List of people from Birmingham, England

This is a list of famous or notable people born in, or associated with, Birmingham in England.

Born in Birmingham

*Albert Austin --- (Silent film star)
*Sir Michael Balcon --- (Film Director)
*Edward White Benson --- (Archbishop of Canterbury)
*Alfred Bird - (Inventor of custard powder)
**His son, Sir Alfred Frederick Bird - (Food manufacturer and chemist)
*Matthew Boulton --- (Pioneering industrialist and member of the Lunar Society)
*William Bragge --- (Civil engineer/Antiquarian)
*Justin Broadrick --- (Musician - Godflesh)
*Geezer Butler --- bassist of (Black Sabbath)
*Pogus Caesar --- (TV Director and Photographer)
*John Cadbury --- (Founder of the Cadbury chocolate company)
*Ali Campbell and Robin Campbell --- (Musician, UB40)
*David Cannadine --- (Historian)
*Barbara Cartland --- (Novelist)
*Jasper Carrott --- (Comedian)
*Austen Chamberlain --- (Politician)
*Neville Chamberlain --- (Prime Minister)
*Lisa Clayton --- (Solo yachtswoman)
*David Cox --- (Artist)
*Chris Crudelli --- (Martial artist)
*Daniel Davies --- (Actor)
*Cat Deeley --- (Television Presenter)
*Oscar Deutsch --- (Founder of the Odeon Cinemas chain)
*Hunt Emerson --- (Cartoonist)
*Frederick Roland Emett --- (Cartoonist, artist and kinetic sculptor)
*Trevor Eve --- (Actor)
*Sid Field --- (Comedian)
*Sir Francis Galton --- (Scientist, founder of eugenics)
*Roland Gift --- (Actor and musician - Fine Young Cannibals)
*Mark "Barney" Greenway ---(Musician - Napalm Death)
*Jennifer Guerin --- (Editor)
*Rob Halford --- (Musician - Judas Priest)
*Alison Hammond --- (television presenter)
*Richard Hammond --- (Broadcaster - Top Gear)
*Tony Hancock --- (Comedian and actor)
*Nic Harcourt --- Influential American radio personality
*William Haywood (architect) --- (Architect, Town Planner & Secretary of The Birmingham Civic Society)
*George Jacob Holyoake --- (Reformer)
*Raymond Huntley --- (Actor)
*Tony Iommi --- guitarist of (Black Sabbath)
*Jamelia --- (R&B singer)
*Seth Johnson --- (Sportsman Derby Footballer)
*Ann Jones --- (Tennis player)
*Digby Jones --- (Director-General of the CBI)
*Edward Burne-Jones -- (Pre-Raphaelite painter)
*Albert William Ketèlbey --- (Composer)
*Frederick William Lanchester --- (maker of the first petrol-driven car in Britain)
*Jeff Lynne --- (Founder of the Electric Light Orchestra)
*Nigel Mansell --- (Sportsman- F1 Motorsport Driver)
*Eric Maschwitz --- (lyricist)
*Nick Mason --- (Musician - Pink Floyd)
*Christine McVie --- (Musician - Fleetwood Mac)
*Shazia Mirza --- (Comedian)
*Henry Vollam Morton --- (Journalist and travel writer)
*Constance Naden --- (Poet & Philosopher)
*Alan Napier --- (Actor)
*Ernest Willmott Norton, --- (Cricketer)
*Caroline O'Shea --- (Reality TV contestant)
*Ozzy Osbourne --- singer of (Black Sabbath)
*Carl Palmer --- (Musician - Emerson Lake and Palmer)
*Alexander Parkes --- (Inventor)
*Dave Pegg --- (Musician - Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull)
*Enoch Powell --- (Politician, poet and classical scholar)
*Michael Pinder --- (Musician - Moody Blues)
*Alfred Radcliffe-Brown --- (anthropologist)
*Nick Rhodes --- (Musician - Duran Duran)
*Pat Roach --- (Actor and wrestler)
*Sax Rohmer (Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward) --- (novelist)
*Gary Shaw --- (footballer)
*1st Viscount Slim of Yarralumla and Bishopston --- (Military Commander)
*James Sutton --- (Actor)
*Andrew Symonds --- (Cricketer)
*John Taylor --- (Musician - Duran Duran)
*Roger Taylor --- (Musician - Duran Duran)
*Will Thorne --- (Trade union leader and MP)
*Charlie Timmins ---(Footballer)
*Murray Walker --- (Racing driver and commentator)
*Bill Ward --- drummer of (Black Sabbath)
*Bill Watkins --- (Author)
*Brooke Foss Westcott --- (Theologian and Bishop of Durham)
*Willard Wigan --- (Sculptor)
*Toyah Willcox --- (Singer, actress and television presenter)
*Steve Winwood --- (Musician)
*Dorian Yates --- (Body-builder)
*Benjamin Zephaniah --- (Poet)

Lived in, or associated with, Birmingham

*Joan Armatrading --- (Singer/Songwriter)
*David Attenborough ( TV Wildlife Presenter)
*W. H. Auden --- (Poet and author)
*W. V. Awdry --- (Author of The Railway Series)
*Pato Banton --- (Reggae Artist)
*John Baskerville --- (Printer and inventor of typefaces)
*William Bloye --- (Sculptor)
*John Bright --- (Politician)
*Herbert Tudor Buckland --- (Architect)
*Elihu Burritt --- (US consul to Birmingham)
*Pogus Caesar --- (Broadcaster and artist)
*Jazzy B --- (Famous Punjabi singer)
*Daniel Caines - (Athlete)
*Joseph Chamberlain --- (Politician, Mayor of Birmingham)
*Bruce Chatwin --- (Author)
*Lee Child --- Author
*George Dawson --- preacher
*Arthur Conan Doyle --- (Author of Sherlock Holmes)
*John Boyd Dunlop --- (Industrialist, built Fort Dunlop)
* Justin Edwards --- (UK Jazz Musician)
* Revd.Richard Enraght--- (Vicar , religious controversialist)
*Joseph Gillott --- industrialist
*Tommy Godwin --- (Racing cyclist and Olympic medallist)
*Ashia Hansen --- (Athlete)
*Norman Hickin --- (naturalist)
*James Hinks --- (Bred the Bull Terrier dog)
*Alex Hughes --- (Cartoonist)
*Washington Irving --- (Author)
*Jamelia --- (RnB singer)
*John Joubert --- (South African-born composer)
*Robert Lloyd --- (Musician - The Nightingales)
*Louis MacNeice --- (Poet)
*Josiah Mason --- (Industrialist and philanthropist)
*Nigel Mansell --- (Racing driver)
*Cardinal Newman --- (Theologian and founder of the English Oratory
*Sir Peter Brian Medawar --- (Zoologist)
*William Murdoch --- (Inventor of gas lighting)
*Roi Kwabena (author)
*Bill Oddie --- (Comedian and ornithologist)
*John Peel --- (Radio DJ)
*Sadie Plant --- (Author)
*Elizabeth "Tetty" Porter --- wife of Samuel Johnson
*Joseph Priestley --- (Chemist and dissenting clergyman)
*Sir Simon Rattle --- (conductor of CBSO 1980-1998)
*John Ray --- ("the father of English natural history")
*Sir Peter Rigby --- (Entrepreneur)
*John Robshaw - Eminent Physician
*Mike Skinner --- (Musician - The Streets)
*Sir Benjamin Stone --- (Pioneering photographer)
*Simon Sturridge --- (Footballer)
*Dean Sturridge --- (Footballer)
*Daniel Sturridge --- (Footballer)
*Dave Swarbrick --- (Musician)
*J. R. R. Tolkien --- (Fantasy author)
*Joshua Toulmin --- (Non-conformist preacher)
*Joshua Toulmin Smith --- (Political theorist)
*James Watt --- (Inventor and member of the Lunar Society)
*Una White --- Subject of public art-work
*William Withering --- (Doctor, discoverer of digitalis)
*Alastair Yates --- (Radio and television presenter)
*Dorian Yates --- (Mr Olympia)

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External links

* [http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/GenerateContent?CONTENT_ITEM_ID=31047&CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE=0&MENU_ID=15 Famous People] Birmingham City Council feature page on Birmingham-related celebrities
* [http://www.birminghamcivicsociety.org.uk/plaque_intoduction.htm Blue Plaques] erected by [http://www.birminghamcivicsociety.org.uk/ The Birmingham Civic Society]
* [http://www.birminghamitsnotshit.co.uk/greatbull The Great Bull] Birmingham bus network map featuring local celebrities.


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