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Famous People From Doncaster

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

List features Tracy Hogg, Graham Rix and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Doncaster?" or "Which celebrities were born in Doncaster?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Jeremy Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Age: 58

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson (born 11 April 1960) is an English broadcaster, journalist and writer who specialises in motoring. He is best known for co-presenting the motoring programmes Top ...more

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Lesley Garrett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Lesley Garrett Age: 63

Birthplace: Thorne, South Yorkshire, England

Lesley Garrett, CBE (born 10 April 1955) is an English soprano singer, musician, broadcaster and media personality. She is noted for being at home in opera and "crossover music".
Effie Bancroft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Dec. at 82 (1839-1921)

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Marie Effie Wilton, Lady Bancroft (1839–1921) was an English actress and theatre manager. She appeared onstage as Marie Wilton until after her marriage in December 1867 to Squire Bancroft, when ...more
David Firth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
David Firth Age: 36

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

David John Firth (born 23 January 1983) is an English animator, writer, musician, actor, voice actor, filmmaker, video artist and broadcaster. Best known for his "chav" like hit ...more
Michael Denison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Dec. at 83 (1915-1998)

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

John Michael Terence Wellesley Denison (1 November 1915 – 22 July 1998) was an English actor.
Jack Firth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Jack Firth Dec. at 80 (1907-1987)

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

John Firth (8 August 1907 – 8 December 1987) was an English professional footballer who played as a wing half or inside forward for Birmingham, Swansea Town and Bury in the Football League.
Nathaniel Mellors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Age: 45

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Nathaniel Mellors (born December 1974, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England) is an English artist and musician.
John Aldred is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Age: 98

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

John B Aldred is an English sound engineer. He was nominated for two Academy Awards in the category Sound Recording. He worked on 57 different films and TV shows from 1942 to 1973.
Jeremy Grantham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Doncaster

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Robert Jeremy Goltho Grantham (born 6 October 1938) is a British investor and co-founder and chief investment strategist of Grantham, Mayo, & van Otterloo (GMO), a Boston-based asset ...more
Bill Humble is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Dec. at 81 (1911-1992)

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

William Humble MBE (14 April 1911 – 1 March 1992) was a well-known pre-Second World War aviator, known as an air racer and for his aerobatic displays. He was also an officer in the Royal Air ...more
Andy Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Andy Rhodes Age: 54

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Andrew Eugene Rhodes (born 23 August 1964) is an English retired football goalkeeper and ex-assistant manager of Oldham Athletic. Rhodes played for Oldham Athletic between 1988 and 1990, capping ...more
Harry McNally is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Dec. at 68 (1936-2004)

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Harry McNally (7 July 1936 – 12 December 2004) was an English football player, coach and manager, noted for his spells as manager of Wigan Athletic and Chester City.
Liam Botham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Liam Botham Age: 41

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Liam James Botham (born 26 August 1977) is an English former cricket, rugby union and rugby league footballer. He is the son of England cricketer Ian Botham.
Edward Hogg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Age: 40

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Edward Hogg (born 26 January 1979) is an English actor, known for portraying Jesco White in White Lightnin', Stephen Turnbull in Bunny and the Bull, Eugene Mathers in Indian Summers, Segundus in ...more
Albert Snell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Albert Snell Dec. at 76 (1931-2007)

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Albert Snell (7 February 1931 – 31 March 2007) was an English professional footballer. Following the end of his football career, Snell entered teaching and later became known as a photographer.
Mark Atkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Mark Atkins Age: 50

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Mark Nigel Atkins (born 14 August 1968) is an English former footballer and manager of Northern Premier League side Matlock Town. He was primarily a central midfielder but started out as ...more
James Toseland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Age: 38

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

James Michael Toseland (born 5 October 1980) is an English former motorcycle racer and a current vocalist of an English rock band Toseland (Band). Toseland was the 2007 World Superbike Champion ...more
Barry Middleton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Age: 35

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Barry John Middleton (born 12 January 1984) is an English international field hockey player who plays as a midfielder for England and Great Britain. He is a former captain.Middleton plays club ...more
Nicholas D. Cooper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Age: 33

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Nicholas D. Cooper (born Nicholas Davis Cooper on 17 January 1986) is an English actor. Cooper was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire to Daud Cooper and Consuelas Heel. He has a younger brother, ...more
Margo Gunn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Age: 63

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Margo Gunn born 8 February 1956 in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, is an English actress and a fully qualified teacher of drama and theatre studies. Gunn attended Doncaster Grammar ...more
Josh Meade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Josh Meade Age: 23

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Joshua Ryan Meade is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder, currently a Matlock Town F.C. after he was released by Doncaster Rovers.
Matt Noble is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Matt Noble Age: 30

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Matt Noble (born 23 November 1988) is an English footballer, who plays for Rochedale Rovers Football Club. He was voted Doncaster Rovers Youth Player of the Season at the end of the 2006-07 ...more
Bill Horsman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Bill Horsman Dec. at 74 (1908-1982)

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

William Horsman (12 December 1908 – 1982) was an English professional footballer who played as an outside right and scored 37 goals from 232 appearances in the Football League.Horsman was born ...more
Graham Rix is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Age: 61

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Graham Cyril Rix (born 23 October 1957) is an English former professional footballer player who later became a manager.
Neil Sykes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Doncaster
Neil Sykes Age: 44

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Neil Sykes is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.