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Famous People From Barnsley

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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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Katherine Kelly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
age 39
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
Ceallach Spellman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
age 23
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 54
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
age 41
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
age 32
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
Dec. 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
age 49
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
age 33
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 Dec. 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 24
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 52
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 33
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 Dec. 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 32
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 42
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
Karl Rose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Barnsley
Karl Rose age 40
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
age 72
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 68
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 60
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 Dec. 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 53
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 96
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 50
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 56
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.