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Famous People From Burnley

Updated October 13, 2018 11.5k views167 items

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

People on this list include Thomas Garnett and Richard Shaw.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Burnley?" or "Which celebrities were born in Burnley?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Paul Abbott

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    Paul Abbott (born 22 February 1960) is an English television screenwriter and producer. Abbott... more on Wikipedia
  • N. M. Browne

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    N. M. Browne is an English writer of fiction for children.
  • Holly Lam-Moores

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    Holly Lam-Moores is a British team handball player. Born in Burnley, Lancashire, Lam-Moores... more on Wikipedia
  • Martin Starkie

    Dec. at 88 (1922-2010)

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    Martin Starkie (1922–2010) was an English actor, writer and director for theatre, radio and... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    Constance Mary Hart, Baroness Hart of South Lanark, (née Ridehalgh; 18 September 1924 – 8... more on Wikipedia
  • Craig Heap

    Craig Heap

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    Craig Heap (born 10 July 1973) is a retired Commonwealth Games Gold medal winning gymnast, who... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    John Saint Ryan (born 1953) is an English actor, horse trainer, and equestrian. Ryan has... more on Wikipedia
  • Alice Nutter

    Alice Nutter

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    Alice Nutter (born Anne Holden, 10 July 1962) is a British musician and writer. Nutter is... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    Hannah Hobley (born 9 October 1988) is an English actress and classical singer. She is best... more on Wikipedia
  • Christopher Anderson

    Age: 29

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    Christopher Anderson is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder.
  • Harry Bradshaw

    Dec. at 71 (1853-1924)

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    Henry Bradshaw may refer to: Henry Bradshaw (poet) (c. 1450–1513), English poet Henry... more on Wikipedia
  • Liam Spencer

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    Liam Spencer (born 1964) is a British artist.
  • Ted Tinkler

    Age: 99

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    Edgar Tinkler (11 March 1921 – 14 November 2011), known as Ted, is a former English... more on Wikipedia
  • Jack Bradshaw

    John Henry "Jack" Bradshaw was an English professional footballer who played as an outside... more on Wikipedia
  • Jack Whitham

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    Jack Whitham is an English former professional footballer who played for Sheffield Wednesday,... more on Wikipedia
  • Tony Smith

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    Anthony 'Tony' Christopher Smith is a former English cricketer. Smith was a right-handed... more on Wikipedia
  • Jonathan Davies

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    Jonathan Richard Davies is a former English cricketer. Davies was a right-handed batsman who... more on Wikipedia
  • Eric Haydock

    Age: 78

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    Eric Haydock (born Eric John Haddock; 3 February 1943 – 5 January 2019) was a British... more on Wikipedia
  • Franny Powell

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    Francis Michael Powell (born 17 June 1977) is an English former professional footballer who... more on Wikipedia
  • William Murray

    Age: 98

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    Billy Murray is a footballer who played as a wing half in the Football League for Manchester... more on Wikipedia
  • Walter Place

    Walter Place (born 1869, deceased) was an English professional footballer who played as a wing... more on Wikipedia
  • Billy Bannister

    Billy Bannister

    Dec. at 63 (1879-1942)

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    William Bannister (1879 – 25 March 1942) was an English professional footballer who played as... more on Wikipedia
  • Arthur Bell

    Dec. at 41 (1882-1923)

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    Arthur A. Bell (November 1882 – 22 April 1923) was an English footballer who played as an... more on Wikipedia
  • J. Pat O'Malley

    J. Pat O'Malley

    Dec. at 81 (1904-1985)

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    James Patrick Francis O'Malley (March 15, 1904 – February 27, 1985) was an English singer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Ian McKellen

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    Sir Ian Murray McKellen (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. His career spans genres... more on Wikipedia

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