Famous People Born In Leicester

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 1 
Gary Lineker
(Football Player)

Gary Lineker
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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
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 12, 2003
Sun Sign: Taurus

 3 
David Icke
(Writer)

David Icke
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 29, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus

 4 
Emile Heskey
(Footballer)

Emile Heskey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 5 
Joseph Merrick
(Elephant Man)

Joseph Merrick
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 5, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 11, 1890
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 6 

Graham Chapman
1
Birthdate: January 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 4, 1989
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 7 

Parminder Nagra
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Birthdate: October 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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 8 
Stephen Frears
(Actor, Film director, Film producer)

Stephen Frears
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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
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 11 
Andy Nyman
(Actor)

Andy Nyman
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Birthdate: April 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 12 
Jon Lord
(Composer, pianist)

Jon Lord
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 16, 2012

 13 
Kate O'Mara
(Actress)

Kate O'Mara
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Birthdate: August 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 30, 2014
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 14 
Peter Shilton
(Footballer)

Peter Shilton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 15 

Julian Barnes
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 16 
John Illsley
(Bassist, Guitarist)

John Illsley
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer

 17 
Joe Orton
(Playwright, Screenwriter, Writer)

Joe Orton
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 9, 1967

 18 

Dominic Keating
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Birthdate: July 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 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 
James Allen
(Writer)

James Allen
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: January 12, 1912

 22 
Katie Boulter
(Tennis Player)

Katie Boulter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 23 
Pick Withers
(Drummer)

Pick Withers
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries

 24 
Sue Townsend
(Writer)

Sue Townsend
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 10, 2014

 25 
Colin Wilson
(Writer)

Colin Wilson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 5, 2013

 26 
Philippa of Lancaster
(Queen of Portugal (1387-1415))

Philippa of Lancaster
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Birthdate: March 31, 1360
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 19, 1415

 27 
Willie Thorne
(Snooker player)

Willie Thorne
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Birthdate: March 4, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 17, 2020

 28 
David Wise
(composer, musician)

David Wise
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo

 29 
Errol Christie
(Boxer, Boxing trainer)

Errol Christie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 11, 2017

 30 
C.P. Snow
(Novelist)

C.P. Snow
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1905
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 1, 1980

 31 
Davy Graham
(Guitarist)

Davy Graham
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 15, 2008

 32 
Roger Chapman
(Rock Singer Best Known as a Member of the Progressive Rock Band 'Family')

Roger Chapman
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries

 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 
Ashleigh Plumptre
(Football player - Centre-back)

Ashleigh Plumptre
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 35 
Harry Panayiotou
(Football player Forward)

Harry Panayiotou
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 36 
Ashish Thakkar
(Businesspeople)

Ashish Thakkar
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo

 37 

Philip Voss
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Birthdate: August 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 13, 2020

 38 

Tony Sibson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries

 39 
Henry Walter Bates
(Naturalist)

Henry Walter Bates
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Birthdate: February 8, 1825
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 16, 1892

 40 
Simon Raven
(Writer)

Simon Raven
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 28, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 12, 2001

 41 
Helen Pearson
(Actress)

Helen Pearson
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Birthdate: November 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 42 
Kevin Myers
(Journalist)

Kevin Myers
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries

 43 
Stephen Dalton
(Lieutenant Governor of Jersey)

Stephen Dalton
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus

 44 
Chris Edwards
(Musician)

Chris Edwards
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 45 
Gregory Winter
(British biochemst)

Gregory Winter
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 14, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries

 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
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces

 47 
Barry Jenkins
(Musician)

Barry Jenkins
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 22, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 48 
Jamie Caven
(Darts player)

Jamie Caven
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 10, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces

 49 
Ernest Gimson
(Designer)

Ernest Gimson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 12, 1919

 50 
Alan Walters
(Economist)

Alan Walters
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Birthdate: June 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 3, 2009