Famous People Born In Surrey

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Sam Worthington
(English-Australian Actor)
Sam Worthington
40
Birthdate: August 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 2 
Peter Gabriel
(Musician & Singer)
Peter Gabriel
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Man of Peace recipient and six-time Grammy-winner Peter Gabriel was the lead singer of Genesis but switched to a solo career in 1977. He co-founded the first online music download platform, OD2, and the WOMAD festival, apart from contributing to human rights, with groups such as Witness and The Elders.

 3 
Kelly Reilly
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Mary Watson’ in ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Film Series)
Kelly Reilly
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Birthdate: July 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer

Kelly Reilly began her career as a stage artist and then graduated to acting in television series, some of which became very popular. Considered a natural actress, she has worked in acclaimed projects like The London Cuckolds, Above Suspicion, True Detective, Britannia and Yellowstone. She did some notable films too like A Single Shot, Sherlock Holmes, Orson Welles and Calvary.

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Petula Clark
(One of the Longest Serving British Singers With a Career Spanning More than Seven Decades)
Petula Clark
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Birthdate: November 15, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Petula Clark is an English singer, composer, and actress. She achieved immense popularity in the USA, for which she is often referred to as the First Lady of the British Invasion. Over the years, Petula Clark has sold over 68 million records worldwide. Some of her best known songs include Downtown, I Couldn't Live Without Your Love, and My Love.

 5 
Edward VIII
(King of the UK, Emperor of India (20 Jan 1936 - 11 Dec 1936))
Edward VIII
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Birthdate: June 23, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 28, 1972

Edward VIII was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire for several months in 1936. He was also Emperor of India during this period. He served in the British Army during the First World War and became the king following his father’s death. However, he abdicated the throne only months into his reign.

 6 
Ruth Wilson
(Actress)
Ruth Wilson
13
Birthdate: January 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 7 
Natascha McElhone
(Actress)
Natascha McElhone
18
Birthdate: December 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 8 
Jacqueline Bisset
(Actress)
Jacqueline Bisset
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Birthdate: September 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
Gabrielle Anwar
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Birthdate: February 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Gabrielle Anwar is best known for her Teen Choice Award-nominated roles of Fiona Glenanne in Burn Notice and Rapunzel Tremaine/Victoria Belfrey in Once Upon a Time. She had initially gained fame for dancing tango with Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman. She played Princess Margaret in The Tudors.
 10 
Susie Dent
(English Lexicographer, Etymologist and Media Personality)
Susie Dent
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Birthdate: November 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
An integral part of British game show, Countdown, on Channel 4 since 1992, Susan Dent is a well-known authority in English lexicography and etymology. Famous for her commentary on words and phrases and tracing their origins, she authored a number of books and worked for the Oxford University Press on producing dictionaries. She also appeared on BBC quiz shows.
 11 
Ellie Bamber
(Actress)
Ellie Bamber
10
Birthdate: February 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 12 
Steve Backshall
(British Naturalist, Explorer and Presenter Known for His Wildlife Documentary Program ‘Deadly 60’)
Steve Backshall
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Birthdate: April 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus

Two-time BAFTA-winning naturalist and explorer Steve Backshall soared to fame with the BBC program Deadly 60. He has also worked with the Discovery Channel and the National Geographic Channel. He has written The Falcon Chronicles, a series of children’s novels, among other books, and loves mountaineering and martial arts.

 13 
Celia Imrie
(Actress)
Celia Imrie
7
Birthdate: July 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 14 
Debbie McGee
(Widow of Magician Paul Daniels)
Debbie McGee
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Debbie McGee is an English radio, television, and stage performer. She is best known as the widow of magician Paul Daniels, with whom she often appeared on stage. A former ballet dancer, Debbie McGee worked as an artistic director for three years in her own ballet company. She then went on to achieve popularity as a TV and radio personality.  

 15 
Poppy Drayton
(Actress)
Poppy Drayton
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Birthdate: June 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 16 
Penelope Keith
(Actress)
Penelope Keith
5
Birthdate: April 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 17 
Bonnie Langford
(English Actress, Singer, and Dancer)
Bonnie Langford
3
Birthdate: July 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer

Bonnie Langford is an English actress, singer, and dancer. She achieved popularity as a child actress in the 1970s, when she portrayed Violet Elizabeth Bott in a television series titled Just William. From 2015 to 2018, Bonnie Langford played Carmel Kazemi on the popular soap opera EastEnders, which earned her the 2016 British Soap Award.

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Jessica Henwick
(Actress)
Jessica Henwick
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Birthdate: August 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 19 
Nell Tiger Free
(Actress)
Nell Tiger Free
8
Birthdate: October 13, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 20 
Richard Briers
(Best Known for His Roles in TV Series: ‘Roobarb’, ‘Marriage Lines’ and ‘Noah and Nelly in… SkylArk’)
Richard Briers
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Birthdate: January 14, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 17, 2013
Richard Briers initially gained recognition as George Starling from Marriage Lines. He later gained fame as a narrator of the animated series Roobarb and Noah and Nelly in... SkylArk. Fans also loved him in The Good Life and Monarch of the Glen. He was also a skilled Shakespearean stage actor.
 21 
Laila Morse
(Actress)
Laila Morse
1
Birthdate: August 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
 22 
Michael Moorcock
(English Writer Best-Known for His Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels)
Michael Moorcock
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

A reputed English author, Michael John Moorcock began his writing career as a teenager, selling fictions to various British pulp magazines. He became the editor of New World magazine by his mid-twenties. Concurrently, he continued to write, primarily science fictions and fantasies, and received multiple awards and honors for them.  

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Angus Deayton
(Actor)
Angus Deayton
2
Birthdate: January 6, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 24 
Prunella Scales
(Actress)
Prunella Scales
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Birthdate: June 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 25 
Edward Thomas
(Poet)
Edward Thomas
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 9, 1917

Educated at Oxford, poet Edward Thomas spent a considerable time working rather reluctantly as a journalist and penning nature studies and critiques of 19th-century authors. An encounter with Robert Frost inspired him to write poems. He was killed in action in Arras, France, during World War I.

 26 
Anna Chancellor
(Actress)
Anna Chancellor
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Birthdate: April 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 27 
Philip Green
(British Businessman and Chairman of the Retail Company the ‘Arcadia Group’)
Philip Green
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces

British businessman Philip Green is the chairman of Arcadia Group, a British multinational retailing company. Previously, he was the chairman and chief executive of Amber Day. He has been called the "King of the High Street" owing to his involvement in several major businesses. He is a controversial businessman and has been accused of using sweatshops.

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India de Beaufort
(Film actress)
India de Beaufort
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Birthdate: June 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 29 
Isaac Hempstead Wright
(Actor)
Isaac Hempstead Wright
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Birthdate: April 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
2
Birthdate: July 19, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 6, 1954
Charles Edward, a grandson of Queen Victoria, was the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, part of Germany, since age 13. Named a traitor for fighting in the German Army during World War II, he was stripped of his British wealth and charged with war crimes. He died a poor man.
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Catherine McCormack
(English Film and Theater Actress)
Catherine McCormack
1
Birthdate: April 3, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 32 
Joan Robinson
(British Economist Known for Her Wide-Ranging Contributions to Economic Theory)
Joan Robinson
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Birthdate: October 31, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 5, 1983

Post-Keynesian economist Joan Robinson specialized in monetary economics and is remembered for her research and academic activities in India, China, and Korea. Initially a Cambridge lecturer, she later taught at Girton College and became the first woman to be made an honorary fellow of King's College.

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John Surtees
(The Only Person to Have Won World Championships on Both Two and Four Wheels)
John Surtees
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 10, 2017

John Surtees was a British motorcycle road racer and racecar driver. He won the Grand Prix motorcycle World Championship title on seven occasions and the 1964 F1 World Championship title, becoming the first person to win World Championships on both four and two wheels.

 34 
Sam Underwood
(Actor)
Sam Underwood
1
Birthdate: August 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 35 
Caroline Quentin
(Actress)
Caroline Quentin
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Birthdate: July 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 36 
Nicholas Smith
(Actor)
Nicholas Smith
1
Birthdate: March 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 6, 2015
 37 
Jenny Boyd
(Model)
Jenny Boyd
0
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 38 
Ian Ogilvy
(Actor)
Ian Ogilvy
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Birthdate: September 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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David Ogilvy
(Founder of Ogilvy & Mather)
David Ogilvy
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 23, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 21, 1999

David Ogilvy dropped out of Oxford in spite of earning a scholarship, and took up odd jobs, working as an apprentice chef and a salesman, before plunging into advertising. Co-founder of Ogilvy & Mather, he later introduced the concept of branding and earned the tag of The Father of Advertising.

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Clive Sinclair
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor, Computer scientist)
Clive Sinclair
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 30, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo

A consumer electronics pioneer, entrepreneur Clive Sinclair began his business venture selling radio and amplifier kits. He went on to launch the word’s first pocket calculator and later also worked on products such as digital watches and pocket TV. He is a fan of poker and is a Mensa member.

 41 
Pat Moss
(British Race Car Driver)
Pat Moss
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 14, 2008
 42 
Steve Mac
(Musician)
Steve Mac
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Princess Margaret of Connaught
(Princess)
Princess Margaret of Connaught
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 15, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 1, 1920
 44 
Richard Hill
(Former British Rugby Union Footballer Who Played as a Flanker)
Richard Hill
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 45 
Edward Highmore
(Actor)
Edward Highmore
1
Birthdate: April 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
 46 
Ford Madox Ford
(British Writer Known for His Novels: 'The Good Soldier', 'Parade’s End' Tetralogy and 'The Fifth Queen' Trilogy)
Ford Madox Ford
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Birthdate: December 17, 1873
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 26, 1939

Best remembered for his novel The Good Soldier, author Ford Madox Ford was the grandson of Pre-Raphaelite painter Ford Madox Brown. He had been part of World War I. He spent his final years in France and the US, mostly authoring criticism. The tetralogy Parade's End remains one of his best-known works.

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David Dimbleby
(Journalist)
David Dimbleby
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Birthdate: October 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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David Hewlett
(Actor)
David Hewlett
1
Birthdate: April 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Jack Phillips
(Wireless telegraphist)
Jack Phillips
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 11, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 15, 1912
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Henry, Duke of Cornwall
(Prince)
Henry, Duke of Cornwall
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1511
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 22, 1511