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Wales Famous

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - B
  • Mac Adams sculptor
  • Laura Ashley designer
  • Sir Stanley Baker actor
  • Christian Charles Philip Bale actor
  • Shirley Bassey singer
  • Craig Bellamy footballer
  • Elinor Bennett musician
  • Aneurin Bevan creator National Health Service
  • Jeremy Bowen news journalist
  • D. George Boyce author, educator
  • Maxwell "Max Boyce comedian, singer
  • Rob Brydon actor, comedian
  • Stuart Burrows opera singer
  • Richard Burton actor
C - D
  • Joseph "Joe" Calzaghe boxer
  • John Charles football player
  • Charlotte Church singer
  • Gruffydd ap Cynan Welsh King
  • Roald Dahl author, screenwriter
  • Timothy Dalton actor
  • Josie D'Arby actress
  • Saint David (Dewi Saint) patron saint of Wales
  • David Davies swimmer
  • Geraint Wyn Davies actor
  • Lynn Davies olympic medalist
  • Richard Davies actor
  • Sir Robert Rees Davies historian
  • Russell Davies television producer, writer
  • Ryan Davies singer, pianist, songwriter
  • David "Dai" William Dower boxer
E - G
  • Edward II King of England
  • Gareth Edwards rugby player
  • Ivor Emmanuel opera singer
  • Brian Entwistle artist
  • Peg Entwistle actress
  • Clifford Evans actor
  • Geraint Evans opera singer
  • Gwynfor Evans pacifist, politician
  • John Evans explorer
  • David Lloyd George politician, statesman
  • John Gibson sculptor
  • Roger Glover musician
  • Owain Glyndwr king of Wales
  • Ray Gravell rugby player, broadcaster, actor
  • Hugh Griffith actor
  • Kenneth Griffith actor
  • Jemma Griffiths singer
  • Ioan Gruffudd actor
  • Llywelyn ap Gruffydd king of Wales
  • Nina Hamnett artist, author
  • Lyn Harding actor
  • Guto Harri news correspondent
  • Henry V King of England
  • Henry VII King of England
  • Alun Hoddinott composer
  • Mary Hopkin singer
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins actor
  • Donald Houston actor
  • Glyn Houston actor
  • Gareth Hughes actor
  • Richard Hughes author
I - L
  • Rhys Ifans actor
  • Katherine Jenkins mezzo-soprano
  • Augustus John artist
  • Barry John rugby player
  • Gwen John artist
  • Aled Jones singer
  • Grenfell Jones cartoonist
  • Terry Jones comedian, actor, screenwriter, director
  • Tom Jones singer
  • Brian Josephson physicist
L - O
  • Thomas Edward Lawrence "Lawrence of Arabia"
  • Saunders Lewis politician
  • Ted Lewis baseball player
  • Desmond Llewelyn actor
  • Gruffydd ap Llywelyn Welsh King
  • Arthur Machen (born Arthur Llewelyn Jones) author
  • Philip Madoc actor
  • Richard Marquand film director
  • Angus McBean photographer
  • Ray Milland actor
  • Captain Sir Henry Morgan privateer
  • William Morgan translator
  • Terry Nation television screenwriter
  • Ivor Novello composer, singer, actor
  • Robert Owen philanthropist, social reformer
P - R
  • Mike Peters singer, musician
  • Siân Phillips actress
  • Paul Potts opera singer
  • John Prescott deputy prime minister U.K.
  • Phillip Price golfer
  • Jonathon Pryce actor
  • Paul Radmilovic Olympic medalist
  • Matthew Rhys actor
  • John Rhys-Davies actor
  • Ceri Richards artist
  • Bartholomew Roberts pirate
  • Evan Roberts leader Welsh religious revival
  • Rachel Roberts actress
  • Bertrand Russell philosopher, social critic
S - T
  • Sir Harry Donald Secombe entertainer
  • Michael Sheen actor
  • Sarah Siddons actress
  • Victor Spinetti actor
  • Howard Spring author
  • Henry Morton Stanley journalist, explorer
  • Sara Sugarman film director, actress
  • Bryn Terfel opera singer
  • Dylan Thomas poet
  • R. S. Thomas poet
  • Barry Thornton photographer, author
V - Z
  • Rev Lewis Valentine pastor, author, editor, activist
  • Andrew Vicari artist
  • Tim Vincent television host
  • Jimmy Wilde boxer
  • Christopher Williams artist
  • Emlyn Williams dramatist, actor
  • Iris Williams singer
  • Kyffin Williams artist
  • Rhys Williams actor
  • Shane Williams rugby player
  • Waldo Williams poet
  • Peter Wingfield actor
  • Howard Winstone boxing champion
  • Ian Woosnam golfer
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones actress

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.