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There are a LOT of famous people in Wales and here they are:

Actors/actresses
  • Keith Allen (born 1953)
  • Stanley Baker (1927-1976)
  • Rob Brydon (born 1965)
  • Richard Burton (1925-1984)
  • Timothy Dalton (born 1946)
  • Josie D'Arby (born 1973), actress and presenter
  • Gareth David-Lloyd (born 1981)
  • Richard Davies(born 1926)
  • Ryan Davies (1937-1977)
  • Windsor Davies (born 1930)
  • Maudie Edwards (1906 - 1991)
  • Peg Entwistle (1908-1932)
  • Clifford Evans (1912-1985)
  • Dawn French (born 1957)
  • Hugh Griffith (1912-1980)
  • Kenneth Griffith (1921-2006)
  • Ioan Gruffudd (born 1973)
  • Edmund Gwenn (1875-1958)
  • Lyn Harding (1867-1952)
  • Doris Hare (1905 - 2000)
  • Donald Houston (1923-1991)
  • Glyn Houston (born 1926)
  • Anthony Hopkins (born 1937)
  • Gareth Hughes (1894-1965)
  • Rhys Ifans (born 1968)
  • Gary Jones (born 1958)
  • Glynis Johns (born 1923)
  • Mervyn Johns (1899-1992)
  • Ruth Jones (born 1967)
  • Desmond Llewelyn (1914-1999)
  • Philip Madoc (born 1934)
  • Ruth Madoc (born 1943)
  • Ray Milland (1907-1986)
  • Eve Myles (born 1978)
  • Joanna Page (born 1978)
  • Siân Phillips (born 1934)
  • Jonathan Pryce (born 1947)
  • Angharad Rees (born 1949)
  • John Rhys-Davies (born 1944)
  • Matthew Rhys (born 1974)
  • Rachel Roberts (1927-1980)
  • Michael Sheen (born 1969)
  • Sarah Siddons (1755-1831)
  • Victor Spinetti (born 1933)
  • Talfryn Thomas (1922 - 1982)
  • Tim Vincent (born 1972), actor and presenter
  • Naunton Wayne ( 1901-1970)
  • Emlyn Williams (1905-1987), dramatist and actor
  • Peter Wingfield (born 1962)
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones (born 1969)
  • Ieuan Rhys Williams (born 1909)
  • Owain Yeoman (born 1978)
[edit]Artists
  • John Gibson, (1790-1866), sculptor
  • Nina Hamnett (1890-1956), painter
  • Augustus John (1878-1961), painter
  • Gwen John (1876-1939), painter
  • David Jones (1895-1974), artist and poet
  • Andrew Vicari (born 1938) (as of 2004 UK's richest artist)
  • Ceri Richards(1903 - 1971), painter
  • Kyffin Williams (1918 - 2006), painter
  • John Elwyn (1916 - 1997) painter
[edit]Entrepreneurs
  • Laura Ashley (1925-1985), designer
  • James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley (1883-1968), newspaper publisher
  • William Berry, 1st Viscount Camrose (1879-1954), newspaper publisher
  • David Davies (industrialist) (1818-1893), industrialist
  • John Josiah Guest (1785-1852), ironmaster
  • Griffith J. Griffith(1850-1919), mining millionaire
  • Sir William Thomas Lewis, (died 1914) coalowner
  • Sir Terry Matthews (born 1943), telecommunications billionaire
  • Charles Stewart Rolls (1877-1910), motor manufacturer and aviator
  • Sir Howard Stringer (born 1942), businessman
  • David Alfred Thomas (1856-1918), industrialist
  • David Sullivan (born in 1949), publisher
  • Michael Moritz (born in 1962), investor
[edit]Explorers
  • John Evans (1770-1779)
  • George Everest (1790-1866)
  • Perce Blackborow (1896-1949)
  • Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904)
[edit]Film Directors
  • Marc Evans (born 1963
  • Peter Greenaway (born 1942
  • Craig Handley (born 1977)
  • Richard Marquand (1938-1987) (Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
  • Julian Richards
  • Sara Sugarman (born 1962)
[edit]Humorists
  • Max Boyce (born 1945), entertainer
  • Tommy Cooper (1922 - 1984), comedian and magician
  • Ryan Davies (1937 - 1977), comedian and singer
  • Lee Dainton of MTV show Dirty Sanchez
  • Rhod Gilbert (born 1968), comedian and BBC Radio Wales personality
  • Griff Rhys Jones (born 1953), comic writer and actor
  • Ruth Jones (born 1967), comic writer (Gavin & Stacey), actress and radio presenter
  • Terry Jones (born 1942), comedian (Monty Python series), author, film director
  • Gladys Morgan (1898 - 1983), comedienne
  • Tessie O'Shea (1913 - 1997), stand-up comedienne
  • Matthew Pritchard of MTV show Dirty Sanchez
  • Harry Secombe (1921 - 2001), comedian, actor, singer and television presenter
  • Paul Whitehouse (born 1958), writer and actor
  • Ronnie Williams (1939 - 1997), actor and comedian
[edit]Inventors
  • William Frost (1848 - 1935), amateur aviator
  • Adam Powell, creator of Neopets
[edit]Journalists and broadcasters
  • Jeremy Bowen (born 1960), journalist and broadcaster
  • Derek Brockway (born 1967), chief meteorologist for BBC Wales Today
  • Russell Davies (born 1946) radio presenter
  • Josie D'Arby (born 1972), radio broadcaster and television presenter
  • Huw Edwards (born 1961), journalist
  • Sara Edwards, broadcast journalist and co-anchor for BBC Wales Today
  • Dewi Griffiths, presenter of 'A String of Pearls'.
  • Guto Harri, BBC political correspondent
  • John Humphrys, journalist and broadcaster
  • Gareth Jones aka Gaz Top (born 1961)presenter and broadcaster
  • Gethin Jones, presenter
  • Steve Jones, presenter
  • Martyn Lewis, (born 1945) presenter
  • Johnny Morris OBE (1919 - 1999), television presenter, BBC Animal Magic
  • Jamie Owen, broadcast journalist and co-anchor for BBC Wales Today
  • Wynford Vaughan-Thomas, (1908-1987), noted BBC WWII reporter and journalist
  • Huw Wheldon, journalist and broadcaster
[edit]Military men and women
  • Hugh Evan-Thomas, (1862 - 1928), Vice-Admiral RN
  • T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia, 1888 - 1935), soldier
  • Hubert William Lewis, winner of the Victoria Cross
  • John Wallace Linton VC (Royal Navy Commander)
  • Sir Thomas Picton, (1758 - 1815), Lieutenant General
  • Simon Weston (born 1961), soldier and broadcaster
  • John Williams VC (1857-1932), born John Fielding
  • Roger Williams (~1537 - 1595) (soldier)
[edit]Monarchs
  • Gruffudd ap Cynan
  • Gruffudd ap Llywelyn
  • Hywel Dda
  • King Edward II of England
  • King Henry V of England
  • King Henry VII of England
  • Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, (c. 1223-1282), last ruler of an independent Wales.
  • Llywelyn Fawr
  • Maelgwn Gwynedd
  • Owain Glyndŵr
  • Owain Gwynedd
[edit]Musicians
  • Ivor Atkins, (1869-1953), organist
  • Dame Shirley Bassey (born 1937), singer
  • James Dean Bradfield, guitarist and lead singer (Manic Street Preachers)
  • Delme Bryn-Jones (1934 - 2001), baritone
  • Stuart Burrows (born 1933), tenor
  • John Cale (born 1942), musician (Velvet Underground)
  • Charlotte Church (born 1986), singer
  • Spencer Davis (born 1939), musician
  • Aimée Ann Duffy singer and songwriter, stage name Duffy
  • Henry Walford Davies (1869-1944), composer, Master of the King's Music
  • Geoff Eales, Jazz pianist
  • Dave Edmunds, signer, songwriter, musician and Rockfield Studios pioneer
  • Sir Geraint Evans (1922-1992), opera singer
  • Andy Fairweather-Low, (born 1948), singer, formerly with Amen Corner
  • Catrin Finch, harpist
  • Larry Goves, (born 1980), composer
  • Roger Glover, musician (Deep Purple)
  • Jemma Griffiths, (born 1975), singer and songwriter
  • Pete Ham, (1947-1975) musician (Badfinger)
  • Alun Hoddinott, (born 1929) composer
  • Mary Hopkin, (born 1950), singer
  • Owain Arwel Hughes, orchestral conductor
  • Dafydd Iwan, (born 1943), singer-songwriter
  • Richard David James, (born 1971), electronic musician commonly known as Aphex Twin
  • Katherine Jenkins, (born 1980), singer
  • Karl Jenkins (born 1944), composer
  • Daniel Jones (1912-1993), composer
  • Della Jones (born 1946), singer
  • Gwyneth Jones (born 1936), singer
  • Kelly Jones (born 1974), lead singer and guitarist (Stereophonics)
  • Parry Jones, (1891 - 1963), singer
  • Peter Karrie (born 1946), singer
  • Jon Lee, (1968-2002) former drummer with rock band Feeder
  • Donna Lewis (born 1973), singer, musician
  • Sir Tom Jones (born 1940), singer
  • William Mathias, (1934-1992), composer
  • Lemmy Kilmister (born 1945), musician
  • Cerys Matthews (born 1969), singer
  • Elaine Morgan singer
  • Grant Nicholas, (born 1967) guitarist, singer with rock band Feeder
  • Ivor Novello (1893-1951), actor, composer, dramatist, producer and singer
  • Tessie O'Shea (1913-1995), entertainer
  • Donald Peers (1908-1973)), singer
  • Margaret Price (born 1941), singer
  • Mal Pope (born 1960), singer and songwriter
  • Timothy John Rishton (born ?), organist, author, lecturer and broadcaster
  • James Sauvage (1849-1922), singer
  • Sir Harry Secombe (1921-2001), entertainer
  • Henry Spinetti (born 1951), drummer
  • Dorothy Squires (1915-1998), singer
  • Sasha (born 1969), DJ
  • Shakin' Stevens (born 1948), singer
  • Steve Strange (born 1959), singer
  • Alison Statton (born 1959) singer (Young Marble Giants)
  • Robert Tear (born 1939), tenor
  • Bryn Terfel (born 1965), baritone opera singer
  • Thighpaulsandra, musician, omposer
  • Mansel Thomas (1909-1986), composer
  • John Thomas(1826-1913), harpist and composer
  • Bonnie Tyler (born 1951), singer
  • Grace Williams (1906-1977), composer
  • Nicky Wire (born 1969), lyricist and bassist (Manic Street Preachers)
  • David Wynne (1900-1983), composer
[edit]Bands">[edit]Bands
  • The Alarm alternative rock band
  • The Automatic alternative rock band
  • Badfinger sixties pop group
  • The Blackout post-hardcore rock band
  • Budgie heavy metal band from Cardiff
  • Bullet for my Valentine metalcore band
  • Brigyn vocal group
  • Catatonia alternative rock band
  • Y Cyrff Welsh language rock band from Llanrwst
  • Feeder rock band from Newport
  • Funeral for a Friend screamo/emo band
  • Gene Loves Jezebel gothic rock band
  • Goldie Looking Chain comedic rap band
  • Lostprophets rock band
  • Mclusky alternative rock band
  • Man progressive rock band
  • Kids In Glass Houses pop punk band
  • Manic Street Preachers alternative rock band from Blackwood
  • Super Furry Animals independent rock band, many songs in Welsh
  • Stereophonics britpop band
[edit]Philosophers
  • Richard Ithamar Aaron (1901-1987)
  • Richard Price (1723-1791)
  • Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
  • Thomas Vaughan (1621-1666)
[edit]Politicians
  • Leo Abse, (1917-2008), Labour reformer of social legislation
  • Ifor Bach, (fl. 1158) early Welsh leader
  • Kenneth Baker, (born 1934), Conservative
  • John Batchelor,(1820 - 1883), Liberal
  • Aneurin Bevan, (1897-1960), Labour founder of the National Health Service
  • Henry Bruce, (1815-1895), Liberal
  • Molly Scott Cato, (Born 1963) the Green Party's Economics Spokesperson
  • Julian Cayo-Evans, (1937-1995), political activist and leader of the Free Wales Army
  • S.O. Davies, (1886-1972), Labour
  • Gwynfor Evans, (1912-2005), Plaid Cymru's first Member of Parliament
  • Jim Griffiths, (1890-1975), First Secretary of State for Wales
  • Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920), Labour, 1st Chief Justice of Australia
  • Michael Heseltine, (born 1933), Conservative
  • Michael Howard, (born 1941), Ex Conservative Party leader
  • Geoffrey Howe, (born 1926), Conservative Foreign Secretary
  • Cledwyn Hughes, (Baron Cledwyn of Penrhos) (1916-2001), Labour
  • Roy Jenkins, (1920-2003), Chancellor of the Exchequer 1967-70, President of the European Commission, 1976-81 and author
  • Baron Elwyn-Jones, (1909-1989), Labour Lord Chancellor also barrister
  • Neil Kinnock, (born 1942), Leader of the Labour Party, 1983-92
  • Peter Law, (1948-2006), Labour, Independent
  • Francis Lewis, (1713-1803), signatory of the American Declaration of Independence
  • David Lloyd-George, (1863-1945), Liberal Prime Minister 1916-22
  • Rhodri Morgan, (born 1939) Labour First Minister of Wales
  • Paul Murphy, (born 1946), Labour Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 2002-05
  • John Prescott, (born 1938), Labour Deputy Prime Minister 1997-
  • Henry Richard, (1812-1888), Liberal
  • Edward V. Robertson, (1881-1963), US Senator
  • Ted Rowlands, (born 1943), Labour
  • Joan Ruddock, (born 1943), Labour
  • Alan Woods, (born 1944) Trotskyist also writer
  • George Thomas, (1909-1997), Labour Speaker of the House of Commons
  • Thomas Vaughan, (c.1410-1483), also soldier and diplomat
  • Morgan B. Williams (1831 - 1903) Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • William Williams, (1634-1700), also lawyer
[edit]Religious leaders
  • Saint Cadoc
  • David Davies (1741-1819) Clergyman and social historian
  • Saint David
  • Saint Patrick
  • Saint Richard Gwyn, (c.1537-1584)
  • Howell Harris (1714-1773), Methodist minister
  • Saint Illtud
  • Evan Roberts (1878-1950), Methodist preacher of the Welsh Revival
  • John Roberts (Ieuan Gwyllt) (1822-1877), Methodist preacher and hymn-writer
  • Rowan Williams (born 1950), Archbishop of Canterbury appointed 2003
  • William Williams Pantycelyn, (1717-1791), hymn-writer
[edit]Scientists
  • Derek Brockway (born 1967), meteorologist, broadcaster
  • Glyn Daniel (1914 - 1986), archaeologist, broadcaster
  • Hugh Davies (1793 - 1821), botanist, clergyman
  • Herbert George (1893 - 1939), chemist, lecturer
  • Gwilym Jenkins (1933 - 1982), statistician, systems engineer
  • Alwyn Jones (born 1947), biophysicist
  • Eifion Jones (1925 - 2004), marine botanist
  • Steve Jones (born 1944), biologist, geneticist, author and television presenter
  • Siân Lloyd (born 1958), meteorologist, television presenter
  • Ronald Lockley (1903 - 2000), naturalist, author
  • Victor Erle Nash-Williams archaeologist
  • Gareth Roberts (1940 - 2007), physicist
  • Graham Sutton (1903 - 1877), meteorologist
  • Phil Williams (1939 - 2003), astrophysicist, politician
  • Alfred Russel Wallace (1823 - 1913) Described Natural Selection before Darwin.
[edit]Sportsmen/women[edit]Athletes">[edit]Athletes
  • Jim Alford, (born 1913) British Empire Games gold medallist
  • Jimmy Austin, baseball player
  • Steve Barry, (born 1950) Commonwealth Games gold medallist
  • Jamie Baulch, (born 1973) 400m Sprinter
  • Lynn Davies, Olympic gold medallist
  • Tanni Grey-Thompson (born 1969)
  • Colin Jackson (born 1967), hurdler
  • Steve Jones, athlete
  • Ted Lewis, baseball player
  • Christian Malcolm (born 1979) Sprinter
  • Iwan Thomas (born 1974) 400m Sprinter
[edit]Boxers">[edit]Boxers
  • Joe Calzaghe (MBE, CBE) (born 1972)
  • Dai Dower (born 1933)
  • Jim Driscoll (1880-1925), 'Peerless' Jim Driscoll, Featherweight
  • Tommy Farr (1914-1986)
  • Colin Jones (born 1959)
  • Enzo Maccarinelli (born 1980), current WBU Cruiserweight Title Holder (7 Defences)
  • Johnny Owen (1956-1980)
  • David 'Bomber' Pearce (1959-2000)
  • Nicky Piper (born 1966)
  • Steve Robinson (born 1968), former WBO Featherweight World Title Holder (7 Defences)
  • Freddie Welsh (1886-1927)
  • Jimmy Wilde (1892-1969)
  • Howard Winstone (1939-2000)
[edit]Cricketers">[edit]Cricketers
  • Jeff Jones (born 1941)
  • Simon Jones (born 1978)
  • Tony Lewis (born 1938) England Captain 1972/73
[edit]Footballers">[edit]Footballers
  • Mark Aizlewood (born 1959)
  • Ivor Allchurch (1929-1997), Wales international
  • Len Allchurch (born 1933)
  • Dai Astley (1909-1989)
  • Colin Baker (born 1934)
  • Tom Baker (born 1936)
  • Tommy Bamford (1905-1967)
  • Walley Barnes (1920-1975)
  • Craig Bellamy (born 1979), striker and Wales international
  • Nathan Blake (born 1972)
  • Horace Blew (1873-1957)
  • Paul Bodin (born 1964)
  • Dave Bowen (1928-1995)
  • Jason Bowen (born 1972)
  • Mark Bowen (born 1963)
  • Stan Bowsher (1899-1968)
  • Terry Boyle (born 1958)
  • Ronnie Burgess (1917-2005)
  • Ollie Burton (born 1941)
  • John Charles (1931-2004), the "Gentle Giant", Wales international
  • Mel Charles (born 1935)
  • Roy Clarke (1925-2006)
  • Chris Coleman, manager of Coventry City F.C.
  • James Collins (born 1983)
  • John Cornforth (born 1967)
  • Vic Crowe (1932-2009)
  • Alan Curtis (born 1954)
  • Len Davies (1899-1945)
  • Ron Davies (born 1942)
  • Wyn Davies (born 1942)
  • Mark Delaney (born 1976)
  • Robert Earnshaw (born 1981)
  • Trevor Edwards (born 1937)
  • John Elsworthy (1931-2009)
  • John Emanuel (born 1948)
  • Mike England (born 1941
  • Carl Fletcher (born 1980)
  • Brian Flynn (born 1955)
  • Trevor Ford (1923-2003)
  • Roger Freestone (born 1968)
  • Danny Gabbidon (born 1979)
  • Ryan Giggs (born 1973), midfielder/winger, Wales international
  • David Giles (born 1956)
  • Brian Godfrey (born 1940)
  • Arfon Griffiths (born 1941)
  • Chris Gunter (born 1989)
  • Carl Harris (born 1956)
  • John Hartson (born 1975)
  • Ron Hewitt (1928-2001)
  • Terry Hennessey (born 1942)
  • Wayne Hennessey (born 1987)
  • Barrie Hole (born 1942)
  • Mel Hopkins (born 1934)
  • Barry Horne (born 1962)
  • Billy Hughes (born 1918)
  • Mark Hughes (born 1963), manager of Manchester City F.C. and Wales international
  • Leighton James (born 1953)
  • Robbie James (1957-1998)
  • Steve Jenkins (born 1972)
  • Roy John (1911-1973)
  • Bryn Jones (1912-1985)
  • Cliff Jones (born 1935)
  • Joey Jones (born 1955)
  • Ken Jones (born 1936)
  • Fred Keenor (1894-1972)
  • Jack Kelsey (1929-1992)
  • George Latham (1881-1939)
  • Joe Ledley (born 1987)
  • Ken Leek (1935-2007)
  • Andy Legg (born 1966)
  • Arthur Lever (1920-2004)
  • John Lewis (born 1955)
  • Steve Lowndes (born 1960)
  • Billy Lucas
  • Chris Marustik (born 1961)
  • Terry Medwin (born 1932)
  • Andy Melville (born 1968)
  • Billy Meredith (1874-1958)
  • Jimmy Murphy (1910-1989)
  • Lewin Nyatanga (born 1988)
  • Mark Pembridge (born 1970)
  • Jason Perry (born 1970)
  • Leighton Phillips (born 1949)
  • Ivor Powell (born 1916)
  • Keith Pring (born 1943)
  • Tony Pulis (born 1958) manager of Stoke City
  • Kevin Ratcliffe (born 1960)
  • Gil Reece (born 1942)
  • Ronnie Rees (born 1944)
  • Sam Ricketts (born 1981)
  • Carl Robinson (born 1976)
  • John Robinson (born 1971)
  • Peter Rodrigues (born 1944)
  • Ian Rush (born 1961), striker and Wales international
  • Dean Saunders (born 1964)
  • Robbie Savage (born 1974)
  • Alf Sherwood (1923-1990)
  • Gary Speed (born 1969) Wales international footballer,
  • Gary Sprake (born 1945)
  • Fred Stansfield (born 1917)
  • Derek Sullivan (1930-1983)
  • Rod Thomas (born 1947)
  • John Toshack (born 1949) Wales international and current National Team manager.
  • Neville Southall MBE (born 1959), goalkeeper, Wales' most capped player
  • Byron Stevenson (1956-2007), Leeds United F.C., Birmingham City F.C. player and Wales international
  • Kit Symons (born 1971)
  • Derek Tapscott (1932-2008)
  • Billy Thomas (born 1948)
  • Nigel Vaughan (born 1959)
  • Graham Vearncombe (1934-1993)
  • Roy Vernon (1937-1993)
  • Tony Villars (born 1952)
  • Colin Webster (1932-2001)
  • Harold Williams (born 1924)
  • Stuart Williams (born 1930)
  • Doug Witcomb (born 1918)
  • Terry Yorath (born 1950)
[edit]Golfers">[edit]Golfers
  • Bradley Dredge (born 1973)
  • Stephen Dodd (born 1966)
  • Brian Huggett (born 1936)
  • Phillip Price (born 1966)
  • Dai Rees (1913-1983)
  • Ian Woosnam (born 1958), Ryder Cup player and former US Masters Champion
[edit]Motor_Sports">[edit]Motor Sports
  • Gwyndaf Evans (born 1959), rally driver
  • Gary Hocking, motorcycle racer
  • Tom Pryce (1949-1977)
  • Alan Rees, grand-prix motor racing driver
  • Freddie Williams, former Speedway World Champion
[edit]Rugby_players">[edit]Rugby players
  • Phil Bennett (born 1948), international
  • Billy Boston (born 1934), international (rugby league)
  • Lee Byrne (born 1980), international
  • Colin Charvis (born 1972), international
  • Gerald Davies (born 1945), international
  • Mervyn Davies (born 1946), international
  • John Dawes (born 1940), captain and coach of Wales and British & Irish Lions
  • Gareth Edwards (born 1947), international
  • Ieuan Evans (born 1964), international
  • Trevor Foster (1916-2005), international (rugby league)
  • Reggie Gibbs (1882-1938), international
  • Scott Gibbs (born 1971), international
  • Ian Gough, (born 1976), international
  • Arthur 'Monkey' Gould, (1864-1919), international
  • Ray Gravell ("Grav") (1951-2007), international
  • Leigh Halfpenny (born 1988), international
  • Gavin Henson (born 1982), international
  • James Hook (born 1985), international
  • Robert Howley (born 1970), international
  • Carwyn James (1929-1983), international
  • Garin Jenkins (born 1966), international
  • Gethin Jenkins (born 1980), international
  • Neil Jenkins (born 1971) international
  • Barry John (born 1945), international
  • Adam Jones (born 1981), international
  • Alun Wyn Jones (born 1985) international
  • Duncan Jones (born 1978), international
  • Ken Jones (born 1921), international
  • Robert Jones (born 1965), international
  • Ryan Jones (born 1981) international
  • Stephen Jones, (born 1977), international
  • Gareth Llewellyn (born 1969), international
  • Cliff Morgan (born 1930), international and broadcaster
  • Gwyn Nicholls (1874-1939), international
  • Dwayne Peel (born 1981), international
  • Graham Price (born 1951), international
  • Scott Quinnell (born 1972), international
  • Mike Ruddock, (born 1959), former Wales national team coach
  • Tom Shanklin (born 1979), international
  • Clive Sullivan (born 1943), international (rugby league)
  • Haydn Tanner (born 1917), international
  • Mark Taylor (born 1973), international
  • Gareth Thomas (born 1974), international
  • Paul Turner, (born 1959), international
  • David Watkins, (born 1942), international
  • Bleddyn Williams (born 1923), international
  • Johnnie Williams (1882-1916), international
  • J.P.R. Williams (born 1949), international
  • Martyn Williams (born 1975), international
  • Rhys Williams (born 1980), international
  • Shane Williams (born 1977), international
  • John Yapp (born 1983), international
  • Dai Young (born 1967), international
[edit]Snooker_players">[edit]Snooker players
  • Dominic Dale (born 1971)
  • Ryan Day (born 1980)
  • Terry Griffiths (born 1947)
  • Darren Morgan (born 1966)
  • Doug Mountjoy (born 1942)
  • Ray Reardon (born 1932)
  • Matthew Stevens (born 1977)
  • Mark Williams (1975)
  • Cliff Wilson (1934-1994)
[edit]Swimmers">[edit]Swimmers
  • David Davies (born 1985)
  • Paul Radmilovic (swimmer and water-polo player) (1886-1968)
[edit]Trade union leaders
  • Clive Jenkins (1926-1999)
  • James Henry Thomas (1874-1949)
  • Moss Evans (1925-2002)
[edit]WritersFor Welsh writers, see:
  • List of Welsh writers
  • List of Welsh language authors
  • List of Welsh language poets (6th century to c.1600)
[edit]Other notables
  • Helen Adams (born 1978), runner-up in Big Brother 2001.
  • Sian Adey-Jones, model, former Miss Wales
  • Rees Davies (1938-2005), historian
  • John Dee (born 1527), alchemist
  • Timothy John Evans (1924-1950), due to a miscarriage of justice hanged for murdering his wife and daughter, subsequently pardoned
  • Rosemarie Frankland (1943-2000), former Miss World
  • John Frost (1784-1877), Chartist
  • Geoffrey of Monmouth (c.1100-1155), churchman and historian
  • George Jeffreys (1648-1689), hanging judge
  • Ernest Jones (1879-1958), psychoanalyst
  • Stephen Jones (1870-1941), experimental phonetician
  • Walter Map (c.1137-1209), medieval raconteur
  • Howard Marks, international drug-smuggler and author
  • Angus McBean (1904-1990), photographer
  • Godfrey Morgan, 1st Viscount Tredegar (1831-1913), Member of Parliament, land-owner and benefactor
  • Helen Morgan (born 1952), Miss World
  • Henry Morgan (c.1635 - 1688), privateer
  • John Nash (1752-1835), architect
  • Robert Owen (1771-1858), social reformer
  • Dr William Price (1800-1893), eccentric physician
  • Bartholomew Roberts (1682-1722), pirate (Black Bart or Barti Ddu)
  • William Salesbury (c.1520 - c.1600), lexicographer, phonetician and comparative linguist
  • Imogen Thomas (born 1982), former Miss Wales and Big Brother contestant
  • Robert Vaughan (c.1592 - 16 May 1667), antiquary
  • Glyn Wise (born January 1988), Big Brother 2006 runner-up.
  • Edward Williams (1747-1826) aka Iolo Morganwg
  • Thomas Wynne (1627-1691), (surgeon), Quaker and friend of William Penn
[edit]People born outside Wales regarded as Welsh[edit]Politicians">[edit]Politicians
  • David Lloyd George (1863-1945), former Prime Minister
  • Dafydd Wigley (born 1943) ,former President of Plaid Cymru
[edit]Journalists/broadcasters">[edit]Journalists/broadcasters
  • Sian Williams, television presenter
[edit]Sportsmen/women">[edit]Sportsmen/women
  • Joe Calzaghe ( born 1972) Current IBF and WBO(18 Defences) Super-Middleweight World Title holder.
  • Rupert Moon, Wales international rugby union player and TV presenter
[edit]Writers">[edit]Writers
  • Alexander Cordell (1914-1997), novelist
  • Richard Hughes (1900-1976), novelist
  • Richard Llewellyn (1907-1983), novelist
  • Jan Morris (born 1926), historian, author and travel writer
  • Marion Eames (1921-2007), novelist
  • John Dee (born 1527), mathematician and astronomer
  • David Jones (poet) (1895-1974), poet
  • Saunders Lewis (born 1893-1985), poet and dramatist

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How much percent of famous people live in wales out of 100 percent?

All famous people live in wales. it like u have too! its the new style! 100% out of 100%


What is Jimmy Wales famous for?

Jimmy Wales is famous because he founded Wikipedia.


What is Wales's famous city?

The capital city Cardiff is the most famous city in Wales. As well as being the capital it was famous in previous centuries for being a major port, particularly in exporting coal. It is also the birthplace of famous people like Roald Dahl and Shirley Bassey. Most recently it is famous for being the place where Doctor Who and Torchwood are filmed! There are other famous cities such as Swansea and St. David's; St. David's is the smallest city in Wales with a population of just 2000 people.


What other famous people take parts in William Shakespeare's plays?

Not a lot of famous people who are not actors take parts in Shakespeare. An exception is Charles, Prince of Wales, who recorded for charity a scene from Henry IV Part 1 in which he played . . . the Prince of Wales.


What is Santa Claus famous for in Wales?

santa is famous in wales for beliving in the children that they can do there best


How many famous people came from wales?

There are literally thousands recorded if you take into consideration all the reasons one can be classed as "famous"


Where are some famous quays in Wales?

The famous quay in Wales is New Quay. Many people in Britain and some from other countries take holidays in New Quay every year. Dylan Thomas took inspiration from there.


What is a famous place in Wales?

Cardiff the capital of wales


Who is Wales' most famous person?

Diana of wales?


What is Santa in Wales famous for doing?

Santa in wales is famous for giving out presents like every country


Is Anglesey lighthouse famous?

There are five Anglesey lighthouses. I'm not sure what makes something famous. They are certainly well know to the people of Wales


Famuos people from Wales?

the spelling of famous is that way nd there are many famous welsh people if you follow the link you will see the list http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Welsh_people


What famous people got married at St pauls cathedral?

Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer


Biggest castle in Wales?

Caerphilly Castle is the largest castle in Wales. It is located in Caerphilly, Wales and is a famous local attraction.


Famous rivers in Wales?

the most famos river in wales is the one in angle sea


Famous singers in wales?

joey


What do people do in Wales as entertainment?

people in Wales play bagpipes to entertain people


What kind of people live in Wales?

Welsh people and people who have moved to Wales.


What is Wales' most famous river?

Probably the River Taff, which is why many Welsh people through the ages have been nicknamed 'Taffy.'


What can you do as project about Wales?

You could do about the history of the Celts or Welsh princes, the castles or lanscape, or famous Welsh people and artists/singers/actors.


What do we call people who come from Wales?

People from Wales are called Welsh.


What is the famous landmark in wales?

cardiff castle


What is the famous appetizer in Wales?

Welsh Rarebit.


Does people in Wales have MySpace?

There are no barriers to prevent people who live in Wales from accessing Myspace so I'm sure that plenty of people who do live in Wales do use it.


Dates famous people died?

John F.Kennedy died Nov.22,1963 Diana Princess of Wales died August 31, 1997