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Anglesey - Famous People

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  • Meyrick ap Llewellyn (c.1480 - c.1538)
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    Einion, son of Davydd. Einion Sais was usher, or chamberlain, of the Palace of Sheen (Richmond) to Henry VI. (temp. 1413—1471) and so was called "Sais," i. e. "Saxon," on account of his being so...

Famous People Connected to Anglesey

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Image right - Hugh Griffith

Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown!

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  • Tony Adams - actor (Anglesey, 1940)
  • Stu Allan - Radio and club DJ



  • Grace Coddington - "Creative Director for US Vogue Born April 14, 1941"


  • Henry Austin Dobson - poet and essayist (Plymouth, Devon 1840)



  • Dawn French - actress, writer, comedienne (Holyhead, 1957)


  • Huw Garmon - actor (Anglesey, 1966)
  • Hugh Emrys Griffith (30 May 1912 – 14 May 1980) was a Welsh film, stage and television actor
  • Meinir Gwilym - singer and songwriter (Llangristiolus, 1983)
  • Owain Gwynedd - prince (Anglesey, c. 1100)
  • Hywel Gwynfryn - radio and TV personality (Llangefni, 1942)




  • Aled Jones - singer and television presenter (Bangor, 1970)
  • Julian Lewis Jones - Portrays the role of Karl Morris on the Sky 1 comedy Stella
  • William Jones - mathematician (Llanfihangel Tre'r Beirdd, 1675)


  • Glenys Kinnock - politician (Holyhead, 1944)



  • The Marquesses of Anglesey - noble family from Plas Newydd, Llanfairpwll
  • John Morris-Jones - Welsh grammarian and poet (Llandrygarn, 1864)



  • Goronwy Owen - poet (Llanfair Mathafarn Eithaf, 1723)





  • Iain Duncan Smith, leader of the Conservative Party 2001–2003, attended HMS Conway School Ship Plas Newydd, Llanfairpwll, 1968–1972


  • Hugh Owen Thomas - pioneering orthopaedic surgeon (Anglesey, 1833)
  • Owain Tudor - Grandfather of Henry VII (Henry Tudor), who had married the widow of Henry V to give the Tudor dynasty a tenuous claim on the English throne Plas Penmynydd




  • Rex Whistler - artist (Eltham, Kent 1905)
  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge - grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (since 2010)
  • Sir Kyffin Williams RA - landscape painter (Anglesey, 1918–2006)
  • Andy Whitfield - actor (Amlwch, 1972–2011)


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