Famous People From Weston-super-Mare

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From actors to journalists to graphic artists, Weston-super-Mare has been home to lots of celebrities. Some of the names on this list you’ll know already but others may surprise you…


Jill Dando

Jill Dando was an English journalist, television presenter and newsreader. She spent most of her career at the BBC and was the corporation's Personality of the Year in 1997.

John Cleese

John Cleese is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer is best known for Fawlty Towers, Monty Python, Rat Race and more was born in Weston-super-Mare.

Rupert Graves

Rupert Graves is an English film, television, and theatre actor. He is best known for his roles in A Room with a View, Maurice, The Madness of King George and The Forsyte Saga.

Mandy Miller

Mandy Miller is an English child actress who made a number of films in the 1950s and is best remembered for her recording of the 1956 song "Nellie the Elephant".

Con O'Neill

Robert "Con" O'Neill is an English actor. He started his acting career at the Everyman Theatre and became primarily known for his performances in musicals. He received critical acclaim and won a Laurence Olivier Award for playing Michael "Mickey" Johnstone in the musical Blood Brothers.

Alan Haines

Alan Haines was a British actor and playwright who appeared in many West End shows and touring productions. He spent four years in the Royal Navy during World War II — including at D-Day on his 20th birthday.


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