11 famous faces who were born and raised in Portsmouth

FOR a city that covers just nine square miles in area, Portsmouth continues to produce an astounding number of famous faces.

Thursday, 28th March 2019, 2:18 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th March 2019, 2:21 pm
11 more famous faces born in Portsmouth
11 more famous faces born in Portsmouth

After we ran a story on celebrities who had live in Pompey are one time or another, many of our readers pointed out we had missed names off the list. Here are 11 more famous faces who were actually born in Portsmouth. 

Once described as one of Portsmouth's 'least known and celebrated figures', Hertha was a Suffragette, scientist, inventor and engineer. She was born in Portsea and was awarded the Hughes Medal by the Royal Society.
Inspector Clouseau himself was born in Portsmouth and made his stage debut at The Kings Theatre in Southsea at the tender age of two weeks old! He starred in such films as Pink Panther and Lolita.

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You may recognise him from SAS: Who Dares Wins on Channel 4 and Ant Middleton was born in Portsmouth in 1980. He returned to the city to promote his book last year for his book tour.
Liverpool star and England international, the Ox was born in Portsmouth and went to St John's College in Southsea but however he joined Southampton's academy
From the road named in his honour to the Wetherspoons baring his name, it should shock no-one that this famed Victorian era engineer was born in Portsmouth.
When you picture Bollywood stars, Portsmouth is not one of the places you'd expect one to come from. However that's exactly what Geeta Basra has achieved after being born and raised here.
Born in Copnor in 1912, James Callaghan went on to become the Prime Minister in 1976 and lasted in the top job until 1979 when he was defeated by Margaret Thatcher.
The author of the beloved children's novel Goodnight Mister Tom about a child evacuated to the countryside during the Blitz, was actually born in Portsmouth in 1947.
Chelesa and England youngster Mason Mount, who is on loan at Derby, was born in Portsmouth in 1999. He joined the Chelsea academy aged six.
While he may play for our hated rivals Southampton, this England international was born in Portsmouth in 1994.
This Championship midfielder is currently plying his trade at Bristol City but he is Pompey born and bred. He made his only appearance for the Blues during the 2010-11 season before moving to Cheltenham Town.