Celebrities Born in Watford Hertfordshire

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Bradley Walsh

A regular on our teatime TV screens, with the popular ITV star hosting The Chase as well as other TV quiz shows – and now he is preparing to enter the Doctor Who universe.

He attended what is now Francis Combe Academy, a comprehensive school in Garston, nr Watford.

He not only became a professional footballer and a stand-up comedian, but he’s also been a Pontins Bluecoat, the boss of Coronation Street’s knicker factory, the star of Law & Order: UK, host of Tonight at the London Palladium, Dick Whittington in panto, and quizmaster on ITV game show The Chase.


Vincent Peter “Vinnie” Jones

(born 5 January 1965) Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

He did a stint on Celebrity X-Factor.

He then later attended Chancellor’s School in nearby Brookmans Park.

Actor, British actor and former professional footballer who played as a midfielder from 1984 to 1999 notably for Wimbledon and Chelsea.

His film career began with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and continued with roles in films such as Snatch (2000), Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), Mean Machine (2001), and Juggernaut in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).

Jones appeared in Celebrity Big Brother 2010.


Geraldine Estelle Horner

English singer, songwriter, author, and actress.

Born 6 August 1972, North Watford, Hertfordshire. Her Mother is Spanish, and her father Swedish descent.

Educated at Watford Grammar School for Girls, and Camden School for Girls.

Known in the 1990s as Ginger Spice wearing her Union Jack dress performing in the female band ‘Spice Girls’

Before starting her music career, Halliwell had worked as a nightclub dancer in Majorca, a presenter on the Turkish version of Let’s Make a Deal, and a topless glamour model.

She is currently writing a book.

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Brian Conley, Comedian

He was born and raised in West London and studied Performing Arts at The Barbara Speake Stage School.

At the age of 16, he hit the road and made a living performing cabaret in nightclubs.

He began his TV career as a warm up man for Terry Wogan, Noel Edmonds and Kenny Everett, but soon started appearing in front of the cameras with regular appearances in Five Alive and Live from the Palladium.


Sue Cleaver, Actress

born on 2 September 1963 in Watford, Hertfordshire

Best known for portraying the role of Eileen Grimshaw on the ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, since 2000.

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Terry Scott, Actor

He was born in Watford, and educated at Watford Grammar School for Boys.

A brilliant comic actor Terry Scott was one of the most familiar faces on British television in the 1960s and 70s.

At the height of his popularity his classic comedy series, Terry and June.

TV – Voice of Danger Mouse.

Lived In Watford

George Michael (Bushey)


Michael Portillo

Born: 26 May 1953 Born in Bushey “Portillo was born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, to an exiled Spanish republican father, Luis Gabriel Portillo (1907–1993)and a Scottish mother, Cora Waldegrave (née Blyth) (1919–2014).

Portillo’s father, a devout Catholic, was a member of left-wing movements in the 1930s and fled Madrid when it fell to General Franco in 1939, settling in England.

He became head of the London Diplomatic Office of the Government in Exile in 1972. Portillo’s maternal grandfather, John Blyth, was a prosperous linen mill owner from Kirkcaldy.” Wikipedia