List of people from the London Borough of Hounslow

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Among those who were born in the London Borough of Hounslow, or have live/lived within the borders of the modern borough are (alphabetical order):


  • Marcus Akin – reality TV personality, karate practitioner, actor and writer, lives in Brentford
  • Cecil Aldin – artist and illustrator, lived in Chiswick from 1894 to 1904[1]
  • Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam (known as M.I.A.) – British recording artist, songwriter, painter and director, born in Hounslow
  • David Attenborough – TV wildlife broadcaster, born in Isleworth
  • Sarah Ayton – Olympic gold medallist in the Yngling sailing class, 2004 and 2008; lived in Ashford


  • Sir Joseph Banks – botanist, lived and died at Spring Grove in Isleworth, buried in Heston churchyard
  • Nicholas Barbon – economist and financial speculator, died at Osterley Park House
  • Jack Beresford – Olympic rower, lived in Chiswick from 1903 to 1940[1]
  • Walter R. Booth (1882–1938) – creator of the first British animated cartoon film, The Hand of the Artist, lived in Isleworth
  • Jack Buckland – composer and recording artist, from the Chiswick area[1]
  • Louise Burfitt-Dons – humanitarian, lives in Chiswick[1]





  • Mo Farah – athlete; current 10,000 metres Olympic champion and 5000 metres Olympic, World and European champion; grew up in Hounslow
  • Fenella Fielding – actress, lived in Chiswick
  • Michael Flanders – entertainer, lived in Chiswick from 1971 to 1975[1]
  • E. M. Forster – author, a blue plaque in Arlington Park Mansions commemorates the flat where he lived until his death in 1970[1]
  • Ugo Foscolo – artist, died at Turnham Green in 1827, cenotaph in Chiswick churchyard
  • Stephen Fox – politician, had a country retreat in Chiswick from 1663[1]






  • Bernard Lee – actor, famous as "M" in the James Bond films 1962–79, born 1908 in Brentford
  • John Lindley – botanist[1]
  • Buster Lloyd-Jones – veterinarian, born in Feltham
  • Nick Lowe – musician, songwriter, producer; resident of Brentford
  • Dan Luger – Rugby World Cup winning winger
  • James Lawson – Olivier award winning actor, known for playing Lawrence in the original West End cast of School of Rock


  • Betty Marsden – actor in Round The Horn and Carry On Camping, lived on a houseboat in Brentford until her death in 1998.
  • Freddie Mercury – British musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen, grew up in Feltham
  • Joe Miller – actor, lived at Strand-on-the-Green from 1686 to 1738[1]
  • Nancy Mitford – lived briefly at Strand-on-the-Green[1]




  • Jimmy Page – English musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist of the rock band Led Zeppelin, born in Heston
  • The Rev. Sir Robert Peat – Vicar of St Lawrence's, New Brentford
  • Lucien Pissarro – artist[1]
  • Donald Pleasence – actor, lived at Strand-on-the-Green from 1973 to 1985[1]
  • Bertram Pollock – clergyman and Bishop of Norwich, born at Hanworth
  • Ernest Pollock – brother of Bertram, politician and lawyer, lived at Hanworth and became the first Viscount Hanworth in 1936






  • Jack Wild – actor who played Artful Dodger in Oliver, grew up in Hounslow
  • J. C. Winslow – Anglican missionary and hymn writer, born in Hanworth



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Gillian Clegg (2007). People. Chiswick History Retrieved 15 July 2010. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Yoo, Noah (22 June 2021). "Untangling MF DOOM's Lifelong Struggle With the U.S. Immigration System". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Hogarth's House". Hounslow London Borough Council. 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Syon Park". Official website. Retrieved 28 February 2019.