List of Gibraltarians

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People of Gibraltar, 1863.
Gibraltarians encircle The Rock during the tercentenary of British Gibraltar, 4 August 2004.

The Gibraltarians (also called Llanitos/as, Spanish: Gibraltareños/as) are a cultural group or nation from the British overseas territory of Gibraltar.

The following is a list of notable Gibraltarians or people born in Gibraltar, listed in alphabetical order within categories:

Academics[edit]

  • Daniella Tilbury is a Gibraltarian academic, educator and sustainable development leader who was the first woman in her country to hold the title of university professor.
  • Alfred Hermida is an award-winning media scholar, author and journalist who is n associate professor and director of the School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia, and co-founder of The Conversation Canada.

Actors[edit]

  • Levy Attias (1924–2010), best known for his role as Juan Cervantes in the ITV British comedy series Mind Your Language
  • Nicholas Boulton, Actor. His extensive career has encompassed stage, screen, and radio. He has played leading and major supporting roles for many British stage productions including for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Conductors[edit]

  • Karel Mark Chichon (b. 1971), chief conductor of the Graz Symphony Orchestra, conductor emeritus of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, principal conductor of the European Sinfonietta and artistic director of the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society

Musicians, bands[edit]

Painters[edit]

Writers[edit]

Designers[edit]

Historians[edit]

Media[edit]

Military officers[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Religious[edit]

Scientists[edit]

Sportspeople[edit]

Various[edit]

People of Gibraltarian descent[edit]

  • Imperio Argentina (1906–2003), singer and actress
  • Jo Frost (b. 1970), nanny and TV personality
  • Albert Hammond Jr. (b. 1980), guitarist
  • Rita Hayworth (1918–1987), born Margarita Cansino, Hollywood actress
  • Michelle Keegan (b. 1987), Actress known for her roles as Tina McIntyre in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street and Corporal Georgie Lane in the BBC drama series Our Girl.
  • Reynaldo Bignone(1928–2018), Argentine general who served as 41st President of Argentina from 1 July 1982, to 10 December 1983. In 2010, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in the kidnapping, torture, and murder of persons suspected of opposing the government during the Dirty War.

People born in Gibraltar during the Spanish period[edit]

Prior to its capture in 1704 by the British, there were 4,000 inhabitants of Gibraltar, all but 70 of whom fled to the surrounding Campo de Gibraltar.[2] Some notable people born in Gibraltar prior to British rule include:

People of Gibraltar descent (prior to British rule)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le freak c'est chic (part two), Michael Spencer, guardian.co.uk, 30 November 2003
  2. ^ Gold, Peter (2005). Gibraltar: British or Spanish?. Routledge. p. 2.