Suffolk: 7 celebrities you can spot

Published:
4:00 PM August 20, 2022



From Game of Thrones stars to comedy legends, Suffolk is a popular destination for many celebrities.

Here are 11 big names you can find in Suffolk:

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie

Game of Thrones actor and actress Kit Harington and Rose Leslie have been living in Suffolk since 2017.

The couple own a Grade II* listed 15th century thatched house in a conservation area near Stowmarket.




Game of Thrones stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington live in Suffolk
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The house is part of an 8.2-acre property that also includes a ditch and original farm buildings.

The pair, who met on the set of the hit TV series, were recommended in Suffolk by global superstar and local man Ed Sheeran, who grew up in Framlingham.

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston is often seen in and around Aldeburgh, where his family lives.

The Oscar-nominated actor was pictured walking along the beach with singer-songwriter Taylor Swift where the pair were dating in 2016.

It wasn’t Swift’s first time in the county, having previously visited the hometown of friend and megastar Ed Sheeran.

Helen Fraser

People may be lucky enough to meet Fraser, who has appeared in several television series since the early 1960s, as she lives in Eye.


Helen Fraser in her garden.

Helen Fraser in her garden.
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Fraser has appeared in television series, films and West End musicals.

Bill Turnbull

When the former BBC breakfast show moved away from presenting, he chose to move to the Suffolk countryside.


Bill Turnbull at Sizewell Beach Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown

Bill Turnbull at Sizewell Beach
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He moved from Cheshire to Suffolk to spend more time with family and friends and to devote more time to his hobby of beekeeping.

Claudia Schiffer

The German supermodel lives in West Suffolk with her film director husband Matthew Vaughn.


Claudia Schiffer is one of the most successful models in the world Picture: IAN WEST / PA

Claudia Schiffer is one of the world’s most successful models and lives near Bury St Edmunds
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The couple married at Lavenham Guildhall in 2002, before moving to Coldham Hall, a Grade I listed Tudor mansion, near Stanningfield, Bury St Edmunds.

Griff Rhys Jones

A former star of Not the Nine O’Clock News, Jones has lived in Suffolk for the better part of 30 years.

Jones, who grew up in Essex, moved to the Shotley Peninsula when his love of sailing bought him to the county.

He has said in interviews that he never felt the need to leave.

Richard Curtis and Emma Freud

Richard Curtis, author of The Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill, has a second home in Suffolk with his wife and script editor Emma Freud.


Director Richard Curtis and his wife Emma Freud arrive at the premiere of About Time in Somerset Howe

Director Richard Curtis and his wife Emma Freud have a second home in Suffolk
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As a writer he contributed to sketch shows such as Spitting Image before creating some of the biggest British TV comedies including Blackadder with Rowan Atkinson and The Vicar of Dibley with Don French.

Bill Wyman

Best known as the original bassist for rock and roll band The Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman lives near Stowmarket.

The Rolling Stones celebrated 13 number one albums, although Wyman left the band in 1993, having been with the group since 1962.

Ed Sheeran

Any list of celebrities who have appeared out and about in Suffolk would be remiss to exclude Ed Sheeran.


Ed Sheeran

Suffolk’s own Ed Sheeran still lives in the county
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He moved to Framlingham as a youngster and continues to live near the east Suffolk town despite earning millions during his career.

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