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retroguy 02-03-2013 19:56

British celebs born abroad
 
Magnus Magnusson was born in Iceland but was brought here at the age of 3

Lloyd Groseman was born in Boston USA but came here in the 70s hence that hilarious accent

Anyone think of any more

Eddie Badger 02-03-2013 20:15

Spike Milligan was born in India

carefree_blue 02-03-2013 20:18

Pop tart Rita Ora was born in the old Yugoslavia.

Former England footballer John Barnes was born in Jamaica.

mourinhosmissus 02-03-2013 20:20

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Originally Posted by Eddie Badger (Post 64554580)
Spike Milligan was born in India

so was Cliff Richard

MagicCoppelia 02-03-2013 20:23

Sir Clifford of Richard born in Lucknow, India. Also Freddie Mercury born in Zanzibar. Pretty famous examples I suppose.

MagicCoppelia 02-03-2013 20:24

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Originally Posted by mourinhosmissus (Post 64554737)
so was Cliff Richard

Beaten to it!.

Smiley433 02-03-2013 20:25

Richard E Grant

Thomas007 02-03-2013 20:31

Boris Johnson was born in New York.

BritFlicks1 02-03-2013 20:39

Zoe Wanamaker was born in New York and came to Britain so her father could escape the McCarthy witchunts.

Brummy Girl 02-03-2013 20:44

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Originally Posted by Eddie Badger (Post 64554580)
Spike Milligan was born in India

Quote:

Originally Posted by mourinhosmissus (Post 64554737)
so was Cliff Richard

and Joanna Lumley

degsyhufc 02-03-2013 20:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by retroguy (Post 64554051)
Magnus Magnusson was born in Iceland but was brought here at the age of 3

Lloyd Groseman was born in Boston USA but came here in the 70s hence that hilarious accent

Anyone think of any more

Quote:

British celebs born abroad
Magnus Magnusson was not British.
Do you mean foreign celebs who now live/work here?
Do you mean British nationals who were born abroad?

Eddie Badger 02-03-2013 20:59

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Originally Posted by Thomas007 (Post 64555062)
Boris Johnson was born in New York.

I'm not sure he was born on this planet ;)

21stCenturyBoy 02-03-2013 21:02

Felicity Kendal was born in India

Arcana 02-03-2013 21:08

Laura Robson was born in Melbourne, Australia.

Alrightmate 02-03-2013 21:25

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Originally Posted by Smiley433 (Post 64554880)
Richard E Grant

Swaziland wasn't it?

Alrightmate 02-03-2013 21:26

Mo Farah - Somalia

Sex 02-03-2013 21:26

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Originally Posted by Thomas007 (Post 64555062)
Boris Johnson was born in New York.

:eek: did not know that

catboy71 02-03-2013 21:35

Carry On Films star Sid James was South African , and Dom Joly is Lebanese.

Smiley433 02-03-2013 22:13

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Originally Posted by Alrightmate (Post 64556546)
Swaziland wasn't it?

Thanks, I remember a discussion on one of the very early QI episodes but couldn't recall where it was. And was too lazy to look it up myself!

edEx 02-03-2013 22:17

Emma Watson was born in Paris.

Gill P 02-03-2013 22:34

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Originally Posted by Alrightmate (Post 64556546)
Swaziland wasn't it?

Yes he was - that came up in Pointless this week - Famous Richards!:D

Verence 02-03-2013 22:36

Dominic Monaghan from Lost and the Lord of the Rings films was born in Germany

kjhskj75 02-03-2013 22:42

Alan Whicker - Egypt

Verence 02-03-2013 22:59

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Originally Posted by Arcana (Post 64556162)
Laura Robson was born in Melbourne, Australia.

Of the current top 5 British female tennis players only Anne Keovathong was born in Britain

1st. Heather Watson was born on Guernsey
2nd. Laura Robson
3rd. Johanna Konta (born in Sydney to Hungarian parents), she did a Rusedki and switched to playing for Britain previous represented the country of her birth.
4th Anne Keovathong (Hackney)
5th. Elena Baltacha (Kiev, moved to Britain when her father Sergei, a footballer signed for Ipswich in 1989)

Lily_M 02-03-2013 23:09

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Originally Posted by 21stCenturyBoy (Post 64556005)
Felicity Kendal was born in India

Actually no she wasn't, she was born in Solihull, West Midlands. I've just finished reading her autobiography. But she was taken to India when she was very young and didn't come back to England till she was 18.


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