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.
- Age: 30
Birthplace: Sheffield, EnglandSophie Lowe is an actress.
- Age: 29
Birthplace: Halifax, United KingdomEdward Christopher Sheeran, (; born 17 February 1991) is an English singer, songwriter,... more
- Age: 78
Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, CanadaSharon Carstairs (born April 26, 1942) is a Canadian politician and former Senator.
Mary Ann BritlandDec. at 39 (1847-1886)
Birthplace: Halifax, United KingdomMary Ann Britland (née Hague, born 1847 – 9 August 1886) was an English serial killer. She was... more
Phyllis BentleyDec. at 83 (1894-1977)
Birthplace: Halifax, United KingdomPhyllis Eleanor Bentley (19 November 1894 – 27 June 1977) was an English novelist. The... more
Geoffrey HarrisAge: 33
Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, CanadaGeoffrey Harris is a Canadian middle-distance runner. Harris qualified for the 2012 London... more
- Age: 71
Birthplace: Halifax, United KingdomJohn Pawson is a British architectural designer, born in Halifax, Yorkshire, on 6 May 1949.
- Dec. at 67 (1930-1997)
Birthplace: Halifax, United KingdomShirley Crabtree Jr. (14 November 1930 – 2 December 1997), better known as Big Daddy, was an... more
- Age: 66
Birthplace: Halifax, EnglandKathryn Pogson (born 1954) is an English film and stage actress. She appeared in Terry... more
Anne ListerDec. at 49 (1791-1840)
Birthplace: Halifax, United KingdomAnne Lister (3 April 1791 – 22 September 1840) was an English landowner and diarist from ... more
Pete StolleryAge: 60
Birthplace: Halifax, United KingdomPete Stollery (born 24 July 1960 in Halifax, UK) is a British composer, specialising in... more
Herbert Akroyd StuartDec. at 63 (1864-1927)
Birthplace: Halifax, United KingdomHerbert Akroyd-Stuart (28 January 1864, Halifax, Yorkshire, England – 19 February 1927,... more
Brent MacRaeAge: 33
Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, CanadaBrent MacRae is an actor and film producer.
Ray HarfordDec. at 58 (1945-2003)
Birthplace: Halifax, United KingdomRaymond Thomas Harford (1 June 1945 – 9 August 2003) was an English footballer, better known... more
- Age: 48
Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, CanadaAaron Levinson is an actor.
- Age: 67
Birthplace: Halifax, United KingdomLinda June Riordan (née Haigh; 31 May 1953) is an English Labour Co-operative politician who... more
- Age: 63
Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, CanadaFaith Nolan is a Canadian social activist folk and jazz singer-songwriter and guitarist of... more
- Age: 72
Birthplace: Halifax, EnglandAnita Carey (born 16 April 1948) is an English actress, best known for playing Joyce Smedley... more
George BlackburnDec. at 58 (1899-1957)
Birthplace: Halifax, United KingdomGeorge Fredrick Blackburn (3 August 1899 – 7 March 1957) was a football player in the early... more
Laura MacNuttAge: 57
Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, CanadaLaura MacNutt is a production designer and art director.
Lindsay ClarkeAge: 81
Birthplace: Halifax, United KingdomLindsay Clarke (born 1939, Halifax, West Yorkshire) is a British novelist. He was educated at... more
Calvin DysonAge: 30
Birthplace: Halifax, United KingdomCalvin Dyson is film writer and director.
- Age: 50
Birthplace: Bradford, United KingdomJoe Duttine, sometimes credited as Jo Duttine, is an English film, theatre and television... more
Ben RileyDec. at 80 (1866-1946)
Birthplace: Halifax, United KingdomBenjamin Riley was a British Labour Party politician. Born in Halifax, Riley was the son of a... more
Gary FellowsAge: 42
Birthplace: Halifax, United KingdomGary Matthew Fellows (born 30 July 1978, in Halifax, Yorkshire, England) is a first-class... more