The 10 famous faces from Bournville & Stirchley, including Cadbury & Hollywood star links

We’ve taken a look at the most famous people who are from Bournville and Stirchley

The West Midlands boasts some seriously talented exports, from movie stars and musicians to world class football players.

Recently, we’ve had a look at the famous faces - actors, musicians and even politicians - who were raised in and around Birmingham. Now, we’ve decided to take a look at the famous celebrities who grew up in the south of the city: Bournville and Stirchley.

Many famous people grew up in the Birmingham districts which have plenty to offer and are steeped in history. Bournville is best known for being the home of Cadbury’s chocolate, and the picturesque Birmingham town is seen as a model village, largely due to the Bournville Village Trust.

The trust, which was founded in 1900 by world famous chocolate-maker George Cadbury, has a design guide which residents are expected to follow. Those who live in the town, employees, are expected to maintain their homes to a certain standard, and if you live within the trust’s management scheme, locals also have to pay a charge to the group. The guide is in place to help sustain the town’s idyllic atmosphere.

Nearby Stirchley also has a lot to offer. It’s viewed as one of the most up and coming neighbourhoods in the city and has a great selection of bakeries, cafes, cool pubs with craft beers, and shops on the high street, as well as the close by Cotterdige Park to enjoy. The Times rated the neighbourhood as one of the best places to live in 2023.

A number of actors, sportspeople and other famous faces all come from the areas. With this in mind, we’ve taken a look at the most famous people who are from Bournville and Stirchley, including those who were born in the areas, as well as those who have lived there at some point during their lifetime.

Let’s take a look:

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