From Basingstoke
17th October 2016
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We like feel proud of the place we call home, and one thing that's sure to make us beam with pride is finding out someone famous came from where you live.

Their are a number of actors for whom Basingstoke was their birth place, or the nearest town.

Carl Barat, of the Joe Meek Story and The Rime of the Modern Mariner, not content with just acting was also a muscian with The Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things and The Jakals.

Chase Armitage was in Death Race 3, Inferno, You Got Served, Beat The World and The Commuter.

Chris Carey is and actor and stunt performer in 1408, Exam and Back 2 Hell.

Elizabeth Hurley starred in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and other films. She is a model associated with cosmetics and perfumes and listed in the most beautiful women in the world. And of course wore 'that dress' when dating Hugh Grant.

Gabriella Wilde, also known as Gabriella Calthorpe is the actress in The Three Musketeers, Carrie and Endless Love as well as being a model.

Ian McNiece is an actor and voice artist who has appeared in Ace Ventura, Around The World in 80 Days and Cry Freedom and TV series Doc Martin and more.

Mark Griffin from Daddy Day Care, Rebound and Mama's Boy.

Miffy England, actor in The Holiday

Rhian Rees of Coffesions of a Child of the Century

Roarke Alexander actor in perrier's Bounty

Sara Todd actress in Iris, State of Mind and Beaters

Sam Attwater and actor and singer who played Leon Small in Eastenders, won the sixth series of Dancing on Ice and finished 4th in All Stars

Sarah Sutton played Nyssa in the Doctor Who series and also in Black Orchid and Alice in Wonderland

Basingstoke has many more claims to fame with well known celebraties living in the area. Dr Hilary Jones was a junior doctor at Basingstoke Hospital and Falcon the former gladiator worked at the Basingstoke Sports Centre.

So who's going to be next, someone you know?

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