-08
    19

    BirthplaceUpton-upon-Severn, United Kingdom

    Nigel Ernest James Mansell, (; born 8 August 1953) is a British former racing driver who won both the Formula One World Championship (1992) and the CART Indy Car World Series (1993). Mansell was the...  more
  • 12
    1953-02-22
    19

    BirthplaceWestminster, London, England, UK

    Nigel George Planer (born 22 February 1953) is an English actor, comedian, novelist and playwright who played Neil in the cult BBC comedy The Young Ones and Ralph Filthy in Filthy Rich & Catflap. He...  more
  • 13
    17

    BirthplaceArley, United Kingdom

    Nigel Winterburn (born 11 December 1963) is an English former professional footballer and current pundit for BT Sport, who played primarily as a left back from 1981 to 2003. He is best known for his...  more
  • 14
    1956-12-28
    13

    BirthplaceBrighton, United Kingdom

    Nigel Kennedy (born 28 December 1956) is an English violinist and violist. He made his early career in the classical field, and has more recently performed in jazz, klezmer and other music genres....  more
  • 15
    1932-03-11
    17

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

    Nigel Lawson, Baron Lawson of Blaby, (born 11 March 1932) is a British Conservative politician and journalist. He was a Member of Parliament representing the constituency of Blaby from 1974 to 1992,...  more
  • 16
    1912-05-02
    16

    BirthplaceClapham, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, Lambeth

    Nigel Patrick (born Nigel Dennis Patrick Wemyss-Gorman; 2 May 1912 – 21 September 1981) was an English actor and stage director born into a theatrical family. During the late 1940s and 1950s, he...  more
  • 17
    1951-11-06
    11

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Nigel Allan Havers (born 6 November 1951) is an English actor. He played Lord Andrew Lindsay in the 1981 British film Chariots of Fire, earning a BAFTA nomination for the role and Tom Latimer in the...  more
  • 18
    Nigel Gibbs is an actor....  more
  • 19
    1949-02-10
    13

    BirthplaceWallasey, United Kingdom

    Nigel Olsson (born 10 February 1949) is an English rock drummer and singer best known for his long-time affiliation with Elton John. A dynamic drummer and backing vocalist, Olsson helped establish...  more
  • 20
    1966-03-19
    11

    BirthplaceSunderland, United Kingdom

    Nigel Howard Clough (born 19 March 1966) is an English professional football manager and former player who is the manager of League One club Burton Albion. Playing predominantly as a forward, but...  more
  • 21
    1924-10-15
    11

    BirthplacePretoria, South Africa

    Nigel McGown Green (15 October 1924 – 15 May 1972) was an English character actor. Because of his strapping build, commanding height (6 feet 4 inches) and regimental demeanour he would often be found...  more
  • 22
    1966-08-11
    7

    BirthplaceSt Austell, United Kingdom

    Antony Nigel Martyn (born 11 August 1966), is an English retired professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper from 1987 until 2006. Having started his career with Bristol Rovers he moved to...  more
  • 23
    1971-06-18
    7

    BirthplaceLlanelli, United Kingdom

    Nigel Owens, (born 18 June 1971) is a Welsh international rugby union referee. He is the current world record holder for most test matches refereed and one of four professional referees at the Welsh...  more
  • 24
    1919-09-21
    13

    BirthplaceMalta

    Nigel Stock may refer to: Nigel Stock (actor) (1919–1986), British actor Nigel Stock (bishop) (born 1950), current bishop at Lambeth...  more
  • 25
    1928-05-23
    9

    BirthplaceShelford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

    Arthur Nigel Davenport (23 May 1928 – 25 October 2013) was an English stage, television and film actor, best known as the Duke of Norfolk and Lord Birkenhead in the Academy Award-winning films A Man...  more
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