Among those who were born in the
London Borough of Hackney ( ), or have dwelt within the borders of the modern borough are pronunciation ( · help ) info (alphabetical order, within category):
Notable residents [ edit ]
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Academia and research [ edit ]
Arts and entertainment [ edit ]
Aba Shanti-I, (real name Joseph Smith) sound system operator and dub producer.
Jamie Adenuga, Grime rapper, known as JME and co-founder of Boy Better Know.
Freema Agyeman, actress, born and brought up on the Woodberry Down estate. [9 ]
Derek Bailey, avant-garde guitarist and leading figure in the free improvisation movement.
Jeremy Beadle, television presenter.
Steven Berkoff, playwright and actor, was educated at Hackney Downs School. [10 ]
Marc Bolan, musician, was born at Homerton, and brought up at Stoke Newington Common. [11 ]
Richard 'Abs' Breen, singer and member of pop band Five, was raised in Hackney.
Bernard Butler, guitarist who is best known for his time with Suede, Butler was born in Stamford Hill.
Michael Caine, actor, educated at Hackney Downs School.
Phil Collen, guitarist with Def Leppard.
Adam Deacon, actor, brought up in Stoke Newington.
Rob Dean, guitarist of new wave band Japan, was associated in his first years with Clapton (probably was born and/or brought up there).
Pete Doherty, musician, lived in a flat in Hackney which was the site of many after-gig parties for his fans. This flat is also where his famous Rolling Stone interview took place, during which he openly went through an array of drug-taking activities.
Idris Elba, actor in television, theatre and film, and a hip-hop soul musician.
Paloma Faith, singer/songwriter, born and lived in Stoke Newington.
Michael Fassbender, actor, lives in Hackney, according to media reports.
Noel Fielding, comedian, as Vince Noir in The Mighty Boosh.
Colin Firth, actor, lived at Sutton Place, Homerton.
Errol Francis, Ivor Novello Award- & BAFTA Award-winning producer/DJ known as Dextrous, was born in Stoke Newington.
Green Gartside, British musician and front man of Scritti Politti, lives in Dalston and formed his band in a Hackney pub.
Professor Green, rapper and singer, lived in Stamford Hill & Manor House.
Carol Harrison, actress best known for Louise Raymond in , lives at EastEnders Victoria Park, South Hackney.
Sara Hennell, author [12 ]
Gwyneth Herbert, singer-songwriter, lives in the borough [13 ]
Maddy Hill, actress, best known for her role as Nancy Carter in Eastenders.
Alfred Hitchcock film director, began his career at the Gainsborough Studios in Shoreditch. [14 ]
Hetty King, male impersonator of the music hall era, was born in Shoreditch.
Labrinth, singer/songwriter and music producer.
Leona Lewis, singer, songwriter and first female winner of The X Factor, lived in Stamford Hill.
Marie Lloyd, entertainer, was born in Hoxton and lived her later life in Hackney. [15 ]
Lily Loveless, actress from BAFTA Award-winning drama , born in Finsbury Park, London. Skins
Peter Lowe, artist, was born at Victoria Park, South Hackney.
Nicko McBrain, drummer for Iron Maiden.
Lenny McLean, bare knuckle/unlicensed boxer/actor, born in Hoxton.
Hoxton Tom McCourt, musician/face, born in Hoxton.
Tom McRae, singer and songwriter, lived in Dalston and Hackney.
Martine McCutcheon, actress and singer.
Syrie Maugham, interior decorator.
Bill Meyer, printmaker and artist.
Dicky Moore, musician.
Esau Mwamwaya, Malawian singer.
Trevor Nelson, disc jockey for BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra
Anthony Newley, actor and singer, was born in Homerton.
Tom Raworth, poet and visual artist, lived in Amhurst Road in the early 1960s.
Mike Reid, actor and comedian.
John Simon Ritchie, musician and singer with the Sex Pistols, better known as Sid Vicious.
Maverick Sabre, vocalist and rapper.
Joel Samuels, better known as DJ Luck from the garage duo DJ Luck & MC Neat.
Helen Shapiro, singer was educated at Clapton Park Girls School.
Daniel Sharman, actor.
Matt Shultz, co-founder of band Cage the Elephant, lived in Lower Clapton Road in the early 2000s.
Adrian Smith, guitarist with Iron Maiden.
1907 Hetty King sheet music cover, 1907
Jessica Tandy, actress, born in Clapton. [16 ]
Douglas Trendle, aka Buster Bloodvessel of Bad Manners, lived at Clapton Common.
Rachel Whiteread, artist, lives and works in Dalston. [17 ]
Barbara Windsor, actress, was born in Shoreditch and lived in Stoke Newington.
Ray Winstone, actor, born in Homerton. [18 ]
Rudimental, Drum and bass group
Business and finance [ edit ]
Engineering and technology [ edit ]
Journalism and the media [ edit ]
Literature [ edit ]
Lucy Aikin, a biographer, daughter of John James Burgh, writer, educationalist and philosopher Samuel Rogers, poet and banker
Medicine [ edit ]
Politics and government [ edit ]
Henry Allingham, briefly the world's oldest man and World War I veteran.
Major John André, soldier, executed as a spy by George Washington lived with his Huguenot family at Clapton.
Tony Blair, later British Prime Minister, lived at 59 Mapledene Road in London Fields from 1980–86. [33 ]
Paul Boateng, previously High Commissioner to South Africa, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and Labour Party Member of Parliament for Brent South, born in Hackney.
Harry Cohen, Labour Member of Parliament was born in Hackney.
William Randal Cremer Liberal MP for Haggerston, pacifist and winner of the 1903 Nobel Peace Prize. [34 ]
John Howard, prison reformer was born and raised in Lower Clapton.
John Hunter, governor of New South Wales lived and is buried in Hackney.
Samuel Morley (MP), philanthropist and abolitionist was born in Homerton and lived in Stamford Hill.
Colonel John Okey, regicide of Charles I lived in Hackney.
Nat Wei ( Life Peer), youngest Life Peer ever to enter the House of Lords. Social entrepreneur and senior advisor to the Cabinet Office on Big Society; currently living in Haggerston.
Religion [ edit ]
Eric Bristow, darts champion.
Bert Goodman, professional footballer born in Dalston.
Ron 'Chopper' Harris, footballer for Chelsea F.C. raised in Hackney.
Shaka Hislop, former goalkeeper for West Ham United and Trinidad and Tobago was born in Hackney.
Anne Keothavong, tennis player, grew up in Hackney and learned to play on park courts in the borough. She still lives in Hackney. [35 ]
Kevin Lisbie, football player for Charlton Athletic was born in Hackney.
Phillips Idowu, World Champion triple jumper, born and grew up in Hackney. [36 ]
Sanchez Watt, professional footballer playing for Arsenal
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d e f g Entries with no sourced locality (district) of residence available are marked with a "?".
^ a b c d e f g All entries contain a reliably sourced reference. Entries may also contain a letter indicating Birth, Lived, or Death.
^ Godwin's Life accessed 10 May 2007
^ (LB Hackney) accessed 19 August 2008 Philip Henry Gosse (Historic plaque – 56 Mortimer Road)
^ Cook, Alan H. Edmond Halley: Charting the Heavens and the Seas (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998).
^ Loddiges, George The Botanical Cabinet (London 1817–1833)
^ (St Andrews) accessed 20 March 2009 Richard Price
^ (LB Hackney) accessed 19 August 2008 Sir Leonard Woolley (Historic plaque – 13 Southwold Road, E5)
^ Jury, Louise (2007-03-23). "From council estate to Tardis: rise of the Timelord's sidekick". The Independent . Retrieved . 2007-09-18
^ Steven Berkoff: The real East Enders The Independent 04 Jan 2007 accessed 10 May 2007
^ (LB Hackney) accessed 19 August 2008 Marc Bolan (Field) Hackney Historic plaque, lived 25 Newington Common 1947–62
^ "Hennell, Sara Sophia". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press . Retrieved . 22 October 2013
^ John Fordham (4 August 2009). "Gwyneth Herbert: the door-to-door diva". (London) The Guardian . Retrieved . 25 April 2011
^ Visiting Hackney accessed 10 May 2007
^ Music Hall history site accessed 10 May 2007
^ Jessica Tandy's family to unveil plaque to commemorate star's Hackney birthplace 19 November 1998 accessed 10 May 2007
^ Observer accessed 10 May 2007 A day in the life of British art 19 March 2000
^ Winston Biography accessed 10 May 2007
^ (LB Hackney) accessed 19 August 2008 Joseph Priestley (Historic plaque – 113 Upper Clapton Road, E5)
^ (BBC News) accessed 20 March 2009 Legal fight over iTunes UK domain
^ (LB Hackney) accessed 19 August 2008 Mel Calman (Historic plaque – 64 Linthorpe Road)
^  (LB Hackney) accessed 12 February 2010
^ (LB Hackney local history) accessed 19 August 2008 Anna Laetitia Barbauld (historic plaque) (Lived and died at 113 Stoke Newington Church Street)
^ John Williams December 8, 1999, Alexander Baron: His novels of war and London caught the essential decency of mankind ; accessed 26 August 2008 The Guardian
^ Retrieved 1 June 2011.
^ (LB Hackney) accessed 19 August 2008 Daniel Defoe (Historic plaque – 95 Stoke Newington Church Street)
^ (LB Hackney) accessed 19 August 2008 Sir Edmund Gosse (Historic plaque – 56 Mortimer Road)
^ (LB Hackney) accessed 19 August 2008 Kate Greenaway (Historic plaque – New North Road)
^ 22 July 2008 Apart from the known and the unknown, what else is there accessed 28 September 2009 The Guardian
^ Silverman, Kenneth (1991). Edgar A. Poe: Mournful and Never-Ending Remembrance (Paperback ed.). New York: Harper Perennial. pp. 16–18. ISBN 0-06-092331-8.
^ ( Michael Rosen: Interview ) accessed 28 September 2009 Time Out
^ Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft Lyndall Gordon (Little, Brown: 2005)
^ Anne Ashworth 4 May 2007 Tony’s career in property accessed 18 January 2010 The Times
^ (Nobel Winners) accessed 18 January 2010 Sir Randal Cremer (Biography)
^ accessed 13 May 2009 Anne Keothavong Biography
^ My School Sport: Phillips Idowu, 18 December 2007, The Guardian. Retrieved on 18 August 2009.