The 18 famous faces from Erdington and Kingstanding

We’ve taken a look at the most famous people who are from Erdington and Kingstanding

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

We’ve had a look at the famous faces - actors, musicians and even politicians - who were raised in and around the city. Now, we’ve decided to take a look at the famous celebrities who grew up in the city districts of Erdington and Northfield.

Many famous people grew up in these Birmingham areas which have plenty to offer. Erdington has many historical attractions and one of the most well-known features in the area is Spaghetti Junction, situated on the southern edge of the district and on the border of Aston and Gravelly Hill. The former nightclub Mothers on the neighbourhood’s high street also had a big impact on music in the late 1960s, with Pink Floyd recording a live record there.

Many famous people also have ties to Kingstanding. The neighbourhood houses a covered drinking water reservoir, Perry Barr Reservoir, on the site of the former Perry Barr Farm. Kingstanding also has two libraries; Kingstanding Library and Perry Common Library.

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