People from Stratford, London

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  1. Alexander McQueen

    Alexander McQueen


    Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE (17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010) was a British fashion designer and couturier. He is known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own Alexander McQueen label. His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards (1996, 1997, 2001 and 2003), as well as the CFDA's International Designer of the Year award in 2003. McQueen committed suicide in 2010 at the age of forty.

  2. Vanessa White

    Vanessa White


    Vanessa Karen White (born 30 October 1989) is an English singer-songwriter, dancer and actress. She rose to fame in 2008 as 1/5 of English-Irish girl group The Saturdays, signed to Fascination and Polydor Records. The group have achieved substantial success with numerous top-ten hits as well as a number one single. She is the youngest member of the group.

  3. Sam Brown

    Sam Brown


    Samantha Brown (born 7 October 1964) is an English female singer-songwriter. She is the daughter of musician Joe Brown and session singer Vicki Brown.

  4. Bryan Forbes

    Bryan Forbes


    Bryan Forbes, CBE (/fɔrbz/; 22 July 1926 – 8 May 2013) was an English film director, screenwriter, film producer, actor and novelist, described as a "Renaissance man" and "one of the most important figures in the British film industry". Best known as the director of the film The Stepford Wives (1975), he wrote and directed several other critically acclaimed films, including Whistle Down the Wind (1961), Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964), and King Rat (1965). He also scripted several films directed by others The League of Gentlemen (1960), The Angry Silence (1960) and Only Two Can Play (1962).

  5. Michael Nyman

    Michael Nyman


    Michael Laurence Nyman, CBE (born 23 March 1944) is an English composer of minimalist music, pianist, librettist and musicologist, known for numerous film scores (many written during his lengthy collaboration with the filmmaker Peter Greenaway), and his multi-platinum soundtrack album to Jane Campion's The Piano. He has additionally written a number of operas, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Letters, Riddles and Writs, Noises, Sounds & Sweet Airs, Facing Goya, Man and Boy: Dada, Love Counts, and Sparkie: Cage and Beyond, and he has written six concerti, four string quartets, and many other chamber works, many for his Michael Nyman Band, with and without whom he tours as a performing pianist. Nyman stated that he prefers to write opera rather than other sorts of music.

  6. Christine Ohuruogu

    Christine Ohuruogu


    Christine Ijeoma Ohuruogu, MBE (born 17 May 1984) is a British Track and field athlete who specialises in the 400 metres, the event for which she is the former Olympic, World and Commonwealth Champion.

  7. Chris Hughton

    Chris Hughton


    Christopher William Gerard "Chris" Hughton (born 11 December 1958) is a former professional football player and current manager of Brighton & Hove Albion. In 1979, he became the first mixed race player to represent the Republic of Ireland.

  8. David Webb (footballer)

    David Webb (footballer)


    David James Webb (born 9 April 1946) is an English former professional footballer who made 555 appearances in the Football League playing for Leyton Orient, Southampton, Chelsea, Queens Park Rangers, Leicester City, Derby County, A.F.C. Bournemouth and Torquay United. He became a manager, taking charge of A.F.C. Bournemouth, Torquay United, Southend United, Chelsea, Brentford and Yeovil Town.

  9. Dawn Neesom

    Dawn Neesom


    Dawn Neesom (born 11 December 1964) is a British journalist. She is the current editor of the Daily Star newspaper, having been promoted to the post in December 2003.

  10. Peter Grotier

    Peter Grotier


    Peter Grotier (born 18 October 1950), is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper from 1969 to 1986.

  11. Stan Earle

    Stan Earle


    Stanley George James Earle (6 September 1897 in Stratford, London – 26 September 1971 in Colchester) was an English footballer who played as a forward.

  12. Gerard Manley Hopkins

    Gerard Manley Hopkins


    Reverend Father Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. (28 July 1844 – 8 June 1889) was an English poet, Roman Catholic convert, and a Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame established him among the leading Victorian poets. His experimental explorations in prosody (especially sprung rhythm) and his use of imagery established him as a daring innovator in a period of largely traditional verse.

  13. Harry Greene

    Harry Greene


    Harry Greene (21 November 1923 – 4 March 2013) was a Welsh television personality, known for being the UK's first television DIY expert. During his lifetime, Greene wrote over 23 books, presented more than 2,000 DIY programmes, and via his building company had provided bespoke construction services to over 32 stars of stage and television.

  14. Marjie Lawrence

    Marjie Lawrence


    Marjie Lawrence (21 January 1932 – 16 June 2010) was an English theatre, film and television actress. A noted highly adaptable and continually working actress, she spoke the first words uttered on ITV.

  15. Jimmy Winston

    Jimmy Winston


    Jimmy Winston (born James Edward Winston Langwith, 20 April 1945, Stratford, east London) was the original keyboard player with Small Faces who rehearsed in the large function room above the Ruskin Arms, Manor Park, of which Jimmy's father Bill Langwith was the landlord. Steve Marriott and the rest of the band replaced Winston with Ian McLagan. Winston had two older brothers: Frank who worked on the River Thames, and Derek.

  16. Harry Rickards

    Harry Rickards


    Harry Rickards (4 December 1843 – 13 October 1911), born Henry Benjamin Leete, was an English-born singer, comedian and theatre owner, active in Australia.

  17. Gary Poole

    Gary Poole


    Gary John Poole (born 11 September 1967) is an English former professional footballer who played as a right-back. He made more than 250 appearances in the Football League, and a further 76 in the Conference.

  18. Andrew Walker (barrister)

    Andrew Walker (barrister)


    Andrew Walker (born 1968) is an English barrister and coroner for Northern District of Greater London,. In June 2006 he was appointed on temporary contract as assistant deputy coroner in Oxfordshire, one of three temporary appointees to assist in reducing a backlog of inquests into the deaths of British military personnel overseas. Bodies of those servicemen dying overseas are repatriated to the UK via RAF Brize Norton leading to the responsibility for inquests being under the civilian jurisdiction of the Oxfordshire coroner.

  19. Ernie Gregory

    Ernie Gregory


    Ernie Gregory (10 November 1921 – 21 January 2012) was an English footballer, who played as a goalkeeper for West Ham United.

  20. Patrik Fitzgerald

    Patrik Fitzgerald


    Patrik Fitzgerald (born Patrick Joseph Fitzgerald, 19 March 1956, East London) is an English singer-songwriter and an originator of folk punk. The son of working-class Irish immigrant parents, he began recording and performing during the punk rock movement in 1977, after working briefly as an actor.

  21. Molly Cutpurse

    Molly Cutpurse


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  22. Alf Noakes

    Alf Noakes


    Alfred George "Alf" Noakes (14 August 1933, in Stratford, Greater London — 2005) was an English, retired professional footballer who played mainly as a left back. He made a total of 208 appearances in the Football League for Crystal Palace and Portsmouth although he began his career with West Ham United.

  23. Terry Scales (footballer)

    Terry Scales (footballer)


    Terry Scales was an English football defender and manager who made over 210 appearances in the Football League for Brentford.

  24. Sabirul Islam

    Sabirul Islam


    Sabirul Islam (Bengali: সাবিরুল ইসলাম; born 12 July 1990) is an English entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. He has written three self-help books. His Teen-Trepreneur board game sold to over 550 schools in the United Kingdom and in 14 countries worldwide. Since 2011, he has spoken at over 700 events worldwide as part of his Inspire1Million campaign.

  25. Ron Lynch (cricketer)

    Ron Lynch (cricketer)


    Ronald Victor Lynch (22 May 1923 – 28 June 2012) was an English cricketer. Lynch was a right-handed batsman who bowled slow left-arm orthodox. He was born at Stratford, Essex.

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