Ipswich - Famous Residents

Famous Residents

Main category: People from Ipswich

Probably the most famous person born in the town is the Tudor Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. The artist Thomas Gainsborough and the cartoonist "Giles" worked here, Horatio, Lord Nelson became Steward of Ipswich, and Margaret Catchpole began her adventurous career here. Alf Ramsey and Sir Bobby Robson were both successful managers of Ipswich Town F.C.

  • Nik Kershaw 80s pop singer was raised in Ipswich
  • Richard Shaw, author of the best-selling diet book "Cut the Crap" wrote the book whilst living in Ipswich
  • Professional darts player Mervyn King (born 1966) was born in Ipswich, as was the 1983 World Champion Keith Deller (born 1959).
  • It is also purported that Geoffrey Chaucer, author of The Canterbury Tales was born here.
  • Vocalist Dani Filth of renowned extreme metal band Cradle of Filth.
  • Punk rock band The Adicts
  • The fattest man in the world, Paul Mason, who once weighed 70 stone, lives in Ipswich.

Academy Award-nominated English actor Ralph Fiennes was born in an Ipswich hospital while his parents were living near Southwold but did not live in the town.

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Famous quotes containing the words residents and/or famous:

    In most nineteenth-century cities, both large and small, more than 50 percent—and often up to 75 percent—of the residents in any given year were no longer there ten years later. People born in the twentieth century are much more likely to live near their birthplace than were people born in the nineteenth century.
    Stephanie Coontz (20th century)

    Martyrdom ... is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)