Paul McCartney and 16 other celebrities who live, or are from, Sussex

From famous actresses to DJs, sports personalities, and musicians, here is a list of just some of those who live, or lived, in Sussex.

Thursday, 10th December 2020, 2:42 pm
Sir Paul McCartney. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

They range from world famous musicians, such as Sir Paul McCartney, Fatboy Slim, and Rag 'n' Bone man to some of the top actresses.

29 year old tennis player Johanna grew up in Australia but moved to Eastbourne and now plays for Britain. The current British number one reached her best singles ranking of world No. 4 on 17 July 2017.
This 45 year old actress who lives in West Wittering, made her name in Titanic but has since gone on to star in a wide range of films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Reader, and The Holiday.
This 70 year old English actress who lives in Plaistow, near Horsham, is well known for her variety of film and TV roles, such as Educating Rita, Mamma Mia, and Paddington. She announced recently she plans to slow down on the acting front following her successful fight against cancer.
The 41 year old Game of Thrones star was born in Worthing and grew up in a nearby hamlet. Aside from playing Brienne she has also appeared in The Hunger Games and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
This singer/songwriter from Uckfield is known for deep baritone voice and made a name for himself with his first hit single Human in 2016.
The 86 year old illustrator, cartoonist, graphic novelist and author lives in Westmeston. He is best known for his story The Snowman, a book without words whose cartoon adaptation is televised and whose musical adaptation is staged every Christmas
The 49 year old TV presenter and Haywards Heath resident is best known for being the creator and co-presenter of the BBC One television quiz show Pointless, as the well as the show Richard Osman's House of Games.
(Pictured right) He is a co-founder and the lead singer of the rock band the Who. The Burwash resident was ranked number 61 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest singers of all time in 2010.
The 42 year old Crawley comedian was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2013 Edinburgh Comedy Awards. His numerous TV appearances include The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan.
The Steyning athlete is the only woman to hold the World, Olympic, European, and Commonwealth Gold Medals at the same time.
Stand-up comedian Zoe Lyons, 48, lives in Brighton and won the Funny Women Awards in 2004. Aside from her shows and radio appearances she often appears on TV shows such as Mock The Week.
Chichester born Tim Peake is a European Space Agency astronaut and a former International Space Station (ISS) crew member.
The 54 year old former professional boxer lives in Brighton. He held the WBO middleweight and super-middleweight titles between 1990 and 1995, and is ranked by BoxRec as the third best British super-middleweight boxer of all time.
This award-winning DJ and record producer, who lives in Hove, helped to popularise the big beat genre in the 1990s.
The 59 year old actor who lives in West Sussex is best known for his lead role in Downton Abbey, as well as starring in films such as Notting Hill, and Paddington. In 2019, he was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of West Sussex.
Ice dancer and Dancing on Ice judge Jayne, 63, lives in East Sussex. With Christopher Dean, she won a gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics and a bronze medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics, becoming one of the oldest figure skating Olympic medalists.
The 78 year old singer, songwriter, musician, and record and film producer, lives in East Sussex. He gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist and bassist for the Beatles.