Famous People Born In Leicester

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 1 
Gary Lineker
(Football Player)
Gary Lineker
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 2 
Madeleine Beth McCann
(The Most Heavily Reported Missing-Person in Modern History)
Madeleine Beth McCann
38
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 12, 2003
Sun Sign: Taurus
 3 
Emile Heskey
(Footballer)
Emile Heskey
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 4 
Joseph Merrick
(Elephant Man)
Joseph Merrick
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 5, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 11, 1890
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 5 
David Icke
(Writer)
David Icke
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 29, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
 6 
Graham Chapman
1
Birthdate: January 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 4, 1989
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 7 
Parminder Nagra
(British Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Jess Bhamra’ in the Film ‘Bend It Like Beckham’)
Parminder Nagra
3
Birthdate: October 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 8 
Stephen Frears
(Actor, Film director, Film producer)
Stephen Frears
0
Birthdate: June 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
Michael Kitchen
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Birthdate: October 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 10 
David Cook
(American singer-songwriter)
David Cook
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 11 
Katie Boulter
(Tennis Player)
Katie Boulter
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Jon Lord
(Composer, pianist)
Jon Lord
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 16, 2012
 13 
Andy Nyman
(Actor)
Andy Nyman
0
Birthdate: April 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 14 
Kate O'Mara
(Actress)
Kate O'Mara
2
Birthdate: August 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 30, 2014
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 15 
Peter Shilton
(Footballer)
Peter Shilton
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 16 
Julian Barnes
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 17 
Joe Orton
(Playwright, Screenwriter, Writer)
Joe Orton
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 9, 1967
 18 
John Illsley
(Bassist, Guitarist)
John Illsley
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
 19 
Rachel Parris
(Comedian)
Rachel Parris
3
Birthdate: May 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 20 
Gok Wan
(Fashion consultant)
Gok Wan
4
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
 21 
Dominic Keating
0
Birthdate: July 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 22 
James Allen
(Writer)
James Allen
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: January 12, 1912
 23 
Pick Withers
(Drummer)
Pick Withers
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
 24 
Philippa of Lancaster
(Queen of Portugal (1387-1415))
Philippa of Lancaster
1
Birthdate: March 31, 1360
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 19, 1415
 25 
Sue Townsend
(Writer and Humorist Best Known for Creating the Character 'Adrian Mole')
Sue Townsend
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 10, 2014
 26 
Colin Wilson
(Writer)
Colin Wilson
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 5, 2013
 27 
Willie Thorne
(Snooker player)
Willie Thorne
2
Birthdate: March 4, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 17, 2020
 28 
David Wise
(composer, musician)
David Wise
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
 29 
Errol Christie
(Boxer, Boxing trainer)
Errol Christie
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 11, 2017
 30 
C.P. Snow
(Novelist)
C.P. Snow
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1905
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 1, 1980
 31 
Ashleigh Plumptre
(Football player - Centre-back)
Ashleigh Plumptre
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 32 
Davy Graham
(Guitarist)
Davy Graham
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 15, 2008
 33 
Chris Adcock
(Badminton player)
Chris Adcock
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 34 
Roger Chapman
(Rock Singer Best Known as a Member of the Progressive Rock Band 'Family')
Roger Chapman
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
 35 
Harry Panayiotou
(Football player Forward)
Harry Panayiotou
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 36 
Tony Sibson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
 37 
Philip Voss
0
Birthdate: August 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 13, 2020
 38 
Ashish Thakkar
(Businesspeople)
Ashish Thakkar
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
 39 
Henry Walter Bates
(Naturalist)
Henry Walter Bates
0
Birthdate: February 8, 1825
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 16, 1892
 40 
Helen Pearson
(Actress)
Helen Pearson
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Birthdate: November 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 41 
Simon Raven
(British Writer Known for His Louche Lifestyle as Much as for His Literary Output)
Simon Raven
0
Birthdate: December 28, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 12, 2001
 42 
Kevin Myers
(Journalist)
Kevin Myers
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
 43 
Stephen Dalton
(Lieutenant Governor of Jersey)
Stephen Dalton
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
 44 
Gregory Winter
(Nobel Prize-Winning English Molecular Biologist Best Known for His Work on the Therapeutic Use of Monoclonal Antibodies)
Gregory Winter
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 14, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
 45 
Chris Edwards
(Musician)
Chris Edwards
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 46 
Chris Wooding
(Author of fiction for both children and adults, he is best known for his Broken Sky series and his Braided Path trilogy.)
Chris Wooding
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
 47 
Barry Jenkins
(Musician)
Barry Jenkins
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 22, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 48 
Jamie Caven
(Darts player)
Jamie Caven
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 10, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
 49 
Alan Walters
(Economist)
Alan Walters
0
Birthdate: June 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 3, 2009
 50 
Ernest Gimson
(Designer)
Ernest Gimson
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 12, 1919