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

List people include Aaron Jones, Margaret Clarkson and many more.

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

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Charles Sydney Gibbes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Charles Sydney Gibbes Died at 87 (1876-1963) - Charles Sydney Gibbes was a British academic who from 1908 to 1917 served as the English tutor to the children of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia. When Nicholas abdicated the throne in March 1917 ...more

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Ebenezer Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Ebenezer Rhodes Died at 77 (1762-1839) - Ebenezer Rhodes was an English topographer, publisher, master cutler and artist.

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Frederick Brian Pickering is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Frederick Brian Pickering Professor Frederick Brian Pickering FREng is an English metallurgist. His research and development activities contributed significantly to the creation of the stronger and lighter steels. His ...more

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Chris Wolstenholme is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Chris Wolstenholme age 38 - Christopher Tony "Chris" Wolstenholme, is an English musician, multi-instrumentalist and the bassist, backing vocalist and vocalist for the English rock band Muse. Wolstenholme also ...more

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Donald McWhinnie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Donald McWhinnie Died at 67 (1920-1987) - Donald McWhinnie was a film and theater director.

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Dean Andrews is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Dean Andrews age 53 - Dean Andrews is a British actor. He is most famous for his role as DS Ray Carling in the BBC Television drama Life on Mars. He continued the role in the show's 2008 sequel series, Ashes to ...more

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Joseph Roebuck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Joseph Roebuck age 31 - Joseph 'Joe' Roebuck is an English swimmer. As of 2012, Roebuck is 1.88 metres tall and weighs 78 kilograms. He is coached by Ian Armiger at Loughborough University, where he also studies Sports ...more

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Glynn Snodin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Glynn Snodin age 57 - Glynn Snodin is an English former professional footballer and current assistant manager at Preston North End. As a player he was a midfielder from 1977 to 1997. He notably played for Doncaster ...more

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Liz White is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Liz White age 36 - Elizabeth "Liz" White is an English actress, who was born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. She is best known for her role as WPC/WDC Annie Cartwright in the two series of the BBC ...more

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Rebecca Turner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Rebecca Turner age 23 - Rebecca Turner is a British swimmer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics she finished 17th overall in the heats in the Women's 200 metre freestyle and failed to reach the semifinals.

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Jay Mya is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Jay Mya age 31 - Jonathan Yerrell, better known as Jay Mya, is a British musician, DJ and rapper. His genre of music varies from R&B, pop, grime and hip hop. Jay Mya charted at number 15 in the UK Indie ...more

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Chris Moore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Chris Moore age 70 - Christopher Norton Moore is a British illustrator, particularly noted for his book covers, especially in the field of science fiction. He has created cover images for works by many of the most ...more

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John Dungworth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
John Dungworth age 62 - John Henry Dungworth is a football coach.

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David Seaman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
David Seaman age 53 - David Andrew Seaman MBE is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for several clubs, most notably Arsenal. He retired from the game on 13 January 2004, following a ...more

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Alex McQuade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Alex McQuade age 23 - Alexander Michael McQuade is an English footballer, currently playing for Farsley AFC.

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Duggie Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Duggie Brown age 75 - Duggie Brown is an English comedian and actor. He is the brother of actress and singer Lynne Perrie.

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Keith Kettleborough is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Keith Kettleborough Died at 74 (1935-2009) - Keith Frank Kettleborough was an English professional footballer born in Rotherham, Yorkshire, who made more than 400 appearances in the Football League playing for Rotherham United, Sheffield ...more

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Sandy Powell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Sandy Powell Died at 82 (1900-1982) - Sandy Powell MBE was an English comedian best known for his radio work of the 1930s and for his catchphrase Can You Hear Me, Mother?. He first said this in a theatre in Coventry. Fifty years ...more

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Brian Tiler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Brian Tiler Died at 47 (1943-1990) - Brian Tiler was an English footballer. Tiler, a central defender, began his career at his hometown club Rotherham United where he made his debut in 1962-63. He spent seven seasons at Millmoor, ...more

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Peter Abbott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Peter Abbott age 62 - Peter Ashley Abbott is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League, as a forward.

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Chuckle Brothers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Chuckle Brothers Barry Elliott and Paul Elliott, better known as Barry Chuckle and Paul Chuckle as part of the double-act the Chuckle Brothers, are English comedians. They are best known for their work on their ...more

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David Cook is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
David Cook age 40 - David Cook is a British former racing driver, most notable for winning the British Formula Renault Championship in 1996, and for entering the International Formula 3000 series briefly in 1997 ...more

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John Overton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
John Overton age 59 - John Overton is an English former footballer. He made 195 Football League appearances for Aston Villa, Halifax Town and Gillingham.

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Jimmy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Jimmy Elliott age 85

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Simon Guy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Simon Guy age 37 - Simon Mark Guy is an English first-class cricketer, who played for Yorkshire until his release by the county in August 2009. He has played thirty seven first-class matches as a wicket-keeper, ...more

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Greg Norton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Greg Norton age 27 - Greg Norton is a cricketer who plays for Yorkshire County Cricket Club. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who has made several appearances for the Yorkshire Colts, but is yet to make his ...more

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Nicky Walker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Nicky Walker age 22 - Nicholas Thomas "Nicky" Walker is an English professional footballer who plays as a Winger for Conference North side Boston United. He has previously played for Rotherham United, ...more

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Amy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Rotherham

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James Elliott is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Rotherham

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Thomas Rotherham is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Thomas Rotherham Died at 77 (1423-1500) - Thomas Rotherham, also known as Thomas de Rotherham, was an English cleric and statesman. He served as bishop of several dioceses, most notably as Archbishop of York and, on two occasions as ...more

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Reece Hands is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Reece Hands age 22 - Reece Hands is an English professional footballer who last played as a midfielder for Greenock Morton.

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David Shenton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Rotherham

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Walker Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Walker Wainwright Died at 79 (1882-1961) - Walker Wainwright was an English first-class cricketer, who played twenty four matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club, and one for the MCC, between 1903 and 1905. He also umpired one Test ...more

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Billy Bridgewater is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Billy Bridgewater Died at 55 (1886-1941) - William 'Billy' Bridgewater was an English footballer who played as a forward. Born in Parkgate, Rotherham he began his career with a short spell at Doncaster Rovers before moving across the ...more

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Gervase Phinn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Gervase Phinn age 69 - Gervase Phinn is an English author and educator. After a career as a teacher he became a schools inspector and, latterly, Visiting Professor of Education at the University of Teesside. He has ...more

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Ben Swift is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Ben Swift age 28 - Benjamin "Ben" Swift is an English professional track and road racing cyclist who rides for Team Sky, and has been with the team since 2010. Swift won the scratch race at the 2012 UCI ...more

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William Hague is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
William Hague age 56 - William Jefferson Hague FRSL is a British Conservative politician who has been the First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons since 2014. He previously served as Secretary of ...more

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Ryan Sampson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Ryan Sampson age 30 - Ryan Oliver Sampson is an English actor best known for playing Grumio in the British sitcom Plebs and Alex Venables in After You've Gone, where he played the son of Jimmy Venables, played by ...more

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Llewellyn Jewitt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Llewellyn Jewitt Died at 70 (1816-1886) - Llewellynn Frederick William Jewitt was a noted illustrator, engraver, natural scientist and author of The Ceramic Art of Great Britain. His output was prodigious and covered a large range of ...more

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Alan Ashman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Alan Ashman Died at 74 (1928-2002) - George Alan Ashman was an English association footballer, best remembered for some notable managerial successes.

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Ryan Taylor is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Ryan Taylor age 27 - Ryan Paul Taylor is an English professional footballer who plays for Portsmouth as a striker.

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Tony Capstick is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Tony Capstick Died at 59 (1944-2003) - Joseph Anthony "Tony" Capstick was an English comedian, actor, musician and broadcaster.

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Donald Bailey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Donald Bailey Died at 84 (1901-1985) - Sir Donald Coleman Bailey, OBE was an English civil engineer who invented the Bailey bridge. Field Marshal Montgomery is recorded as saying that without the Bailey bridge, we should not have won ...more

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Justine Greening is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Justine Greening age 47 - Justine Greening is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. She has been the Member of Parliament for Putney since the 2005 general election. Greening was appointed Secretary of ...more

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Lynne Perrie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Lynne Perrie Died at 75 (1931-2006) - Jean Dudley, known professionally as Lynne Perrie, was an English actress, singer, comedienne, presenter and author. Born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, she was the older sister of comedian and ...more

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Jim McDonagh is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Jim McDonagh age 63 - Seamus Martin "Jim" McDonagh is a former association football goalkeeper who won 25 caps for Ireland and made more than 400 appearances in the English leagues. He became a goalkeeping ...more

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Stephen Brogan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Stephen Brogan age 27 - Stephen Patrick Brogan is an English semi-professional footballer who plays for Southport. He has previously played in the Football League for Rotherham United. A product of the youth academy at ...more

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Craig Lewis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Craig Lewis age 24

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Lewis Creber is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Lewis Creber Died at 65 (1901-1966) - Lewis Creber was a film art director.

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Harley Knoles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Rotherham
Harley Knoles Died at 56 (1880-1936) - Harley Knoles is a film director.