It is known among many that Harrow has a long and rich history – but did you know the popular London borough has links to quite a few famous celebrities?

And it’s not just the odd one or two, either.

Well known comedians, actors and even a prime minister have all grown up in the area, and there can be no doubting that Harrow will produce even more stars of the future in the coming years.

After Get West London named 11 famous people who are from Hounslow earlier in the week, we thought it would only be fair to do the same for Harrow.

With that in mind, we've compiled a list of 11 celebrities which you may or may not know are from Harrow.

Peter Andre

Peter Andre
Peter Andre lived in Harrow for six years as a child

Mysterious Girl singer Peter Andre was born in Harrow, and lived in the area for six years as a child before his family packed up and moved to Australia.

While living down under, the singer established himself in the music industry, and saw his second album Natural reach number one in the UK Album charts.

He met ex-wife and glamour Katie Price on ITV show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2003, but now lives with wife Emily MacDonagh and their two children in Surrey.

James Blunt

James Blunt will play in Chelsea

Former soldier turned singer-songwriter James Blunt attended Harrow School growing up, and gained A-Levels in physics, chemistry and economics.

He shot to fame in 2005 with his Back To Bedlam album that included smash shit You’re Beautiful, which topped the UK and American charts.

It is believed Blunt had piano and violin lessons as a child, but was introduced to the electric guitar aged 14 at the Harrow school by a fellow student – helping shape the musician he is today.

Benedict Cumberbatch

The successful actor, best known for playing Sherlock Holmes in BBC crime series Sherlock, attended Harrow school when he was younger.

While at the school, he once turned down the chance to play his first acting role in a school production of William Shakespeare play Hamlet, instead choosing to focus on his A-Levels.

His drama teacher at the time, Martin Tyrell, called him "the best schoolboy actor" he had ever worked with.

Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John was born and raised in Harrow

Successful singer Sir Elton John was born and raised in Harrow, living with his parents at Pinner Hill Road, Pinner.

The Rocketman singer, born Reginald Dwight, holds the record for the highest selling single in the UK, with Candle In The Wind, selling 4.9 million singles following his legendary performance in tribute to Princess Diana after her death in 1997.

The Watford Football Club lover, who now lives in Las Vegas, has also managed seven UK number ones and spent 133 weeks in the top 10 charts.

Matt Lucas

Matt Lucas still visits Harrow

Funny-man Matt Lucas attended Aylward Primary School, in Stanmore, as a child.

He is best known for appearing in TV series Little Britain, which he starred in along with friend and writing partner David Walliams.

The 44-year-old visited his old primary school on March 26 to join students and staff in opening their brand new building.

Kate Nash

Kate Nash performs at The Trinity
Kate Nash performs at The Trinity

Born and raised in Harrow, singer songwriter Kate Nash first took the music industry by storm when she released 2007 hit Foundations.

The video for her song I Hate You This Christmas was partly shot in the borough, with Harrow Skate Park, Harrow-on-the-Hill and Trinity bar, in Station Road, where she held her first gig, appearing in the music video.

Nash, whose fourth album Yesterday Was Forever was released on March 30 earlier this year, is thought to still live in Harrow.

Sir Roger Moore

Best known for playing James Bond seven times between 1973 and 1985, Sir Roger Moore lived for a time at Gordon Avenue, in Stanmore.

Moore was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003, and in 2007 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in television and in film.

He died aged 89 in May last year after a battle with cancer.

Winston Churchill

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill pictured when he was a schoolboy at Harrow, circa 1889

In April 1888, two time Prime Minister Winston Churchill joined the Head Master’s Boarding House at Harrow School, where he lived and was educated.

After leaving in 1892, Churchill returned to the borough many times during his life, most memorably in 1941 during the Second World War, when he gave his famous speech to the schoolboys, ‘Never Give in’.

Widely considered one of the 20th century's most significant figures, Churchill died aged 90 in January 1965 while living in Kensington.

Pam St. Clement

Pam St. Clement (far left) is best known for playing Pat Butcher in Eastenders

Soap star Pat St. Clement, best known for playing Pat Butcher in Eastenders, was born in Harrow in 1942.

But the death of her mum just two years after her birth meant she was put into foster care when her father remarried, and ended up spending much of her childhood in Devon.

The actor, now aged 76, first appeared in Eastenders in 1986, and left her role after 25 years in July 2011.

Stuart Pearce

Stuart Pearce is now the assistant manager of West Ham United

Hard-hitting full back Stuart Pearce, who is now the assistant manager of West Ham United, grew up in Harrow and even played for local side Wealdstone for five years while training and working as an electrician.

He got his big break in 1983 when he moved to Coventry City, and went onto play for Nottingham Forrest, West Ham and Manchester City, where he retired in 2002. He was also capped by England 78 times.

Pearce moved into management soon after retiring and managed the England U-21 national team for six years between 2007 and 2013.

Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott playing for Arsenal

Everton and England international Theo Walcott was born in Stanmore in 1989, and it is believed his family still live in the area.

Although born in the borough, he grew up in Compton, in Berkshire and once scored 100 goals in a single season while playing for Newbury as a teenager.

After coming through the ranks at Southampton, the winger moved to Arsenal, where he made 270 appearances over a 12 year period, before moving to Everton last summer.