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Among those who were born in the
London Borough of Lambeth, or have dwelt within the borders of the modern borough are (alphabetical order):
Naveen Andrews, actor, was born in Lambeth in 1969.
Elias Ashmole, the famous alchemist, died in Lambeth in 1692.
William Blake – religious visionary, poet and artist.
David Bowie, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor.
Charlie Chaplin, the famous film actor and comedian, spent his early life in Lambeth.
Gordon Comstock – fictional Poet from George Orwell's book Keep the Aspidistra Flying.
John Doulton and Sir Henry Doulton founded their famous pottery company Royal Doulton in Lambeth.
Kieran Gibbs, professional footballer, currently playing for Arsenal FC, born in Lambeth.
Christopher Newman Hall founded the Christ Church complex in Lambeth of which only the Lincoln Memorial Tower survives today.
Ken Livingstone, Former London Mayor, was born in Lambeth in 1945.
Rob Lord – composer of music for films, TV and computer games.
W. Somerset Maugham completed his training in obstetrics in Lambeth and used that experience as the basis for his novel Liza of Lambeth.
Carl McCoy – frontman for gothic rock band Fields of the Nephilim, born here in 1963.
F. B. Meyer pastored Christ Church in Lambeth.
William Chester Minor was a major contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary. It was while living at Lambeth that Minor murdered George Merrett, for which crime he was found criminally insane and confined for the rest of his life at Broadmoor. [1 ]
John Nash, architect and urbanist, was born in Lambeth in 1752.
Akai Osei – Street Dancer winner of Got To Dance was born in Lambeth.
Scott Parker – professional footballer for West Ham United FC, born in Lambeth.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce – professional footballer for Barnsley FC, born in Lambeth.
Katie Seymour, Gaiety Theatre dancer, Lambeth resident.
Charlie Smirke, Derby-winning jockey. Born in Lambeth.
Sir Arthur Sullivan composer of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas was born in Lambeth in 1842.
Edward Thomas was born in Lambeth.
Arthur Tooth – ritualist clergyman in the Church of England, curate of St. Mary's Lambeth in 1863.
Daniel Bott - Mayor of Strathfield. Born in Lambeth.
References [ edit ]
^ The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, Simon Winchester, HarperPerennial, New York, 1998, trade paperback, ISBN. (The original British edition has the title , ISBN.) The Surgeon of Crowthorne