Famous People From Cumbria

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

These people, like Charles John Ferguson and Edward Hughes Thomson include images when available.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Cumbria?" or "Which celebrities were born in Cumbria?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Stan Laurel
    Dec. at 74 (1890-1965)
    • Birthplace: Ulverston, United Kingdom
    Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson; 16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965) was an English comic actor, writer, and film director who was part of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. He appeared with ...more
  • John Dalton
    Dec. at 77 (1766-1844)
    • Birthplace: Eaglesfield, Cumbria, United Kingdom
    John Dalton FRS (; 6 September 1766 – 27 July 1844) was an English chemist, physicist, and meteorologist. He is best known for introducing the atomic theory into chemistry, and for his research into ...more
  • Dave Allen
    Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Cumbria, United Kingdom
    David Geoffrey Allen (born 23 December 1955, in Cumbria) is an English musician, formerly the bass guitarist for the post-punk band, Gang of Four. In 1981, he left Gang of Four to form Shriekback.He ...more
    • Birthplace: Allerdale, England
    Jancis Mary Robinson OBE, ComMA, MW (born 22 April 1950) is a British wine critic, journalist and wine writer. She currently writes a weekly column for the Financial Times, and writes for her website ...more
    • Birthplace: Cumbria, United Kingdom
    Adrian Johnston (born 1961) is a British musician and composer for film and TV who resides in London and Samois-sur-Seine.
    • Birthplace: Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
    Henry Bickersteth, 1st Baron Langdale, PC (18 June 1783 – 18 April 1851) was an English law reformer and Master of the Rolls.