List of people from Barking and Dagenham
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Among those who were born in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, or have dwelt within the borders of the modern borough are (alphabetical order):
- Rev. Abraham Blackborne, one of the longest-serving vicars of Dagenham.
- Billy Bragg – alternative rock musician
- Max Bygraves – musician, moved to the area in 1945
- Jamie Borthwick - actor
- George Carey – The Lord Carey of Clifton Archbishop of Canterbury
- Henry Chilver (Lord Chilver) – vice-chancellor of Cranfield Institute of Technology and Chair of Milton Keynes Development Corporation 
- Captain James Cook – married in Barking in 1762
- Devlin – Grime MC
- Françoise Dior – French-born Nazi, arrested 1967.
- Diversity – street dance group who won Britain's Got Talent in 2009
- Job Drain (soldier) – won Victoria Cross for bravery in 1914
- Mark Frost (born 1962), cricketer
- Nick Frost – English actor, comedian and screenwriter
- Elizabeth Fry – prison reformer
- Eva Hart – child survivor of RMS Titanic disaster
- Barry Hearn – sporting Events Promoter, Chairman of Leyton Orient F.C. and the Professional Darts Corporation
- William Hope (soldier) – awarded Victoria Cross in 1857 for bravery during Crimean War
- Neil Humphreys – author
- Rev Charles Jenkinson (1877–1949; Christian Socialist and pioneer of slum clearance) – curate of St Paul's Church, Barking, 1920
- Phill Jupitus – comedian, grew up in Barking
- Jason Leonard – English Professional Rugby Union Player, 2003 Rugby World Cup Winner
- Vera Lynn – voted the most popular singer in 1939
- McLean – English singer
- Bobby Moore – former professional footballer with West Ham and the 1966 World Cup winner as captain of England
- Dudley Moore – international film star and musician
- Kevin Mitchell - boxer
- Joseph Pearce - Biographer, writer and professor, current residence in New Hampshire, USA.
- Stevo Pearce – boss of Some Bizzare Records
- Martin Peters – footballer, World Cup winner in 1966 with England
- Daniel Potts – West Ham FC Football player
- Darren Pratley – footballer currently playing for Bolton Wanderers
- Alf Ramsey – 1966 World Cup Winning Football manager with England
- Richard of Barking – Abbot of Westminster (died 1246)
- Jo Richardson – former Member of Parliament for Barking and Shadow Spokesman for Women's Rights from 1983 to 1992
- Sandie Shaw – singer, won Eurovision Song Contest in 1967
- Anne Shelton – singing star of the 1940s and 1950s
- Stacey Solomon – 2009 X-Factor finalist and winner of the British Version of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2010
- John Terry – English Professional Footballer with Chelsea F.C.
- The Tremeloes – formed by classmates Alan Howard and Brian Poole
- Dave Trott - Former Chairman and Executive Creative Director of The Gate London, copywriter, blogger and author
- Terry Venables – former professional footballer and manager
- Sir Cornelius Vermuyden – 17th century Dutch drainage engineer. Contracted by the Essex Sewer Commissioners to repair breaches in the Thames riverbank at Dagenham.
- Alex Walkinshaw – actor
- King William I – stayed at Barking Abbey in 1066 and 1067 while the Tower of London was being constructed
- Norma Winstone – jazz singer
- Rochelle Wiseman – singer
- Mary Wollstonecraft – early feminist
- Bobby Zamora – football player
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- Anon 2009a, p. 1.
- McKeown, Pat (25 July 2012). "Lord Chilver obituary". The Guardian (London).
- "Famous 18th-century people in Barking and Dagenham" (PDF), Local Studies Information Sheets (Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council), 2008, retrieved 9 January 2010
- "Player profile: Mark Frost". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
- "Elizabeth Fry" (PDF), Local Studies Information Sheets (Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council), 2007, retrieved 9 January 2010
- Anon 2009b, p. 1
- Jeff Powell (2006). Bobby Moore: The Life and Times of a Sporting Hero. Anova.
- Marc Almond (2000). Tainted Life. Sidgwick & Jackson. p. 98.
- Anon 2009a, p. 2
- Anon 2009b, p. 2
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- Anon (2009b), "Famous women of Barking and Dagenham" (PDF), Local Studies Information Sheets (Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council), retrieved 9 January 2010