Suffolk: 7 celebrities you can see

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16:00 August 20, 2022



From Game of Thrones stars to comedy legends, Suffolk is frequented by many celebrities.

Here are 11 big names you can see in Suffolk:

Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie

Game of Thrones actors and actresses Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie have lived in Suffolk since 2017.

The couple own a Grade II listed 15th-century thatched home 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 8.2 acres that also includes a moat and original farm buildings.

The couple, 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 frequently seen in and around Aldeburgh, where his family lives.

The Oscar-nominated actor was spotted walking with singer songwriter Taylor Swift on the beach where the couple dated in 2016.

Having previously visited the hometown of friend and megastar Ed Sheeran, Swift wasn’t the first to arrive in town, either.

Helen Fraser

People might be lucky enough to spot Fraser, who has starred in many television series since the early 1960s, while living on Eye.


Helen Fraser in her garden.

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

Bill Turnbull

When the former BBC Breakfast Program host gave up presenting, she chose to go to rural Suffolk.


Bill Turnbull on Sizewell beach Photo: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Bill Turnbull on Sizewell beach
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He moved from Cheshire to Suffolk to spend more time with his 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 most successful models in the world and lives near Bury St Edmunds.
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The couple married in 2002 at Lavenham Guildhall before moving to Coldham Hall, a Grade I-listed Tudor estate in Stanningfield, near Bury St Edmunds.

Griff Rhys Jones

Former star of Not the Nine O’Clock News, Jones has lived in Suffolk for over 30 years.

Growing up in Essex, Jones moved to the Shotley peninsula after his love of shipping brought him to the county.

He said in interviews that he didn’t feel the need to leave.

Richard Curtis and Emma Freud

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


Director Richard Curtis and his wife, Emma Freud, arrived at the premiere of About Time in 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 sketch shows like Spitting Image before creating some of the greatest British 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 of the rock and roll band The Rolling Stones, lives near Stowmarket.

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

Ed Sheeran

Any list of celebrities spotted in Suffolk would neglect 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 teenager and continues to live near the eastern town of Suffolk, despite earning millions throughout his career.

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