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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.
  • Amy Nuttall

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

    Amy Abigail Nuttall (born 7 June 1982) is an English actress and singer known for playing... more on Wikipedia
  • Sara Cox

    Sara Cox

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

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

    Wilbert Robinson

    Dec. at 71 (1863-1934)

    BirthplaceBolton, Massachusetts

    Wilbert Robinson (June 29, 1863 – August 8, 1934), nicknamed "Uncle Robbie", was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Norman Davies

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

    Ivor Norman Richard Davies (born 8 June 1939) is a British-Polish historian noted for his... more on Wikipedia
  • Dave Spikey

    BirthplaceFarnworth, United Kingdom

    Dave Spikey (born David Gordon Bramwell, 6 October 1951) is an English comedian, actor, writer... more on Wikipedia
  • Geoffrey Moorhouse

    Dec. at 78 (1931-2009)

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

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

    Sir Daniel Cooper, 1st Baronet

    Dec. at 81 (1821-1902)

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

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

    Fred Dibnah

    Dec. at 66 (1938-2004)

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

    Frederick Dibnah, (28 April 1938 – 6 November 2004) was an English steeplejack and television... more on Wikipedia
  • Edward Moran

    Edward Moran

    Dec. at 72 (1829-1901)

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

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

    William Lassell

    Dec. at 81 (1799-1880)

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

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

    Age: 92

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

    Gordon Wilkinson Hill (8 July 1928 – 21 March 2019) was an English football referee in the... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael Armstrong

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

    Michael Armstrong (born 24 July 1944 in Bolton, Lancashire) is an English writer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Chris Bryant

    Dec. at 72 (1936-2008)

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

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

    Dec. at 63 (1931-1994)

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

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

    John Grant

    Age: 87

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

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

    Charlie Patton

    Dec. at 43 (1891-1934)

    BirthplaceBolton, Mississippi

    Charley Patton (died April 28, 1934), also known as Charlie Patton, was an American Delta... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bennie Thompson

    BirthplaceBolton, Mississippi, United States of America

    Bennie Gordon Thompson (born January 28, 1948) is an American politician serving as the U.S.... more on Wikipedia
  • Samuel Crompton

    Samuel Crompton

    Dec. at 74 (1753-1827)

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

    Samuel Crompton (3 December 1753 – 26 June 1827) was an English inventor and pioneer of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Mark Radcliffe

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

    Mark Radcliffe may refer to: Mark Radcliffe (film producer) (born 1952), American film... more on Wikipedia
  • Lee Mason

    Lee Mason

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

    Lee Stephen Mason (born 29 October 1971) is a Referee from Bolton, Greater Manchester. Since... more on Wikipedia
  • Anna Dawson

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

    Anna Dawson (born 27 July 1937) is an English actress and singer. Born in Bolton, Lancashire,... more on Wikipedia
  • Paul Heathcote

    Age: 69

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

    Paul Heathcote MBE is a chef, restaurateur and food consultant who spent two years under the... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirley Anne Field

    BirthplaceEngland, Bolton

    Shirley Anne Field (born 27 June 1936) is an English actress who has performed on stage, film... more on Wikipedia
  • Thomas Billington

    Dec. at 30 (1872-1902)

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

    Thomas Billington (1872 – 10 January 1902) was an English executioner from 1897 to 1901 and... more on Wikipedia
  • Josh Thompson

    Age: 29

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

    Joshua William "Josh" Thompson (born 25 February 1991) is an English footballer who plays as a... more on Wikipedia