FIVE GREAT LON­DON-IR­ISH

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JOHN LY­DON

The bit­ter, klaxon-voiced punk singer – and but­ter sales­man – was raised in Hol­loway as the son of a Corko­nian mother. Trav­els un­der an Ir­ish pass­port.

DUSTY SPRING­FIELD

Now from where might Mary Iso­bel Cather­ine Ber­nadette O’Brien’s fam­ily have orig­i­nally sprung? Kerry, as it hap­pens. Lon­don’s great­est soul singer was brought up in West Hamp­stead (some­times called East Kil­burn).

KATHY BURKE

A na­tional trea­sure to two na­tions, the in­com­pa­ra­ble ac­tor and comic (right) came into the world in Is­ling­ton. Her dad, Paddy, came from Gal­way.

MICHAEL GAM­BON

Fi­nally, a Lon­don-Ir­ish icon from the cap­i­tal. Born in Cabra, the ec­cen­tric ac­tor grew up in the north

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