list of people from the includes residents who were either born or dwelt for a substantial period within the borders of this modern London Borough of Southwark London borough. It does not comprise notable individuals who only studied at educational institutions in the area, such as the Camberwell School of Art and the Dulwich College. Several of the men and women listed have been honoured with blue plaques in various parts of the borough, including more than 50 commemorative plaques awarded by the Southwark Council since 2003. 
In 1965, the
Metropolitan Borough of Southwark, the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell, and the Metropolitan Borough of Bermondsey were amalgamated to form the London Borough of Southwark. Located in the eastern part of South London, it is, along with the City of London, the oldest part of Greater London, with a history of civilisation that dates back to the Roman times. One of the 32 London boroughs, it constitutes several urban and suburban neighborhoods, including  Bermondsey, Bankside, Camberwell, Dulwich, Peckham, Nunhead, Rotherhithe, Walworth, and The Borough, located at the southern bank of the river Thames.
2001 census recorded the population of Southwark to be nearly 244,866 residents, sixty-three per cent of whom are whites, sixteen per cent black African and 8 percent black Caribbean. For a decade, between 1997 and 2007, the borough's population grew at three times the rate of England as a whole. Sixty per cent of the borough's inhabitants are currently known to live in social housing. 
Key to "Notes" regarding the residents' affiliation to Southwark:
Indicates that the resident was born in Southwark.
Indicates that the resident died in Southwark.
Citations in the Notes box refer to the information in the entire row.
Academia and research
Arts and entertainment
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Film and television actress, who won an
Emmy Award and a BAFTA
Film actor currently starring in
FOX series, 24: Live Another Day, alongside fellow British-American actor, Kiefer Sutherland.
Actor of the
Elizabethan theatre, who founded Dulwich College and Alleyn's School
television reality series
Big Brother 7 Camberwell
Actor and film director, who won an
Emmy Award and an Oscar nomination
Actor, recipient of two
Academy Awards, a BAFTA, and four Golden Globe Awards
Actor, comedian and filmmaker, an honoree of two
Character actress, who worked in film, radio and television
Character actress, well known for work in the BBC soap opera,
Comedian, actress and novelist
Actor, with especial prominence on the London stage
Television actor, well known for work in the
BBC soap opera,
Comedy actress, prominent for her work in television
Artist and illustrator
still-lives, landscapes, seascapes, and portraits
Comedian, actor and filmmaker, best known as member of the
Monty Python team
Actor, best recognised as
Frankenstein's monster in the 1931 film
Playwright and film director, an
Academy Award winner
Romantic landscape painter, etcher, printmaker and writer
Actor and film star, winner of a
Film and Voice Actor
Art curator, serving as director of
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Organist, composer, and professor of music at
University of Oxford
Entertainer who brought rock music to the UK
Actor and screenwriter, winner of
Oscars, BAFTAs, an Emmy, a Golden Globe Award
Steve Chandra Savale
YBA known for the (1999), and Ecce Homo (2007) sculptures
State Britain Camberwell
Singer/ Songwriter (Florence + The Machine)
Reality TV Personality
Engineering and technology
Famous motorcycle designer
unveiled in 2009 at his former residence, 8 Philip Walk,
, London SE15. He also ran a motorcycle shop in Peckham High Street.
Journalism and media
 Notes 
Children's author, with popular work like the
and Famous Five series
Victorian poet and playwright, known for mastery of dramatic verse
Camilla Dufour Crosland
Victorian poet, novelist and writer on social and historical subjects, who died in:
Harry Buxton Forman
Victorian bibliographer,editor,Shelley scholar
Victorian novelist, journalist and social campaigner
Consultant, Futures Thinker and Author of
Building Innovative Teams
Playwright of works such as
and A New Way to Pay Old Debts
The Roman Actor Southwark
Art critic, social theorist, painter and writer
Diarist and author, whose writings illuminate life in 18th-century England
Author and feminist, known for writing
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Politics and government
 Notes 
Lord Eric Avebury
Liberal Member of Parliament, 1962-70; Liberal Democrat Representative peer, 1999-
Liberal and Liberal Unionist politician, entrepreneur and imperial statesman
General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union, 1968-77
Labour Member of parliament, 1983-; Leader of the House of Commons, 2007-
Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament (1983-) and party President (2004-)
Equerry to Queen Elizabeth (1986-89), and husband of Princess Anne
Anchor Brewery heir, Member of Parliament (1765-80), Sheriff of the City of London
Labour politician; General Secretary of the Labour Party (1985-94)
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Cricketer (1881-1904), who played as an opening
batsman for the England cricket team
Footballer, who plays as a
midfielder for OH Leuven
Former footballer, who played as a
centre-back most notably for Manchester United. Was also a former captain of England. Currently a pundit for BT Sport
Swimmer, winner of gold and bronze medals at the
1980 Summer Olympics
Boxer, former WBA heavyweight champion, former unified world cruiserweight champion and former European cruiserweight champion
Cricketer (1897-1907), who played as a bowler for
Surrey, Worcestershire, and Scotland
Boxer and actor
Wrestler, known as "Giant Haystacks" and a
European Union Heavyweight Champion
Footballer, who played as a left back for
Arsenal and England
List of people from London
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