List of people from Hounslow
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Among those who were born in the London Borough of Hounslow, or have live/lived within the borders of the modern borough are (alphabetical order):
- Cecil Aldin – artist and illustrator, lived in Chiswick from 1894 to 1904.
- Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, known as M.I.A., British recording artist, songwriter, painter and director, born in Hounslow.
- Sarah Ayton, Olympic gold medallist in the Yngling sailing class, 2004 and 2008. Lived in Ashford.
- Marcus Akin – reality TV personality, karate practitioner, actor and writer, lives in Brentford.
- Sir Joseph Banks – botanist, lived and died at Spring Grove in Isleworth, buried in Heston churchyard.
- Jack Beresford – Olympic rower, lived in Chiswick from 1903 to 1940.
- Walter R. Booth (1882–1938) creator of the first British animated cartoon film, The Hand of the Artist, lived in Isleworth.
- Jack Buckland – composer and recording artist, from the Chiswick area.
- Louise Burfitt-Dons – humanitarian, lives in Chiswick.
- Cyril Cusack – actor, lived in Hounslow
- Jimmy Carr – comedian, born in Hounslow.
- Thomas Chaloner – introduced alum mining to England.
- Phil Collins – singer, musician and actor.
- Merrick Elderton (1884–1939) – English cricketer and educator.
- John Entwistle – bassist of legendary rock band, The Who.
- Robert Evans – politician, Labour MEP 1994–2009. Lived in Ashford.
- Sophie Ellis-Bextor – singer, born in Hounslow
- Mo Farah – athlete. Current 10,000 metres Olympic champion and 5000 metres Olympic, World and European champion grew up in Hounslow.
- Michael Flanders – entertainer, lived in Chiswick from 1971 to 1975.
- Stephen Fox – politician, had a country retreat in Chiswick from 1663.
- E. M. Forster – author, a blue plaque in Arlington Park Mansions commemorates the flat where he lived until his death in 1970.
- Joseph Gandy – architect, lived in Chiswick between 1833 and 1838.
- Ian Gillan – rock singer for the band Deep Purple, born in Hounslow 19 August 1945.
- Hugh Grant – actor, lived in Chiswick as a child.
- Russell Grant – astrologer and resident of Staines, became Lord of Ashford in 1996.
- William Hartnell – actor, best known for playing The First Doctor in Doctor Who. Lived in Isleworth in the 1960s.
- Elias Henry "Patsy" Hendren – cricketer.
- William Hogarth – country home at Chiswick from 1749 until his death.
- Charles Holland – actor, born in Chiswick.
- Bernard Lee – actor, famous as "M" in the James Bond films 1962–79, born 1908 in Brentford.
- John Lindley – botanist.
- Nick Lowe – musician, songwriter, producer. Resident of Brentford.
- Dan Luger – Rugby World Cup winning winger.
- Freddie Mercury – British musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen, grew up in Feltham.
- Joe Miller – actor, lived at Strand-on-the-Green from 1686 to 1738.
- Nancy Mitford – lived briefly at Strand-on-the-Green.
- Alun Owen – wrote screenplay to A Hard Day's Night.
- Alistair Overeem – mixed martial arts fighter, born in Hounslow.
- Jimmy Page – English musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist of the rock band Led Zeppelin, born in Heston
- The Rev. Sir Robert Peat, Vicar of St Lawrence's, New Brentford
- Lucien Pissarro – artist.
- Donald Pleasence – actor, lived at Strand-on-the-Green from 1973 to 1985.
- Redgrave family – actors, lived at Bedford House from 1945 to 1954.
- Samuel Richardson – writer, tenant at Sutton Court from 1736 to 1738.
- Sergey Stepnyak-Kravchinsky – Russian revolutionary.
- Jay Sean – R&B singer, signed to Lil Wayne's record company. Born and raised in Hounslow.
- Pete Townshend – rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Guitarist and principal songwriter of The Who.
- Tuke family – mental healthcare reformers.
- Jack Wild – actor who played Artful Dodger in Oliver, grew up in Hounslow
- Johann Zoffany – artist, lived and died at Strand-on-the-Green