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List of famous people from Lancashire, 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 Lancashire, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Lancashire 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 Lancashire, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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

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Kim Cattrall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Kim Cattrall age 60 - Kim Victoria Cattrall is an English-Canadian actress. She is known for her role as Samantha Jones in the HBO romantic comedy series Sex and the City, which earned her the 2002 Golden Globe Award ...more

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Sophie Howard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Sophie Howard age 34 - Sophie Howard is an English glamour model from Southport, England. She appeared regularly on Page 3 and in men's magazines such as Maxim, Nuts and Loaded. In August 2005, Howard was voted 73rd ...more

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Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Robert Smith age 57 - Robert James Smith is an English musician. He is the lead singer, guitarist, lyricist and principal songwriter of the rock band The Cure, and its only constant member since its formation in ...more

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Norman Haworth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Norman Haworth Died at 67 (1883-1950) - Sir Norman Haworth FRS. was a British chemist best known for his groundbreaking work on ascorbic acid while working at the University of Birmingham. He received the 1937 Nobel Prize in Chemistry ...more

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Henny Youngman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Henny Youngman Died at 92 (1906-1998) - Henry "Henny" Youngman was a British-born American comedian and violinist famous for his mastery of the "one-liner". His best known one-liner was "Take my ...more

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George Grenfell-Baines is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
George Grenfell-Baines Died at 95 (1908-2003) - Professor Sir George Grenfell-Baines OBE DL was an English architect and town planner. Born in Preston, as George Baines, his family’s humble circumstances forced him to start work at the age of ...more

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Brian Epstein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Brian Epstein Died at 33 (1934-1967) - Brian Samuel Epstein was an English music entrepreneur, best known for managing the Beatles. Epstein first discovered the Beatles in November 1961, during a lunchtime Cavern Club performance. He ...more

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Marc Almond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Marc Almond age 59 - Peter Mark Sinclair "Marc" Almond is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Almond first began performing and recording in the synthpop/new wave duo Soft Cell. He has also had a ...more

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April Ashley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
April Ashley age 81 - April Ashley, MBE is an English model and restaurant hostess. She was outed as transsexual by the Sunday People in 1961 and is one of the earliest British people known to have had sex ...more

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Eric Sykes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Eric Sykes Died at 89 (1923-2012) - Eric Sykes CBE was an English radio, television and film writer, actor and director whose performing career spanned more than 50 years. He frequently wrote for and/or performed with many other ...more

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Terence Davies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Terence Davies age 71 - Terence Davies is an English screenwriter, film director, sometime novelist and actor. As a filmmaker, Davies is noted for his recurring themes of emotional endurance, the influence of memory on ...more

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Jimmy Clitheroe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Jimmy Clitheroe Died at 52 (1921-1973) - James Robinson "Jimmy" Clitheroe was an English comic entertainer. He is best remembered for his BBC Radio programme, The Clitheroe Kid, a version of which was produced for television ...more

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Amy Nuttall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Amy Nuttall age 34 - Amy Nuttall is an English actress and singer known for playing Chloe Atkinson in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale from 2000 until 2005, and housemaid Ethel Parks in ITV period drama Downton Abbey.

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John Bishop is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
John Bishop age 50 - John Joseph Bishop is an English comedian and actor, who is also known for his charity work, having raised £4.2m for Sport Relief 2012. A keen footballer, Bishop played for non-league ...more

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Phillip Schofield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Phillip Schofield age 55 - Phillip Bryan Schofield is an English television presenter and television personality who is employed by ITV. He is most recognised for presenting the ITV lifestyle programme This Morning, which ...more

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David Yates is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
David Yates age 53 - David Yates is an English filmmaker who has directed feature films, short films, and television productions. He rose to mainstream prominence by directing the final four films in the Harry ...more

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Mal Evans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Mal Evans Died at 41 (1935-1976) - Malcolm Frederick "Mal" Evans was best known as the road manager, assistant, and a friend of the Beatles. In the early 1960s, Evans was employed as a telephone engineer, and also ...more

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Richard Quest is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Richard Quest age 55 - Richard Austin Quest is an English journalist and a CNN International anchor and reporter, based in New York City, New York. He anchors Quest Means Business. In addition to anchoring the ...more

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Ian McShane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Ian McShane age 74 - Ian David McShane is an English actor, director, producer and voice artist. Despite appearing in numerous films, McShane is best known for his television roles, particularly BBC's Lovejoy and ...more

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David Thewlis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
David Thewlis age 54 - David Thewlis is an English actor of stage and screen. His most commercially successful role to date has been that of Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter film series. Other notable performances ...more

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Johnny Vegas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Johnny Vegas age 46 - Michael Joseph Pennington, Sr., better known as Johnny Vegas is an English actor and comedian, known for his angry rants, surreal humour, portly figure and high husky voice. His television roles ...more

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George Melly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
George Melly Died at 81 (1926-2007) - Alan George Heywood Melly was an English jazz and blues singer, critic, writer and lecturer. From 1965 to 1973 he was a film and television critic for The Observer and lectured on art history, ...more

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Laurie Taylor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Laurie Taylor age 79 - Laurence John "Laurie" Taylor is an English sociologist and radio presenter originally from Liverpool.

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Peter Serafinowicz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Peter Serafinowicz age 43 - Peter Szymon Serafinowicz is an English actor, comedian, writer, voice artist and director. He is best known for playing Pete in Shaun of the Dead, dubbing the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars ...more

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Julian Lennon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Julian Lennon age 54 - John Charles Julian Lennon is a British musician. He is the only child of John Lennon and his first wife Cynthia. The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, was his godfather. He has a younger ...more

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Little Boots is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Little Boots age 32 - Victoria Christina Hesketh, better known by her stage name Little Boots, is an English electropop singer-songwriter and DJ. She was previously a member of the band Dead Disco. Since performing ...more

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Krishnan Guru-Murthy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Krishnan Guru-Murthy age 47 - Krishnan Guru-Murthy is a British television presenter and journalist on Channel 4. He presents the Channel 4 News and the foreign affairs documentary series Unreported World.

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Mary Merrall is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Mary Merrall Died at 83 (1890-1973) - Mary Merrall, born Elsie Lloyd, was an English actress whose career of over 60 years encompassed stage, film and television work.

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Amelia Warner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Amelia Warner age 34 - Amelia Warner is an English actress, as well as a musician who performs under the name Slow Moving Millie.

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Hugh Oldham is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Hugh Oldham Died at 67 (1452-1519) - Hugh Oldham was a Bishop of Exeter and a notable patron of education. Born in Lancashire to a family of minor gentry, he probably attended both Oxford and Cambridge universities, following which ...more

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Sara Cox is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Sara Cox age 42 - Sarah Joanne Cyzer née Cox more commonly known by her radio name "Sara Cox" is an English broadcaster, best known for presenting The Radio 1 Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 1 ...more

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Lynda La Plante is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Lynda La Plante age 74 - Lynda LaPlante is a 1993 Edgar Award winning screenwriter.

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George Dewhurst is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
George Dewhurst Died at 79 (1889-1968) - George Dewhurst was a film director, screenwriter and an actor.

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Lewis Booth is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Lewis Booth age 68 - Lewis Booth is executive vice president for Ford Motor Company overseeing Ford of Europe and Premier Automotive Group, effective 1 October 2005.

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Walter Crane is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Walter Crane Died at 70 (1845-1915) - Walter Crane was an English artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be the most influential, and among the most prolific, children’s book creator of his generation and, along with ...more

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Neil J. Gunther is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Neil J. Gunther age 65 - Neil Gunther, is a computer information systems researcher best known internationally for developing the open-source performance modeling software Pretty Damn Quick and developing the Guerrilla ...more

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Paul Abbott is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Paul Abbott age 57 - Paul Abbott is a BAFTA award-winning English television screenwriter and producer. Abbott has become one of the most critically and commercially successful television writers working in Britain ...more

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Chris Curtis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Chris Curtis Died at 64 (1941-2005) - Chris Curtis was an English drummer and singer with the 1960s pop band, The Searchers. He originated the concept behind Deep Purple and formed the band in its original incarnation of

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Lily Parr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Lily Parr Died at 73 (1905-1978) - Lilian "Lily" Parr was an English professional women's association football player who played as a winger. She is best known for playing for the Dick, Kerr's Ladies team, which was ...more

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Graham Nash is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Graham Nash age 75 - Graham William Nash, OBE is a British singer-songwriter known for his light tenor voice and for his songwriting contributions with the British pop group The Hollies, and with the folk-rock super ...more

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Frank Swift is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Frank Swift Died at 45 (1913-1958) - Frank Victor Swift was an English footballer, who played as a goalkeeper for Manchester City and England. After starting his career with local clubs near his home town of Blackpool, in 1932 he ...more

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Sid Watkins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Sid Watkins Died at 84 (1928-2012) - Eric Sidney Watkins, OBE, FRCS, commonly known within the Formula One fraternity as Professor Sid or simply Prof, was an English neurosurgeon. Born in Liverpool, Watkins enrolled at the ...more

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Beryl Bainbridge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Beryl Bainbridge Died at 78 (1932-2010) - Dame Beryl Margaret Bainbridge DBE was an English writer from Liverpool. She was primarily known for her works of psychological fiction, often macabre tales set among the English working ...more

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Ted Robbins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Ted Robbins age 61 - Ted Robbins is an English actor, television presenter and radio broadcaster and presents a Sunday morning show on BBC Radio Lancashire Ted has performed as a warm-up artist for numerous ...more

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Alfred Mond, 1st Baron Melchet... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Alfred Mond, 1st Baron Melchett Died at 62 (1868-1930) - Alfred Moritz Mond, 1st Baron Melchett, PC, FRS, known as Sir Alfred Mond, Bt, between 1910 and 1928, was a British industrialist, financier and politician. In his later life he became an active ...more

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Eddie Braben is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Eddie Braben Died at 83 (1930-2013) - Edwin Charles "Eddie" Braben was an English comedy writer and performer best known for providing material for Morecambe and Wise. He also worked for David Frost, Ronnie Corbett and Ken

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Anthony John Patrick Kenny is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Anthony John Patrick Kenny age 84 - Sir Anthony John Patrick Kenny FBA is an English philosopher whose interests lie in the philosophy of mind, ancient and scholastic philosophy, the philosophy of Wittgenstein and the philosophy ...more

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Robert Legget is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Robert Legget Died at 90 (1904-1994) - Robert Ferguson Legget, CC FRSC was a civil engineer, historian and non-fiction writer. He was internationally known for his contributions to engineering, geology and building research and ...more

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Zarqa Nawaz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Zarqa Nawaz age 47 - Zarqa Nawaz is a British-Canadian freelance writer, journalist, broadcaster, and filmmaker of Pakistani origin.

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Jimmy Mulville is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Jimmy Mulville age 62 - James Thomas "Jimmy" Mulville is an English comedian, comedy writer, producer and television presenter. Mulville is best known for co-founding in 1986 the British independent ...more