List of people from Ashford, Kent

This is a list of famous People from Ashford, Kent in South East England.

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*Bob Astles (born 1924 in Ashford) is a former associate of Ugandan presidents Milton Obote and Idi Amin.
*Alfred Austin (May 3, 1835 – June 2 1913) was an English poet, who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1896, died in Ashford.
*Sarah Ayton (born 9 April, 1980 in Ashford) is a British professional, Olympic games gold medal winning sailor.
*Kate Bush attended [ Ashford School]
*Patsy Byrne is an actress, born 13 July 1933 in Ashford. Probably the most famous of these is Nursie in the popular BBC sitcom "Blackadder II".
*Roger Dean the artist featured on Yes the bands album covers, was born in Ashford, 31 August 1944.
*Lisa Dobriskey, born in the town, 23 December 1983, won the Commonwealth Gold 1500m athletics event in 2006.
*Ray Dorset born on March 21, 1946, in Ashford is a guitarist, singer and founder of the skiffle band Mungo Jerry.
*Sir John Fogge - Lord of Repton Manor he restored the parish church in 13th century and, at his own expense, built most of the bell tower.
*Frederick Forsyth - (born 25 August, 1938) is a British author and occasional political commentator. He is best known for thrillers such as "The Day of the Jackal, The Dogs of War, The Odessa File, Icon" and "The Fist of God".
*Barry Fuller (born August 25, 1984 in Ashford) is a professional football player.
*John Fuller (poet) (born 1 January 1937) is an English poet and author, and Fellow Emeritus at Magdalen College, Oxford, born in Ashford.
*Sir John Furley - one of the founders of St. John Ambulance Service, was born and raised in Ashford at the now Freemasons building in "North Street".
*Bob Holness - Television presenter was born in Ashford, and attended [ Norton Knatchbull Grammar School] .
*Sir Sydney Nicholson (February 9, 1875May 30, 1947) was a choir director, organist and composer, remembered as the founder of the Royal School of Church Music, died in Ashford.
*Dudley Pope (29 December 1925 - 25 April 1997) was a British writer, born in the town.
*Mark Rylance was born January 18, 1960 in Ashford and is an internationally well-known actor and theatre director.
*Sir Malcolm Sargent (29 April 18953 October 1967) was a British conductor, organist and composer, also born in Ashford.
*Vic Reeves - born 1958
*Jamie Staff, BMX cycling World Champion and Track cycling Commonwealth Games and World championship Gold medalist, was born in Ashford, 30 April 1973.
*James Tredwell (born February 27, 1982) a Kent under 19s cricketer was born in the area.
*Tom Varndell was born on 16 September 1985 in Ashford and is a professional rugby union player.
*Dr John Wallis - Internationally recognised as one of the greatest mathematicians, credited by Sir Isaac Newton as being the founder of his theory of gravity.
*Simone Weil, (February 3, 1909 - August 24, 1943) the French philosopher and mystic, died in Grosvenor Sanatorium and is buried in the town's Bybrook Cemetery.
*John Wells (November 17, 1936 - January 11, 1998) was an actor, writer and satirist born in Ashford. He began his television career as a writer on "That Was The Week That Was."
*Ruth Wilson (born 13 January 1982 in Ashford) is a BAFTA-nominated actress.

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