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:
- Les Allen - former footballer and manager
- Giles Barnes - professional footballer for Vancouver Whitecaps
- Adam Barrett - professional footballer for Southend United F.C.
- Rev. Abraham Blackborne - one of the longest-serving vicars of Dagenham
- Jamie Borthwick - actor
- Billy Bragg – alternative rock musician
- Max Bygraves – musician, moved to the area in 1945
- George Carey – Lord Carey of Clifton Archbishop of Canterbury
- Henry Chilver (Lord Chilver) – vice-chancellor of Cranfield Institute of Technology; Chair of Milton Keynes Development Corporation
- Captain James Cook – married in Barking in 1762
- Lauren Deadman - Great British athlete, also a teacher at Dagenham Park Church of England School
- 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, awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery in 1914
- Jasmine Elcock - Britain's Got Talent 2016 finalist
- David Howell Evans (aka "The Edge") – popular music musician.
- Ethelburga (d. c.680 AD) – first Abbess of Barking Abbey
- Daisy Evans - singer, past member of S Club Juniors
- John Farnham - Australian singer. Born in Dagenham.
- Mark Frost (born 1962) - cricketer
- Nick Frost – actor, comedian and screenwriter
- Elizabeth Fry – prison reformer
- Paul Gbegbaje - Britain's Got Talent 2011 finalist
- Eva Hart – child survivor of RMS Titanic disaster
- Danny-Boy Hatchard - actor
- Tofayel Hoque - Food critique for TMZ
- Barry Hearn – sporting events promoter; Chairman of Leyton Orient F.C. and the Professional Darts Corporation
- William Hope – soldier, awarded the Victoria Cross in 1857 for bravery during Crimean War
- Neil Humphreys – author
- Myke Hurley – podcaster and co-founder of podcast network Relay FM
- Jason Leonard – professional rugby union player, 2003 Rugby World Cup winner
- Vera Lynn – voted the most popular singer in 1939
- Malvern Scott - professional racing driver
- Megan McKenna - reality television personality
- McLean – singer
- Rebecca McLintock - actress and dancer known for Chatroom (2010). Attended Dagenham Park Church of England School.
- Kevin Mitchell - boxer
- Bobby Moore – former professional footballer with West Ham; 1966 World Cup winner as captain of England
- Dudley Moore – international film star and musician
- Dean Marney , professional footballer with Burnley F.C.
- Hank Osasuna - actor and performance artist who grew up in Chadwell Heath
- Sara Pascoe - writer, stand-up comedian and actress
- Joseph Pearce - biographer, writer and professor; lives in New Hampshire, United States
- Stevo Pearce – owner of Some Bizzare Records
- Martin Peters – footballer, World Cup winner in 1966 with England
- Daniel Potts – professional footballer for Luton Town
- 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; Shadow Spokesman for Women's Rights, 1983-1992
- Brian Saah - footballer, born in Rush Green
- Sandie Shaw – singer, won Eurovision Song Contest in 1967
- Anne Shelton – singing star of the 1940s and 1950s
- Stacey Solomon – 2009 X-Factor finalist; winner of the British version of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here in 2010
- John Terry – professional footballer with Chelsea F.C.
- Paul Terry - former professional footballer
- The Tremeloes – band formed by classmates Alan Howard and Brian Poole
- Dave Trott - former Chairman and Executive Creative Director of The Gate London, copywriter, blogger and author
- Wes Thomas - professional footballer with Oxford United F.C.
- Terry Venables – former professional footballer and manager
- Sir Cornelius Vermuyden – 17th-century Dutch drainage engineer; ontracted by the Essex Sewer Commissioners to repair breaches in the Thames riverbank at Dagenham
- 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
- Richard Wisker – actor, singer
- Mary Wollstonecraft – early feminist
- Thomas Wright - BLM campaigner
- Bobby Zamora – professional footballer with Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.
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- McKeown, Pat (25 July 2012). "Lord Chilver obituary". The Guardian. London.
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- "Player profile: Mark Frost". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
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- Anon 2009b, p. 1
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- Jeff Powell (2006). Bobby Moore: The Life and Times of a Sporting Hero. Anova.
- Marc Almond (2000). Tainted Life. Sidgwick & Jackson. p. 98.
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