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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.

Paul Abbott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Burnley
age 59
Paul Abbott is a BAFTA award-winning English television screenwriter and producer. Abbott has become one of the most critically and commercially successful television writers working in Britain ...more

N. M. Browne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Burnley
age 59
N. M. Browne is an English writer of fiction for children. She was born in Burnley, Lancashire and currently lives in London. Browne read Philosophy and Theology at New College, Oxford and ...more

Holly Lam-Moores is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Burnley
age 28
Holly Lam-Moores is a British team handball player. Born in Burnley, Lancashire, Lam-Moores started playing handball aged 12 at Alder Grange High School in Rawtenstall after it had been ...more

Martin Starkie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Burnley
Dec. at 88 (1922-2010)
Martin Starkie was an English actor, writer and director for theatre, radio and television. The Oxford University Poetry Society administers the annual Martin Starkie Prize in his honour.

Judith Hart, Baroness Hart of ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Burnley
Dec. at 67 (1924-1991)
Judith Hart, Baroness Hart of South Lanark DBE PC was a British Labour Party politician. She served as a government minister during the 1960s and 1970s before entering the House of Lords in

Craig Heap is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Burnley
age 45
Craig Heap is a retired Commonwealth Games Gold medal winning gymnast who has represented England over 100 times in various international gymnastic competitions, including at the 2000 Summer ...more

John Saint Ryan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Burnley
age 66
John Saint Ryan is an English actor, horse trainer, and equestrian. Ryan has appeared in supporting roles in film and television. His more memorable characters include Fergus in the 1997 Fox ...more

Alice Nutter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Burnley
Alice Nutter age 56
Alice Nutter is a British musician and writer.

Hannah Hobley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Burnley
age 30
Hannah Hobley is an English actress and classical singer. She is best known for playing Chantelle "Telle" Garvey in ITV's Benidorm. Her character featured in the pilot episode, and was ...more

Christopher Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Burnley
Christopher Anderson age 28
Christopher Anderson is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder.

Harry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Burnley
Harry Bradshaw Dec. at 71 (1853-1924)
Henry "Harry" Bradshaw was an English football manager. Although he was never a professional footballer himself, Bradshaw was appointed secretary of Burnley in 1891, and became ...more

Liam Spencer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Burnley
Liam Spencer age 55
Liam Spencer is a British artist.

Ted Tinkler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Burnley
Ted Tinkler age 97
Edgar Tinkler, known as Ted, is a former English cricketer who played three first-class games: one for Worcestershire in 1953, and two for MCC in the early 1960s. His brief first-class career ...more

Jack Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Burnley
Jack Bradshaw
John Henry "Jack" Bradshaw was an English professional footballer who played as an outside forward. He was born in Burnley, Lancashire, but started his career in the Southern League ...more

Jack Whitham is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Burnley
Jack Whitham age 72
Jack Whitham was a professional footballer who played for Sheffield Wednesday, Liverpool, Cardiff City and Reading. He was a Centre Forward who only started 111 league games in a nine-year ...more

Tony Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Burnley
Tony Smith age 57
Anthony 'Tony' Christopher Smith is a former English cricketer. Smith was a right-handed batsman who bowled slow left-arm orthodox. He was born in Burnley, Lancashire. Smith made his debut for ...more

Jonathan Davies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Burnley
Jonathan Davies age 42
Jonathan Richard Davies is a former English cricketer. Davies was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He was born in Burnley, Lancashire. Davies made his debut for ...more

Eric Haydock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Burnley
Eric Haydock age 77
Eric Haydock was the original bass guitarist with The Hollies from December 1962 until 1966. He was one of the first British musicians to play a Fender Bass VI, a six-string bass. Although ...more

Franny Powell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Burnley
Franny Powell age 41
Francis Michael Powell, is an English footballer who played as a winger in the Football League.

William Murray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Burnley
William Murray age 97
Billy Murray is a footballer who played as a wing half in the Football League for Manchester City.

Walter Place is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Burnley
Walter Place
Walter Place was an English professional footballer who played as a wing half.

Billy Bannister is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Burnley
Billy Bannister Dec. at 63 (1879-1942)
William "Billy" Bannister was an English professional footballer who played as a defender for Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, Woolwich Arsenal and Leicester Fosse. Bannister also played at ...more

Arthur Bell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Burnley
Arthur Bell Dec. at 41 (1882-1923)
Arthur A. Bell was an English footballer who played as an inside forward. He started his career with Burnley Belvedere before joining Football League side Burnley in 1902. Over the next seven ...more

J. Pat O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Burnley
Dec. at 81 (1904-1985)
James Patrick O'Malley was an English singer and character actor, who appeared in many American films and television programmes from the 1940s to 1982, using the stage name J. Pat O'Malley. He ...more

Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Burnley
age 79
Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn ...more