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List of famous people from Barnsley, 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 Barnsley, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Barnsley 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 Barnsley, 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 Barnsley?" or "Which celebrities were born in Barnsley?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Katherine Kelly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Katherine Kelly age 37 - Katherine Kelly is an English actress. She is best known for the playing the roles of Becky McDonald in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2006 to 2012 and as Lady Mae Loxley in the ITV ...more

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Ceallach Spellman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Ceallach Spellman age 21 - Ceallach Spellman is an English actor, known for playing Malky McConnell in the BBC Two mockumentary The Cup, and Harry Fisher in the BBC One drama Waterloo Road from 2010 to 2011. In May 2011, ...more

Karen Lumley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Karen Lumley age 51 - Karen Elizabeth Lumley is a Conservative Party politician in England. She has been the Member of Parliament for Redditch in Worcestershire since the 2010 general election, when she defeated ...more

Chris Morgan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Chris Morgan age 38 - Christopher "Chris" Paul Morgan is a retired English professional footballer. He is currently a coach at Sheffield United, the last club of his playing career, having previously spent ...more

Sam Nixon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Sam Nixon age 31 - Sam Nixon is an English singer and television presenter. He came third on the Pop Idol television series in 2003 and is now one half of the duo Sam & Mark, with the other being Mark Rhodes.

George Hunt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
George Hunt Died at 86 (1910-1996) - George Samuel Hunt was an English footballer who played at inside or centre forward. Born in Mexborough, Yorkshire, Hunt spent his early career playing for local sides in his native county, ...more

Mark Crossley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Mark Crossley age 47 - Mark Geoffrey Crossley is an English-born Welsh former professional footballer, now a Goalkeeping Coach at Football Championship side Barnsley. As a player he was a goalkeeper from 1988 until ...more

Ed Clancy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Ed Clancy age 30 - Edward "Ed" Clancy MBE is an English professional track and road bicycle racer who rides for the JLT-Condor team. On the track his specialist discipline is the team pursuit, in which ...more

Joe Cockroft is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Joe Cockroft Died at 83 (1911-1994) - Joe Cockroft was an English footballer. Cockroft played for Yorkshire Paper Mills, Barnsley Old Boys, Ardsley Athletic, Wombwell, Rotherham United and then Gainsborough Trinity before moving to ...more

Megan Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Megan Sylvester age 21 - Megan Sylvester is a synchronised diver. Her current height is 1.54 m and she weighs 40 kg. Her team is city of Sheffield and her coach is Adam Sotheran. Megan Sylvester began diving in 2002 at ...more

Joann Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Joann Fletcher age 49 - Joann Fletcher is an Egyptologist and Honorary Visiting Professor in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. She has published a number of books and academic articles, including ...more

Katherine Brunt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Katherine Brunt age 30 - Katherine Helen Brunt is an English cricketer and member of the current England women's team. She was named England women's Cricketer of the Year in 2006 and again in 2010. An aggressive right ...more

Horace Green is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Horace Green Died at 82 (1918-2000) - Horace Green was an English professional footballer who made 367 appearances in the Football League playing for Halifax Town and Lincoln City. He played as a right half or full back.

Drew Talbot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Drew Talbot age 30 - Andrew "Drew" Talbot is an English footballer currently playing for Chesterfield. A versatile player, Talbot predominantly plays at right back or on the right wing. He has occasionally ...more

Kirk Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Kirk Jackson age 39 - Kirk Jackson is a retired semi professional footballer, who played as a striker. Jackson mostly made his name as a non-League footballer although he has experience in League football. He was ...more

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Karl Rose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Karl Rose age 37 - Karl Rose is the manager of Frickley Athletic. He was previously manager at Goole Town where he previously played as a striker.

Jimmy Greenhoff is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Jimmy Greenhoff age 69 - James "Jimmy" Greenhoff is an English former football player. He was a skilful forward and although capped five times at under-23 level, once as an over-age player, he never played for ...more

Mick Butler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Mick Butler age 64 - Mick Butler is an English former professional footballer who made 350 appearances in the Football League playing as a striker for Barnsley, Huddersfield Town, Bournemouth and Bury during the ...more

Neil Smillie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Neil Smillie age 57 - Neil Smillie is an English former professional football player and manager. He played for a number of clubs, with the high point of his career being an appearance in the 1983 FA Cup Final for ...more

Charles Regan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Charles Regan Died at 79 (1842-1921) - Charles Regan was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire in 1877. Regan was born in Barnsley and became a brewer's traveller. Between 1873 and 1881 he was living variously in Romford, ...more

John Schofield is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
John Schofield age 51 - John David Schofield is an English football manager and former player who is currently working as a coach at Conference Premier side Lincoln City.

Jack Butterfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Jack Butterfield age 93 - Jack Butterfield is an English former professional association football player who played as a defender. He made three appearances in the Football League in the 1947–1948 season before being ...more

Pete Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Pete Brown age 47 - Pete Brown is an English writer who has written extensively on the subject of beer and drinking cultures around the world. He has written four books; Man Walks Into a Pub, Three Sheets to the ...more

Ian Swallow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Ian Swallow age 53 - Ian Geoffrey Swallow was an English first-class cricketer, who appeared for Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 1983 to 1989, and for Somerset in 1990 and 1991. Swallow was a right-arm off break ...more

Arthur Woodruff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Arthur Woodruff Arthur Woodruff was an English professional association football player who played as a centre-half.

Chris Schofield is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Chris Schofield age 39 - Chris Schofield played one first-class cricket match for Yorkshire County Cricket Club at the age of 20 in 1996, scoring 25 in his only innings. In eight England under-19 'Tests' he scored 414 ...more

Josh Bates is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Josh Bates age 19 - Josh Bates is a British motorcycle speedway rider, who currently rides for Mildenhall Fen Tigers in the National League and Scunthorpe Scorpions in the Premier League.

Shaun Dooley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Shaun Dooley age 41 - Shaun Dooley is an English actor who regularly appears on television and in British films.

David Bradley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
David Bradley age 63 - David Bradley, now professionally known as Dai Bradley, is an English actor who became well known for his first time role of Billy Casper in the critically acclaimed 1969 film Kes, directed by ...more

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Donald Davie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Donald Davie Died at 73 (1922-1995) - Donald Alfred Davie was an English Movement poet, and literary critic. His poems in general are philosophical and abstract, but often evoke various landscapes.

Frank Newby is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Frank Newby Died at 75 (1926-2001) - Frank Newby was one of the leading structural engineers of the 20th century, working with such architects as Philip Powell and Hidalgo Moya, Eero Saarinen, Cedric Price, James Stirling, and the ...more

Hudson Taylor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Hudson Taylor Died at 73 (1832-1905) - James Hudson Taylor was a British Protestant Christian missionary to China and founder of the China Inland Mission. Taylor spent 51 years in China. The society that he began was responsible for ...more

Geoff Vowden is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Geoff Vowden age 74 - Geoffrey Alan "Geoff" Vowden is an English former professional footballer who played as a forward in the Football League for Nottingham Forest, Birmingham City and Aston Villa, and in ...more

John Arden is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
John Arden Died at 82 (1930-2012) - John Arden was an English Marxist playwright who at his death was lauded as "one of the most significant British playwrights of the late 1950s and early 60s" Born in Barnsley, son of ...more

Glynn Hurst is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Glynn Hurst age 39 - Glynn Hurst is a former professional footballer who played as a striker.

Ben Woods is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Ben Woods age 33 - Benjamin Woods is a retired former rugby union player who played for Newcastle Falcons and Leicester Tigers as an openside flanker. Woods started his professional career at Newcastle Falcons in ...more

Mark Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Mark Jones Died at 25 (1933-1958) - Mark Jones was an English footballer and one of eight Manchester United players to lose their lives in the Munich air disaster. Jones was born in Wombwell, near Barnsley, West Riding of ...more

Stan Richards is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Stan Richards Died at 75 (1930-2005) - Stanley "Stan" Richards was an English television actor, best known for his portrayal of Seth Armstrong in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale.

Mark Beevers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Mark Beevers age 27 - Mark Geoffrey Beevers is an English footballer who plays for Millwall as a defender.

Joanne Harris is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Joanne Harris age 52 - Joanne Michèle Sylvie Harris MBE is an acclaimed British author, famous for writing the award-winning novel Chocolat which was later turned into a highly successful film.

Charlie Williams is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Charlie Williams Died at 79 (1927-2006) - Charles Adolphus Williams MBE was an English professional footballer who was one of the first black players in British football after the Second World War,) who later became Britain's first ...more

Michael Sadler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Michael Sadler Died at 82 (1861-1943) - Sir Michael Ernest Sadler KCSI was a British historian, educationalist and university administrator. He worked at the universities of Manchester and was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of ...more

Mick McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Mick McCarthy age 56 - Michael Joseph 'Mick' McCarthy is a football manager, pundit and former player who is the current manager of Ipswich Town. Born in Barnsley, England with an Irish father, he played for the ...more

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Tommy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Tommy Taylor Died at 26 (1932-1958) - Thomas "Tommy" Taylor was an English footballer, who was known for his aerial ability. He was one of the eight Manchester United players who lost their lives in the Munich air ...more

CJ de Mooi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
CJ de Mooi age 47 - CJ de Mooi is a professional quizzer and is a panellist on the BBC television show Eggheads. He adopted the name de Mooi when modelling; he translates it as Dutch for "handsome man", ...more

Harry Worth is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Harry Worth Died at 72 (1917-1989) - Harry Worth was an English comedy actor and comedian. Unlike the brash humour of other comedians at the time, Harry portrayed a charming, gentle and genial character, totally bemused by life, ...more

Kenny Doughty is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Kenny Doughty age 40 - Kenny Doughty is an English actor who trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Doughty has recently completed filming opposite Brenda Blethyn in ITV's Vera as the new regular DS Aiden ...more

David Hatch is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
David Hatch Died at 68 (1939-2007) - Sir David Hatch was involved in production and management at BBC Radio, where he held many executive positions, including Head of Light Entertainment, Controller of BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 ...more

Geoff Sleight is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Geoff Sleight age 72 - Geoffrey "Geoff" Sleight is a former Australian footballer who played as a winger. He joined Bolton Wanderers after leaving school, and made his debut against Manchester City in ...more

Davey Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Davey Lawrence age 30 - Davey Lawrence is a former ice hockey goaltender who played for the Sheffield Steelers in the Elite Ice Hockey League between 2003–04 and 2007–08 seasons. During the 2008–09 Season he played for ...more