Famous People From Watford

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There are more famous people than you might expect, Watford has a large diversity of culture and sports with notable achievements in many different pursuits. Read more about Watford.

Spice Girl, Geri Halliwell, aka Geraldine Estelle Halliwell or Ginger Spice. Born 6/8/72. She also became a UN ambassador before she embarked on her music career.

A footballer, renowned for foul play, Vinnie Jones (Vincent Peter Jones) born 5/1/65. He also acted in the film Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels as well as Gone In 60 Seconds, and Swordfish and Snatch.

Left handed opening batter Nick Knight (Nicholas Verity Knight. Born 28/11/69. He played for Essex and then Warwickshire and lastly, England. He retired after he did 17 tests and 100-day Internationals. His middle name was from the 1930s bowler Hedley Verity.

Born in Bromley, Ken and growing up in Watford, Josh Lewsey MBE real name Owen Joshua Lewsey was born 30/11/76. He attended Watford Boys Grammar School and played for both Bristol and Wasps and finally England internationally. In 1998 he earned his England cap against New Zealand.

Founder of none other than BBC Proms concerts in London Royal Albert Hall, Henry J Wood (Henry Joseph Wood was born in 1869 and died in 1944. He sought to teach others in the earlier stages of raising the standard and he helped create a public for both classical and modern music.

Weightlifter, Michaela Breeze

Television presenter for Ghosthunters, Ian Cashmore

Crime Fiction author Anthony Berkeley Cox

Comedian Cyril Fletcher

Reality star as well as television personality Nikki Grahame

Former Swansea City FC manager Kenny Jackett

Sky Sports Soccer AM presenter Tim Lovejoy

Labor politician Mo Molam

Liberal Democrat politician Mark Oaten

Physicist Stuart Parkin

West Bromwich Albion football player, Paul Robinson

Comedian, TV, and Carry on actor, Terry Scott

Arsenal and England footballer, Kelly Smith

Middlesbrough F.C. Manager and the former England Footballer, Gareth Southgate

Coronation Street Actor as well as comedian, Bradley Walsh

Henry VI stayed over in Watford the night prior to his march on St. Albans in the War of the Roses 1455.

In 1724 Daniel Defoe described Watford as “really long and having only one street”.

Director of Watford Football Club Sir Elton John took the position as director in 1974 and resigned from the position as director in 2002.

In 1989 Mikhail Gorbachev visited the CASE communications at the Watford Business park.

As well as people of interest in Watford there are place too: learn more about famous places in Watford