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Famous People From Blackburn

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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.

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Ian McShane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
age 76
Ian David McShane is an English actor, director, producer and voice artist. Despite appearing in numerous films, McShane is best known for his television roles, particularly BBC's Lovejoy and ...more
Jon Walmsley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
age 63
Jon Walmsley is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, actor and producer. Walmsley is a veteran of the stage and studio, having worked with many notable artists including Richard Marx, ...more
Chris Lynch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
age 56
Chris Lynch 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 Iceman, Shadow Boxer, ...more
Will Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
age 46
William John Heaton "Will" Greenwood, MBE 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 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
Dec. at 59 (1883-1942)
Beatrix Fielden-Kaye was an actress.
Steve Pemberton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
age 51
Steve James Pemberton is an English actor, writer, comedian and screenwriter, best known as a member of The League of Gentlemen with Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss, and Jeremy Dyson. Pemberton ...more
Joe Beverley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
Joe Beverley Dec. at 41 (1856-1897)
Joseph "Joe" Beverley was an FA Cup winning English football player who played for Blackburn Olympic and Blackburn Rovers, as well as the English national side.
Jim Devine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
age 65
James "Jim" Devine is a former British Member of Parliament, having been the Labour Party member for Livingston from 2005 until 2010 and Chairman of the Scottish Labour Party between ...more
Anthony Pilkington is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
Anthony Pilkington age 30
Anthony Neil James Pilkington is a professional footballer who plays for Cardiff City, usually as a winger.
Margaret Bert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
Dec. at 75 (1896-1971)
Margaret Bert was an actress.
Barry Gray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
Dec. at 76 (1908-1984)
Barry Gray was a British musician and composer best known for his collaborations with television and film producer Gerry Anderson.
Diana Vickers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
age 27
Diana Vickers is a British singer-songwriter, actress, fashion designer and model who initially came to public attention as a semi-finalist on The X Factor in 2008. In 2009, Vickers signed a ...more
Edmund Elton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
Edmund Elton Dec. at 82 (1870-1952)
Edmund Elton was an actor.
Kevin O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
age 36
Kevin O'Connor is a professional footballer and coach who is captain of Brentford. A one club man, he is currently Brentford's longest serving player, having signed his first professional ...more
Graham Duff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
age 54
Graham Duff is an English writer, actor and producer. He was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, and currently resides in Brighton on the south coast of England. He attended and graduated from the ...more
Oliver Newby is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
Oliver Newby age 34
Oliver James Newby is an English cricketer who plays for Lancashire. Newby is a right-arm fast-medium bowler with the ability to extract bounce from a cricket surface.
Oliver Sutton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
Oliver Sutton age 22
David Fowler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
Dec. at 67 (1937-2004)
David Herbert Fowler was a historian of Greek mathematics who published work on pre-Eudoxian ratio theory. He disputed the standard story of Greek mathematical discovery, in which the discovery ...more
H. B. Parkinson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
H. B. Parkinson Dec. at 86 (1884-1970)
H. B. Parkinson was a British film pioneer. He produced 85 films between 1918 and 1930 and directed over 30 titles between 1920 and 1927.
Frank Fielding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
Frank Fielding age 30
Francis David "Frank" Fielding is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Bristol City.
Cat Simmons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
age 37
Cat Simmons is an English actress, best known for her role as DC Kezia Walker in the long-running ITV drama The Bill. And for starring in Family Affairs as Scarlett Anderson. Simmons also plays ...more
Michael Aspin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
Michael Aspin age 29
Andrew Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
Andrew Kennedy age 69
Andrew Kennedy is a former English cricketer. Kennedy was a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium pace bowler. Kennedy made his first-class debut for Lancashire in the 1970 season against ...more
Mark Lomas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
Mark Lomas age 48
Mark Christopher Lomas is an English cricketer. Lomas is a right-handed batsman. He was born at Blackburn, Lancashire. Lomas represented the Lancashire Cricket Board in 3 List A matches. These ...more
Russell Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Blackburn
Russell Edmonds age 41
Russell Stuart Edmonds is a former English cricketer. Edmonds was a right-handed batsman who played primarily as a wicketkeeper. He was born in Blackburn, Lancashire. Edmonds represented the ...more