The Story of Screaming Lord Sutch, 3rd Earl of Harrow

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Another week, another famous Harrowvian – and this one perhaps one of the most colourful that the borough ever produced. David Edward Sutch was a famous politician and musician of the 1980s and 1990s – founding the Official Monster Raving Loony Party and standing for it in numerous elections. Coining himself the 3rd Earl of… Read more »

Philip Glenister: Life in Harrow to Life on Mars

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Dev Patel – who we looked at last week as part of our ongoing coverage of Harrow’s most famous modern faces – is not the only successful modern thespian to have come from the borough. Philip Glenister – actor of Life on Mars’ and Ashes to Ashes’ Gene Hunt, amongst numerous other popular roles –… Read more »

Dev Patel: From Rayners Lane to the Oscars

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With the release of Lion – the critically-acclaimed story of one man’s search for his lost family – this month has marked the return of one of the borough’s biggest current names to the big-screen. With this in mind, and with past weeks’ having featured previous popular figures to have emerged from the borough, it… Read more »

A Famous Harrow Resident: Claire Rayner

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Following the trend of looking at some of the most famous people to have lived in Harrow, this week’s article features a woman who lived in the borough for longer than most, and who, even as a nationally-known celebrity, still took the time to be a staple of the local community. An icon for a… Read more »

Harrow and the Childhood of Anthony Horowitz

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The subject of this week’s article is someone who – if you do not know of him yourself – your children, or children you know, likely will. As it turns out, Michael Rosen – who we looked at the tail-end of last year – is not the only famous writer in modern times to have… Read more »

Pinner: Where Elton John was Born

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Harrow has, as the past months has shown, no shortage of famous figures – which is why it is no small thing to say that the subject of this week’s article is one of the borough’s most famous. The subject of this week’s article is a pop icon known across the world, one whose formative… Read more »

One Famous Harrow Writer: Michael Rosen

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Like many, there are a number of ways in which Harrow has come to embody my childhood – whether that be physically in landmarks that have long drawn my curiosity, or sights such as our historic and famous hill. But events make up these memories too – from big events like the Pinner St. George’s… Read more »

The Story of Stanmore’s Famous Art Historian

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Over the years, Harrow has been the home of a number of famous people – and this is especially true for the Stanmore area, particularly in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Between those like Edward Adrian Wilson, Queen Adelaide or Air Chief Marshall Hugh Dowding, Stanmore has an extensive history of famous and important individuals… Read more »