10 Famous Winchester Faces

We all know Winchester is a great place to come and visit but these 10 celebrities made the move a more permanent one for a while.

Follow in their footsteps and come and visit Winchester yourself!

Colin Firth

Blockbuster actor Colin Firth, went to what is now Kings' School in Winchester.
Another lesser known fact is that his mother used to live at 24 West End Terrace, now one of our rental properties!

Jon Snow

Jon Snow (no not that one!), journalist and news reader, best known for being the host of Channel 4 News for 32 years went to The Pilgrims' School in Winchester.

Amanda Holden

Presenter and actress Amanda Holden, most recently seen on BBC's I Can Hear Your Voice spent much of her childhood in Bishop's Waltham, attending Swanmore Secondary School, now known as Swanmore College. 

Wayne Bridge

Former England, Chelsea and Manchester City footballer Wayne Bridge studied at Kings' School and grew up in the Stanmore.

Rishi Sunak

The current UK chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak was born in Southampton. He attended Winchester College before moving on to the University of Oxford. 

Shappi Khorsandi

Iranian-born British comedian and author Shappi Khorsandi graduated from King Alfred's College, now the University of Winchester, in 1995, with a degree in Drama, Theatre and Television.  

Jo Whedon

American filmmaker, composer, and comic book writer Jos Whedon - who is best known for his work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Toy Story and The Avengers - spent three years boarding at Winchester College from the age of 15.  

Jack Dee

British comedian and master of deadpan, Jack Dee, attended The Pilgrims' School and Kings' School, both of which are in Winchester. 

Emma Chambers

Emma Chambers, best known for playing the the slightly quirky Alice Tinker in BBC's The Vicar of Dibley went to St Swithun's School in Winchester

Philippa Forrester

TV presenter Philippa Forrester, best known for Tomorrow's World, Crufts, The Heaven and Earth Show and Robot Wars, was educated at St Bede school, Westgate School and later at Peter Symonds College.