Mold, Flintshire - Notable People

Notable People

  • Jonny Buckland, guitarist for Coldplay, hails from Pantymwyn (a village two miles from Mold) and attended the Alun School.
  • Ron Hughes, a former professional footballer who enjoyed a long career with Chester City F.C. and played for and managed Mold Alexandra F.C., was born in Mold.
  • Rhys Ifans, actor who appeared in the films Notting Hill, The 51st State and Kevin & Perry Go Large, attended Mold's Welsh speaking high school, Maes Garmon.
  • Rhodri Meilir, actor best known for playing the character 'Alfie' in BBC comedy, My Family, was born in the town.
  • Daniel Owen, Welsh language novelist.
  • Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales DJ, attended the Alun School and comes from the nearby village of Nannerch.
  • Richard Wilson, a Welsh landscape painter, and one of the founder members of the Royal Academy, settled in Mold in 1781 and is buried in the grounds of St Mary's Church.
  • The Joy Formidable, alternative rock band formed and lived in Mold.
  • Raymond Davies Hughes, Nazi collaborator and Welsh language broadcaster was from Mold.

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