List of people from Greenwich
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List of people from Greenwich [incomplete] (in alphabetical order of surname):
- Astronomer Royal Sir George Airy lived in the White House, Crooms Hill.
- Writer Jocelyn Brooke lived at 13 Eliot Place, Blackheath
- Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, statesman and man of letters, lived in the Ranger's House, Chesterfield Walk, Greenwich
- Actor Dominic Cooper, was born in Greenwich
- Poet Cecil Day-Lewis lived at 6 Crooms Hill.
- Christopher Gabbitas, baritone with the a cappella group The King's Singers, currently lives in Greenwich
- Evening Standard journalist Andrew Gilligan currently lives in Greenwich.
- Malcolm Hardee (1950–2005), comedian, author, club proprietor, agent, manager and 'Father of British alternative comedy' spent most of his life in Greenwich and ran his two most famous clubs there – The Tunnel (near Blackwall Tunnel) and Up The Creek, which still exists in Creek Road.
- Blake Harrison, actor most famous for his role as 'Neil' in The Inbetweeners was born in Greenwich
- Musician Jools Holland lives in Greenwich.
- Jazz and blues guitarist Billy Jenkins ran the Wood Wharf rehearsal studios, situated to the west of the Cutty Sark, during the 1980s.
- Glen Johnson, a footballer who plays for England and Liverpool was born in Greenwich, 23 August 1984
- Dr Samuel Johnson, compiler of the first English dictionary, lived in Greenwich Church Street when he first came to London in 1736.
- Henry Kelsey (c. 1667 – 1724), early explorer of Canada, was born and married in East Greenwich, and buried in St Alfege's Church
- Guitarist Albert Lee grew up in Blackheath, Greenwich
- Comedian Dan Leno rented accommodation at the Spreadeagle Tavern, Stockwell Street in 1902.
- Actor Daniel Day-Lewis who has won three Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, four BAFTAs and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, grew up in Charlton, Greenwich.
- Interior designer and television presenter Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen lived in Greenwich.
- Stand-up Comedian Sean Lock has lived in Greenwich with his family since 2001
- Indie band Lucky Soul are based in Greenwich
- Comic postcard artist Donald McGill lived at 5 Bennett Park, Blackheath Village.
- Drummer Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was born in Greenwich in 1946.
- Dr James Monro of Bethlem Hospital fame began his medical practice here in 1713.
- Mechanical engineer John Penn was born in Greenwich and his main works were situated in south Greenwich, close to the modern-day junction of Blackheath Road and Lewisham Road.
- Actress Vanessa Redgrave was born in Greenwich.
- Businessman Frank Searle was born in Greenwich in 1874.
- Victor Serebriakoff, International President of Mensa, lived in Blackheath.
- Actor Ben Small lives in Greenwich.
- Renaissance composer, musician, and Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, Thomas Tallis died in Greenwich on 23 November 1585
- Architect Samuel Sanders Teulon was born in Greenwich.
- Artist Sir James Thornhill was said to have lived in Park Hall on Crooms Hill (originally designed for architect John James who never actually occupied the house).
- Tudor King Henry VIII was born in Greenwich on 28 June 1491.
- Architect Sir John Vanbrugh lived at 121 Maze Hill in a house of his own design overlooking Greenwich Park.
- Benjamin Waugh, founder of the UK charity the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, lived in Crooms Hill.
- General James Wolfe lived in McCartney House in Crooms Hill, and was buried in St Alfege's Church.
The London section of The Workshop for Non-Linear Architecture was based in a studio overlooking Nelson Road during the mid-1990s.