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Famous People From Bolton

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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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  • Sara Cox

    Age: 45
    Sara Joanne Cyzer (née Cox; born 13 December 1974) more commonly known by her radio name Sara...  more
  • Wilbert Robinson

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    Wilbert Robinson (June 29, 1863 – August 8, 1934), nicknamed "Uncle Robbie", was an American...  more
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  • Dave Spikey (born David Gordon Bramwell, 6 October 1951) is an English comedian, actor, writer...  more
  • Geoffrey Moorhouse

    Dec. at 78 (1931-2009)
    Geoffrey Moorhouse, FRGS, FRSL, D.Litt. (29 November 1931 – 26 November 2009) was an English...  more
  • Sir Daniel Cooper, 1st Baronet

    Dec. at 81 (1821-1902)
    Sir Daniel Cooper, 1st Baronet (1 July 1821 – 5 June 1902) was a nineteenth-century...  more
  • Fred Dibnah

    Dec. at 66 (1938-2004)
    Frederick Dibnah, (28 April 1938 – 6 November 2004) was an English steeplejack and television...  more
  • Edward Moran

    Dec. at 72 (1829-1901)
    Edward Moran (August 19, 1829 – June 8, 1901) was an American artist of maritime paintings. He...  more
  • William Lassell

    Dec. at 81 (1799-1880)
    William Lassell, (18 June 1799 – 5 October 1880) was an English merchant and astronomer. He...  more
  • Gordon Hill

    Age: 92
    Gordon Wilkinson Hill (8 July 1928 – 21 March 2019) was an English football referee in the...  more
  • Michael Armstrong (born 24 July 1944 in Bolton, Lancashire) is an English writer and...  more
  • Chris Bryant

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    Chris Bryant (7 June 1936 – 27 October 2008) was an English screenwriter and occasional actor...  more
  • Jimmy Meadows

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    James Meadows (21 July 1931 – 3 January 1994) was an English footballer and manager. He...  more
  • John Grant

    Age: 87
    John Grant (born 1933 (age 85–86) professionally known under pen name Jonathan Gash, is a...  more
  • Charlie Patton

    Dec. at 43 (1891-1934)
    Charley Patton (died April 28, 1934), also known as Charlie Patton, was an American Delta...  more

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  • Samuel Crompton

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    Samuel Crompton (3 December 1753 – 26 June 1827) was an English inventor and pioneer of the...  more
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  • Lee Mason

    Age: 48
    Lee Stephen Mason (born 29 October 1971) is a Referee from Bolton, Greater Manchester. Since...  more
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  • Paul Heathcote

    Age: 69
    Paul Heathcote MBE is a chef, restaurateur and food consultant who spent two years under the...  more
  • Shirley Anne Field (born 27 June 1936) is an English actress who has performed on stage, film...  more
  • Thomas Billington

    Dec. at 30 (1872-1902)
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  • Josh Thompson

    Age: 29
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