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Famous People From Swindon

Ever wondered which famous faces come from Swindon? There have been many notable individuals from the world or sport, acting, and music. Read below for our list of famous Swindonians!

Dean Ashton

Premiership footballer, played almost 250 times for Crewe Alexandra, Norwich City and West Ham United, born in Swindon.


Jazz Carlin

Swimmer, she won gold for Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and two silver medals for Great Britain in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Jamie Cox

Boxer, ABA light-welterweight champion. Won a gold medal for the England team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Australia.


Rick Davies

Founder member, songwriter, and keyboardist of the band Supertramp, known for songs such as The Logical Song.


Diana Dors

Actress, the blonde bombshell, born in Swindon, has a commemorative statue outside Cineworld in West Swindon.


Harold Fleming

Swindon Town footballer, capped nine times for England


David Hempleman-Adams

Explorer, the first person in history to reach the Geographic and Magnetic North and South Poles as well as climb the highest peaks in all seven continents.


Nick Hewer

TV Presenter and former PR consultant, famous for being one of Alan Sugar's advisers on The Apprentice. Born in the Swindon.

David Howell

Ryder Cup golfer and five-time winner on the European Tour. A former winner of the BMW Championship and was ranked in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking.


Richard Jefferies

Victorian nature writer, born at Coate. There is now a museum in his honour.


David Murray John

Swindon's town clerk 1938–1974 and a driving force behind Swindon's development and growth


Mark Lamarr

TV presenter, comedian, and radio DJ. Grew up in Park South. Best known for Nevermind the Buzzcocks and Shooting Stars


Melinda Messenger

TV presenter and former glamour model.


Billie Piper

Actress and former pop singer, who played Rose in the 2005, 2006 and 2008 season finale of Doctor Who.

Don Rogers

Swindon Town legend who made 400 appearances for the club. In 2009 the Robins unveiled The Don Rogers Stand.

Justin Hayward

English musician best known as songwriter, lead singer and guitarist of the rock band the Moody Blues.


The pop-rock band from Swindon.
Terry Chambers – founding member, the drummer from 1972 to 1982, Dave Gregory – lead guitarist from 1979 to 1999.
Colin Moulding – founding member, second songwriter, vocalist, and bassist for the band were all born in Swindon.
Andy Partridge – founding member, guitarist and chief songwriter was born in Malta, but raised in Swindon.


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