Celebrities of Farnham

A few years ago on the Farnham Facebook page we discussed Celebrities from Farnham, below is the list we came up with, which continues to grow. There are some interesting ones for sure. Thanks for everyone’s input.

All of the celebrities below were either born in Farnham or lived here at some point during their career.

Jonny Wilkinson

Famous for: Captain of the England Rugby Team, in May 2014 he had a net worth of £14 Million.

James Oliver Wheatley

Famous for: Actor, most recently Netflix starring as Blackbeard on ‘the lost pirate kingdom’.


Joel Freeland

Famous for: NBA Basketball with a 2015 net worth of $7.9 Million.

Jim Sturgess

Famous for: Hollywood Movie Star with a 2015 net worth of $5 Million.

Graham Thorpe

Famous for: Cricketer

Brenda Longman

Famous for: Voice of Soo from Sooty and Sweep.

William Cobbett

Famous for: pamphleteer, farmer and journalist, wanted to end Poverty.

Mike Hawthorn

Famous for: British racing driver

John Noakes

Famous for: Blue Peter Presenter

Michael Ball

Famous for: actor, singer and broadcaster

Sir Trevor McDonald

Famous for: News Presenter – Famous for Mafia Documentary

Roger Taylor

Famous for: drummer of the rock band Queen

Rachel Morris

Famous for: British Paralympic handcyclist who won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

Diane Youdale (Jet)

Famous for: Jet from gladiators

Maxwell Laird

Famous for: Actor known for Big Fat Gypsy Gangster and Game of Thrones

Peter Storey

Famous for: former England international footballer

Bill Maynard

Famous for: Actor in Heartbeat.

Who’s your favorite Farnham Celeb, are we missing any?