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Famous People From Blackpool

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

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Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 59
Robert James Smith is an English musician. He is the lead singer, guitarist, lyricist and principal songwriter of the rock band The Cure, and its only constant member since its formation in ...more
David Thewlis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 52
David Thewlis is an English actor of stage and screen. His most commercially successful role to date has been that of Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter film series. Other notable performances ...more
Little Boots is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 34
Victoria Christina Hesketh, better known by her stage name Little Boots, is an English electropop singer-songwriter and DJ. She was previously a member of the band Dead Disco. Since performing ...more
Graham Nash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 77
Graham William Nash, OBE is a British singer-songwriter known for his light tenor voice and for his songwriting contributions with the British pop group The Hollies, and with the folk-rock super ...more
Frank Swift is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Dec. at 45 (1913-1958)
Frank Victor Swift was an English footballer, who played as a goalkeeper for Manchester City and England. After starting his career with local clubs near his home town of Blackpool, in 1932 he ...more
Chris Lowe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 59
Christopher Sean "Chris" Lowe is an English musician, who, with colleague Neil Tennant, makes up the pop duo Pet Shop Boys.
John Evan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 70
John Evan is a British musician and composer. He is better known for having played keyboards for Jethro Tull from April 1970 to June 1980. He was educated at King's College London.
George Carman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Dec. at 72 (1929-2001)
George Alfred Carman, QC was a leading English barrister of the 1980s and 1990s. He first came to the attention of the general public in 1979, when he successfully defended the former Liberal ...more
Nicholas McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 44
Nicholas John "Nick" McCarthy is an English musician. He is the guitarist, backing/lead vocalist, and keyboardist of the Glasgow-based band Franz Ferdinand, as well as a member of the
Nigel Noble is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 76
Nigel Noble is an English sound mixer, film director and producer. He won an Academy Award in 1982 for Close Harmony in the category of Documentary Short Subject. Seven years later his film ...more
Coleen Nolan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 53
Coleen Patricia Nolan is an English singer, television presenter and author, best known as the youngest member of the girl group The Nolans, in which she sang with her sisters, and for being a ...more
Murder of Rachel McLean is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Rachel Margaret McLean was a British student at St. Hilda's College in Oxford, England, when she was murdered by her fiancé, John Tanner, a day after they became engaged. In the ...more
Curtis Jobling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 47
Curtis Jobling is a British illustrator, animator and author, born in Blackpool, England but lives in Warrington. He is best known for his role as production designer of children's TV hit, Bob ...more
Scott Wright is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 44
Scott Wright is a British actor and singer. Wright was nominated for a national TV award as most popular newcomer for his role as Sam Kingston in Coronation Street and has been awarded a Rear Of ...more
David Atherton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 75
David Atherton OBE, is an English conductor and co-founder of the London Sinfonietta.
Maddy Prior is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 71
Madelaine Edith "Maddy" Prior, MBE is an English folk singer, best known as the lead vocalist of Steeleye Span.
Patrick Keiller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 69
Patrick Keiller is a British film-maker, writer and lecturer.
Alfie Boe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 45
Alfred Giovanni Roncalli Boe, known professionally initially as both Alf and Alfred Boe as well as, more recently, Alfie Boe, is an English tenor singer and actor, notably performing in musical ...more
Zoë Ball is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 48
Zoë Louise Ball is an English television and radio personality, best known as the first female host of The Radio 1 Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 1, as well as for presenting the 1990s ...more
Craig Parkinson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 42
Craig Parkinson is an English actor. He is best known for his roles in British television dramas, including Shaun in the E4 series Misfits, the twins Jimmy and Johnny Kray in the ITV series ...more
Steven Croft is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Steven Croft age 34
Steven John Croft is an English cricketer who has played for Lancashire County Cricket Club since 2005. He bats right-handed can bowl both medium-fast and off breaks. In 2008 Croft was given the ...more
Diana Boddington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Diana Boddington Dec. at 81 (1921-2002)
Diana Boddington, MBE was an English stage manager.
Ronnie Clayton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Dec. at 84 (1923-2007)
Ronnie Clayton was a British boxer, born in Blackpool, Lancashire whose career highlight was winning the European Featherweight championship in 1947.
Harry Cookson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Harry Cookson Dec. at 53 (1869-1922)
James Henry Cookson, better known as Harry "Gyp" Cookson, was an English professional footballer. A forward, he played for South Shore, Burslem Port Vale, Blackpool, and Accrington.
David Ball is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 59
David Ball is a film and television producer.