Famous People Born In Coventry

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Clive Owen
(English Actor Known for His TV Series ‘Chancer’)
Clive Owen
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Birthdate: October 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra

Clive Owen is an English actor who achieved international recognition for his performance in the 1998 neo-noir film Croupier. A patron of the Electric Palace Cinema, Clive Owen initiated a fundraiser to repair the deteriorating elements of the cinema. Also a huge fan of Liverpool FC, Owen narrated Being: Liverpool, a documentary TV series about the football club.

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Lee Child
(Author)
Lee Child
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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James Maddison
(Football player)
James Maddison
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Jeremy Brett
(Actor)
Jeremy Brett
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Birthdate: November 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 12, 1995
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Frank Whittle
(British Pilot and Aviator Best Known for Inventing the 'Turbojet Engine')
Frank Whittle
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 1, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 9, 1996

Aviation engineer Frank Whittle entered the Royal Air Force as an apprentice and rose through the ranks to become a pilot. He invented the jet engine, though his idea of a plane that could fly at a phenomenal speed was initially laughed at. He was later knighted for his achievements.

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Nigel Hawthorne
(Actor)
Nigel Hawthorne
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Birthdate: April 5, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 26, 2001
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Tamla Kari
(Actress)
Tamla Kari
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Birthdate: July 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Billie Whitelaw
(Actress)
Billie Whitelaw
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Birthdate: June 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 21, 2014
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 9 
Laura Davies
(English Professional Golfer)
Laura Davies
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 10 
Graham Alexander
(Professional Football Coach and Former Player)
Graham Alexander
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Neil Back
(England’s Former Rugby Union Footballer)
Neil Back
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Henry Parkes
(7th Premier of New South Wales)
Henry Parkes
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 27, 1815
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 27, 1896

Henry Parkes was a politician who served as the premier of the Colony of New South Wales. Serving at different time periods throughout the 1870s and 1880s, Parkes was the longest non-consecutive premier in the Colony of New South Wales history. Considered the Father of Federation, Parkes was described as the most commanding figure in Australian politics by The Times.

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Clint Mansell
(Composer, Guitarist, Film score composer)
Clint Mansell
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Pete Waterman
(Record producer)
Pete Waterman
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 15, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Alice Lowe
(Actress)
Alice Lowe
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Birthdate: April 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Kevin Warwick
(Engineer, Writer, University teacher, Computer scientist)
Kevin Warwick
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Birthdate: February 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius

A professor at the Coventry and Reading universities, engineer Kevin Warwicke specializes in artificial intelligence, robotics, and biomedical engineering. One of his most interesting research interests is the possibility of creating cyborgs, which has earned him the nickname Captain Cyborg. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from several universities.

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Ellen Terry
(Actress)
Ellen Terry
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Birthdate: February 27, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 21, 1928
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Cyrus Christie
(Football player - Right back)
Cyrus Christie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Pauline Black
(Actor, Film actor)
Pauline Black
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
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John Bradbury
(English Drummer and Record Producer)
John Bradbury
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 28, 2015
 21 
Steve Beaton
(English Professional Darts Player)
Steve Beaton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries

Steve Beaton is an English professional darts player who won the BDO World Darts Championship in 1996. He is a former world no.1. He currently plays in Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) events. He made his World Championship debut in 1992 and established himself as a formidable player within a few years. He also participates in numerous marathons. 

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Andy Goode
(British Rugby Union Player)
Andy Goode
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries

Andy Goode is a retired rugby union player and a sports pundit. He has played professionally in England, France, and South Africa for different clubs during his extensive career.  He played over 400 games and scored over 4,000 points in a career that spanned almost two decades. He became a sports TV pundit after retiring. 

 23 
John Marston
(Poet)
John Marston
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 7, 1576
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 25, 1634
 24 
Edward Taylor
(One of the Finest Literary Artists of Colonial America)
Edward Taylor
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1642 AD
Died: June 29, 1729

Edward Taylor was a colonial American poet, physician, and pastor. His poetry, which has been characterized as Metaphysical, remained unpublished for 200 years. However, after its publication, Taylor's work has established him as one of the greatest writers of his generation. Edward Taylor’s works have been compared to the works of Baroque poets like Francisco de Quevedo and Giambattista Marino.

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Joel Fearon
(British Bobsledder and Olympic Medalist)
Joel Fearon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Peter Lunn
(British Alpine Skier)
Peter Lunn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 30, 2011
 27 
Alan Rotherham
(English Rugby Union Player)
Alan Rotherham
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 30, 1898
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William Rastell
(English judge)
William Rastell
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1508 AD
Died: August 27, 1565
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Edward Copson
(Mathematician)
Edward Copson
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 21, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 16, 1980
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Reginald James Wallace
(Governor of the Gilbert Islands 1978 - 1979)
Reginald James Wallace
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 10, 2012
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Rhoda Holmes Nicholls
(Painter)
Rhoda Holmes Nicholls
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Birthdate: March 28, 1854
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 7, 1930
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John Davenport
(Clergyman)
John Davenport
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 9, 1597
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 30, 1670

Puritan clergyman John Davenport is best remembered as the founder of the small English colony known as the New Haven Colony in North America. He had studied at Oxford University and had initially worked in Holland, but following a quarrel with local priests, he had moved to America.