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With all the area’s appeals, it’s obvious that Kent is an appealing area for several stars to relocate to.

From huge display actors to vocalists and everybody else in between there are loads of well-known faces living in the region.

Several have actually invested their riches on stretching countryside manors away from the stress of London, LA and Hollywood.

Do you know the “famouses” that were birthed and reproduced in the Garden of England?

Many huge stars were actually made in Kent – and also you may be surprised to learn that matured and also went to school in our area.

Below are our top choices …

Kelly Creek – Rochester

Starlet and version, Kelly Brook, was born in Rochester as well as went to Thomas Aveling School.

Her movie credit ratings include The Italian Task, Ripper as well as Absolon.

Mark Rylance – Ashford

Mark Rylance won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor opposite Tom Hanks in Bridge of Spies

Ashford’s extremely own Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance was born and raised in the community. Rylance, that is also a theatre supervisor and also dramatist, lately starred in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and made significant appearance in the BBC historical drama Wolf Hall.

Gemma Arterton– Gravesend

Bond girl Gemma Arterton is from Gravesend

Bond girl as well as St Trinian’s celebrity Gemma Arterton matured in Gravesend as well as participated in Gravesend Grammar College for Girls before beginning at the Miskin Theater at North West Kent University

. Orlando Bloom – Canterbury

Canterbury heart-throb Orlando Bloom went to St Peter’s Methodist Primary Institution, King’s Institution and also St Edmund’s College.

He is best recognized for his function as Legolas in The Lord of the Rings and also as Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean.

Mackenzie Scoundrel – Maidstone

Mackenzie Crook has had memorable roles in The Office and Pirates of the Caribbean

It seems the area does have a practice of creating pirates. This time it’s a kid of Maidstone, Mackenzie Criminal, who played Ragetti in Pirates of the Caribbean. He

likewise played Gareth Keenan in BBC’s The

British musician Sid Vicious, bass player and vocalist for the British punk rock band The Sex Pistols in front of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, on a street in London

Workplace. Sid Vicious Sid Vicious was an English bassist and vocalist.

He attained popularity as a participant of the hard rock band the Sex Handguns, changing Glen Matlock, who had actually dropped out of favour with

the remainder of the team. Several do not understand that Sid actually grew up in Tunbridge Wells. The bass player lived in the community from 1965 to 1971 and also attended Sandown Court School– now The ‘Kent Academy– in between 1968 and 1971.

Kate Shrub – Bexleyheath

Kate Bush, known for the hit song 'Wuthering Heights', was born in Bexleyheath

Wuthering Levels and Babooshka singer Kate Shrub was birthed in Bexleyheath in 1958. She is one of the most successful British musicians of perpetuity. John Hurt

-Sevenoaks The star and also previous Otford student John Pain died aged 77 after a fight with pancreatic cancer in January 2017.

He played duties in a number of blockbuster films, including Elephant Guy, Alien and also Harry Potter.

However his first function remained in a college production of The Bluebird (L’Oiseau Bleu) by Maurice Maeterlinck.

Dame Kelly Holmes – Pembury

Kelly Holmes won gold medals in both the 800 and 1500m at the Athens Olympics in 2004 but the tough training to get to the top means her body is 'now in bits'

Dame Kelly Holmes, from Hildenborough, is a retired middle range athlete. Holmes was experts in the 800 metres as well as 1500 metres events and also won a gold medal for both distances at the 2004 Summer Season Olympics in Athens.

She made the headings after obtaining embeded M25 web traffic.

Venting her disappointments on Twitter, she said: “So what takes place when you’re suggested to be somewhere an hour back as well as can not because there’s a two hour delay with a dead stop, nowhere to go, no place to divert, in intense red trousers, in a brilliant blue cars and truck, Kelly Holmes, as well as you want the bathroom … frantically.


Phil Vickery – Folkestone

Born in Folkestone in May 1961, Phil Vickery is rated among the top chefs in Britain.

Phil Vickery learnt the Lake District before operating at Gravetye Mansion in West Sussex and Restaurant 74 in Canterbury.

He then moved to Taunton in Somerset and came to be the head cook at the Castle Hotel. During his nine years there he won Michelin and also Egon Ronay stars four years straight.

He has actually given that written some culinary books including Simply Food: No Rubbish, No Fuss, Simply Delicious, Fran & & Phil’s Family Banquet: This Morning and Evidence of the Dessert. He shows up regularly on Ready Steady Chef and This Morning, as well as several various other programs.

Sir Mick Jagger – Dartford

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger was born in Dartford in

1943. The dad-of-eight was a student at Wentworth Key College in Dartford, where he met Keith Richards, prior to getting an area at Dartford Grammar School.

The duo expanded apart as they grew older however an opportunity encounter at Dartford Station in their teens brought them back together.

They then formed the band that would go on to dominate the charts – as well as alter popular song forever.

Keith Richards – Dartford

The set had their first appropriate meeting at Dartford train station greater than 50 years back.

On the early morning of October 17, 1961, Mick Jagger, then 18, shown up on platform 2 to travel to the London College of Business Economics where he was examining.

Quickly after that, 17-year-old Keith Richards got here on the very same platform, on his way to Sidcup Art College.

David Bowie -Maidstone, Folkestone and Bromley

David Bowie, photographed by Pat

The late, excellent David Bowie resided in Maidstone during the early 1960s when he was component of rhythm as well as blues band The Manish Boys.

He stayed in a level in the community with 6 other band members, that were additionally from the area.

His mom additionally had links to the area. The rock super star was birthed Robert David Jones on January 8, 1947, in Brixton, to Margaret Mary “Peggy”, originally from Folkestone, as well as Haywood Stenton “John” Jones, from Yorkshire.

The household moved to Bromley in 1953 as well as Bowie went to Bromley Technical Senior high school in his youth.

Pete Tong – Dartford and also Rochester

Pete Tong receiving his MBE in 2014

Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong was born in Dartford in 1960 as well as was informed at King’s Institution

, Rochester. Later he became DJ and marketer at the Kings Lodge club in West Kingsdown. Later moving place to the Hill Top, also in West Kingsdown, he was in charge of breaking classics such as Lonnie Liston Smith’s “Growths” and also Ritchie Cole’s “Groovin on a New York City Mid-day”

Joss Stone – Dover

Singer Joss Stone, from Dover

Vocalist Joss Stone was born in Buckland Healthcare facility in Dover. She climbed to popularity in 2004 with the launch of probably her ideal understood track, You Had Me, and has won two Brit Awards and one Grammy throughout her profession.

Joss most lately made the headlines when she got a welcome to Windsor Castle to see her pal Prince Harry get married with Fits actress Meghan Markle.

Showing up in a white floral dress with her brief blonde hair tousled magnificently, the 31-year-old made her means up the hillside towards St George’s Church in a set of looming heels.

Yet lots of could not even acknowledge her! We’re not exactly sure if that’s an advantage …

Oli Sykes – Ashford

Oli Sykes performing on stage with his band Bring Me The Horizon

Oli Sykes is the front man of metal/alternative rock band Bring Me The Perspective

, as well as maker of clothes business Drop Dead. Although the band was started in Sheffield and is usually related to South Yorkshire, Oli was actually birthed in Ashford.

Bring Me The Perspective’s most current cd, That’s The Spirit, debuted at number two in the UK cd graph.

Lee Ryan – Chatham

Lee Ryan, from boy band Blue, was born in Chatham

Lee Ryan, born in Chatham, is best recognized as

among the members of young boy band Blue. During his time in the band they achieved three number one cds, as well as the band have offered 15 million documents worldwide.

Blue also stood for the UK in the Eurovision Track Contest in 2011 – they got to 11th area.

James Jordan – Gillingham

James Jordan wins Dancing on Ice

James Jordan was birthed in Gillingham and is an English ballroom dancer as well as choreographer.

The Purely pro’s dancing companion is spouse Ola Jordan, with whom he turned specialist in 2000.

In August 2014, he took part in the fourteenth collection of Celebrity Big Bro. He finished in 3rd area.

He returned as an All-Star for the nineteenth series, where he was forced out in thirteenth area.

Shane MacGowan – Tunbridge Wells

Singer/songwriter of The Pogues, Shane MacGowan, was birthed to Irish parents, nonetheless the place of his birth – Pembury, near Tunbridge Wells- might surprise you.

He also attended Holmewood Residence Institution in Langton Eco-friendly.

The Pogues are most likely best recognized for their hit Xmas solitary with Kirsty MacColl, Fairy Tale of New York.

Richard Hughes – Gravesend

Richard Hughes is best known as the drummer in Keane

Richard Hughes, best called the drummer of British pop-rock band Keane, was born in

Gravesend in 1975. He went to Tonbridge Grammar College, as well as it was here he met future band companions Tim Rice-Oxley as well as Dominic Scott.

Keane reached international success with the release of their launching album Wishes and Fantasizes in 2004. Singles Somewhere Only We Understand and also Is It Any type of Wonder? are some of their finest known tracks.

Pixie Lott – Bromley

Another singer-songwriter, pop artist Pixie Lott was born in Bromley in 1991.

She has had six top 10 singles and also 3 primary tracks, consisting of Young boys as well as Girls and All Regarding Tonight.

Nicki Chapman – Herne Bay

Nicki Chapman isn't so happy with us

Herne Bay’s Nicki Chapman is possibly best referred to as a judge on the ITV reality reveals Popstars, as well as Pop Idolizer.

Ever since she’s been primarily constrained to day time TELEVISION, organizing property programs such as Escape to the Country.

Norman Cook Also Known As Fatboy Slim – Bromley

Fatboy Slim is one of the most successful DJs in the UK

‘ Applaud You ‘and also’Right Right Here, Now ‘artist Fatboy Slim was birthed in Bromley in 1963.

Originally the bass player in indie rock band The Housemartins, Fatboy Slim is probably among the most well-known DJs the UK has ever created.

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