List of people from Croydon

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Among those who were born in the London Borough of Croydon, or have dwelt within the borders of the modern borough are (alphabetical order):


  • Feroz Abbasi, arrested in Afghanistan in 2001 and detained at Guantanamo Bay, lived in Shirley and attended school in Croydon.
  • Adegbenga Adejumo (1987–), Croydon born Dubstep producer known as Benga.
  • Allan Ahlberg (1938–), children's writer (Penguin)
  • Dame Peggy Ashcroft (1907–1991), Actress was born in Croydon and lived in George Street as a child. She is honoured in the naming of the Ashcroft Theatre, part of the Fairfield Halls. She was a school friend of architect Jane Drew[1]
  • Baron Ali (1964–), Born and raised in the north of Croydon. Waheed Alli is a multimillionaire media entrepreneur and politician. Co-founder of Planet 24 TV production company, and MD at Carlton Television. Currently chairman of and Chorion Ltd. A Labour peer and one of very few openly gay Muslim politicians in the world.




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  • Will Hay (1888–1949), Comic actor lived at 45 The Chase, Norbury 1927–1934.
  • Sir Francis Bond Head (1793–1875), soldier, traveller, author and Lieut. Governor of Upper Canada (1836–1838), had his home at Duppas Hill, Croydon
  • Chris Heath 1959 actor, author, comedienne
  • Roy Hodgson, football manager and former player, born in Croydon
  • Joseph Holbrooke (1822–1876), composer of stage, choral, and orchestral music
  • Roy Hudd Comedian was born in Croydon in 1936.[6][7]


  • Leonard F. Jarrett (1921–) – Croydon born, former Director of Administration of the World Scout Bureau, and former World Organizer of Scoutings's Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) for thirty years.
  • Oliver Jones (1986–) – Croydon born Dubstep producer otherwise known as Skream.
  • Finn Jones (1988–) – Croydon raised.











In fiction[edit]


  1. ^ "Peggy Ashcroft" at Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "James Booth" at Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ "Who's Who in the Cinema", The Movie volume 12 p. 51. Orbis Publishing (1981)
  4. ^ "James Buckley" at Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ "Trevor Goddard" at Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ GRO: JUN 1936 2a 883 CROYDON – Roy Hudd, mmn = Barham
  7. ^ "Roy Hudd" at Internet Movie Database
  8. ^ Malcolm Hay (24 Nov 2006). "Andrew Lawrence: Interview". Time Out. Retrieved 18 Dec 2011. 
  9. ^ "Who's Who in the Cinema", The Movie volume 13 p. 259. Orbis Publishing (1981)
  10. ^ "David Lean" at Internet Movie Database
  11. ^ "Miles Malleson" at Internet Movie Database
  12. ^ "Who's Who in the Cinema", The Movie volume 13 p. 286. Orbis Publishing (1981)
  13. ^ "Kate Moss" at Internet Movie Database
  14. ^ "Dan Stevens" at Internet Movie Database
  15. ^ "Edward Woodward" at Internet Movie Database
  16. ^ "Who's Who in the Cinema", The Movie volume 13 p. 473. Orbis Publishing (1981)