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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 58 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 55 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 33 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 76 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
Died 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 58 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
Died 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 43 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 75 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 46 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 43 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 74 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 70 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 68 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 44 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 47 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 33 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 Died 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
Died 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 Died 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 58 David Ball is a film and television producer.

Chris J. Clayton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 60 Chris J. Clayton is a stunt performer, an actor, a film director and a cinematographer.

Jon Gomm is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Jon Gomm is an English singer-songwriter and performer. Using a single acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, bass lines and melodies simultaneously, his songs draw on a range of influences and ...more

Andy Gouck is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Andy Gouck age 45 Andrew Scott Gouck is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Alan Burton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Alan Burton age 27 Alan Burton is an English semi-professional footballer who plays for Skelmersdale United, as a midfielder.

Christian Day is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Christian Day age 34 Christian Day is a rugby union player for Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership. Day previously played all of his professional career at Sale except for a short term contract at French ...more

Steve Hill is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Steve Hill age 78 Stephen "Mandy" Hill was an English professional footballer. He played as a forward. Hill began his career with his hometown club, Blackpool, in May 1959. He made his debut for the ...more

Albert Turner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Albert Turner Died at 84 (1901-1985) Albert James Turner was an English professional footballer who played as a wing half. He made one appearance in the Football League Third Division North for Nelson in the 1921–22 season.

Phil Kelsall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Phil Kelsall age 61 Philip Julian "Phil" Kelsall MBE ALCM is an English theatre organist who has been principal organist at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom since 1977. Born in Warrington he was inspired to ...more

Syd Little is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Syd Little age 75 Syd Little is an English comedian and was once the straight man in the double act Little and Large, with Eddie Large. Born in Blackpool, Little grew up in Manchester. After leaving Yew Tree ...more

George Eastham is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 81 George Edward Eastham, OBE is an English former footballer. He is known for playing for Newcastle United, Arsenal and Stoke City, as well as a non-playing member of England's 1966 World ...more

Paul Davies is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Paul Davies age 57 Paul Davies is a sound specialist.

Gary Miller is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Died at 44 (1924-1968) Gary Miller born Neville Williams was an English popular music singer and actor of the 1950s and 1960s. His career spanned only 13 years before he died of a heart attack in 1968. He released 24 ...more

Joseph MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Joseph MacDonald age 25 Joseph "Joe" MacDonald is a professional football striker currently playing for Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei.

Ashley Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Ashley Lloyd age 26 Ashley Lloyd is a British actor and dancer, who has performed in hit musical theatre shows such as Billy Elliot the Musical and Whistle Down the Wind. In 2012 Lloyd appeared in the new musical ...more

Leeroy Barnes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Leeroy Barnes age 34

Dolores McNamara is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Dolores McNamara age 58

Jack Green is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Jack Green John “Jack” Green was an English-Canadian soccer inside forward who played professionally in Canada and the American Soccer League. In 1924, Green began his career with Montreal Carsteel. In the ...more

Paul Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Paul Sanderson age 53 Paul Sanderson is a former footballer who played as a winger in the Football League for Chester City, Halifax Town, Cardiff City and Walsall.

Pat Astley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Pat Astley Pat Astley is a British actress best known for appearing in blue films and British sex comedies throughout the 1970s and 1980s, such as Come Play with Me, The Playbirds, Rosie Dixon - Night ...more

David Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
David Whitaker Died at 69 (1938-2007) David Whitaker was a British abstract artist and an art teacher. His works in oils and watercolour are characterised by their use of straight lines of seven colours: two shades of yellow, ...more

David Drury is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 56 David Brian Drury is a former English cricketer. He was a left-handed batsman and wicket-keeper who played for Cumberland. Drury made his debut for Cumberland in the Minor Counties Championship ...more

William Jackson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
William Jackson Died at 82 (1917-1999) General Sir William Godfrey Fothergill Jackson, GBE, KCB, MC and bar was a British Army officer, military historian, author and Governor of Gibraltar.

Hamish Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Hamish Hamilton age 51 Hamish Hamilton is a British director, known for directing the Super Bowl halftime show and ceremonies like the Academy Awards and MTV Video Music Awards.

Cathryn Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
age 54 Cathryn Bradshaw is an English actress, perhaps best known for her role in Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit.

Janet Munro is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Died at 38 (1934-1972) Janet Munro was an English actress.