Who's Who in Barnet
This page lists prominent / famous people who live or have lived in or around the Barnet District.
If you know of someone that lived or lives near you let me know and I will put it on the list. I open with.
SIR SIDNEY CHAPMAN. If ever there is a man of the people it is Sir Sidney Chapman. I, like many others, lost trust in politicians and governments over the last few years but Sir Sidney was a true helper of the community.Sir Sir Sidney was born on 17th October 1935, Educated at Rugby and Manchester University.
He married his ex wife Clare in 1976,they have 3 children and she is still working with him to this day.
Sir Sidney began his political career in 1973 and was knighted by the Queen for his services in 1995.
Local people I have spoken to about him have all said good things, even those that do not support his political party. Good luck to Sidney in his retirement.
KINGSLEY AMIS: The 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 Martin Amis.
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 wood resident.
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 Wright. Barnet.
TONY BLACKBURN: DJ who started his career on Radio Caroline before joining the BBC, lives locally.
BERNARD BRESSLAW: 6ft 7in star of the Carry On films. Lived locally.
IAN CARMICHEAL: Film actor who also played Bertie Wooster on TV, lived in Totteridge.
MICHELLE COLLINS: Former East Enders actress and breast cancer awareness campaigner, lived in East Finchley.
RICHARD CROMWELL: (1626-1712) the son of Oliver Cromwell lived opposite the Five Bells, Thus,Cromwell Close.
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 in Whetstone.
LENNOX LEWIS: Heavyweight Champion of the World, lived in Hadley.
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 Finchley.
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 and Barnet.
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, North Finchley.
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, New Barnet.
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 three children. 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.