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

Everything from Michael Tyzack to Micky Adams is included on this list.

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

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Jessica Ennis-Hill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Jessica Ennis-Hill age 31 - Jessica Ennis-Hill, CBE, née Ennis, is a British track and field athlete, specialising in multi-eventing disciplines and 100 metres hurdles. A member of the City of Sheffield Athletic ...more

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Helen Sharman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Helen Sharman age 53 - Helen Patricia Sharman, OBE PhD, is a British chemist who became the first Briton in space and the first woman to visit the Mir space station in 1991. Sharman was born in Grenoside, Sheffield, ...more

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Amy Green is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Amy Green age 28

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Peter Stringfellow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Peter Stringfellow age 75 - Peter James Stringfellow is a British businessman and nightclub owner.

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Fred Thompson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Fred Thompson age 74 - Freddie Dalton "Fred" Thompson is an American politician, actor, attorney, lobbyist, columnist, and radio host. Thompson, a Republican, served in the United States Senate representing ...more

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John Obadiah Westwood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
John Obadiah Westwood Died at 88 (1805-1893) - John Obadiah Westwood was an English entomologist and archaeologist also noted for his artistic talents. Born in Sheffield, he studied to be a lawyer but abandoned that for his scientific ...more

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John Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
John Hewitt Died at 81 (1880-1961) - John Hewitt was a South African zoologist and archaeologist of British origin. He was born in Dronfield nearby Sheffield, England, and died in Grahamstown, South Africa. He was the author of ...more

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Naseem Hamed is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Naseem Hamed age 43 - Naseem Hamed is a British former professional boxer from Sheffield, England. He is the former WBO, WBC, IBF, and Lineal featherweight champion, and European bantamweight champion. He also ...more

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Angie Layne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Angie Layne Died at 22 (1969-1991) - Angela Layne is a glamour model who has appeared in the British tabloid, The Sun as a Page 3 girl.

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Alex Turner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Alex Turner age 31 - Alexander David Turner is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter of the English rock band Arctic Monkeys. Turner has also ...more

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Harry Wright is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Harry Wright Died at 60 (1835-1895) - William Henry "Harry" Wright was an English-born American professional baseball player, manager, and developer. He assembled, managed, and played center field for baseball's first ...more

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Brian Glover is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Brian Glover Died at 63 (1934-1997) - Brian Glover was an English character actor, writer and wrestler. Glover was a professional wrestler, teacher, and finally a film, television and stage actor. He once said, "You play to ...more

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James Cusack is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
James Cusack age 28

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Charles Frederick Crisp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Charles Frederick Crisp Died at 51 (1845-1896) - Charles Frederick Crisp was a United States political figure. A Democrat, he was elected as a Congressman from Georgia in 1882, and served until his death in 1896. From 1890 until his death, he ...more

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John Gatenby Bolton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
John Gatenby Bolton Died at 71 (1922-1993) - John Gatenby Bolton FRS was a British-Australian astronomer from Sheffield, England. He attended King Edward VII School, followed by Trinity College, Cambridge from 1940 to 1942, during which ...more

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Jon Harris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Jon Harris age 48 - Jon Harris is a film editor and director.

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Marti Caine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Marti Caine Died at 50 (1945-1995) - Marti Caine, born Lynne Denise Shepherd was an English actress, dancer, presenter, singer, writer, and comedienne who gained fame from the television talent show New Faces and became a major ...more

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Stuart Zender is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Stuart Zender age 41 - Stuart Patrick Jude Zender is an English bassist, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for being the original bass player for Jamiroquai.

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Ken Draper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Ken Draper age 71 - Kenneth Draper (1944 -) is a British sculptor.

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Philip Oakey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Philip Oakey age 61 - Philip "Phil" Oakey is an English composer, singer, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead singer, lead songwriter, frontman and co-founder of the English synthpop band ...more

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Judy Parfitt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Judy Parfitt age 81 - Judy Parfitt is a BAFTA-nominated English theatre, film and television actress who began her career on stage in 1954.

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Matt Helders is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Matt Helders age 30 - Matthew Helders is an English musician and DJ, best known as the drummer for indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. He is seen as the band's "quietly amiable diplomat."

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Malcolm Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Malcolm Bradbury Died at 68 (1932-2000) - Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury CBE was an English author and academic.

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Richard Coyle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Richard Coyle age 43 - Richard Coyle is an English actor.

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David Mellor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
David Mellor Died at 79 (1930-2009) - David Rogerson Mellor,CBE, FCSD, RDI was an English designer, manufacturer, craftsman and retailer. Regarded as one of the best-known designers in Britain, Mellor specialised in metalwork and ...more

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Hugo Young is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Hugo Young Died at 65 (1938-2003) - Hugo John Smelter Young was a British journalist and columnist and senior political commentator at The Guardian.

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Peter Landin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Peter Landin Died at 79 (1930-2009) - Peter John Landin was a British computer scientist. He was one of the first to realize that the lambda calculus could be used to model a programming language, an insight that is essential to ...more

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Samuel Gillott is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Samuel Gillott Died at 75 (1838-1913) - Sir Samuel Gillott was an Australian lawyer and politician, commonly known as a former Lord Mayor of Melbourne.

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Terence A. Clegg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Terence A. Clegg age 78 - Terence A. Clegg is a film producer.

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George Handley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
George Handley Died at 41 (1752-1793) - George Handley was an American politician. He was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, in 1752 and moved to Savannah, Georgia in 1775. During the American Revolutionary War, Handley served in ...more

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John Pass is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
John Pass age 70 - John Pass is a Canadian poet. He has lived in Canada since 1953, and was educated at the University of British Columbia. He has published 18 books of poetry since 1971. His book Stumbling in the ...more

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Ann Lee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Ann Lee age 49 - Ann Lee is a British eurodance singer and songwriter, who rose to fame in the late 1990s.

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Julian Ovenden is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Julian Ovenden age 40 - Julian Mark Ovenden is an English stage, television and film actor and singer. He is one of three children of the Reverend Canon John Ovenden, a former chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II.

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Jessica Harrison is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Jessica Harrison age 39 - Jessica Harrison is a French triathlete.

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John Baker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
John Baker age 71 - Sir John Hamilton Baker, QC, LLD, FBA, FRHistS is an English legal historian. He was Downing Professor of the Laws of England at the University of Cambridge from 1998 to 2011.

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Justin Wilson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Justin Wilson age 38 - Justin Boyd Wilson is a British racing driver who competes in the IndyCar Series for Dale Coyne Racing. He competed in the Champ Car series from 2004–07, scoring four wins. He competed in ...more

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Nicola Minichiello is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Nicola Minichiello age 39 - Nicola Minichiello is a retired British bobsledder who has competed between 2001 and 2011. She won two medals in the two-woman event at the FIBT World Championships winning a silver in and ...more

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Chris Bush is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Chris Bush age 29 - Christopher Daniell Bush is an award-winning British playwright and artistic director, and forms one half of musical comedy duo Bush & McCluskey.

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William Snape is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
William Snape age 31 - William Snape is an English actor, perhaps most notable for playing Nathan Schofield in the British comedy The Full Monty.

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Julian Watts is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Julian Watts age 44 - Julian Watts is an English professional footballer, best known as a player for Luton Town and Australian side Northern Spirit who, after a spell of 2 and half years, was the manager of Hallam. ...more

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Paul Carrack is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Paul Carrack age 65 - Paul Melvyn Carrack is an English singer, songwriter and musician who has recorded as both a solo artist and as a member of several popular bands. The BBC dubbed Carrack "The Man with the ...more

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LeRoy Abrams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
LeRoy Abrams Died at 82 (1874-1956)

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Samuel Jackson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Samuel Jackson Died at 82 (1859-1941) - Samuel Robinson Jackson was an English first-class cricketer, who played one game for Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1891. A right-handed batsman, he scored 9 and a duck in the Roses Match at ...more

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Frederick Dainton, Baron Daint... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Frederick Dainton, Baron Dainton Died at 83 (1914-1997) - Frederick Sydney Dainton, Baron Dainton FRS was a British academic chemist and university administrator. A graduate of Oxford and Cambridge, he was Professor of Physical Chemistry at the ...more

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Jim Connolly is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Jim Connolly age 37 - Jim Connolly is an English illustrator, designer and commercial artist from Sheffield. He is best known for creating comic book style designs for album/single covers, concert posters, magazine ...more

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Chris Wilder is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Chris Wilder age 49 - Christopher John "Chris" Wilder is an English former footballer, and current manager of Northampton Town.

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Alice Stewart is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Alice Stewart Died at 96 (1906-2002) - Dr Alice Mary Stewart, née Naish was a physician and epidemiologist specialising in social medicine and the effects of radiation on health. Her study of radiation-induced illness among ...more

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James Lomas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
James Lomas age 27 - James Jacob Lomas is a British Olivier Award-winning actor best known for his role as Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot the Musical. Lomas was one of the three original Billy Elliots of the original ...more

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Howard Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Howard Wilkinson age 73 - Howard Wilkinson is an English former footballer and manager, and has recently stepped down as a non-executive Director at Sheffield Wednesday after previously relinquishing the chairman role to ...more

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Harold Addison Woodruff is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Harold Addison Woodruff Died at 89 (1877-1966) - Harold Addison Woodruff was an Australian veterinary pathologist and bacteriologist. He was born on 10 July 1877 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England to Herbert Woodruff and Mary, née ...more