English people of Grenadian descent

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  1. Craig David

    Craig David


    Craig Ashley David (born 5 May 1981) is a British singer-songwriter who rose to fame in 1999 featuring on the single "Re-Rewind" by Artful Dodger. David's debut album, Born to Do It, was released in 2000, after which he has released a further five studio albums and worked with a variety of artists such as Tinchy Stryder, Kano, Jay Sean, Rita Ora and Sting.

  2. Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton


    Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton, MBE (born 7 January 1985) is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the Mercedes AMG team. He is the 2008 and 2014 Formula One World Champion.

  3. Billy Ocean

    Billy Ocean


  4. Rebecca Ferguson

    Rebecca Ferguson


    Rebecca Caroline Ferguson (born 21 July 1986) is a British singer and songwriter. She came to prominence in 2010 when she became the runner-up of the seventh series of The X Factor, losing to the winner that year, Matt Cardle. She subsequently signed a joint record deal with Syco Music and Epic Records in the UK. She later signed in the United States to Columbia Records.

  5. Estelle



    Estelle Fanta Swaray (born 18 January 1980), simply known as Estelle, is a British singer, songwriter and record producer from West London, England. Estelle is known for her eclectic mix of various musical genres including R&B, soul, reggae, grime, hip hop and dance. She has experienced mainstream success with the single "American Boy" featuring Kanye West, reaching number 1 in the United Kingdom and her collaboration with David Guetta in "One Love".

  6. Eamonn Walker

    Eamonn Walker


    Eamonn Walker (born 12 June 1962) is an British film, television and theatre actor. In the United States he is known for playing Kareem Saïd in the HBO television series Oz, for which he won a CableACE Award, as Winston in In Sickness and in Health and John Othello in the 2001 ITV1 production of Othello. Since 2012 he has played Firehouse 51 Battalion Chief Wallace Boden on Chicago Fire and its spinoff Chicago P.D..

  7. Jourdan Dunn

    Jourdan Dunn


    Jourdan Sherise Dunn (born 3 August 1990) is a British fashion model. She was discovered in Hammersmith Primark in 2006 and signed to Storm Model Management in London shortly thereafter. She began appearing on international runways in early 2007. In February 2008, she was the first black model to walk a Prada runway in over a decade. In April 2014, it was announced that Dunn was signed as the new face of Maybelline New York. As of July 2014, she was declared an icon by models.com In 2014, Forbes listed Dunn in their top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $4 million in one year. She was the first black British model to make the list.

  8. Ms. Dynamite

    Ms. Dynamite


    Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley (born 26 April 1981), better known as Ms. Dynamite, is an English hip hop and R&B recording artist, rapper-songwriter, and record producer. She is the recipient of the Mercury Music Prize, two BRIT Awards and three MOBO Awards.

  9. Shaun Wright-Phillips

    Shaun Wright-Phillips


    Shaun Cameron Wright-Phillips (born 25 October 1981) is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Major League Soccer team New York Red Bulls.

  10. George Harris

    George Harris


    George William Harris (born 20 October 1949) is a Grenadian-born British actor of film, stage, television, radio and musical theatre. His notable roles include Kingsley Shacklebolt in the Harry Potter film series, Captain Simon Katanga in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Clive King in popular medical drama Casualty, where he was one of the original cast members. He also played real-life Somali warlord Osman Ali Atto in the 2001 film Black Hawk Down.

  11. Shystie



    Chanelle Scott Calica (born 25 December 1983), better known by her stage name Shystie, is an English rapper-songwriter and actress. Her mother was born and raised in Barbados and her father born and raised in Grenada making her heritage West-Indian. She grew up in Hackney, East London. Shystie started gaining fame in 2003 with her white label response to Dizzee Rascal's "I Luv U" and a tour with Basement Jaxx, The Streets and 50 Cent which led to her being scooped up by major label Polydor. She is also the leading actress in the television series Dubplate Drama.

  12. Brian Bovell

    Brian Bovell


    Brian Bovell (born 26 October 1959) is an English actor.

  13. Steve McQueen

    Steve McQueen


    Steven Rodney "Steve" McQueen (born 9 October 1969) is an English film director, producer, screenwriter, and video artist. For his 2013 film, 12 Years a Slave, a historical drama adaptation of an 1853 slave narrative memoir, he won an Academy Award, BAFTA Award for Best Film, and Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, as a producer, and he also received the award for best director from the New York Film Critics Circle. McQueen is the first black filmmaker to win an Academy Award for Best Picture. McQueen is known for his collaborations with actor Michael Fassbender, who has starred in all three of McQueen's feature films as of 2014. McQueen's other feature films are Hunger (2008), a historical drama about the 1981 Irish hunger strike, and Shame (2011), starring Michael Fassbender, a drama about an executive struggling with sex addiction.

  14. David Rocastle

    David Rocastle


    David Carlyle Rocastle (2 May 1967 – 31 March 2001) was an English professional footballer, who played as a midfielder from 1984 until 1999.

  15. Ghetts



    Justin Clarke (born 9 October 1984), better known by his stage name Ghetts (formerly Ghetto) is an English Grime MC,from Plaistow, Newham, East London with Caribbean roots from Jamaica and Grenada. His music has been played on national radio stations such as BBC Radio 1, Kiss 100, BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio 1Xtra. Currently, Ghetts is signed to independent record label Disrupt, and released his debut studio album, Rebel with a Cause, on 9 March 2014. Known for his hard hitting lyrics and intricate rhyme schemes, he is associated and has toured internationally with such acts as Kano and was a member of NASTY Crew.

  16. Andy Abraham

    Andy Abraham


    Andrew "Andy" Abraham (born 16 July 1964 in North London, England) is a British singer. He was the runner-up in the second UK series of TV talent show The X Factor in 2005 to Shayne Ward, and also represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008.

  17. Kwame Kwei-Armah

    Kwame Kwei-Armah


    Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE (born 24 March 1967 in Hillingdon, London), born Ian Roberts, is a British actor, playwright, singer and broadcaster. In 2005 he became the second black Briton to have a play staged in the West End. (Ray Harrison Graham's Fringe First award-winning play GARY played at the Arts Theatre in 1990.) Kwei-Armah's award-winning piece Elmina's Kitchen transferred to the Garrick Theatre in 2005. He voiced Mtambo in The Lorax.

  18. Nina Toussaint-White

    Nina Toussaint-White


    Nina Toussaint-White (born 1985) is an English actress. She played Syd Chambers in 2009 in the BBC One soap EastEnders.

  19. Jermaine Beckford

    Jermaine Beckford


    Jermaine Paul Alexander Beckford (born 9 December 1983) is a Jamaican international footballer who plays as a striker for Preston North End. He began his career as a trainee at Chelsea, and has since played for Wealdstone, Uxbridge, Leeds United, Carlisle United, Scunthorpe United, Everton, Leicester City, Huddersfield Town, Bolton Wanderers and Preston North End.

  20. James DeGale

    James DeGale


    James Frederick DeGale, MBE (born 3 February 1986) is a British professional boxer and Olympic gold medalist. He is the current IBF super-middleweight champion, which makes him the first ever British boxer to have won both an Olympic Gold medal and a professional world title.

  21. Arthur Wharton

    Arthur Wharton


    Arthur Wharton (28 October 1865 – 13 December 1930) is widely considered to be the first black professional association football player in the world. Though not the first black player outright - the amateur, and Scotland international player, Andrew Watson predated him - Wharton was the first black professional and the first to play in the Football League.

  22. Perri Shakes-Drayton

    Perri Shakes-Drayton


    Peirresha Alexandra Shakes-Drayton (born 21 December 1988 in London, England) is a British track and field athlete who competes in the 400 metres hurdles and the 400 metres sprint. A knee injury at the 2013 World Championships forced Shakes-Drayton to switch events upon her return to athletics.

  23. Allister Bain

    Allister Bain


    Allister Bain (born 1935) is a Grenadian television and film actor and theatre playwright and screenwriter, who moved to the UK in 1958. A veteran of British performing arts, he is perhaps best known for playing the role of Winston Katusi in part 1 of the Doctor Who Christmas special, The End of Time. Other TV appearances include in Us Girls, Vanity Fair, Bugs, and Waking the Dead. On the stage Bain has appeared in plays by Derek Walcott, Earl Lovelace, Michael Abbensetts, Noël Coward, and William Shakespeare, among many others.

  24. Bradley Wright-Phillips

    Bradley Wright-Phillips


    Bradley Edward Wright-Phillips (born 12 March 1985) is an English football player who plays as a striker for the MLS team New York Red Bulls.

  25. Elliott Charles

    Elliott Charles


    Elliott Grant Charles (born 1 April 1990) is an English-born Grenadian footballer who plays as a striker for Staines Town and the Grenada national football team.

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