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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!
Premiership footballer, played almost 250 times for Crewe Alexandra, Norwich City and West Ham United, born in Swindon.
Swimmer, she won gold for Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and two silver medals for Great Britain in the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Boxer, ABA light-welterweight champion. Won a gold medal for the England team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Founder member, songwriter, and keyboardist of the band Supertramp, known for songs such as The Logical Song.
Actress, the blonde bombshell, born in Swindon, has a commemorative statue outside Cineworld in West Swindon.
Swindon Town footballer, capped nine times for England
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.
TV Presenter and former PR consultant, famous for being one of Alan Sugar's advisers on The Apprentice. Born in the Swindon.
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.
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
TV presenter, comedian, and radio DJ. Grew up in Park South. Best known for Nevermind the Buzzcocks and Shooting Stars
TV presenter and former glamour model.
Actress and former pop singer, who played Rose in the 2005, 2006 and 2008 season finale of Doctor Who.
Swindon Town legend who made 400 appearances for the club. In 2009 the Robins unveiled The Don Rogers Stand.
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.