Famous People Born In Kent

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Henry VIII of England
(King of England (1509 - 1547))
Henry VIII of England
69
Birthdate: June 28, 1491
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 28, 1547

Henry VIII, the second monarch of the Tudor dynasty, ruled England from 1509 to 1547. He married six times, leading to differences with the Roman Catholic Church, which prohibited divorce, thus forming the Anglican Church. The "father of the Royal Navy," he was known for his tyranny and extravagance.

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Anne Boleyn
(Queen Consort of England from 1533 to 1536)
Anne Boleyn
32
Birthdate: 1507 AD
Died: May 19, 1536

The queen of England from 1533 to 1536, Anne Boleyn played an important role in the political and religious upheaval that led to the beginning of the English Reformation. She is widely regarded as the most important and influential queen consort of England. She was charged with adultery, incest, and treason and was executed by beheading in 1536.

 3 
H. G. Wells
(British Author Who Has Been Called the 'Father of Science Fiction')
H. G. Wells
28
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 21, 1866
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 13, 1946

H. G. Wells was an English writer. Although he was prolific in many genres, he is best remembered for his work on sci-fi novels, for which he is often referred to as the father of science fiction. His 1901 novel The First Men in the Moon became so influential that a lunar impact crater is named after him.

 4 
John Paul Jones
(Musician)
John Paul Jones
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 5 
Brenda Blethyn
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Secrets & Lies’, ‘Little Voice’ and ‘Pride & Prejudice’)
Brenda Blethyn
10
Birthdate: February 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces

Brenda Blethyn is best known for her Golden Globe- and BAFTA-winning role in Secrets & Lies. She was also appreciated for her performances in the films Little Voice and Saving Grace, and the mini-series Anne Frank: The Whole Story. She has also performed on stage in Manchester. 

 6 
Alan Watts
(English Writer Who Interpreted and Popularised Japanese, Chinese and Hindu Philosophy for Western Audience)
Alan Watts
22
Birthdate: January 6, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 16, 1973

Alan Watts was a British writer, philosopher, and speaker. He is credited with popularizing Hinduism, Taoism, and Buddhism in the Western world. A prolific writer, Alan Watts wrote one of Buddhism's first bestselling books, The Way of Zen. He also explored psychedelics and human consciousness in his works, such as The Joyous Cosmology and The New Alchemy.

 7 
Shane MacGowan
(Lead Singer and Songwriter of Celtic Punk Band 'The Pogues')
Shane MacGowan
13
Birthdate: December 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 30, 2023

Shane MacGowan is an Irish-English recording artist and vocalist. He is credited with co-founding popular bands, such as The Pogues and Shane MacGowan and the Popes. He is also known for his collaboration with artists like Sinéad O'Connor, Kirsty MacColl, and Nick Cave. In 2018, he was honored with the Ivor Novello Inspiration Award for creating inspiring music. 

 8 
David Frost
(Television Host Best Remembered for the show 'Through the Keyhole' and 'That Was the Week That Was')
David Frost
7
Birthdate: April 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 31, 2013

David Frost was an English media personality, journalist, television host, comedian, and writer. One of the most popular television interviewers of all time, Frost interviewed eight British prime ministers and seven American presidents in office. His interview with Richard Nixon was adapted into a play and film. He also played a key role in the establishment of TV-am in 1983.

 9 
Tamsin Greig
(Actress)
Tamsin Greig
11
Birthdate: July 12, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 10 
Harvey Cantwell
(English Singer and Television Personality Known for His Show ‘Friday Download’)
Harvey Cantwell
12
Birthdate: January 28, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Harvey Cantwell, better known as Hrvy, gained fame with his EP Holiday. He was a presenter on Friday Download and also appeared in the web series Chicken Girls. A huge star on social-media platforms such as Instagram, he has also been part of the reality show Strictly Come Dancing.
 11 
Rob Knox
(Actor)
Rob Knox
6
Birthdate: August 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 24, 2008

Rob Knox is best remembered as Marcus Belby from the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and had signed to reprise the role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. However, at 18, he was stabbed outside a Southeast London bar by a man named Karl Bishop and died.

 12 
Kelly Holmes
(Middle-Distance Runner Who Won Two Golds in the 2004 Olympics in Athens)
Kelly Holmes
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 19, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries

Kelly Holmes is a retired English middle-distance athlete who specialized in the 800 meters and 1,500 meters events. She won gold medals for both distances at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Beginning her career with the British Army, she turned to professional athletics in 1993. She took part in her final major championship in 2004. 

 13 
Mackenzie Crook
(Actor)
Mackenzie Crook
4
Birthdate: September 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Georgina Campbell
(Actress)
Georgina Campbell
5
Birthdate: June 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 15 
Thomas Tallis
(Composer, Organist)
Thomas Tallis
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 30, 1505
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 23, 1585
 16 
Pip Torrens
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Tommy Lascelles’ in the TV Series ‘The Crown’)
Pip Torrens
3
Birthdate: June 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini

English actor Pip Torrens is best known for his role in the Netflix drama The Crown. He studied acting at Drama Studio London and began appearing in low-budget movies and TV shows. Within a few years, he established himself as a talented character actor and started getting lead roles in major TV shows.

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Trevor Howard
(English Stage, Film, and Television Actor)
Trevor Howard
5
Birthdate: September 29, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 7, 1988

British actor Trevor Howard achieved stardom with his bit role of Alec in the romantic drama film Brief Encounter. He started his career with Shakespearean stage roles and then served as a paratrooper during World War II. His performance as Walter Morel in Sons and Lovers got him nominated for the Academy Award.

 18 
Michael Powell
(English Filmmaker)
Michael Powell
1
Birthdate: September 30, 1905
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 19, 1990
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 19 
Marie of Romania
(Wife of Ferdinand I of Romania and Former Queen Consort of Romania (1914 - 1927))
Marie of Romania
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 29, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 10, 1938

Marie of Romania was a descendant of Queen Victoria and born as the Princess of Edinburgh, before she married King Ferdinand I and became the last queen of Romania. A visual artist and a patron of the Art Nouveau movement, she was also a skilled equestrian and driver.

 20 
Michel Albert Roux
(English-French Two Michelin Starred Chef)
Michel Albert Roux
0
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: May 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
 21 
Jacqueline Jossa
(Actress)
Jacqueline Jossa
4
Birthdate: October 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 22 
Milo Yiannopoulos
(Political Commentator)
Milo Yiannopoulos
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Birthdate: October 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra

Milo Yiannopoulos is a British far-right public speaker, political commentator, writer, and polemicist. He often ridicules feminism, political correctness, social justice, and Islam through his writings and speeches. His comments have attracted criticisms, and he is permanently banned from Twitter and Facebook. Although he is openly gay, he advocates against homosexuality and takes part in straight pride parades.

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Sydney Greenstreet
(Actor)
Sydney Greenstreet
7
Birthdate: December 27, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 18, 1954
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Dina Asher-Smith
(British Sprinter and Fastest British Woman on Record)
Dina Asher-Smith
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 4, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 25 
Alistair Appleton
(Television Presenter)
Alistair Appleton
1
Birthdate: January 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 26 
David Sylvian
(Singer)
David Sylvian
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 23, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Paul Ritter
10
Birthdate: December 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 5, 2021
 28 
Bill Bruford
(Drummer)
Bill Bruford
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
 29 
Terry Hollands
(Strongman Athlete)
Terry Hollands
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 30 
Anna Lee
(Actress)
Anna Lee
2
Birthdate: January 2, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 14, 2004
 31 
Jack Scanlon
6
Birthdate: August 6, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
 32 
Hattie Jacques
(Actress)
Hattie Jacques
6
Birthdate: February 7, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 6, 1980
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 33 
Philip Sidney
(Poet of the Elizabethan Era Known for a Pastoral Romance Entitled 'The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia')
Philip Sidney
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 30, 1554
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 17, 1586
Legendary Elizabethan poet Philip Sidney is best remembered for his works such as Arcadia and the sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella. Born into an aristocratic family, he became an MP from Shrewsbury at the tender age of 18. He died in a military combat against Spain at age 31.
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Francis Walsingham
(Principal Secretary to Queen Elizabeth I of England and Popularly Remembered as Her 'Spymaster')
Francis Walsingham
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1532 AD
Died: April 6, 1590

Remembered as the principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I, Francis Walsingham had initially followed in his father’s footsteps to study law. He fled after Mary Tudor came to power and returned when Elizabeth took over the throne. He later employed spies to counter Catholic conspiracies such as the Throckmorton Plot.

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Pete Tong
(DJs)
Pete Tong
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Linda Bassett
(Actress)
Linda Bassett
2
Birthdate: February 4, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 37 
Liv Boeree
(British Television Presenter and Former Professional Poker Player)
Liv Boeree
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
 38 
Hannah Arterton
(Actress)
Hannah Arterton
3
Birthdate: January 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 39 
Vita Sackville-West
(Writer)
Vita Sackville-West
5
Birthdate: March 9, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 2, 1962
 40 
Walter de La Mare
(Poet)
Walter de La Mare
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 25, 1873
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 22, 1956
 41 
Sam Palladio
(Actor)
Sam Palladio
3
Birthdate: November 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 42 
William Caxton
(First person to introduce a printing press into England)
William Caxton
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1415 AD
Died: 1492 AD
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Herbert Baker
(English Architect)
Herbert Baker
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: June 9, 1862
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 4, 1946

Herbert Baker was a British architect best remembered for shaping South African architecture during the 1890s and 1900s. He is also credited with designing some of the most notable government buildings in New Delhi. His work in Delhi, which includes the Parliament House and Viceroy's House, played a major role in establishing the city as the capital of British India.

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Robert Bridges
(Poet)
Robert Bridges
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 23, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 21, 1930
 45 
Linda Smith
(Comedian)
Linda Smith
1
Birthdate: January 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 27, 2006

Linda Smith was an English comedian who appeared regularly on Radio 4 panel games. She studied at the University of Sheffield. A lifelong socialist, she performed many benefit concerts to support various causes. She was popular for starring in her own Radio 4 sitcom, Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting. She died of ovarian cancer, at the age of 48. 

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Ian Stewart
(mathematician, novelist, writer, university teacher, science fiction writer)
Ian Stewart
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
 47 
Kevin Ayers
(Singer-songwriter)
Kevin Ayers
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 16, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 18, 2013
 48 
Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(Aristocrat)
Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
3
Birthdate: April 20, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 13, 1966
 49 
Kelvin MacKenzie
(English Media Executive and a Former Newspaper Editor)
Kelvin MacKenzie
0
Birthdate: October 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
 50 
Lady Ottoline Morrell
(Writer)
Lady Ottoline Morrell
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 16, 1873
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 21, 1938