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Famous People From Barnsley

Updated June 8, 2017 10.3k views152 items

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.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Percy Watson and Michael Sadler.

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.
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  • BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Katherine Kelly (born 19 November 1979) is an English actress. She portrayed Becky McDonald in...  more
  • BirthplaceOakwell, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Ceallach "Cel" Spellman ( KEL-akh; born 31 August 1995) is an English actor and presenter best...  more
  • Karen Lumley

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Karen Elizabeth Lumley (born 28 March 1964) is a Conservative Party politician in England. She...  more
  • BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Christopher Paul Morgan (born 9 November 1977) is an English former professional footballer...  more
  • Sam Nixon

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Sam Nixon (born 21 March 1986) is an English singer and television presenter. He came third on...  more
  • George Hunt

    Dec. at 86 (1910-1996)

    BirthplaceMexborough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    George Samuel Hunt (22 February 1910 – 19 September 1996) was an English footballer who scored...  more
  • BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Mark Geoffrey Crossley (born 16 June 1969) is an English-born Welsh former professional...  more
  • Ed Clancy

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Edward Clancy (born 12 March 1985) is an English professional track and road bicycle racer...  more
  • Joe Cockroft

    Dec. at 83 (1911-1994)

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Joseph Cockroft (20 June 1911 – February 1994) was an English footballer who played in the...  more
  • Megan Sylvester

    Age: 26

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Megan Sylvester is a synchronised diver. Her current height is 1.54 m and she weighs 40 kg....  more
  • Joann Fletcher

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Joann Fletcher (born 30 August 1966) is an Egyptologist and an honorary visiting professor in...  more
  • Katherine Brunt

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Katherine Helen Brunt (born 2 July 1985) is an English cricketer, a member of the current ...  more
  • Horace Green

    Dec. at 82 (1918-2000)

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Horace Green was an English professional footballer who made 367 appearances in the Football...  more
  • Drew Talbot

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Andrew Talbot (born 19 July 1986) is an English former professional footballer. A versatile...  more
  • Kirk Jackson

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Kirk Jackson (born 16 October 1976) is a retired semi professional footballer who played as a...  more
  • Karl Rose

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Karl Rose (born 12 October 1978) is an English former professional footballer who played as a...  more
  • BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    James Greenhoff (born 19 June 1946) is an English former football player. He was a skilful...  more
  • Mick Butler

    Age: 69

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Michael Butler may refer to: Michael Butler (musician) (born 1961), musician and...  more
  • Neil Smillie

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Neil Smillie (born Barnsley, 19 July 1958) is an English former professional football player...  more
  • Charles Regan

    Dec. at 79 (1842-1921)

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Charles Regan (11 May 1842 – 17 May 1921) was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire...  more
  • John Schofield

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    John David Schofield (born 16 May 1965) is an English former professional footballer who was...  more
  • Jack Butterfield

    Age: 98

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    John Butterfield (30 August 1922 – March 2001) is an English former professional footballer...  more
  • Pete Brown

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Pete Brown is an English writer who has written extensively on the subject of beer and...  more
  • Ian Swallow

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Ian Geoffrey Swallow (born 18 December 1962, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England) was an English...  more
  • Arthur Woodruff

    Arthur Woodruff (12 April 1913 – 5 January 1983) was an English professional footballer who...  more