People Associated With Norfolk
The following people were not born or brought up in Norfolk but are long-term residents of Norfolk, are well known for living in Norfolk at some point in their lives, or have contributed in some significant way to the county.
- Verily Anderson, writer, lived in North Norfolk.
- Julian Assange, Australian publisher, journalist, writer, computer programmer, Internet activist and editor in chief of WikiLeaks, lived since 16 December 2010 in Ellingham Hall, the mansion of Vaughan Smith, under house arrest whilst fighting extradition to Sweden, before relocating to Kent in December 2011
- Bill Bryson, writer, has lived in the county since 2003.
- Adam Buxton, comedian and one half of Adam and Joe, moved to Norfolk in 2008
- Richard Condon (impresario), Theatre Royal, Norwich and Pavilion Theatre, Cromer Pier manager
- Revd Richard Enraght, 19th century clergyman, religious controversialist, Rector of St Swithun, Bintree
- Liza Goddard TV and stage actress, lives in the village of Syderstone.
- Trisha Goddard, TV personality, lives in Norwich and writes a column in the local newspaper the Eastern Daily Press.
- Adriana Hunter, translator of French novels, lives in Norfolk.
- John Major British Prime Minister from 1990 to 1997, has a holiday home in Weybourne.
- Ronan Parke, child singer.
- Alan Partridge, fictional character associated with radio show Norfolk Nights
- Pocahontas, who lived at Heacham Hall for part of her life
- Martin Shaw, stage, television and film actor, is based in Norfolk.
- Delia Smith, cookery writer and major Norwich City Football Club shareholder
- John Wilson, angler, writer and broadcaster
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