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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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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Blackpool?" or "Which celebrities were born in Blackpool?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Age: 59

Birthplace: Eurasia, Lancashire, United Kingdom, North West England, England, + more

Robert James Smith (born 21 April 1959) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is the lead singer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, primary songwriter, and only ...more

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David Thewlis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Age: 55

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

David Wheeler (born 20 March 1963), known as David Thewlis, is an English actor, director, screenwriter, and author. He first rose to prominence for playing Johnny Fletcher in the film Naked ...more

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Little Boots is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Age: 34

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

Victoria Christina Hesketh (born 4 May 1984), 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. ...more
Graham Nash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Age: 77

Birthplace: Eurasia, Lancashire, United Kingdom, North West England, England, + more

Graham William Nash (born 2 February 1942) is a British-American singer-songwriter and musician. Nash is known for his light tenor voice and for his songwriting contributions as a member of the ...more

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Frank Swift is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Dec. at 45 (1913-1958)

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

Frank Victor Swift (26 December 1913 – 6 February 1958) was an English footballer, who played as a goalkeeper for Manchester City and England. After starting his career with local clubs near his ...more

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Chris Lowe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Age: 59

Birthplace: Blackpool, England

Christopher Sean Lowe (born 4 October 1959) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and co-founder of the synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys which he formed with Neil Tennant in 1981.
John Evan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Age: 70

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

John Evan (born John Spencer Evans, born 28 March 1948, Blackpool, Lancashire) is a British musician and composer. He is best known for having played keyboards for Jethro Tull from April 1970 to ...more
George Carman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Dec. at 72 (1929-2001)

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

George Alfred Carman, QC (6 October 1929 – 2 January 2001) was a leading English barrister during the 1980s and 1990s. In 1979, he successfully defended the former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe ...more
Nicholas McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Age: 44

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

Nicholas McCarthy may refer to: Nicholas McCarthy (director), director and writer Nicholas McCarthy (pianist), British pianist Nick McCarthy (born 1974), musician
Nigel Noble is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Age: 76

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

Nigel Noble (born 1943) is an English sound mixer, film director and producer. He won an Academy Award in 1982 for Close Harmony in the category of Best Documentary Short Subject. Seven years ...more
Coleen Nolan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Coleen Nolan Age: 53

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

Coleen Patricia Nolan (born 12 March 1965) is an English singer, television presenter and author. She came to prominence as the youngest member of the Irish family girl group The Nolans, in ...more
Murder of Rachel McLean ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Blackpool

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories, Lancashire, England, + more

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

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

Curtis James Jobling (born 14 February 1972) is a British illustrator, animator and author, born in Blackpool, England but lives in Warrington. He is best known for his role as production ...more
Scott Wright is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Age: 44

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

Scott Wright (born 2 October 1974) is a British actor, singer, and musician. He was nominated for a national television award as most popular newcomer for his role as Sam Kingston in Coronation ...more
David Atherton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Age: 75

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

David Atherton (born 3 January 1944) 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

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

Madelaine Edith "Maddy" Prior, MBE (born 14 August 1947) is an English folk singer, best known as the lead vocalist of Steeleye Span. She was born in Blackpool and moved to St Albans ...more
Patrick Keiller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Age: 69

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

Patrick Keiller (born 1950) is a British film-maker, writer and lecturer.
Alfie Boe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Age: 45

Birthplace: Blackpool, England

Alfred Giovanni Roncalli Boe OBE (born 29 September 1973) is an English tenor and actor, notably performing in musical theatre.He is best known for his performances as Jean Valjean in the ...more
Zoë Ball is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Age: 48

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

Zoe Louise Ball (born 23 November 1970) is an English television and radio personality. She was the first female host of both The Radio 1 Breakfast Show and The Radio 2 Breakfast Show for the ...more
Craig Parkinson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Age: 42

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

Craig Parkinson (born 11 March 1976) is an English actor and podcaster. He has appeared as Shaun in the E4 series Misfits, the twins Jimmy and Johnny Kray in the ITV series Whitechapel, and DI ...more
Steven Croft is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Steven Croft Age: 34

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

Steven Croft may refer to: Steven Croft (bishop) (born 1957), Anglican bishop of Oxford Steven Croft (cricketer) (born 1984), English cricketer Steven Croft (snooker player), played in the 2004 ...more
Diana Boddington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Diana Boddington Dec. at 81 (1921-2002)

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

Diana Boddington, MBE (30 July 1921 – 17 January 2002) was an English stage manager.
Ronnie Clayton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Dec. at 84 (1923-2007)

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

Ronnie Clayton (9 February 1923 – 8 December 1999) 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)

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

James Henry Cookson (28 January 1869 — 27 May 1922), better known as Harry "Gyp" Cookson, was an English professional footballer. A forward, he played for South Shore, Burslem Port ...more
David Ball is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Blackpool
Age: 59

Birthplace: Blackpool, England

David James Ball (born 3 May 1959) is an English producer and electronic musician, who has played in bands such as Soft Cell and The Grid, and collaborated with other producers including Ingo ...more