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Famous People From Barnsley

Updated June 8, 2017 9.6k 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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  • Katherine Kelly

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

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

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    Karen Elizabeth Lumley (born 28 March 1964) is a Conservative Party politician in England. She... more on Wikipedia
  • Chris Morgan

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

    Dec. at 86 (1910-1996)

    BirthplaceMexborough, United Kingdom

    George Samuel Hunt (22 February 1910 – 19 September 1996) was an English footballer who scored... more on Wikipedia
  • Mark Crossley

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

    Ed Clancy

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

    Dec. at 83 (1911-1994)

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

    Age: 26

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

    Katherine Brunt

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

    Dec. at 82 (1918-2000)

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

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

    Age: 69

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

    Dec. at 79 (1842-1921)

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

    Age: 98

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

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

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