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Famous People From Halifax

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

This list includes James Berrett, Faith Pitman and more people.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Halifax?" or "Which celebrities were born in Halifax?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Sophie Lowe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Halifax
age 28
Sophie Lowe is an actress.
Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Halifax
age 28
Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter, actor, guitarist and record producer. He was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk. He ...more
Sharon Carstairs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Halifax
age 76
Sharon Carstairs, PC is a Canadian politician and former Senator.
Mary Ann Britland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Dec. at 39 (1847-1886)
Mary Ann Britland of Ashton-under-Lyne was a serial killer who was the first woman to be executed by hanging at Strangeways Prison, Manchester, England by James Berry on 9 August 1886.
Phyllis Bentley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Phyllis Bentley Dec. at 83 (1894-1977)
Phyllis Eleanor Bentley, OBE, was an English novelist. The youngest child of a mill owner, she grew up in Halifax in the West Riding of Yorkshire and was educated at Halifax High School for ...more
Geoffrey Harris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Geoffrey Harris age 32
Geoffrey Harris is a Canadian middle-distance runner. Harris qualified for the 2012 London Olympics in the 800 metres event with two Olympic standards and a first place finish at the 2012 ...more
John Pawson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Halifax
age 69
John Pawson is a British architectural designer, born in Halifax, Yorkshire, on 6 May 1949.
Shirley Crabtree is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Dec. at 67 (1930-1997)
Lll Shirley Crabtree, Jr, better known as Big Daddy was an English professional wrestler famous for his record-breaking 64 inch chest. Known for wearing his various Big Daddy leotards, ...more
Kathryn Pogson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Halifax
age 65
Kathryn Pogson is a film and stage actress. She appeared in Terry Gilliam's 1985 cult film Brazil. She received a Drama Desk Award nomination for her performance in the 1986 New York production ...more
Anne Lister is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Anne Lister Dec. at 49 (1791-1840)
Anne Lister was a well-off Yorkshire landowner, diarist, mountaineer and traveller. Throughout her life she kept diaries which chronicled the details of her daily life, including her lesbian ...more
Pete Stollery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Pete Stollery age 58
Pete Stollery is a British composer, specialising in electroacoustic music. Stollery studied with Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham from 1979–96, and is currently Professor in ...more
Herbert Akroyd Stuart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Herbert Akroyd Stuart Dec. at 63 (1864-1927)
Herbert Akroyd-Stuart was an English inventor who is noted for his invention of the hot bulb engine, or heavy oil engine.
Brent MacRae is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Brent MacRae age 32
Brent MacRae is an actor and film producer.
Ray Harford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Ray Harford Dec. at 58 (1945-2003)
Raymond Thomas "Ray" Harford was an English footballer, better known for his successes as a coach and manager than as a player. He is considered to have been one of the top coaches of ...more
Aaron Levinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Halifax
age 47
Aaron Levinson is an actor.
Linda Riordan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Halifax
age 65
Linda June Riordan is an English Labour Co-operative politician who was the Member of Parliament for Halifax from 2005 general election to 2015.
Faith Nolan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Halifax
age 62
Faith Nolan is a Canadian social activist folk and jazz singer-songwriter and guitarist of mixed African, Mi'kmaq and Irish heritage. As stated on her website, "her music is her political ...more
Anita Carey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Halifax
age 70
Anita Carey is an English actress, best known for playing Joyce Smedley in Coronation Street and more recently for playing Vivien March in Doctors. Carey has had starring roles in British ...more
George Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Halifax
George Blackburn Dec. at 58 (1899-1957)
George Fredrick Blackburn was a football player in the early years of professional football in England. He started his career at Hampstead Town now known as Hendon. He signed for Villa as an ...more
Laura MacNutt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Laura MacNutt age 55
Laura MacNutt is a production designer and art director.
Lindsay Clarke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Lindsay Clarke age 80
Lindsay Clarke is a British novelist. He was educated at Heath Grammar School in Halifax and at King's College Cambridge. He worked in education for many years, in Africa, America and the UK, ...more
Calvin Dyson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Calvin Dyson age 29
Calvin Dyson is film writer and director.
Joe Duttine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Halifax
age 48
Joe Duttine, sometimes credited as Jo Duttine, is an English film, theatre and television actor. He currently plays Tim Metcalfe in Coronation Street.
Ben Riley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Ben Riley Dec. at 80 (1866-1946)
Benjamin Riley was a British Labour Party politician. Born in Halifax, Riley was the son of a stonemason. He started work aged 9, and was apprenticed to the bookbinding trade. He served as a ...more
Gary Fellows is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Gary Fellows age 40
Gary Matthew Fellows is a first-class cricketer, who has represented Yorkshire County Cricket Club, and played twice for Matabeleland in Zimbabwe in 1996. Fellows is a right-handed batsman and ...more