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 at the White House, Crooms Hill.
- George Brown (1935) played and coached GHS, played for US National and Pan American Teams, elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame
- Jim Brown (1908) coached GHS and Brunswick, played for US National Team in 1930 World Cup, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame
- Writer Jocelyn Brooke lived at 13 Eliot Place, Blackheath.
- Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, statesman and man of letters, lived at the Ranger's House, Chesterfield Walk, Greenwich.
- Composer and conductor Christopher D. Cook was born and raised in Charlton.
- Actor Dominic Cooper, was born in Greenwich.
- Engineer Alexander Duckham, founder of the Duckhams oil company, was born in Blackheath, living in Dartmouth Grove and in Vanbrugh Castle, east Greenwich. His brother Arthur Duckham, founder of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, was also born and raised in Blackheath.
- Christopher Gabbitas, baritone with The King's Singers A cappella group, currently lives in Greenwich.
- Barrister Mark Watson-Gandy lives in Blackheath.
- Evening Standard journalist Andrew Gilligan currently lives in Greenwich.
- Malcolm Hardee (1950–2005), comedian, author, club proprietor, agent, manager and former "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 and at Cooling Castle, Kent.
- Jazz and blues guitarist Billy Jenkins ran 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.
- Poet Cecil Day-Lewis lived at 6 Crooms Hill.
- Actor Sir 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.
- 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.
- Novelist Mary Anna Needell (née Lupton) was born at Vanbrugh Castle in 1830.
- 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 at 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).
- King Henry VIII (Tudor) was born in Greenwich on 28 June 1491.
- Architect Sir John Vanbrugh lived at 121 Maze Hill in a house of his own design, today known as Vanbrugh Castle, overlooking Greenwich Park.
- Benjamin Waugh, founder of the UK charity the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, lived in Crooms Hill.
- Actor Colin Wells was born in Greenwich.
- General James Wolfe lived in McCartney House on Crooms Hill, and was buried in St Alfege's Church.
- Sir Alfred Yarrow, shipbuilder, lived in Woodlands, Mycenae Road, north of Blackheath.
The London section of The Workshop for Non-Linear Architecture was based in a studio overlooking Nelson Road during the mid-1990s.
- John Sutherland: Longman Companion to Victorian Literature, 2nd e. (Abingdon, Oxon./New York: Routledge, 2009), p. 463 Retrieved 2 March 2015.