Famous People From Surrey

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From Paralympic medalists to musicians, actors to presenters, Surrey has been home to lots of celebrities. Some of the names on this list you’ll know already but others may surprise you…


Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter, widely regarded as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time.

Tom Felton

Tom Felton is an actor who is best known for playing Draco Malfoy in the film adaptations of the best-selling Harry Potter fantasy novels by J. K. Rowling.

Lily Collins

Lily Collins is a British-American actress and model. She was born in Guildford and raised in Los Angeles. She began performing on screen at the age of two in the BBC sitcom Growing Pains.

Celia Imrie

Celia Imrie is an English actress and author. She is best known for her film roles, including the Bridget Jones film series, Calendar Girls, Nanny McPhee, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Paul Weller

Paul Weller is a singer-songwriter and musician, born in Sheerwater. He. became famous from being with the punk rock/new wave/mod revival band The Jam.

Bill Nighy

Bill Nighy is an actor known widely for his performance as Billy Mack in Love Actually. He also acted in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

Julie Andrews

Dame Julie Andrews is an English actress, singer, and author, born in Walton-on-Thames. She has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and six Golden Globe Awards.

John Hollins

John Hollins is an English retired footballer and manager. He was initially a midfielder who, later in his career, became an effective full back. He played for clubs such as Chelsea, Queens Park Rangers, and Arsenal.

Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis is an English actor, comedian, filmmaker and television presenter, born in Epsom. He has played several characters in the Star Wars film series, most notably the Ewok Wicket, and Professor Filius Flitwick and Griphook in the Harry Potter film series.

Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall is a British explorer, naturalist, presenter and writer. He is best known for BBC TV's Deadly 60.

Rachel Morris

Rachel Morris is a British Paralympic sportswoman who has won Paralympic gold medals in both cycling and rowing.


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