Famous People Born In London

Situated on the banks of River Thames, London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. It is the most populous state in the country as well. It is classified as a leading global city, where a diverse range of languages and cultures thrive. With a variety of monuments, museums, cathedrals and world-heritage sites, the city is renowned for its vast number of tourists. Numerous notable personalities were born and raised in the city of London. Celebrities such as Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston, Emilia Clarke, Emily Blunt, Dev Patel, Idris Elba and Daniel Radcliffe were born here. Famous scientist Michael Faraday, poet John Keats, musician David Bowie, comedian Charlie Chaplin and director Alfred Hitchcock are also proud Londoners. Keep reading this list for more notable Londoners.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II
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Famous As: Queen of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: April 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 2 Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa
151
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 3 Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy
52
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 4 David Bowie

David Bowie
81
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: One of the Most Influential Musicians of the 20th Century
Birthdate: January 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 10, 2016

 5 Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke
68
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 6 Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria
86
Famous As: Queen of the United Kingdom (1837-1901)
Birthdate: May 24, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 22, 1901

 7 Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt
75
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
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 8 Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman
37
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 14, 2016
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 9 Idris Elba

Idris Elba
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 10 Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 11 George Michael

George Michael
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: June 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 25, 2016
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 12 Alan Turing

Alan Turing
67
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Father of Theoretical Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
Birthdate: June 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 7, 1954

 13 David Beckham

David Beckham
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: May 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 14 Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 15 Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: April 16, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 25, 1977

 16 Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 17 Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: August 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 18 Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces

 19 Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 20 Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor
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Famous As: Legend of Classic Hollywood Cinema
Birthdate: February 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 23, 2011
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 21 Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen
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Famous As: Known for Portrayal of the Fictional Satirical Characters
Birthdate: October 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 22 Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson
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Famous As: Only Person to Win Academy Awards for Both Acting & Writing
Birthdate: April 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 23 Jude Law

Jude Law
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Famous As: Academy Award-Nominated British Actor
Birthdate: December 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 24 Phil Collins

Phil Collins
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Famous As: Drummer & Lead Singer of the Rock Band 'Genesis'
Birthdate: January 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 25 Brian May

Brian May
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Lead Guitarist of the Rock Band 'Queen'
Birthdate: July 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 26 Richard Branson

Richard Branson
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Founder of the 'Virgin Group'
Birthdate: July 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 27 Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls
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Famous As: Adventurer
Birthdate: May 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 28 Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 29 Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 30 Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 31 Michael Caine

Michael Caine
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 32 Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis
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Famous As: Only Actor to Have Won Three 'Academy Awards for Best Actor'
Birthdate: April 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus

 33 Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton
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Famous As: Known for Her Roles in Independent Films and Blockbusters
Birthdate: November 5, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 34 Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland
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Famous As: Played Lead Role in TV Series '24'
Birthdate: December 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 35 Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury
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Famous As: Actress Whose Career Spanned Over 80 Years
Birthdate: October 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra

 36 Elizabeth I of England

Elizabeth I of England
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Famous As: Queen of England
Birthdate: September 7, 1533
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 24, 1603

 37 Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: August 13, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 29, 1980

 38 Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 7, 2015
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 39 George V

George V
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Famous As: King of the United Kingdom (1910-36)
Birthdate: June 3, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 20, 1936
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 40 Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 25, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 28, 1941

 41 Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 42 Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: One of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time
Birthdate: January 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 43 Charles II

Charles II
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Famous As: King of Scotland (1649-51), King of England (1660-85)
Birthdate: May 29, 1630
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 6, 1685
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 44 Hayley Atwell

Hayley Atwell
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 45 Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Countess of Lovelace
Birthdate: December 10, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 27, 1852

 46 Roger Moore

Roger Moore
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Famous As: Famous as Fictional British Secret Agent James Bond
Birthdate: October 14, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 23, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 47 Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 48 Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 30, 1797
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 1, 1851

 49 Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 50 Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee
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Famous As: Inventor of the World Wide Web
Birthdate: June 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini