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Who knew there were so many famous people named Nigel in the world? Our list of celebrities named Nigel includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Nigels below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Nigel, actors named Nigel, and much more. Nigel Hawthorne, Nigel Benn, and Nigel Farage are only a few of the well-known people named Nigel on this list.
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Nigel Hawthorne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Hawthorne Sir Nigel Barnard Hawthorne, CBE was an English actor, perhaps best remembered for his role as Sir Humphrey Appleby, the Permanent Secretary in the 1980s sitcom Yes Minister and the Cabinet ...more

Nigel Benn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Benn Nigel Gregory Benn, known as the "Dark Destroyer", is an English former boxer who held world titles in the middleweight and super-middleweight divisions. Benn was also in the British ...more

Nigel Farage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Farage Nigel Paul Farage is a British politician and leader of the UK Independence Party since 2010, a position he also held from September 2006 to November 2009. Since 1999 he has been a Member of the ...more

Nigel Mansell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Mansell Nigel Ernest James Mansell, CBE is a retired British racing driver who won both the Formula One World Championship and the CART Indy Car World Series. Mansell was the reigning F1 champion when ...more

Nigel John Taylor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel John Taylor Nigel John Taylor is an English musician who is best known as the bass guitarist and co-founder of new wave band Duran Duran. Duran Duran were one of the most popular groups in the world during ...more

Nigel Barker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Barker Nigel Barker is an English reality TV show personality, noted fashion photographer, author, spokesperson, filmmaker, and former model. He is best known for his participation as a judge and ...more

Nigel Lythgoe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Lythgoe Nigel Lythgoe is an English television and film director and producer, television dance competition judge, former dancer in the Young Generation and choreographer. He is noted for being the ...more

Nigel Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Kennedy Nigel Kennedy is a British violinist and violist. He made his early career in the classical field, and has more recently performed jazz, klezmer, and other music genres.

Nigel Planer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Planer Nigel George Planer is an English actor, comedian, novelist and playwright who is best known for his role as Neil in the cult BBC comedy The Young Ones. He has appeared in many West End ...more

Nigel de Jong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel de Jong Nigel de Jong is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian Serie A club Milan and the Netherlands national football team. He joined the Ajax youth academy as a ...more

Nigel Winterburn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Winterburn Nigel Winterburn is an English former professional footballer and current football television pundit who played as a left back from 1981 to 2003. He is best known for his role alongside the ...more

Nigel Olsson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Olsson Nigel Olsson is an English rock drummer, best known for his long-time affiliation with Elton John. A dynamic drummer and backing vocalist, Olsson helped establish the Elton John sound as a ...more

Nigel McGuinness is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel McGuinness Steven Haworth, better known by the ring names Desmond Wolfe and Nigel McGuinness, is an English retired professional wrestler. As McGuinness, Haworth first gained notoriety working for Ring of ...more

Nigel Clough is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Clough Nigel Howard Clough is an English former footballer and current manager of Sheffield United. Playing predominantly as a striker, but later in his career used as a midfielder, Clough was capped ...more

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Nigel Owens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Owens Nigel Owens is a Welsh international rugby union referee. He is an international and Heineken Cup referee and was the only Welsh referee at the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France, as well as the ...more

Nigel Martyn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Martyn Antony Nigel Martyn, more commonly known as Nigel Martyn, is a former English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper from 1987 until 2006. Having started his career with Bristol ...more

Nigel Lawson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Lawson Nigel Lawson, Baron Lawson of Blaby, PC is a British Conservative politician and journalist. He was a Member of Parliament representing the constituency of Blaby from 1974 to 1992, and served in ...more

Nigel Godrich is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Godrich Nigel Timothy Godrich is an English recording engineer, record producer and musician. He is best known for his work with the English rock band Radiohead, with whom he has produced six albums, ...more

Nigel Stock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Stock Nigel Hector Munro Stock was an English actor of stage, screen, radio and television, who played character roles in many films and television dramas.

Nigel Harman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Harman Nigel Derek Harman is a British actor, most famous for his role as Dennis Rickman in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. He has worked mostly in theatre, with the stage being described as his ...more

Nigel Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Green Nigel McGown Green was a South African-born English character actor. Because of his strapping build and commanding demeanour he would often be found playing military types and men of action in ...more

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Nigel Vagana is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Vagana Nigel Vagana is a retired professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. A New Zealand and Samoa international representative centre, he retired as the Kiwis' all-time top ...more

Nigel Havers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Havers Nigel Allan Havers 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 Dr Tom Latimer in the British TV ...more

Nigel Davenport is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Davenport Arthur Nigel Davenport was an English stage, television and film actor.

Nigel Bennett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Bennett 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

Nigel Wrench is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Wrench Nigel Wrench spent his journalistic career working as an English radio presenter and reporter, mainly for BBC Radio 4. Born in Birmingham, Wrench grew up in South Africa, where he began his ...more

Nigel Bond is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Bond Nigel Bond is an English professional snooker player. He was ranked within the top 16 from 1992 to 1999. After a season outside the top 32, he regained his place there. At 43 years old, he was ...more

Nigel Martin-Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Martin-Smith Nigel Martin-Smith is an English, Manchester-based musical band manager, who formed 1990s British boy band Take That.

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Nigel Pegrum is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Pegrum Nigel Pegrum was a drummer with The Small Faces and Steeleye Span before becoming a producer.

Nigel Slater is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Slater Nigel Slater appeared in the 2010 film Toast.

Nigel Bruce is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Bruce Nigel Bruce was an actor.

Nigel Jaquiss is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Jaquiss Nigel Jaquiss is an American journalist who won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, for his work exposing former Oregon Governor Neil Goldschmidt's sexual abuse of a 14-year-old ...more

Nigel Dawes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Dawes Nigel Alexander Dawes is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger for Barys Astana of the KHL. Before joining Barys, he played for the Montreal Canadiens, the Atlanta Thrashers and the ...more

Nigel Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Greenwood Nigel Palin Greenwood was an art dealer.

Nigel Tranter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Tranter Nigel Tranter OBE was a Scottish historian and author.

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Nigel Terry is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Terry Nigel Terry is an English stage and film actor probably best known by film audiences for his portrayal of King Arthur in John Boorman's Excalibur. However, he has had a long career in classical ...more

Nigel Spink is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Spink Nigel Philip Spink is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper from 1976 until 2001. He made his name at Aston Villa and also made one appearance for England at ...more

Nigel Kneale is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Kneale Thomas Nigel Kneale was a British screenwriter. He wrote professionally for more than 50 years, was a winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, and was twice nominated for the British Film Award for ...more

Nigel Patrick is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Patrick Nigel Patrick was an English actor and stage director born into a theatrical family.

Nigel De Brulier is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel De Brulier Nigel De Brulier was an English film actor, who launched his career in the theatre stage in his native country and transferred to films after moving to USA. His first film role was a poet in The ...more

Nigel Balchin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Balchin Nigel Balchin was an English novelist and screenwriter particularly known for his novels written during and immediately after World War II: Darkness Falls From the Air, The Small Back Room and ...more

Nigel Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Sylvester Nigel Sylvester is a professional BMX rider. He is sponsored by Nike 6.0, Gatorade, Animal Bikes,G-Shock. He has a signature bike seat called the Nigel Seat. He has also created multiple ...more

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Nigel Williams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Williams Nigel Williams is an English novelist, screenwriter and playwright.

Nigel Nicolson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Nicolson Nigel Nicolson OBE was a British writer, publisher and politician.

Nigel Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Hitchcock Nigel Hitchcock is an English jazz saxophonist.

Nigel S. Wright is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel S. Wright Nigel S. Wright is a Canadian businessman and lawyer. He served as the thirteenth Chief of Staff of the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada, from September 2010 to May 2013 and is a Managing ...more

Nigel Whitmey is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Whitmey Nigel Whitmey is a Canadian-born British actor who was born in Alberta, Canada, who has appeared in TV series and films. He is also the husband of the actress Abigail Thaw, whom he met whilst ...more

Nigel Calder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Calder Nigel David McKail Ritchie-Calder was a British science writer. Between 1956 and 1966, Calder wrote for the magazine New Scientist, serving as editor from 1962 until 1966. After that, he worked ...more

Nigel Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Lindsay Nigel Lindsay is a British stage and screen actor. He was nominated for Best British Comedy Performance in Film at the 2011 British Comedy Awards for his performance as Barry, the Muslim convert ...more

Nigel Pivaro is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
Nigel Pivaro Nigel Pivaro is an English actor and journalist. He best known for playing Terry Duckworth, the son of Vera and Jack Duckworth in Coronation Street.