List of people from Leicester

List of people from Leicester

This is a list of notable people born in Leicester, England, educated there, or otherwise associated with the city.

Henry Walter Bates
David Attenborough
Daniel Lambert
Gary Lineker
Peter Shilton




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The arts and entertainment



Writing (except journalism)


Politics and Royalty




Team players

  • Tony Allcock (Fourteen-times bowls world champion, now Chief Executive of Bowls England)
  • James Barnfather (Played first-class cricket for Essex in 1924)
  • Andrew Betts (Current Great Britain Basketball Player)
  • Geoff Bouchard (Speedway rider)
  • Cyril "Squib" Burton, (speedway rider)
  • Ashley Chambers (English Footballer)[16]
  • Martin Corry (Rugby Player, Current Leicester captain and Former England captain)
  • Dion Dublin (England International Footballer)[17]
  • Emile Heskey (England international footballer)[18]
  • Martin Johnson (CBE, Rugby player, Leicester and England's World-Cup winning captain)
  • Chris Kirkland (England international footballer)[19]
  • Gary Lineker (England international footballer, World Cup 1986 Golden Boot Winner, sports presenter)[20]
  • Joe Mattock (English Footballer)[21]
  • Paddy Mills (speedway rider)
  • Samit Patel (England international cricketer)
  • Graham Plant (speedway rider)
  • Norman Plummer (Leicester City footballer, captain 1949 FA Cup Final, decorated World War II veteran)
  • Levi Porter (English Footballer)[22]
  • Steve Redfern (Rugby player, Leicester Tigers walk of legends)
  • Dean Richards (Rugby player and coach, Leicester Tigers and England captain)
  • Michael Robinson (footballer, Spanish TV presenter)[23]
  • Peter Shilton (England's most capped footballer)[24]
  • Ollie Smith (Rugby Union international)[25]
  • Luke Varney (footballer)[26]
  • John Wells (Leicester Tigers Rugby Captain, Head coach and England Forwards Coach)




  1. ^ "Richard Armitage" at Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "Graham Chapman" at Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ "Selina Chilton" at Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ "Betty Driver" at Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ "Terri Dwyer" at Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ "Dominic Keating" at Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ "Alison King" at Internet Movie Database
  8. ^ "Michael Kitchen" at Internet Movie Database
  9. ^ "John Leeson" at Internet Movie Database
  10. ^ "Barry Letts" at Internet Movie Database
  11. ^ "Parminder Nagra" at Internet Movie Database
  12. ^ "Andy Nyman" at Internet Movie Database
  13. ^ "Kate O'Mara" at Internet Movie Database
  14. ^ "Helen Pearson" at Internet Movie Database
  15. ^ [1]
  16. ^ "Ashley Chambers" at Football Heroes
  17. ^ "Dion Dublin" at Football Heroes
  18. ^ "Emile Heskey" at Football Heroes
  19. ^ "Chris Kirkland" at Football Heroes
  20. ^ "Gary Lineker" at Football Heroes
  21. ^ "Joe Mattock" at Football Heroes
  22. ^ "Levi Porter" at Football Heroes
  23. ^ "Michael Robinson" at Football Heroes
  24. ^ "Peter Shilton" at Football Heroes
  25. ^ "Ollie Smith" at Rugby Heroes
  26. ^ "Luke Varney" at Football Heroes
  27. ^ "Mark Cox" at Tennis Heroes

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