list of people from the includes residents who were either born or dwelt for a substantial period within the borders of this modern London Borough of Southwark London borough. It does not comprise notable individuals who only studied at educational institutions in the area, such as the Camberwell School of Art and the Dulwich College. Several of the men and women listed have been honoured with blue plaques in various parts of the borough, including more than 50 commemorative plaques awarded by the Southwark Council since 2003. 
In 1965, the
Metropolitan Borough of Southwark, the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell, and the Metropolitan Borough of Bermondsey were amalgamated to form the London Borough of Southwark. Located in the eastern part of South London, it is, along with the City of London, the oldest part of Greater London, with a history of civilisation that dates back to the Roman times. One of the 32 London boroughs, it constitutes several urban and suburban neighborhoods, including  Bermondsey, Bankside, Camberwell, Dulwich, Peckham, Nunhead, Rotherhithe, Walworth, and The Borough, located at the southern bank of the river Thames. The 2001 census recorded the population of Southwark to be nearly 244,866 residents, sixty-three per cent of whom are whites, sixteen per cent black African and 8 percent black Caribbean. For a decade, between 1997 and 2007, the borough's population grew at three times the rate of England as a whole. Sixty per cent of the borough's inhabitants are currently known to live in social housing. 
Notable residents [ edit ]
Key to "Notes" regarding the residents' affiliation to Southwark:
Indicates that the resident was born in Southwark.
Indicates that the resident died in Southwark.
Citations in the Notes box refer to the information in the entire row.
Academia and research [ edit ]
Arts and entertainment [ edit ]
Jenny Agutter Film and television actress, who won an
Emmy Award and a BAFTA
John Boyega Film actor currently starring in
FOX series, 24: Live Another Day, alongside fellow British-American actor, Kiefer Sutherland.
Edward Alleyn Actor of the
Elizabethan theatre, who founded Dulwich College and Alleyn's School
Pete Bennett Winner of
television reality series Big Brother 7 Camberwell
Kenneth Branagh Actor and film director, who won an
Emmy Award and an Oscar nomination Camberwell
Michael Caine Actor, recipient of two
Academy Awards, a BAFTA, and four Golden Globe Awards
Charlie Chaplin Actor, comedian and filmmaker, an honoree of two
Character actress, who worked in film, radio and television Camberwell
Character actress, well known for work in a BBC soap opera, EastEnders Bermondsey
Jenny Eclair Comedian, actress and novelist
Chiwetel Ejiofor Actor, with especial prominence on the London stage
Leslie Grantham Television actor, well known for work in a
BBC soap opera, EastEnders Camberwell
Patricia Hayes Comedy actress, prominent for her work in television
Lynette Hemmant Artist and illustrator
Albert Houthuesen Artist of
still-lives, landscapes, seascapes, and portraits Camberwell
Terry Jones Comedian, actor and filmmaker, best known as member of the
Monty Python team Camberwell
Boris Karloff Actor, best recognised as
Frankenstein's monster in the 1931 film Frankenstein Camberwell
Martin McDonagh Playwright and film director, an
Academy Award winner Camberwell
Erin O'Connor Fashion model
Romantic landscape painter, etcher, printmaker and writer
Claude Rains Actor and film star, winner of a
Tony Award Camberwell
Tim Roth Film actor
Thomas Sangster Film and Voice Actor
Nicholas Serota Art curator, serving as director of
Tate Gallery Camberwell
Siouxsie Sioux Singer-songwriter of
Siouxsie and the Banshees Southwark
John Stainer Organist, composer, and professor of music at
University of Oxford Southwark
Tommy Steele Entertainer who brought rock music to the UK
Emma Thompson Actor and screenwriter, winner of
Oscars, BAFTAs, an Emmy, a Golden Globe Award Camberwell
Steve Chandra Savale Musician
Mark Wallinger Sculptor, a
YBA known for the (1999), and Ecce Homo (2007) sculptures State Britain Camberwell
Florence Welch Singer/ Songwriter (Florence + The Machine)
Engineering and technology [ edit ]
Famous motorcycle designer
unveiled in 2009 at his former residence, 8 Philip Walk,
, London SE15. He also ran a motorcycle shop in Peckham High Street.
Journalism and media [ edit ]
Literature [ edit ]
Enid Blyton Children's author, with popular work like the
and Famous Five series Secret Seven
East Dulwich B
Victorian poet and playwright, known for mastery of dramatic verse
Camilla Dufour Crosland
Victorian poet, novelist and writer on social and historical subjects, who died in:
East Dulwich B
Harry Buxton Forman
Victorian bibliographer,editor,Shelley scholar
Victorian novelist, journalist and social campaigner
Chris Harris Consultant, Futures Thinker and Author of
and Hyperinnovation Building Innovative Teams
Philip Massinger Playwright of works such as
and A New Way to Pay Old Debts The Roman Actor Southwark
John Ruskin Art critic, social theorist, painter and writer
Diarist and author, whose writings illuminate life in 18th-century England Southwark
Mary Wollstonecraft Author and feminist, known for writing
(1792) A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Politics and government [ edit ]
Lord Eric Avebury
Liberal Member of Parliament, 1962–70; Liberal Democrat Representative peer, 1999-
Liberal and Liberal Unionist politician, entrepreneur and imperial statesman Camberwell
General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union, 1968–77
Labour Member of parliament, 1983-; Leader of the House of Commons, 2007-
Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament (1983-) and party President (2004-)
Timothy Laurence Naval officer,
Equerry to Queen Elizabeth (1986–89), and husband of Princess Anne Camberwell
Anchor Brewery heir, Member of Parliament (1765–80), Sheriff of the City of London
Labour politician; General Secretary of the Labour Party (1985–94) Camberwell
Religion [ edit ]
Bobby Abel Cricketer (1881–1904), who played as an opening
batsman for the England cricket team
John Bostock Footballer, who plays as a
midfielder for OH Leuven
Rio Ferdinand Footballer, who plays as a
centre-back for Queens Park Rangers. Was also a former captain of England
Duncan Goodhew Swimmer, winner of gold and bronze medals at the
1980 Summer Olympics Camberwell
David Haye Boxer, former WBA heavyweight champion, former unified world cruiserweight champion and former European cruiserweight champion
John Keene Cricketer (1897–1907), who played as a bowler for
Surrey, Worcestershire, and Scotland
Nosher Powell Boxer and actor
Martin Ruane Wrestler, known as "Giant Haystacks" and a
European Union Heavyweight Champion Camberwell
Kenny Sansom Footballer, who played as a left back for
Arsenal and England Camberwell
See also [ edit ]
List of people from London
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