The number of famous people from Bournemouth extends to far more than you might imagine, especially if you include famous people who have lived in Bournemouth and not just those who were born or died in Bournemouth.
When I was growing up in the Bournemouth and Poole area I never realised at the time that it was home to so many famous people. I never imagined that Bournemouth was associated with well known musicians, actors, authors and other celebrities. Oh yes, the list includes spies as well!
It was only when I started to research information to create a web page about my home town of Bournemouth (for a website that no longer exists), that I discovered that the list of celebrities is actually rather large. The list was in fact too large to dedicate just a section on that page to everyone with a connection with Bournemouth, and so I decided to create this website. My hope is that over time I can compile a definitive list of notable people and celebrities with a connection to the area, all recorded in one place.
I really enjoyed creating this list of famous people from Bournemouth, and I hope you enjoy exploring this website. If you find that you know someone with a Bournemouth connection who is not listed, please let me know. If you enjoyed your visit to this site, a share on social media (Facebook, Twitter etc) is always appreciated.
Each person with a connection to Bournemouth is tagged as to whether they were born in Bournemouth, lived there or died there. They have also been tagged with suburbs of Bournemouth where relevant.
All images used on this page unless otherwise stated are the property of Tony Payne, or have been used under a Collective Commons license and are credited accordingly.