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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

Birthplace: Sheffield, England

Sophie Lowe is an actress.
Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Age: 28

Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom

Edward Christopher Sheeran, (; born 17 February 1991) is an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actor. He attended the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford as an ...more

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Sharon Carstairs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Age: 76

Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

Sharon Carstairs (born April 26, 1942) is a Canadian politician and former Senator.
Mary Ann Britland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Mary Ann Britland Dec. at 39 (1847-1886)

Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom

Mary Ann Britland (née Hague, born 1847 – 9 August 1886) was an English serial killer. She was the first woman to be executed by hanging at Strangeways Prison in Manchester by James
Phyllis Bentley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Phyllis Bentley Dec. at 83 (1894-1977)

Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom

Phyllis Eleanor Bentley (19 November 1894 – 27 June 1977) 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 ...more
Geoffrey Harris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Geoffrey Harris Age: 32

Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

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

Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom

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)

Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom

Shirley Crabtree Jr. (14 November 1930 – 2 December 1997), better known as Big Daddy, was an English professional wrestler with a record-breaking 64-inch chest. He worked for Joint Promotions ...more
Kathryn Pogson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Age: 65

Birthplace: Halifax, England

Kathryn Pogson (born 1954) is an English 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 ...more
Anne Lister is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Anne Lister Dec. at 49 (1791-1840)

Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom

Anne Lister (3 April 1791 – 22 September 1840) was an English landowner and diarist from Halifax, West Yorkshire. Throughout her life, she kept diaries that chronicled the details of her daily ...more
Pete Stollery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Pete Stollery Age: 58

Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom

Pete Stollery (born 24 July 1960 in Halifax, UK) is a British composer, specialising in electroacoustic music. Stollery studied with Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham from 1979–96, ...more
Herbert Akroyd Stuart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Herbert Akroyd Stuart Dec. at 63 (1864-1927)

Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom

Herbert Akroyd-Stuart (28 January 1864, Halifax, Yorkshire, England – 19 February 1927, Halifax) was an English inventor who is noted for his invention of the hot bulb engine, or heavy oil
Brent MacRae is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Brent MacRae Age: 32

Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

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)

Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom

Raymond Thomas Harford (1 June 1945 – 9 August 2003) 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 ...more
Aaron Levinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Age: 47

Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

Aaron Levinson is an actor.
Linda Riordan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Age: 65

Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom

Linda June Riordan (née Haigh; 31 May 1953) is an English Labour Co-operative politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Halifax from the 2005 general election until standing
Faith Nolan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Age: 62

Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

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

Birthplace: Halifax, England

Anita Carey (born 16 April 1948) 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 ...more
George Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Halifax
George Blackburn Dec. at 58 (1899-1957)

Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom

George Fredrick Blackburn (3 August 1899 – 7 March 1957) was a football player in the early years of professional football in England. He made over 250 appearances in the Football League during ...more
Laura MacNutt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Laura MacNutt Age: 55

Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

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

Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom

Lindsay Clarke (born 1939, Halifax, West Yorkshire) 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 ...more
Calvin Dyson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Calvin Dyson Age: 29

Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom

Calvin Dyson is film writer and director.
Joe Duttine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Age: 48

Birthplace: Bradford, United Kingdom

Joe Duttine, sometimes credited as Jo Duttine, is an English film, theatre and television actor. He currently plays Tim Metcalfe in Coronation Street. He is also known for his role in Shameless ...more
Ben Riley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Halifax
Ben Riley Dec. at 80 (1866-1946)

Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom

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

Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom

Gary Matthew Fellows (born 30 July 1978, in Halifax, Yorkshire, England) is a first-class cricketer, who has represented Yorkshire County Cricket Club, and played twice for Matabeleland in ...more