List of people from the London Borough of Croydon

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Among those who were born in the London Borough of Croydon, or have dwelt within the borders of the modern borough are (alphabetical order):


  • Feroz Abbasi, arrested in Afghanistan in 2001 and detained at Guantanamo Bay; lived in Shirley and attended school in Croydon
  • Adegbenga Adejumo (1987–), Croydon born dubstep producer known as Benga
  • Allan Ahlberg (1938–), children's writer (Penguin)
  • Baron Ali (1964–), born and raised in the north of Croydon; multimillionaire media entrepreneur and politician; co-founder of Planet 24 TV production company; MD at Carlton Television; currently chairman of and Chorion Ltd.; a Labour peer; one of very few openly gay Muslim politicians in the world
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Professional Football player who plays for Premier League club Manchester United born in Croydon
  • Dame Peggy Ashcroft (1907–1991), actress, born in Croydon and lived in George Street as a child; honoured in the naming of the Ashcroft Theatre, part of the Fairfield Halls; was a school friend of architect Jane Drew[1]




The house of Arthur Conan Doyle in South Norwood






  • Len Jarrett (1921–), former Director of Administration of the World Scout Bureau; former World Organizer of Scoutings's Jamboree-on-the-Air for thirty years; Croydon born
  • Nora Johnston (1886–1952), carillon performer and inventor of the mobile carillon
  • Finn Jones (1988–), Croydon raised
  • Oliver Jones (1986–), Croydon born dubstep producer otherwise known as Skream


  • Steve Kember (1948–), footballer, born in Croydon
  • George Arthur Knowland, recipient of the Victoria Cross during the Second World War
  • Krept and Konan, UK rap duo, raised in Gipsy Hill, Lambeth and Thornton Heath, Croydon respectively
  • Rachel Keen (1997–), singer/songwriter, known as Raye, raised in Croydon











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  5. ^ "Trevor Goddard". Internet Movie Database.
  6. ^ GRO: JUN 1936 2a 883 CROYDON – Roy Hudd, mmn = Barham
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  11. ^ "Miles Malleson". Internet Movie Database.
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  13. ^ "Kate Moss". Internet Movie Database.
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  18. ^ "Edward Woodward". Internet Movie Database.
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