FAMOUS PEOPLE FROM HAMPSHIRE

By Tim Lambert

Click on towns in blue to read their histories

ALDERSHOT Ian McEwan 1948- Writer

ALTON Catherine McCormack 1972- Actress

BISHOPS WALTHAM Amanda Holden 1971- Actress

EASTLEIGH Malcolm Green 1936- Chemist

EMSWORTH

Peter Danckwerts 1916-1984 Chemical Engineer

Nicholas Lyndhurst 1960- Actor

FAREHAM

Sir Henry Chads 1819-1906 Naval Officer

Sir John Goss 1800-1880 Composer

GOSPORT

Richard Dawson 1932- Actor

Sarah Jane Mellon 1824-1909 Actor

Martin Snape 1852-1930 Artist

Cyril Tawney 1930- Singer

Arthur Upfield 1888-1964 Writer

GRAYSHOTT, HAMPSHIRE Colin Firth 1960- Actor

A view of Wickham

LYMINGTON

David Garnett 1892-1981 Writer

NEWBURY

Francis Baily 1774-1844 Astronomer

John Langley 1852-1925 Physiologist

Edward Titchmarsh 1899-1963 Mathematician

PETERSFIELD

Lady Alice Acland 1849-1935 Feminist

Arthur Brough 1905-1978 Actor

William Cowper 1666-1709 Surgeon

PORTSMOUTH

Walter Besant 1836-1909 Writer

Howard Brenton 1942- Playwright

Charles Dickens 1812-1870 Writer

Isambard Kingdom Brunel 1806-59 Engineer

Jonas Hanway 1712-1786 Inventor of the umbrella

Olivia Manning 1911-1980 Writer

George Meredith 1828-1909 Writer

Peter Sellers 1925-1980 Comedian

ROMSEY

Wilbert Awdry 1911-1997 Children's author

Lord Palmerston 1784-1865 Prime minister twice. Born in Broadlands House about 1 mile south of the town

Sir William Petty 1623-1697 Inventor

SOUTHAMPTON

Sir Edward Abraham 1913-1999 Biochemist

Marcus Adams 1875-1959 Photographer

Wilfrid Butt 1922-2006 Endocrinologist

Charlie Dimmock 1966- Gardener

Benny Hill 1924-1992 Comedian

Allen Jones 1937- Artist

John Jellicoe 1859-1935 Admiral

Sir John Millais 1829-96 Artist

Issac Watts 1674-1748 Hymn writer

SWANMORE, HAMPSHIRE Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944 Writer and Economist

WEST MEON, HAMPSHIRE

William Benham 1831-1910 Clergyman and writer

James Rogers 1823-1890 Economist

WINCHESTER

Richard Ford 1796-1858 Travel writer

John Lingard 1771-1851 Historian

Famous people from Southeast England

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