Famous People From Doncaster

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.

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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.
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    • 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 Gear, from 2002 until 2015, and The Grand Tour alongside Richard Hammond and James May. He also currently writes weekly columns for The Sunday Times and The Sun. From a career as a local journalist in Northern England, Clarkson rose to public prominence as a presenter of the original format of Top Gear in 1988. Since the mid-1990s, he has become a recognised public personality, regularly appearing on British television presenting his own shows for BBC and appearing as a guest on other shows. As well as motoring, Clarkson has produced programmes and books on subjects such as history and engineering. In 1998, he hosted the first series of Robot Wars, and from 1998 to 2000 he also hosted his own talk show, Clarkson. In 2015, the BBC decided not to renew Clarkson's contract with the company after a dispute with a Top Gear producer while filming on location. That year, Clarkson and his Top Gear co-presenters and producer Andy Wilman formed the production company W. Chump & Sons to produce The Grand Tour for Prime Video. Since 2018, Clarkson has hosted the revived ITV gameshow Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, replacing former host Chris Tarrant. His opinionated but humorous tongue-in-cheek writing and presenting style has often provoked a public reaction. His actions, both privately and as a Top Gear presenter have also sometimes resulted in criticism from the media, politicians, pressure groups and the public. He also has a significant public following, being credited as a major factor in the resurgence of Top Gear as one of the most popular shows on the BBC.
  • Lesley Garrett

    Lesley Garrett

    Age: 68
    • 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
    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 she adopted his last name. Bancroft and her husband were important in the development of Victorian era theatre through their presentation of innovative plays at the London theatres that they managed, first the Prince of Wales's Theatre and later the Haymarket Theatre.
  • David Firth

    David Firth

    Age: 40
    • 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 comical character Darren Devonshire aka Devvo. As a cartoonist, Firth's work is largely distributed via the Internet, most notably through the popular Adobe Flash animation website Newgrounds and his own personal websites. Several of his works in Flash animation, along with multiple music videos and works of video art, have garnered large followings. Since the demise of Flash, Firth now mainly uses After Effects.
  • Michael Denison
    Dec. at 82 (1915-1998)
    • Birthplace: Doncaster, England
    John Michael Terence Wellesley Denison (1 November 1915 – 22 July 1998) was an English actor.
  • Jack Firth

    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.