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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
Dec. at 72 (1929-2001)
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
age 55
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
age 54
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
age 65
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
age 58
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
age 46
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
age 69
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
age 62
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
age 66
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
age 34
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
age 55
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
age 70
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
age 43
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
age 52
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
Nigel Owens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
age 47
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
age 52
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
age 86
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
age 47
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
Dec. at 67 (1919-1986)
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
age 45
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
Dec. at 48 (1924-1972)
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
Nigel Vagana is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Nigel
age 44
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
age 67
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
Dec. at 85 (1928-2013)
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
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