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Famous Cotswolds Residents

The Cotswolds is home to a number of "famous" people.

Charles, The Prince of Wales

Just outside Tetbury you can find Prince Charles's country home, Highgrove. If you live in the village of Doughton, keep an eye out for the heir to the throne!

Charles was born on 14th November 1948, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip.

Jilly Cooper

Jilly Cooper, most famous for her books, lives in the Cotswold village of Bisley. Cooper was born on February 21st 1937 in Hornchurch, grew up in Yorkshire and Surrey and was educated in Salisbury (at the Godolphin School).

Jilly Cooper she started her career as a journalist and is now famous for her romantic fiction books.

J. Arthur Gibbs

The author J. Arthur Gibbs was born on 25th November 1867 in Westminster and died at the age of 31 on 13th May 1899 in Marylebone.

Gibbs was educated at Oxford and lived at the Manor House in Ablington, near Bibury. He is famous for for his book 'A Cotswold Village'.

Elizabeth Hurley

The actress Elizabeth Hurley, born on 10th June 1965, and once lived near the village of Barnsley, 4 miles from the Roman market town of Cirencester.

Hurley has appeared in films such as Bedazzled (2000) and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Sha**ed Me (1999)

Hurley was married in 2007 at Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, near Cheltenham.

Kate Winslet

Kate Elizabeth Winslett (born 1975) is an actress, famous for her film roles which include Titanic (1997) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). Winslet lives in the village of Westcote, near Stow-on-the-Wold.

Dom Jolly

Dom Jolly, the comedian famous for Trigger Happy TV was born on Beirut and now has a home in the Cotswolds

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