Famous People From Bolton

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

Examples of people on this list: Peter Kay, Bill Myerscough and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Bolton?" or "Which celebrities were born in Bolton?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    • Birthplace: Bolton, United Kingdom
    Amy Abigail Nuttall (born 7 June 1982) is an English actress and singer known for playing Chloe Atkinson in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale from 2000 until 2005, and housemaid Ethel Parks in ITV period ...more
  • Sara Cox
    Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Bolton, United Kingdom
    Sara Joanne Cyzer (née Cox; born 13 December 1974) more commonly known by her radio name Sara Cox, is an English broadcaster and model. She presented The Radio 1 Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 1 ...more
  • Wilbert Robinson
    Dec. at 71 (1863-1934)
    • Birthplace: Bolton, Massachusetts
    Wilbert Robinson (June 29, 1863 – August 8, 1934), nicknamed "Uncle Robbie", was an American catcher, coach and manager in Major League Baseball. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in ...more
    • Birthplace: Bolton, United Kingdom
    Ivor Norman Richard Davies (born 8 June 1939) is a British-Polish historian noted for his publications on the history of Europe, Poland and the United Kingdom. He is a historian with special ...more
    • Birthplace: Farnworth, United Kingdom
    Dave Spikey (born David Gordon Bramwell, 6 October 1951) is an English comedian, actor, writer and film producer. He is best known for his stand-up comedy, writing and starring in the British comedy ...more
  • Geoffrey Moorhouse
    Dec. at 77 (1931-2009)
    • Birthplace: Bolton, United Kingdom
    Geoffrey Moorhouse, FRGS, FRSL, D.Litt. (29 November 1931 – 26 November 2009) was an English journalist and author. He was born Geoffrey Heald in Bolton and took his stepfather's surname. He attended ...more