Famous People Born In Birmingham

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Ozzy Osbourne
(Lead Vocalist of the Heavy Metal Band 'Black Sabbathe')
Ozzy Osbourne
73
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

The lead vocalist of the hard rock band, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne is an iconic hard rock star. His successful stint with the band was followed by an equally successful solo career with albums like No More Tears. However, the Godfather of Metal has also attracted media glare owing to his alcohol and drug abuse issues and crazy public behaviour.

 2 
Jack Grealish
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger or Attacking Midfielder)
Jack Grealish
62
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo

Jack Grealish is an English professional footballer. At present, he is affiliated with Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team. He plays as a  winger or attacking midfielder. He joined the Highgate United Youth Club as a boy and started playing professionally as a teenager. He is known for his ability to run and dribble past defenders. 

 3 
Jeff Lynne
(Singer-songwriter, Record producer)
Jeff Lynne
31
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Jeff Lynne is an English multi-instrumentalist, record producer, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band Electric Light Orchestra. He is also credited with popularizing the band with his leadership skills following the exit of co-founder Roy Wood in 1972. In the 2020 Birthday Honours, Lynne was appointed OBE for services to music.

 4 
Felicity Jones
44
Birthdate: October 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra

English actress Felicity Jones started her career as a child and went on to take up more mature roles as a teenager. One of her uncles is an actor, and he influenced her to take up the profession herself. She appeared in many TV shows in the initial years of her career before venturing into films as well.

 5 
Tony Iommi
(Guitarist, Composer, Musician, Songwriter)
Tony Iommi
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces

Black Sabbath lead guitarist Tony Iommi was named one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Known for his signature black leather jacket and silver cross neckpiece, he is fond of playing dark guitar tones. While he successfully beat lymphoma, the cancer was in remission later.

 6 
Neville Chamberlain
(Prime Minister of the U.K.)
Neville Chamberlain
24
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 18, 1869
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 9, 1940

Neville Chamberlain was a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, Chamberlain served as UK's prime minister from 1937 to 1940. Known for his signing of the Munich Agreement, which is also called the Munich Betrayal, Neville Chamberlain is regarded by many as one of the most controversial prime ministers of the UK.

 7 
Steve Winwood
(Musician)
Steve Winwood
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Two-time Grammy-winning artist Steve Winwood experiments with a variety of genres, including rock, blues, and jazz. He has been part of groups such as Traffic and Blind Faith, and has delivered Billboard-topping hits such as Roll with It. He is one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
 8 
Emma Willis
(Television Presenter)
Emma Willis
19
Birthdate: March 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces

Emma Willis is an English radio personality, television presenter, and former model. She is known for presenting popular TV shows, such as Big Brother, The Voice UK, and Celebrity Big Brother. In the mid-2010s, she received a longlist nomination at the National Television Awards under the Most Popular Entertainment Presenter category.

 9 
Nick Mason
(Drummer and Co-founder of the Progressive Rock Band 'Pink Floyd')
Nick Mason
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Born to a documentary film maker, drummer Nick Mason was no stranger to art and entertainment as a child. He formed his first band while studying architecture. He was the only original member of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd member to have been part of the band since its inception.

 10 
Geezer Butler
(Musician)
Geezer Butler
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 11 
Kenny Baker
(Actor)
Kenny Baker
8
Birthdate: August 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 13, 2016
Height: 3'8" (112 cm)
 12 
Stefflon Don
(Rapper)
Stefflon Don
21
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Stefflon Don is a singer-songwriter and rapper. Don's journey from working as a hairdresser and cake decorator to becoming a popular musician has been quite inspiring. In 2018, she was featured on the cover page of the final print edition of NME. Also a philanthropist, Don helped rapper Shocka by providing him money for his mother's cancer treatment in Nigeria.

 13 
Martin Shaw
(Actor)
Martin Shaw
5
Birthdate: January 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 14 
Anton Lesser
(Actor)
Anton Lesser
3
Birthdate: February 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 15 
Andrew Symonds
(Australian International Cricketer Who Played All Three Formats as a Batting All-Rounder)
Andrew Symonds
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 14, 2022
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 16 
Micah Richards
(English Football Pundit and Former Professional Player Who Played as a Right-Back)
Micah Richards
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 17 
Francis Galton
(Polymath)
Francis Galton
7
Birthdate: February 16, 1822
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 17, 1911

Nineteenth-century polymath Francis Galton revolutionized science with his pathbreaking research on human intelligence and psychometrics. His books dealt with diverse topics such as correlational calculus, fingerprint analysis, and meteorology, and he also explored Africa. He left Cambridge without an honors degree, and yet ended up being knighted for his achievements.

 18 
Denny Laine
(Musician)
Denny Laine
3
Birthdate: October 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 5, 2023
 19 
David Harewood
(British Actor)
David Harewood
5
Birthdate: December 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 20 
Toyah Willcox
(Actor, Singer)
Toyah Willcox
9
Birthdate: May 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 21 
Demarai Gray
(Association football player)
Demarai Gray
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 22 
Joleon Lescott
(Footballer)
Joleon Lescott
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
 23 
Troy Deeney
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Troy Deeney
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 24 
Trevor Eve
(Actor)
Trevor Eve
3
Birthdate: July 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 25 
Arthur Darvill
(Actor)
Arthur Darvill
5
Birthdate: June 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
 26 
Nick Rhodes
(Founder and Keyboardist of the New Wave Band 'Duran Duran')
Nick Rhodes
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 27 
Adrian Lester
(Actor)
Adrian Lester
3
Birthdate: August 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 28 
Alison Hammond
(Television personality)
Alison Hammond
9
Birthdate: February 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 29 
Adil Ray
(Comedian, Screenwriter)
Adil Ray
2
Birthdate: April 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
 30 
Enoch Powell
(Former Secretary of State for Health and Social Care of the United Kingdom)
Enoch Powell
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 8, 1998

Enoch Powell was a British politician, linguist, classical scholar, philologist, and poet. Also a soldier, Powell served in World War II, reaching the rank of brigadier. His political career is remembered for his iconic and infamous Rivers of Blood speech, which was interpreted as a demonstration of racism. The speech became the subject of a play titled What Shadows.

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Roland Gift
(Musician)
Roland Gift
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 32 
Jamelia
(Singer-songwriter)
Jamelia
4
Birthdate: January 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 33 
Bill Ward
(English Musician and Drummer)
Bill Ward
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 34 
Roy Wood
(Singer-Songwriter)
Roy Wood
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 35 
John Curry
(British Figure Skater and Olympic Gold Medalist)
John Curry
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 15, 1994
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 36 
Soni Razdan
(Actress Famous for Her Role as 'Sulochana' on the Popular Indian Television Series 'Buniyaad')
Soni Razdan
6
Birthdate: October 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Born to a German mother and an Indian father in Britain, Soni Razdan began her career with English theater. She impressed audiences on Indian TV with her role in the iconic soap Buniyaad and appeared in movies such as Saaransh and Raazi. She is the mother of Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt.

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Matthew Boulton
(English Businessperson and Engineer)
Matthew Boulton
1
Birthdate: September 3, 1728
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 17, 1809

British manufacturer and engineer Matthew Boulton is best remembered as the financier of Scottish engineer James Watt’s pathbreaking steam engine. His Soho Manufactory initially produced metal parts, and he later stepped into John Roebuck’s shoes to partner with Watt, after Roebuck went bankrupt. He also established the Soho Mint.

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Barbara Cartland
(Writer, Known as the ‘Queen of Romance’, One of the Best-Selling Authors Worldwide of the 20th Century)
Barbara Cartland
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 9, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 21, 2000
 39 
Pat Roach
(English Professional Wrestler and Actor)
Pat Roach
4
Birthdate: May 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 17, 2004
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 40 
Ali Campbell
(English Singer and Songwriter)
Ali Campbell
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 41 
Benjamin Zephaniah
(Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer)
Benjamin Zephaniah
4
Birthdate: April 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
 42 
Carl Palmer
(Drummer)
Carl Palmer
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
 43 
Helen George
(Actress)
Helen George
7
Birthdate: June 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 44 
Paul Scofield
6
Birthdate: January 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 19, 2008
 45 
Darren Moore
(Professional Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Centre-Back)
Darren Moore
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus

Darren Moore is a football manager who is currently managing Sheffield Wednesday Football Club which plays in the English Football League One. A former player, Moore played as a centre-back for teams like Torquay United and Bradford City. In April and September 2018, Moore was named Premier League Manager of the Month and EFL Championship Manager of the Month respectively. 

 46 
Jess Phillips
(Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom)
Jess Phillips
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 47 
Alfred Radcliffe-Brown
(British Social Anthropologist Who Developed the Theory of Structural Functionalism)
Alfred Radcliffe-Brown
2
Birthdate: January 17, 1881
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 24, 1955

Best known for his work on the pre-industrialized societies, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown visited Andaman Island and Western Australia to study the social structure of the people there, later writing two important books on them. A renowned scholar, he taught at various preeminent universities across the globe before returning to England to establish the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Oxford.

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Bev Bevan
(Musician)
Bev Bevan
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 49 
Gabriel Agbonlahor
(Footballer)
Gabriel Agbonlahor
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
 50 
Demi Rose
(Instagram Star)
Demi Rose
38
Listed In: Instagram Stars
Birthdate: March 27, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)