Past residents of Steep
Sir Alec Guinness (1914-2000)
Arguably the most famous resident, Sir Alec lived in Steep Marsh for over 40 years. Wikipedia has a very comprehensive biography.
John Wyndham (1903-1969)
The pen name used by John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris who went to Bedales School for 3 years and lived in Mill Lane, Steep. Again Wikipedia has a very comprehensive biography.
Edward Thomas (1878-1917)
Poet Edward Thomas lived in Steep for a few years until his death during the first World War. He is commemorated with a window in Steep Church and a stone memorial on Shoulder of Mutton Hill, part of the Hangers. The Edward Thomas Fellowship exists to remember and commemmorate his life and works of poetry.
Jill Balcon (1925-2009)
The second wife of poet Cecil Day-Lewis and mother of Daniel Day-Lewis was an accomplished actress in her own right. She lived in Steep for the last 30 years of her life. Wikipedia has a short biography.