Famous People From Blackburn

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

James Beresford and John Skehel are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Blackburn?" or "Which celebrities were born in Blackburn?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    • Birthplace: Blackburn, United Kingdom
    Ian David McShane (born 29 September 1942) is an English actor. He is known for his television performances, particularly the title role in the BBC series Lovejoy (1986–1994) and as Al Swearengen on ...more
    • Birthplace: Lancashire, England, UK
    Jon Walmsley (born 6 February 1956 in Blackburn, England) is a British American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, actor and producer. Walmsley is a veteran of the stage and studio, having worked ...more
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
    Chris Lynch (born July 2, 1962) is an American writer of books for young people. His works include Inexcusable, a finalist for the U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature, and  ...more
    • Birthplace: Blackburn, United Kingdom
    William John Heaton Greenwood, MBE (born 20 October 1972) is an English former rugby union player who played for Leicester Tigers and Harlequins and was a member of the 2003 World Cup-winning squad. ...more
  • Beatrix Fielden-Kaye
    Dec. at 59 (1883-1942)
    • Birthplace: Blackburn, United Kingdom
    Beatrix Fielden-Kaye was an actress.
    • Birthplace: Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK
    Steven James Pemberton (born 1 September 1967) is an English actor, comedian and writer, best known as a member of The League of Gentlemen with Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss, and Jeremy Dyson. ...more