Suffolk: 7 celebrities you could see

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16:00 20 August 2022



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

Here are 11 big names you can find in Suffolk:

Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie

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

The couple have a Grade II* listed 15th-century thatched cottage 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 estate which also includes a moat and original farm buildings.

The pair, who met on the set of the hit TV series, were recommended to 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 photographed with singer-songwriter Taylor Swift walking along the boardwalk where the pair were dating in 2016.

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

Helen Fraser

People may be lucky enough to see Fraser, who has appeared in many TV series since the early 1960s, as he lives in the 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 presenter walked away from presenting, he chose to head to the Suffolk countryside.


Bill Turnbull on Sizewell Beach Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Bill Turnbull on Sizewell Beach
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He moved from Cheshire to Suffolk to spend more time with family and friends and 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 Image: IAN WEST / PA

Claudia Schiffer is one of the most successful models in the world 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 in Stanningfield, near Bury St Edmunds.

Griff Rhys Jones

The 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 after his love of sailing bought him to the county.

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

Richard Curtis and Emma Freud

Richard Curtis, the writer of 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 at Somerset Hou

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

Bill Wyman

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

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

Ed Sheeran

Any list of celebrities spotted 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 making millions during his career.

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