novelist who wrote Lucky Jim and The Old Devils lived with his wife
Elizabeth Jane Howard in Hadley wood in the 70s. His son is writer
WINIFRED ATWELL: Popular pianist from the 1950s whose song
Black And White Rag
became the theme to BBC TV's Pot Black, lived locally.
BABY SPICE: singer with the Spice Girls, Emma Bunton was
born in Barnet and lived in Finchley.
JEREMY BEADLE: The presenter of Beadle's About and You've
Been Framed was a Hadley
SEAN BEAN: Star of the Sharpe TV series who appeared in 007's
Goldeneye and Lord Of The
Rings, lived in Totteridge.
DENNIS BERGKAMP: Dutch-born Arsenal star, lived in Cockfosters.
BEVERLEY SISTERS: Singing trio from the 1950s and 60. Joy
was married to footballer Billy
TONY BLACKBURN: DJ who started his career on Radio Caroline
before joining the BBC,
BERNARD BRESSLAW: 6ft 7in star of the Carry On films. Lived
IAN CARMICHEAL: Film actor who also played Bertie Wooster
on TV, lived in Totteridge.
MICHELLE COLLINS: Former East Enders actress and breast cancer
lived in East Finchley.
RICHARD CROMWELL: (1626-1712) the son of Oliver Cromwell
lived opposite the Five Bells,
GODFREY EVANS: The legendary wicketkeeper who played for
England and Kent was born
in Finchley in 1920.
DAME GRACIE FIELDS: Actress and singer, known as "Our
Gracie," lived in Bishops Avenue
(the East Finchley end).
DAVID GINOLA: Ex-Spurs player, lived in Totteridge.
GEORGE GRAHAM: former Arsenal manager, lived in Cockfosters.
CAROL HAWKINS: Actress who starred as the sexy Sharon Eversleigh
in TV hit Please, Sir!
was born in Barnet.
TREVOR HOWARD: Great film actor with more than 100 screen
credits including Brief Encounter
(1945), The Third Man (1949), The Cockleshell Heroes (1955), Mutiny
On The Bounty (1962),
Von Ryan's Express (1965), The Battle Of Britain (1969), Ryan's Daughter
(1970), Superman (1978), Gandhi (1982) and White Mischief (1987).
He lived in Arkley and The Gate pub was his local.
DAVID JASON: Another great English actor and star of Only
Fools And Horses and Frost lived in a
house where Iceland's car park in North Finchley is now.
JACK KELSEY: Legendary Arsenal and Wales goalkeeper in the
1950's who played against Brazil
(and Pele) in the 1958 World Cup Finals. His display against the south
americans is engraved in
welsh footballing history. For Arsenal he was a loyal servant who
went on to run the Arsenal Shop.
He played against Manchester United's "Busby Babes" in their
last game in England before the
Munich Tragedy. He lived in Southgate and Friern Barnet.
JOE KINNEAR: Ex Spurs player and Wimbledon manager, lived
LENNOX LEWIS: Heavyweight Champion of the World, lived in
DAVID LIVINGSTONE: The explorer, I presume, lived in Hadley.
HUMPHREY LYTTLETON: Legendary Jazz
Trumpet player lived locally.
GEORGE MICHAEL: Was born above a cafe in Church Lane, East
SPIKE MILLIGAN: One of the greatest comedians and a founder
of The Goons lived in Holden
Road, Finchley, and in Hadley.
ROGER MOORE: The James Bond actor lived in Totteridge when
he was making The Saint TV
series at Borehamwood.
ERIC MORECAMBE: His sister in-law ran The Torrington pub
and he lived locally.
MICKEY MOST: Record producer lived in Totteridge lane.
MARC OVERMARS: Former Arsenal midfielder, lived in Arkley.
ELAINE PAIGE: Singing star of many musical. Including Evita
and Cats, was born in Barnet.
DANIEL PEACOCK: Comedian/Actor who starred in the film Party
Party lived in Squires Lane
CLIFF RICHARD: Legendary "young one" and Shadows
front man lived in Totteridge.
PETER SELLERS: Comic genius and star of The Goon radio shows
and Clouseau films lived
with his mother at 211b High Road East Finchley and later bought a
house in Whetstone.
FEARGAL SHARKEY: Undertones singer, lived in East Finchley.
JERRY SPRINGER: TV Host, born in East Finchley.
GRAHAM STARK: Actor who appeared in many Peter Sellers films,
lived in Finchley.
TERRY-THOMAS: Utterly English actor famed for playing cads
was born in Nether Street,
LEE THOMPSON: Sax Player with Madness, lives in Barnet.
SUSAN TULLY: Former East Enders actress, lived in East Finchley.
FRANKIE VAUGHAN: Singer, lived in Totteridge.
JOHNNY VAUGHAN: TV presenter born 1966 in Totteridge.
ARSENE WENGER: Manager of Arsenal, lives in Totteridge.
TOYAH WILCOX: Singer/actress was born in Finchley.
BILLY WRIGHT: Ex England Captain. Lived in Lyonsdown Road,
PAUL YOUNG: Singer whose hit Wherever I Lay My Hat was number
one through the
summer of 1983. Lived in Totteridge with model wife Stacy and their
Now lives in New Barnet
SAMANTHA JANUS: Actress who starred in TV's Game On and Liverpool
1, lives in Whetstone.
BUSTED and GIRLS ALOUD: Both groups lived at a luxury development
in Friern Barnet.