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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.

Stan Laurel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
Dec. at 75 (1890-1965) Arthur Stanley Jefferson, better known by his stage name Stan Laurel, was an English comic actor, writer and film director, most famous as Laurel of comedic duo Laurel and Hardy – Hardy being ...more

John Dalton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
Dec. at 78 (1766-1844) John Dalton FRS was an English chemist, physicist, and meteorologist. He is best known for his pioneering work in the development of modern atomic theory; and his research into colour blindness, ...more

Dave Allen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
age 63 Dave Allen was the bass guitarist for the post-punk band, Gang of Four. In 1981, he left Gang of Four to found Shriekback. He later founded World Domination Recordings and two of its bands, The ...more

Jancis Robinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
age 68 Jancis Mary Robinson OBE, MW is a British wine critic, journalist and editor of wine literature. She currently writes a weekly column for the Financial Times, and writes for her website ...more

Adrian Johnston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
age 58 Adrian Johnston is a British musician and composer for film and TV who resides in London and Samois-sur-Seine. Born in Cumbria, England, Johnston attended Edinburgh University, reading English. ...more

Henry Bickersteth, 1st Baron L... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
Dec. at 68 (1783-1851) Henry Bickersteth, 1st Baron Langdale KC, PC was an English law reformer and Master of the Rolls.

Arthur Llewelyn Davies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
Arthur Llewelyn Davies Dec. at 44 (1863-1907) Arthur Llewelyn Davies was a barrister, but is best known as the father of the boys who were the inspiration for the stories of Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie.

Steve Hogarth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
age 59 Steve Hogarth also known as "h", is the lead vocalist and occasional keyboardist/guitarist with the British rock band Marillion. Hogarth was formerly a keyboard player and co-lead ...more

J.B. Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
J.B. Williams Dec. at 62 (1903-1965) J.B. Williams was a screenwriter and film director.

Norman Gifford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
Norman Gifford age 78 Norman Gifford was an English cricketer, who played primarily as a left-arm spinner. Gifford played county cricket for Worcestershire, and Warwickshire, and represented England in fifteen Tests ...more

William Lancaster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
William Lancaster Dec. at 67 (1650-1717) William Lancaster D.D. was an English churchman and academic, Provost of The Queen's College, Oxford.

Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenbor... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenborough Dec. at 68 (1750-1818) Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenborough, PC, KC was an English judge. After serving as a Member of Parliament and Attorney General, he became Lord Chief Justice.

Aloysius Spotiswoode is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
Dec. at 78 (1916-1994)

Eliza Lynn Linton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
Eliza Lynn Linton Dec. at 76 (1822-1898) Eliza Lynn Linton was the first female salaried journalist in Britain, and the author of over 20 novels. Despite her path breaking role as an independent woman, many of her essays took a strong ...more

Emma Cleasby is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
Emma Cleasby is an English theatre, television and film actress best known for her role as Megan in the 2002 horror film Dog Soldiers.

Lionel Palairet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
Lionel Palairet Dec. at 63 (1870-1933) Lionel Charles Hamilton Palairet was an English amateur cricketer who played for Somerset and Oxford University. A graceful right-handed batsman, he was selected to play Test cricket for England ...more

Sheila Fell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
Sheila Fell Dec. at 48 (1931-1979) Sheila Fell was an English artist. She was born at Aspatria, Cumberland in 1931 and although she lived in London for the greater part of her life, she devoted her career to painting and drawing ...more

Edmund Law is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
Edmund Law Dec. at 84 (1703-1787) Edmund Law was a priest in the Church of England. He served as Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge, as Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy in the University of Cambridge from 1764 to 1769, and as ...more

Thomas Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
Thomas Fletcher Dec. at 76 (1874-1950) Thomas "Tom" Fletcher born in Seaton, was an English rugby union footballer of the 1890s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Seaton, as a Centre, i.e. ...more

George Webster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
George Webster Dec. at 67 (1797-1864) George Webster was an English architect who practised in Kendal, which was at the time in Westmorland, and later in Cumbria. All of his works were executed near his practice, and were located in ...more

William Hogarth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
William Hogarth Dec. at 80 (1786-1866) William Hogarth was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the first Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.

Robert Addison is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
Dec. at 75 (1754-1829) Reverend Robert Addison was born in Heversham, Westmorland, the 3rd son of John and Ellinor of Plumbtreebank. He entered Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1777, completing his BA in 1781 and was ...more

Dick Cowman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
Dick Cowman age 69 Dick Cowman is a former a rugby union international who represented England from 1971 to 1973.

Fearon Fallows is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
Fearon Fallows Dec. at 43 (1788-1831) Fearon Fallows was an English astronomer.

David King is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Cumbria
David King age 34 David King is an English pair skater who represents Great Britain. With partner Stacey Kemp, he is an eight-time British national champion. Originally a skier, King began skating at age 10. He ...more