Famous People Born In Watford

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Anthony Joshua
(British Boxer and Two-Time Former Unified World Heavyweight Champion)
Anthony Joshua
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra

Widely regarded as one of the best active boxers in the world, Anthony Joshua is the first British heavyweight to win both a major world title and an Olympic gold medal. Having avoided a life of crime, Joshua focused solely on boxing; his rags to riches story serves as an inspiration. He is one of the most influential Black Britons.

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Geri Halliwell
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Birthdate: August 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo

Geri Halliwell is a British singer-songwriter who achieved international fame as part of the popular girl group, The Spice Girls, which has sold more than 85 million records worldwide. Also a well-known philanthropist, Geri Halliwell has worked closely with the United Nations Population Fund, becoming its goodwill ambassador in 1998. She is widely regarded as a girl power icon.

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Gareth Southgate
(British Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Defender and Midfielder)
Gareth Southgate
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo

Gareth Southgate is an English football manager. A former player, he used to play as a defender and midfielder for Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, and Crystal Palace. He retired in 2006, after more than 500 league appearances and began his stint as a football manager. He has been managing the England national team since 2016. 

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Vinnie Jones
(British Actor, Presenter and Former Professional Footballer)
Vinnie Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Before being an actor, Vinnie Jones had a brilliant career as a footballer and had even led the Welsh national football team and excelled as a midfielder. He was later mostly seen playing criminals on screen. Fans adore him for his roles in X-Men: The Last Stand, Elementary, and Arrow.

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Olajide Olatunji
(Rapper, Comedian, YouTuber)
Olajide Olatunji
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: June 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini

Olajide Olatunji, better known by his stage name KSI, is an English internet personality, actor, rapper, and boxer. He is credited with co-founding the popular YouTube group, The Sidemen. Regarded as one of the most influential online creators in the UK, Olatunji puts his fame to good use; he is involved in many charitable causes and is a prolific donator.

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Nikki Grahame
(English Television Personality, Model and Author Known for Her TV Series ‘Princess Nikki’)
Nikki Grahame
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Kelly Smith
(Football player)
Kelly Smith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Robert Glenister
(Actor)
Robert Glenister
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Birthdate: March 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Steve Easterbrook
(Businessperson)
Steve Easterbrook
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
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Ray Cooper
(Grammy-Winning English Percussionist)
Ray Cooper
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo

Considered the Father of Rock and Roll Percussion, Grammy-winning English percussionist Ray Cooper worked with the who’s who of the music industry, such as Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, Pink Floyd, and The Rolling Stones. His most long-running partnership, however, was with Elton John, and he also performed for John’s AIDS foundation.

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Matt Redman
(Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist)
Matt Redman
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Mo Mowlam
(Politician)
Mo Mowlam
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 19, 2005
 13 
Cyril Fletcher
(Comedian)
Cyril Fletcher
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Birthdate: June 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 2, 2005
 14 
Michael Bentine
(British Comedian, Comic Actor and Founding Member of the Radio Comedy Show 'Goons')
Michael Bentine
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Birthdate: January 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 26, 1996

Michael Bentine was a British comedian and actor. He is credited with co-founding the popular radio comedy program The Goon Show. Michael Bentine is also remembered for his philanthropic efforts; his fund-raising work for the victims of the Great Peruvian earthquake earned him the Order of Merit of Peru in 1971.

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Kenny Jackett
(English Former Professional Football Player and Manager)
Kenny Jackett
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Arthur Peacocke
(English Anglican Biochemist and Theologian)
Arthur Peacocke
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 21, 2006

Arthur Peacocke was an English Anglican biochemist and theologian. He is best remembered for his work concerning the relationship between religion and science. In 1983, Peacocke was honored with the Lecomte du Noüy Prize. He was also awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize in 2001. Arthur Peacocke also served as a professor and lecturer during his lifetime.

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T.E.B. Clarke
(Scriptwriter)
T.E.B. Clarke
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Birthdate: June 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 11, 1989
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Joy Batchelor
(Animator)
Joy Batchelor
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 12, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 14, 1991