Notable residents

•Andrew Marvell, poet and parliamentarian, grew up in Hull and represented the town in Parliament. A secondary school is named after him in the Bilton Grange area of the city.
•William Wilberforce, the leading slavery abolitionist, was born in Hull 1759, baptised at Holy Trinity church and represented the City as its Member of Parliament until his death in 1833. A sixth form college is named after him in the east of the city, as is a building at the university.
Joseph Malet Lambert, a British education reformer who proposed universal education as an economic stimulus was born in Hull in 1853. A secondary school in the east of the city is named after him.
•Thomas R. Ferens, philanthropist, industrialist and Member of Parliament for East Hull from 1906-1918, proved to be one of the city's greatest benefactors, endowing among others University College, the Ferens Art Gallery, and East Park in 1927.
•Amy Johnson, the pioneering aviator who was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia, was born in Hull in 1903. A statue depicting her can be found near to the city centre's main Library.
•Richard Morris, musician, journalist. Richard lived in Hull for four years while studying at Hull University and had a large influence on the local music scene before departing for the South Coast.

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•Though not born in the city, the notorious arsonist and serial killer Bruce Lee lived in Hull and committed his crimes there in the 1970s.
•Tom Courtenay, the highly respected actor, was born in Hull.
•Roland Gift, actor and singer with the Fine Young Cannibals, was born in Hull in 1962.
•Lene Lovich, punk singer, attended school in Hull in the 1960s.
•Hull is also the adopted home of Paul Heaton, of The Housemartins and now The Beautiful South. The other members of the Beautiful South are all from Hull.
•BBC Weatherman Alex Deakin comes from the area.
•Kelly Bailey, singer, model and dramatic actress was born in Hull in 1981.
•Jon Culshaw, the impressionist and comedian, began his career as a DJ on Hull station Viking FM.
•BBC Radio 1 presenters JK and Joel first honed their partnership on Viking FM.
•Stevie Smith, poet, was born in Hull.
•Lionel Davidson, novelist, was born in Hull.
•Philip Larkin, poet and librarian, worked in Hull University, where he has a building named after him.
•Douglas Dunn, poet, worked in Hull.
•Maureen Lipman, actress.
•Ian Carmichael, actor.
•Andrew Lincoln, actor.
•Brian Rix, actor.
•Debra Stephenson, actress.
•Benjamin Stonehouse
•Nick Barmby, footballer.
•Mick Ronson, guitarist with David Bowie's Spiders From Mars and musical partner of Ian Hunter.
•Reece Shearsmith, comedian, born in Hull
•Norma Waterson, folk singer
•Thomas Perronet Thompson, radical reformer, MP and advocate of universal suffrage was born in Hull in 1783.
•Rob Hubbard, a very famous Commodore 64 SID6581 composer was born in Hull.
•Gerald Thomas, famous Carry-On director was born in Hull.
•Mark Silverthorne, Local film maker was born and lived in Hull until just recently