Famous Celebrities Living in Sussex

When it comes to spotting celebrities in the UK, few places offer better opportunities than Sussex. A firm favourite with actors, singers, and TV and radio personalities, Sussex is a hot spot for famous faces. Here are some of the county’s most high-profile residents. 

Kate Winslet

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Just a stone’s throw from Australian actress, Cate Blanchett’s Crowborough nest lies the coastal retreat of fellow actor, Kate Winslet. The Titanic star has been vocal about her love for the English countryside and life by the seaside, and living in Sussex offers a perfect base for combining work and pleasure, with easy access to London. 

Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim)

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Arguably the most well-known celebrity living in Brighton, DJ Fatboy Slim set up home here with radio host, Zoe Ball, several years ago. The couple split, but both still have ties with the enigmatic, trendy city. Cook rose to fame after making a name for himself on the Brighton club circuit, and he now flies all over the world playing famous venues in clubbing havens such as Ibiza, Amsterdam and Las Vegas.

Dame Julie Walters

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Dame Julie Walters has been open about the joy she takes from returning to Plaistow and relaxing and unwinding at her country bolthole. Providing a tranquil base away from the hustle and bustle of the West End and LA’s famous avenues and boulevards, Dame Julie and her husband are active members of the local community, and they combine work with tending to the livestock on the 200-acre farm. 

Chris Eubank

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Having successfully bid for the title of ‘Lord of the Manor of Brighton,’ boxer Chris Eubank considers himself a Brighton local through and through. Having enjoyed a successful sporting career, Eubank made a name for himself as a TV personality, appearing on numerous game shows and starring in series 15 of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!

Sir Paul McCartney

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One of the most famous people on the planet, Sir Paul McCartney has lived in the Sussex village of Peasmarsh for decades. The Beatles singer is often linked to his hometown of Liverpool, but he has made no secret of the fact that he loves Sussex. He now spends time at his estate with his wife, Nancy Shevell. 

Roger Daltrey

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The enigmatic frontman of The Who is a long-established Sussex resident. Mr Daltrey, who is best known for energetic stage performances and hits like My Generation, often swaps the hustle and bustle of London for the peace of Burwash. Daltrey and his wife, Heather, have lived in a Jacobean mansion in the village for almost 50 years, and he fondly recalls the day he first set eyes on the house in the 1970s. The interior was dark and damp, but the views over the farmland and hills compelled the couple to buy the house, a decision they have never regretted. 
A county that boasts everything from chocolate-box villages and quaint seaside towns to eclectic, cool cities, it’s no wonder that Sussex is a popular choice for celebrities from the UK and further afield. 
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