List of people from the London Borough of Brent
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Among those who were born in the London Borough of Brent, or have dwelt within the borders of the modern borough are (alphabetical order):
Academia and Research
- Raymond Gosling - scientist, born in and attended school in Wembley
Arts and Entertainment
- Riz Ahmed - actor, rapper and activist, born in Wembley
- Laura Aikman - actress, born in Brent
- Chizzy Akudolu - actress, born in Harlesden
- Lily Allen - singer-songwriter, actress and television presenter, lives in Kensal Green.
- Gerry Anderson - producer, director and writer, producer of Thunderbirds lived in Kilburn and Neasden, educated at Kingsgate Infants School and Willesden County Grammar School
- Tracy-Ann Oberman - actress, Chrissie Watts in EastEnders, born in Brent
- Jane Asher - actress, author and entrepneur, ex-girlfriend of Paul McCartney, born in Willesden
- David Baddiel - comedian, novelist and television presenter, educated at North West London Jewish Day School, lived in Dollis Hill.
- Doc Brown - rapper, comedian and actor, born in Kilburn, lived in Willesden.
- Keisha Buchanan - singer-songwriter and member of girl group the Sugababes, born and raised in Kingsbury, attended Kingsbury High School.
- Mutya Buena - singer-songwriter and member of girl group the Sugababes, born and raised in Kingsbury, attended Kingsbury High School.
- Graham Cole - actor, born in Willesden
- Diana Churchill - actress, born in Wembley.
- Daniel Craig - actor, lives in Queen's Park.
- Sophie Dahl - fashion model and author, lives in Kensal Green.
- Paloma Faith - lives in Kensal Green.
- Tamsin Greig - actress, grew up in Kilburn.
- Lenny Henry - actor and comedian, lived in Wembley.
- Mariah Idrissi - model. Lives in Wembley Park.
- Tony Kanal - born and raised in Kingsbury.
- Maria Lawson - professional R&B singer and X-Factor, 2004 finalist, educated at Queens Park Community School
- Arthur Lucan – actor, lived at 11 Forty Lane, Wembley
- Robert McBain - actor, born in Wembley
- George Michael - singer-songwriter, lived in Kingsbury, educated at Kingsbury High School
- Sienna Miller - actress, lives in Kensal Green.
- Keith Moon – drummer, born and lived in Wembley.
- Cillian Murphy - actor, lives in Queen's Park.
- Sophie Okonedo - actress, lived in Kenton.
- Rita Ora - lives in Kensal Green.
- George the Poet - rapper, born in Neasden
- John Neville - actor from Willesden.
- Thandie Newton - lives in Kensal Green.
- Maxine Nightingale - singer from Wembley
- Dev Patel - actor, from Sudbury.
- Rod Price - guitarist from Willesden
- Shane Ritchie - actor, comedian, television presenter and singer, attended Willesden High School.
- Julie Rogers - singer, educated at Kingsbury High School.
- Andrew Sachs - actor, lived in Kilburn
- Jay Sean - singer-songwriter, born in Harlesden
- John Sinclair - keyboardist, born in Wembley
- Zadie Smith - novelist, lives in Queen's Park
- Lady Sovereign – rapper, born and lived in Wembley
- John Tavener - composer, born in Wembley
- David Tress - artist, born in Wembley
- Twiggy - model, actress and singer, born in Neasden. Educated at Brondesbury and Kilburn High School.
- Charles Venn - actor, Ray Dixon in EastEnders, born in Kilburn
- Sabrina Washington - singer, lead singer of Mis-Teeq, from Harlesden
- Charlie Watts – drummer and member of The Rolling Stones, born in Kingsbury, educated at Kingsbury High School, lived in Wembley.
- Lydia Wilson - actress, born in and lives in Queen's Park
Business and Finance
- Jerry Roberts, code breaker and businessman born in Wembley
Journalism and the Media
- Louis Theroux - documentary filmmaker and broadcaster, lives in Harlesden
- Shaun Wallace - barrister and television personality.
Politics and Government
- Luciana Berger - Labour Co-operative MP for Liverpool Wavertree since 2010, from Wembley
- Steve Hilton - former director of strategy for Prime Minister David Cameron, lives in Kensal Green.
- Mick Whelan - General Secretary of the British trade union ASLEF, lives in Brent.
- James DeGale - boxer
- Jerel Ifil - footballer, born in Wembley
- Jacob Murphy - footballer, born in Wembley
- Valda Osborn - figure skater, born in Wembley
- Matt Sparrow - footballer, born in Wembley
- Kieron St Aimie - footballer, born in Wembley
- Raheem Sterling - Manchester City F.C. and England national football team footballer, educated at Copland Community School
- Jerome Thomas - footballer, born in Wembley
- Gary Waddock - footballer, born in Kingsbury, grew up in Alperton.
- Ian Wright - ex footballer, lives in Kensal Green
- Emily Cole, ed. (2009). Lived in London. Yale University Press.