Famous People Born In London

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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.
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 1 
Queen Elizabeth II
(Queen of the United Kingdom from 1952 to 2022)
Queen Elizabeth II
268
Birthdate: April 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: September 8, 2022
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 2 
Dua Lipa
(Singer-Songwriter)
Dua Lipa
254
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 3 
Tom Hardy
(Known for His Roles in the Movies 'Inception', 'The Revenant' and 'Venom')
Tom Hardy
106
Birthdate: September 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 4 
David Bowie
(Regarded as One of the Most Influential Musicians of the 20th Century)
David Bowie
122
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 10, 2016
 5 
Adele
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists Known for Her Multi-Platinum Certified Albums '19' and '21')
Adele
189
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Emilia Clarke
(Actress)
Emilia Clarke
115
Birthdate: October 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 7 
Queen Victoria
(Queen of the United Kingdom (1837-1901))
Queen Victoria
132
Birthdate: May 24, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 22, 1901
 8 
Emily Blunt
(One of the Highest-Paid Actresses in the World in 2020)
Emily Blunt
98
Birthdate: February 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
 9 
Alan Rickman
(Actor and Director)
Alan Rickman
67
Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 14, 2016
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 10 
Benedict Cumberbatch
(English Actor Known for His Work on Screen and Stage)
Benedict Cumberbatch
91
Birthdate: July 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 11 
George Michael
(English Singer Who is Considered One of the Most Significant Cultural Icons of the MTV Generation)
George Michael
62
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 25, 2016
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Idris Elba
(Known for His Roles in the Series 'The Wire' and 'Luther')
Idris Elba
93
Birthdate: September 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 13 
Alan Turing
(English Mathematician Who is Considered as the Father of Theoretical Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence)
Alan Turing
106
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 7, 1954
 14 
David Beckham
(English Former Professional Footballer Who was One of the Greatest Midfielders of His Generation)
David Beckham
87
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 15 
Charlie Chaplin
(The Greatest Comic Artist Ever & One of the Most Important Figures in Motion-Picture History)
Charlie Chaplin
73
Birthdate: April 16, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 25, 1977
 16 
Kate Beckinsale
(Actress and Model)
Kate Beckinsale
69
Birthdate: July 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 17 
Helena Bonham Carter
(English Actress Who is Known for Her Roles in Period Dramas)
Helena Bonham Carter
74
Birthdate: May 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 18 
Cara Delevingne
(English Model and Actor)
Cara Delevingne
108
Birthdate: August 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 19 
Rachel Weisz
(British Actress Known for Her Films: 'The Mummy', 'The Constant Gardener' and 'The Favourite')
Rachel Weisz
50
Birthdate: March 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
 20 
Elizabeth Taylor
(One of the Best Actresses of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Elizabeth Taylor
41
Birthdate: February 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 23, 2011
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 21 
Gary Oldman
(Actor, Comedian & Singer)
Gary Oldman
42
Birthdate: March 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 22 
Emma Thompson
(British Actress, Screenwriter and the Only Person to Win Academy Awards for Both Acting & Writing)
Emma Thompson
55
Birthdate: April 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 23 
George V
(King of the United Kingdom (1910-36))
George V
49
Birthdate: June 3, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 20, 1936
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 24 
Sacha Baron Cohen
(Known for Portrayal of the Fictional Satirical Characters)
Sacha Baron Cohen
70
Birthdate: October 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 25 
Rosamund Pike
(Actress)
Rosamund Pike
50
Birthdate: January 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 26 
Angela Lansbury
(Actress and Singer Whose Career Spanned Over 80 Years)
Angela Lansbury
67
Birthdate: October 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
 27 
Helen Mirren
(The Only Performer to Have Achieved the 'Triple Crown of Acting' in Both the US and the UK)
Helen Mirren
28
Birthdate: July 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 28 
Jude Law
(Actor)
Jude Law
44
Birthdate: December 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 29 
Elizabeth I of England
(Queen of England)
Elizabeth I of England
34
Birthdate: September 7, 1533
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 24, 1603
 30 
Brian May
(Lead Guitarist of the Rock Band 'Queen')
Brian May
33
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 31 
Bear Grylls
(British Adventurer and Television Presenter Best Known for His TV Series ‘Man vs. Wild’)
Bear Grylls
82
Birthdate: June 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 32 
Hugh Grant
(English Actor Best Known for His Leading Roles in Romantic Comedies)
Hugh Grant
33
Birthdate: September 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 33 
Phil Collins
(Drummer & Lead Singer of the Rock Band 'Genesis')
Phil Collins
53
Birthdate: January 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 34 
Christopher Lee
(Actor and Singer Known for His Role as ‘Count Dracula’ in ‘Hammer Horror’ Films)
Christopher Lee
39
Birthdate: May 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 7, 2015
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 35 
Tilda Swinton
(British Actress Who is Known for Her Roles in Independent Films and Blockbusters)
Tilda Swinton
31
Birthdate: November 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 36 
Michael Caine
28
Birthdate: March 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 37 
Rod Stewart
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Rod Stewart
30
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 38 
Roger Moore
(Famous for His Portrayal as the Fictional British Secret Agent 'James Bond' in Seven Films)
Roger Moore
26
Birthdate: October 14, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 23, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 39 
Alfred Hitchcock
(One of the Most Influential Filmmakers of All Time)
Alfred Hitchcock
24
Birthdate: August 13, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 29, 1980
 40 
Daniel Day-Lewis
(British Actor and Only Person to Have Won Three 'Academy Awards for Best Actor')
Daniel Day-Lewis
46
Birthdate: April 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
 41 
Kiefer Sutherland
(Actor Best Known for His Role in the Fox Drama Series '24;)
Kiefer Sutherland
24
Birthdate: December 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 42 
Charles II
(King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1660 to 1685)
Charles II
24
Birthdate: May 29, 1630
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 6, 1685
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 43 
Virginia Woolf
(One of the Most Important Modernist 20th-Century Authors)
Virginia Woolf
70
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 25, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 28, 1941
 44 
Thandie Newton
(English Actress Known for Her Films: ‘Beloved’, ‘Mission: Impossible 2’ and ‘Shade’)
Thandie Newton
16
Birthdate: November 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 45 
Ada Lovelace
(Countess of Lovelace)
Ada Lovelace
33
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 10, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 27, 1852
 46 
Minnie Driver
(Actress and Singer)
Minnie Driver
20
Birthdate: January 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 47 
Naomi Campbell
42
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 48 
Rebecca Hall
(Actress)
Rebecca Hall
27
Birthdate: May 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 49 
Mary Shelley
(British Author Best Known for Her Gothic Novel ‘Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus’)
Mary Shelley
17
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 30, 1797
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 1, 1851
 50 
Tim Berners-Lee
(Computer Scientist and Inventor of the World Wide Web)
Tim Berners-Lee
34
Birthdate: June 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini