Famous People From Belfast

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

List ranges from Phil Hughes to Rhona Torney and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Belfast?" or "Which celebrities were born in Belfast?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    • Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom
    Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh (born 10 December 1960) is a Northern Irish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. Branagh trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and in 2015 ...more
    • Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom
    Eamonn Holmes (born 3 December 1959) is a British journalist and broadcaster, best known for presenting Sky News Sunrise and This Morning. Holmes currently presents his show (4–7pm) weekdays on ...more
  • Osborne Reynolds
    Dec. at 69 (1842-1912)
    • Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom
    Osborne Reynolds FRS (23 August 1842 – 21 February 1912) was a prominent Irish-born British innovator in the understanding of fluid dynamics. Separately, his studies of heat transfer between solids ...more
  • Harold Beverage
    Dec. at 99 (1893-1993)
    • Birthplace: North Haven, Maine
    Harold Henry "Bev" Beverage (October 14, 1893 – January 27, 1993) is perhaps most widely known today for his invention and development of the wave antenna, which came to be known as the Beverage ...more