It’s not every day you see a celebrity in Berkshire.
Despite it being one of the best counties in the country to spend your time, it’s not very often you actually spot the world’s rich and famous out and about on our streets.
And that’s in spite of the likes of George Clooney, Elton John and Chris Evans all choosing to make Berkshire (at least one of) their homes.
Lots of leading actors and actresses were also born in Berkshire.
But there are plenty of other artists, athletes and even Royals who are very familiar with the area – because it’s where they went to school.
Here, we take a look at 17 celebrities who spent at least some of their formative years being educated in Berkshire.
Perhaps Reading’s most famous daughter, Kate Winslet, began her education at St Mary and All Saints Church of England Primary School in Coley.
It was there that she began her acting career, with one of her first roles being the Virgin Mary in the school’s nativity play.
When she turned 11, Kate went on to Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead.
Actress Natalie Dormer is well-known for her roles in The Tudors, HBO’s Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games films.
But before she joined the Hollywood A-listers on the red carpet, she went to secondary school in the Reading area, attending Chiltern Edge in Sonning Common.
She later moved to Reading Blue Coat School in Sonning.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Both Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton were educated in Berkshire.
Prince William attended Ludgrove School in Wokingham from ages eight to 13. After that, he went to Eton College to study Geography, Biology, and History of Art at A Level.
He then attended the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst from 2005 to 2006.
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The Duchess of Cambridge is Berkshire born and bred, having been born in Reading in 1982.
She attended St Andrew’s School in Pangbourne for her primary education, and then briefly went to Downe House independent girls’ school in Cold Ash.
Prince Harry also went to school in Berkshire. Just like his older brother Prince William, he went to Ludgrove School in Wokingham before going on to Eton College.
Harry then went to the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst between 2005 and 2008.
Former England international rugby player James Haskell was born in Windsor, and went to Papplewick School in Ascot.
He then went on to attend Wellington College in Crowthorne.
Professional diver, DJ and recording artist Chris Mears was born in Reading, Berkshire in 1993.
He received his secondary education at The Willink School in Burghfield, while learning to dive at the Reading Albatross Diving Club.
Chris has won four gold medals at major international competitions as a synchronised diver. He retired from professional diving in August to focus on his music career.
Actor and model Ricky Whittle had his breakout role in Hollyoaks before crossing the pond to feature in American TV shows. He currently holds the leading role as Shadow Moon in Starz TV series American Gods.
He went to school in Burghfield, studying at The Willink School.
The Amazons are perhaps the biggest band to come out of Reading.
Band members Matthew Thomson, Chris Alderton, Elliot Briggs and Joe Emmett all grew up in the area, and their journey as a group began at Theale Green School.
Since then, the band has earned worldwide acclaim, and are riding high off the release of their sophomore album Future Dust.
Wokingham lad Nicholas Hoult first hit the big screen in 2003 opposite Hugh Grant as Marcus Brewer in About A Boy.
He has gone on to become a Hollywood heavyweight, starring in Mad Max: Fury Road and the X-Men film franchise.
He attended The Coombes Infant and Nursery School in Arborfield, and then Arborfield Church of England Junior School for his primary education.
He went on to Ranelagh School in Bracknell for his secondary school education.
Folk singer Laura Marling may have been born in Eversley, but most of her early life was spent in Berkshire.
Her education started at Waverley Primary School in Finchampstead before she won a scholarship to Leighton Park School in Reading.
Since then, Laura has had an accomplished career as one of Britain’s leading female folk musicians winning both the British Female Solo Artist of the year at the Brit Awards and the Best Solo Artist of the year at the NME Awards in 2011.
Dani Harmer is best known for her starring role in CBBC series Tracy Beaker, inspired by the books by Jacqueline Willson.
She started her education at Wildridings Primary School in Bracknell, and went on to attend Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead.
Other esteemed alumni of Redroofs Theatre School include Lucy Benjamin, Jo Froggatt, Kris Marshall (best known for his role as Nick Harper in My Family) and, of course, Kate Winslet.
Kerry Ingram was born in Slough and lives in the village of Warfield.
She started her learning at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Bracknell, and then attended Charters School in Sunningdale and Hurst Lodge School in Ascot.
While she was at Hurst Lodge she joined the Game of Thrones cast as Shireen Baratheon.
She also has acting credits in Les Miserables.
Jessica Rose Brown Findlay
Jessica Brown Findlay is best known for her role as Lady Sybil Crawley in ITV show Downton Abbey, which was filmed at Highclere Castle.
Jessica grew up in the village of Cookham, and went to Furze Platt Senior School in Maidenhead. After that, she attended the Arts Education School in Maidenhead.
Jessica has also starred in the film adaptation of The Riot Club, Victor Frankenstein, and in the Black Mirror episode Fifteen Million Merits.