List of people from Kent

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List of notable residents of the county of Kent in England who have a Wikipedia page. Persons are grouped by occupation and listed in order of birth. Kent is defined by its current boundaries.

Presenters and entertainers[edit]

  • Kenneth Clark (1903–1983) – art historian and TV presenter
  • Frank Muir (1920–1998) – comedy writer and TV presenter
  • Michael Bentine (1922–1996) – comedian and member of the Goons
  • Tony Hart (1925–2009) – artist and children's TV presenter
  • Bob Holness (1928-2011) – presenter of TV's Blockbusters and Call My Bluff
  • Rod Hull (1935–1999) – TV entertainer, known for his puppet Emu
  • David Frost (1939–2013) – TV presenter, satirist and journalist
  • Jan Leeming (born 1942) – TV presenter and newsreader
  • Roger Day (born 1945) – radio presenter for BBC Radio Kent
  • David Starkey (born 1945) – historian and TV presenter
  • Reg Bolton (1945–2006) – circus clown and writer
  • Michael Hogben (born 1952) – antiques dealer and presenter of TV's Auction Man
  • Jilly Goolden (born 1956) – wine critic and TV presenter
  • Lorraine Michaels (born 1958) – Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for April 1981
  • Carol McGiffin (born 1960) – radio presenter and panellist on TV's Loose Women
  • Ian Hislop (born 1960) – TV presenter and editor of Private Eye magazine
  • Fiona Phillips (born 1961) – presenter of TV's GMTV
  • Mark Steel (born 1960) – socialist comedian and newspaper columnist
  • Anton Vamplew (born 1966) – astronomer and TV presenter
  • Nicki Chapman (born 1967) – TV presenter and judge on TV's Popstars and Pop Idol
  • Naomi Cleaver (born 1967) – interior designer and presenter of TV's Other People's Houses and Honey I Ruined the House
  • David Bull (born 1969) – doctor and guest on TV's Most Haunted Live, The Wright Stuff and Watchdog
  • Alistair Appleton (born 1970) – presenter of TV's Cash in the Attic and House Doctor
  • Melanie and Martina Grant (born 1971) - presenters of TV's Fun House
  • Asha Gill (born 1972) – model and TV presenter in Malaysia
  • Alex Lovell (born 1973) – presenter of TV's Playhouse Disney and BrainTeaser
  • James Tanner (c. 1976–) – chef on TV's Ready Steady Cook
  • Luke Burrage (born 1976) – juggler
  • Matt Morgan (born 1977) – co-host of Russell Brand's BBC Radio 2 show
  • Kelly Brook (born 1979) – model, actress and TV presenter
  • Nick Bateman (born 1967) – Big Brother contestant, TV presenter and writer

Politicians, statesmen and lawyers[edit]

Soldiers[edit]

Clergy[edit]

Entrepreneurs[edit]

Academics, engineers and scientists[edit]

Writers[edit]

Actors[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Artists[edit]

Sportsmen[edit]

  • Edwin Stead (1701–1735) – noted cricket patron and team captain in the 1720s and early 1730s
  • John Bell (1718–1774) – cricketer for Kent and England
  • George Louch (1746–1811) – cricketer
  • Robert Clifford (1752–1811) – cricketer for Kent
  • Fuller Pilch (1804–1870) – cricketer for Kent and Norfolk
  • Henry Tracey Coxwell (1819–1900) – balloonist
  • H T Waghorn (1842–1930) – cricket statistician and historian
  • Spencer Gore (1850–1906) – first Wimbledon tennis champion
  • Cuthbert Ottaway (1850–1878) – England football captain
  • Frank Marchant (1864–1946) – cricketer for Kent
  • Fred Waghorne (1866–1956) – ice hockey referee in Canada
  • Douglas Carr (1872–1950) – cricketer for Kent and England
  • Syd King (1873–1932) – footballer and manager of West Ham United
  • Archie Cross (1881–unknown) – footballer for Woolwich Arsenal
  • Edward Walter Solly (1882–1966) – cricketer for Worcestershire
  • Walter Tull (1888–1918) – UK's second black professional footballer and first black infantry officer
  • John Stanton Fleming Morrison (1892–1961) – golf course architect
  • Louis Zborowski (1895–1924) – racing driver
  • Wally Hammond (1903–1965) – cricketer for Gloucestershire and England
  • Dick Edmed (1904–1983) – footballer for Liverpool
  • Les Ames (1905–1990) – cricketer for Kent and England
  • Alec Rose (1908–1991) – sailed single-handed around the world
  • Hopper Levett (1908–1995) – cricketer for England
  • Sam King (1911–2003) – golfer
  • Peta Taylor (1914–1989) – cricketer for the England women's team
  • Arthur Fagg (1915–1977) – cricketer for Kent and England
  • William Murray-Wood (1917–1968) – cricketer for Kent
  • Jack Conley (1920–1991) – footballer for Torquay United
  • Ted Ditchburn (1921–2005) – footballer for Tottenham Hotspur and England
  • Malcolm Allison (born 1927) – footballer for West Ham United and football manager
  • Brian Moore (1932–2001) – TV sports commentator
  • George Wright (1930–1992) – footballer for West Ham United
  • Brian Luckhurst (1939–2005) – cricketer for Kent and England
  • Barry Davies (born 1940) – TV sports commentator
  • Bill Ivy (1942–1969) – motorcycle racer
  • Brian Rose (born 1950) – cricketer for Somerset and England
  • Paul Gilchrist (born 1952) – footballer for Southampton, Portsmouth and Swindon Town
  • Kevin Jarvis (born 1953) – cricketer for Kent and Gloucestershire
  • Tony Godden (born 1955) – footballer for West Bromwich Albion, Chelsea and Birmingham City
  • Dave Carr (1957–2005) – footballer for Luton Town and Torquay United
  • David Gower (born 1957) – England cricket captain and TV presenter
  • Bob Bolder (born 1958) – footballer for Charlton Athletic, Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday
  • Graham Dilley (born 1959) – cricketer for Kent and England
  • Richard Ellison (born 1959) – cricketer for Kent and England
  • Barry Knight (born 1960) – football referee
  • Steve Bennett (born 1961) – football referee
  • Gary Brazil (born 1962) – footballer for Fulham, Preston North End and Sheffield United
  • Jamie Spence (born 1963) – golfer
  • Andy Townsend (born 1963) – TV presenter; footballer for Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland
  • David Bowman (born 1964) – footballer for Heart of Midlothian, Dundee United and Scotland
  • Geoff Parsons (born 1964) – Commonwealth Games silver medal winning high jumper
  • Tim Berrett (born 1965) – Canadian Olympic race walker
  • Andy Hessenthaler (born 1965) – footballer and manager of Gillingham
  • Mark Ealham (born 1969) – cricketer for Nottinghamshire and England
  • Nigel Llong (born 1969) – cricketer for Kent
  • Doug Loft (born 1986) - footballer
  • Kelly Holmes (born 1970) – 800 metres and 1500 metres Olympic gold medalist
  • Mark Hammett (born 1972) – rugby union footballer for New Zealand
  • Rob Short (born 1972) – field hockey player for Canada
  • Jamie Staff (born 1973) – Commonwealth Games medal winning cyclist
  • Gary Breen (born 1973) – footballer for Coventry City, Sunderland and Republic of Ireland
  • Neil Shipperley (born 1974) – footballer for Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Wimbledon
  • Takaloo (born 1975) – Iranian boxer
  • Matthew Rose (born 1975) – footballer for Arsenal, QPR and Yeovil Town
  • Kevin Hunt (born 1975) – footballer for Gillingham, Hong Kong Rangers and Bohemian FC
  • Ed Smith (born 1977) – writer, and cricketer for Kent and England
  • Georgina Harland (born 1978) – 2004 Olympic bronze medallist in the Modern pentathlon
  • Peter Hawkins (born 1978) – footballer for Wimbledon, York City and Rushden & Diamonds
  • Jon Harley (born 1979) – footballer for Sheffield United, Fulham and Chelsea
  • David Flatman (born 1980) – rugby union footballer for Bath and England
  • Michael Yardy (born 1980) – cricketer for Sussex
  • Sarah Ayton (born 1980) – Olympic gold medal winning sailor
  • Gary Mills (born 1981) – footballer for Rushden & Diamonds
  • Danny Spiller (born 1981) – footballer for Gillingham
  • Richard Rose (born 1982) – footballer for Gillingham and Hereford United
  • James Tredwell (born 1982) – cricketer for Kent and England Under–19s
  • Matt Corker (born 1982) – rugby union footballer for the London Wasps
  • Rhys Lloyd (born 1982) – American footballer for Frankfurt Galaxy
  • Lisa Dobriskey (born 1983) – Commonwealth Games 1500 metres gold medallist
  • Billy Jones (born 1983) – footballer for Leyton Orient and Kidderminster
  • Barry Fuller (born 1984) – footballer for Barnet and Stevenage
  • Adam Birchall (born 1984) – footballer for Mansfield Town, Barnet and Wales Under–21s
  • Andrew Crofts (born 1984) – footballer for Gillingham
  • Dave Martin (born 1985) – footballer for Crystal Palace
  • Tom Varndell (born 1985) – rugby union footballer for Leicester Tigers and England
  • Joe Denly (born 1986) – cricketer for Kent and England Under–19s
  • Sammy Moore (born 1987) – footballer for Ipswich Town
  • Adrian Quaife-Hobbs (born 1991) – Formula BMW racing driver
  • Zack Sabre Jr (born 1987) - British professional wrestler

Miscellaneous[edit]