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List of famous people from Halifax, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Halifax, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Halifax you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Halifax, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list includes James Berrett, Faith Pitman and more people.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Halifax?" or "Which celebrities were born in Halifax?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Sophie Lowe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Sophie Lowe age 26 - Sophie Lowe is an actress.

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Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Ed Sheeran age 26 - Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter, actor, guitarist and record producer. He was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk. He ...more

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Sharon Carstairs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Sharon Carstairs age 74 - Sharon Carstairs, PC is a Canadian politician and former Senator.

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Mary Ann Britland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Mary Ann Britland Died at 39 (1847-1886) - Mary Ann Britland of Ashton-under-Lyne was a serial killer who was the first woman to be executed by hanging at Strangeways Prison, Manchester, England by James Berry on 9 August 1886.

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Phyllis Bentley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Phyllis Bentley Died at 83 (1894-1977) - Phyllis Eleanor Bentley, OBE, was an English novelist. The youngest child of a mill owner, she grew up in Halifax in the West Riding of Yorkshire and was educated at Halifax High School for ...more

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Geoffrey Harris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Geoffrey Harris age 28 - Geoffrey Harris is a Canadian middle-distance runner. Harris qualified for the 2012 London Olympics in the 800 metres event with two Olympic standards and a first place finish at the 2012 ...more

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John Pawson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Halifax
John Pawson age 67 - John Pawson is a British architectural designer, born in Halifax, Yorkshire, on 6 May 1949.

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Shirley Crabtree is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Shirley Crabtree Died at 67 (1930-1997) - Lll Shirley Crabtree, Jr, better known as Big Daddy was an English professional wrestler famous for his record-breaking 64 inch chest. Known for wearing his various Big Daddy leotards, ...more

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Kathryn Pogson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Kathryn Pogson age 61 - Kathryn Pogson is a film and stage actress. She appeared in Terry Gilliam's 1985 cult film Brazil. She received a Drama Desk Award nomination for her performance in the 1986 New York production ...more

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Anne Lister is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Anne Lister Died at 49 (1791-1840) - Anne Lister was a well-off Yorkshire landowner, diarist, mountaineer and traveller. Throughout her life she kept diaries which chronicled the details of her daily life, including her lesbian ...more

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Pete Stollery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Pete Stollery age 55 - Pete Stollery is a British composer, specialising in electroacoustic music. Stollery studied with Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham from 1979–96, and is currently Professor in ...more

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Herbert Akroyd Stuart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Herbert Akroyd Stuart Died at 63 (1864-1927) - Herbert Akroyd-Stuart was an English inventor who is noted for his invention of the hot bulb engine, or heavy oil engine.

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Brent MacRae is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Brent MacRae age 29 - Brent MacRae is an actor and film producer.

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Ray Harford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Ray Harford Died at 58 (1945-2003) - Raymond Thomas "Ray" Harford was an English footballer, better known for his successes as a coach and manager than as a player. He is considered to have been one of the top coaches of ...more

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Aaron Levinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Aaron Levinson age 45 - Aaron Levinson is an actor.

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Linda Riordan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Linda Riordan age 63 - Linda June Riordan is an English Labour Co-operative politician who was the Member of Parliament for Halifax from 2005 general election to 2015.

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Faith Nolan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Faith Nolan age 58 - Faith Nolan is a Canadian social activist folk and jazz singer-songwriter and guitarist of mixed African, Mi'kmaq and Irish heritage. As stated on her website, "her music is her political ...more

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Anita Carey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Anita Carey age 68 - Anita Carey is an English actress, best known for playing Joyce Smedley in Coronation Street and more recently for playing Vivien March in Doctors. Carey has had starring roles in British ...more

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George Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Halifax
George Blackburn Died at 58 (1899-1957) - George Fredrick Blackburn was a football player in the early years of professional football in England. He started his career at Hampstead Town now known as Hendon. He signed for Villa as an ...more

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Laura MacNutt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Laura MacNutt age 54 - Laura MacNutt is a production designer and art director.

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Lindsay Clarke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Lindsay Clarke age 76 - Lindsay Clarke is a British novelist. He was educated at Heath Grammar School in Halifax and at King's College Cambridge. He worked in education for many years, in Africa, America and the UK, ...more

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Calvin Dyson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Calvin Dyson age 26 - Calvin Dyson is film writer and director.

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Joe Duttine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Joe Duttine age 46 - Joe Duttine, sometimes credited as Jo Duttine, is an English film, theatre and television actor. He currently plays Tim Metcalfe in Coronation Street.

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Ben Riley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Ben Riley Died at 80 (1866-1946) - Benjamin Riley was a British Labour Party politician. Born in Halifax, Riley was the son of a stonemason. He started work aged 9, and was apprenticed to the bookbinding trade. He served as a ...more

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Gary Fellows is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Gary Fellows age 37 - Gary Matthew Fellows is a first-class cricketer, who has represented Yorkshire County Cricket Club, and played twice for Matabeleland in Zimbabwe in 1996. Fellows is a right-handed batsman and ...more

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Joseph Frobisher is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Joseph Frobisher Died at 62 (1748-1810) - The Hon. Joseph Frobisher M.P., J.P., was one of Montreal's most important fur traders. He was elected to the 1st Parliament of Lower Canada and was a seigneur with estates totalling 57,000 ...more

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Jason McCalmon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Jason McCalmon age 28 - Jason Aaron McCalmon is a professional boxer who currently resides in Huddersfield.

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Peter Downsborough is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Peter Downsborough age 72 - Peter Downsborough is a retired goalkeeper. A Centre Forward as a schoolboy, he transferred into the role of goalkeeper after deputising for an injured team mate during a school match. ...more

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Craig Fleming is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Craig Fleming age 45 - Craig Fleming is a former footballer, He played as a defender. Fleming is currently Director of football at Conference North side Lowestoft Town F.C., a position he has held since 2009.

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Jim Mallinder is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Jim Mallinder age 49 - David James Mallinder is the coach of Northampton Saints and the former head coach of Sale Sharks, England Under 21s and England Saxons.

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Kieran O’Malley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Kieran O’Malley age 27 - Kieran O'Malley is a British volleyball player. Born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, he competed for Great Britain in the men's tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Michael Crawford is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Michael Crawford age 46 - Michael Crawford is a film producer.

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Arnold Walker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Arnold Walker Died at 91 (1917-2008) - Arnold Edgar "Blondie" Walker DFC & Bar was a British fighter pilot during World War II who flew 169 sorties, was shot down three times, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying

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Archie Rigg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Archie Rigg Archie Rigg birth registered in Halifax, was an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1890s, 1900s and '10s, and rugby union coach of the 1910s and '20s, playing ...more

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Ben T. Russell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Ben T. Russell age 32 - Benjamin T. Russell is a rugby union player who plays at No. 8 or Flanker for London Welsh. He previously played for Saracens and Racing Metro. He has also played internationally for the England ...more

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Kenny Carter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Kenny Carter Died at 25 (1961-1986) - Kenneth 'Kenny' Malcolm Carter, was a world class speedway rider. He rode for Newcastle Diamonds, Halifax Dukes and Bradford Dukes.

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Percival Nathan Whitley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Percival Nathan Whitley Died at 62 (1894-1956) - Percival Nathan Whitley, eldest son of J. H. Whitley, was a cotton spinner and educationist.

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Trey Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Trey Sheldon age 37

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Glenda Braganza is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Glenda Braganza age 39 - Glenda Braganza is a Canadian television and stage actress who has appeared in several Canadian and American television shows and films. Braganza was born to Indian-Goan parents and raised in ...more

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Eric Rogers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Eric Rogers Died at 60 (1921-1981) - Eric Rogers was an English composer, conductor and arranger, best known for composing the scores for 22 Carry On films.

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Gerald F. DeConto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Gerald F. DeConto Died at 44 (1957-2001)

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Denny Doherty is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Denny Doherty Died at 67 (1940-2007) - Dennis Gerrard Stephen Doherty was a Canadian singer and songwriter. He was most widely known as a founding member of the 1960s musical group The Mamas & the Papas.

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John Wolfenden, Baron Wolfende... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Halifax
John Wolfenden, Baron Wolfenden Died at 79 (1906-1985) - John Frederick Wolfenden, Baron Wolfenden, CBE was a British educationalist probably best remembered for chairing the Wolfenden Committee whose report recommending the decriminalisation of ...more

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Darian O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Darian O'Toole Died at 41 (1967-2008)

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Oliver Smithies is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Oliver Smithies age 91 - Oliver Smithies is a British-born American geneticist and Nobel laureate, credited with the introduction of starch as a medium for gel electrophoresis in 1955, and the simultaneous discovery, ...more

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Percy Shaw is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Percy Shaw Died at 86 (1890-1976) - Percy Shaw, OBE was an English inventor and businessman. He patented the reflective road stud or "cat's eye" in 1934, and set up a company to manufacture his invention in 1935.

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Kathryn E. Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Kathryn E. Sheldon age 39 - Parrothead who bleeds orange and maroon. Go Hokies!

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Danny Racchi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Danny Racchi age 28 - Daniel Craig "Danny" Racchi is an English footballer who plays for Hyde as a midfielder. Racchi started his career with Huddersfield Town in their youth system, signing a professional ...more

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Simon Bailey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Simon Bailey Died at 40 (1955-1995) - The Reverend Simon Bailey was an Anglican priest and writer. He came to national attention when a television documentary was made of how he continued his work in the parish after telling his ...more

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George Dyson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Halifax
George Dyson Died at 81 (1883-1964) - Sir George Dyson KCVO was a well-known English musician and composer.