Famous People From Watford
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.