Famous People Born in London

London is known for many things, including the prolific multicultural diversity it offers in terms of the people residing in the city. But what misses the eyes of many is the fact that London has also been a breeding ground for an in-exhaustive list of people who have ended up becoming famous for one reason or the other.

These people have also contributed to the city’s fame and repute. From actors to musicians, and authors to politicians, London has bred people who have reached the pinnacle of fame in their lives or afterwards. Here we will be listing these people for your knowledge and information.

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  • 1

    Edgar Wallace


    An English crime writer who wrote a plethora of novels, screenplays, articles and plays, Edgar Wallace was born in 1875 and left for his final resting place in 1932. One amazing fact about him is that over 160 films have been produced based on his novels.

    Edgar wallace
  • 2

    Dominic Cooper


    A very famous actor, Dominic Cooper spent his early childhood in Greenwich, London, under the supervision of a mother who doted on him and worked as a pre-school teacher. What’s unknown to many is that he had a sister who died a tragic death at the age of 5 in a car accident.

    Dominic Cooper
  • 3

    Daniel Day-Lewis


    Another acclaimed actor who was born in London to Nicholas Blake (famous poet of England) and Jill Balcon, his second wife. The actor is mainly known for his exemplary performance in The Last of the Mohicans.

    Daniel Day-Lewis
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    Vanessa Redgrave


    An actress and stage performer par-excellence, Vanessa Redgrave was born in a family of distinguished actors and proved that age evolves every performer. Her performances, social activism and dedication to her craft have ensured that her name will carry on.

    Vanessa Redgrave
  • 5

    Alfred Hitchcock


    Considered to be the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock was a director whose works inspired generations of horror movies and thrillers. Some of his more popular movies include Psycho, Dial M for Murder and Vertigo.

    Alfred Hitchcock Dial M for Murder
  • 6

    John Keats


    One of the most prominent poets in English literature, Keats still features in English curriculum and is known to have had a great impact on poetry and literature during his time.


    John Keats
  • 7

    Emily Blunt


    After an unforgettable performance in The Devil Wears Prada, Emily Blunt became an acclaimed actress. Born in South West London, she is the second child of four, born to a father who was barrister and mother who taught.

    Emily Blunt
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    Jude Law


    A popular actor who has recently been playing the role of Dr. Watson alongside Robert Downey Jr. Jude Law was born in South East London, and started acting when he was 12 years old.

    Jude Law
  • 9

    John Milton


    Born in 1608, John Milton wrote the famous poem 'Paradise Lost'. He is credited as one of the best English poets, and is also known to have met Galileo, the famous scientist, on his travels through France and Italy.  

    John Milton
  • 10

    David Beckham


    Having featured in three Football World Cups and captaining his side in nearly 60 matches, David Beckham has been a true English icon. He is not only popular for football but is also known for his modeling.

    It can be argued that he is one of the most popular Londoners (if not the most) alive today.

    David Beckham

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