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Canterbury's Claim to Fame

  • The famous playwright, Christopher Marlowe, was born in Canterbury and baptised in the church of St George the Martyr. Marlowe has a large theatre and a shopping arcade named after him!

  • The actor Orlando Bloom, famous for his role as Legolas in The Lord of the Rings and Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean was born in Canterbury in 1977.
  • In 1931, Mahatma Gandhi visited Canterbury and met with Hewlett Johnson, the then Archbishop of Canterbury, who was often referred to as the Red Dean of Canterbury due to his support for the Soviet Union and its allies!  

  • Thomas Sidney Cooper, the famous English landscape painter, was born in Canterbury in 1803 and died in Canterbury in 1902 (Meaning he died aged 99!). Thomas Sidney Cooper is buried in the graveyard of St Martin's Church.
  • The creator of Rupert Bear, Mary Tourtel, was born in and died in Canterbury. There is a museum in Canterbury dedicated to Rupert Bear and she is buried in the graveyard of St Martin's Church. 
  • Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, lived near and died in Canterbury. Many of Fleming’s James Bond novels make reference to particular parts of Kent and he wrote You Only Live Twice in a local pub called The Duck Inn. 

  • Another writer to have lived near Canterbury is Joseph Conrad. Conrad lived in Bishopsbourne, a small village near Canterbury and is buried in Canterbury cemetery.
  • Cyril Northcote Parkinson, the creator of Parkinson's Law and the adage, "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion", lived briefly in Canterbury and is also buried in Canterbury cemetery.
  • Bob Geldof, known for his social and political activism and for being the lead singer of the Irish rock band, The Boomtown Rats, lives very near to Canterbury in a town called Faversham.