Saffron Walden - Notable Residents

Notable Residents

  • Geoffrey de Mandeville, 1st Earl of Essex, died 1144
  • Sir Thomas Smith, scholar and diplomatist, born 1513
  • Gabriel Harvey, scholar and writer, b.1552/3
  • William Strachey, historian, born 1572
  • Henry Winstanley (1644—1703), creator of the first Eddystone Lighthouse, born in nearby Littlebury
  • Elizabeth Butchill (ca. 1758—1780), convicted child murderer
  • Diana Wynne Jones, author, attended Friends School Saffron Walden, 1946–1952
  • Gordon Jacob, composer, resident 1959-1984
  • Tom Robinson, singer-songwriter, attended Friends School Saffron Walden, 1961–1967
  • Heidi Thomas, TV & film screenwriter
  • Stephen McGann, actor
  • Charles Dunstone, CEO Carphone Warehouse, born 1964
  • Raymond Williams, cultural critic
  • Edward Bawden, artist, resident 1970-1989
  • Stan Stammers, songwriter and musician, attended Saffron Walden County High School
  • Hattie Jacques, actor, 'Carry On...' films, died 1980
  • Ian Lavender, actor, best known for 'Pike' in 'Dads Army'
  • Jeff Hordley, actor, Cain Dingle in Emmerdale
  • Clare Mulley, biographer
  • Jojo Moyes, best selling, award-winning, romantic fiction author
  • Stig Blomqvist, Swedish racing driver
  • Tom Blomqvist, English racing driver (son of Stig)

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