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List of famous people from Hartlepool, 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 Hartlepool, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Hartlepool 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 Hartlepool, 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 Hartlepool?" or "Which celebrities were born in Hartlepool?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Eric Thomas age 65 Sir Eric Jackson Thomas FMedSci is an academic who has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol since 2001. From 2003 to 2007, he was Chair of the Worldwide Universities Network and was ...more

Jim Parker age 84 Jim Parker is a British composer.

Jeremy Spencer age 69 Jeremy Cedric Spencer is a British musician, best known as one of the guitarists in the original line-up of Fleetwood Mac. A member since Fleetwood Mac's inception in July 1967, he remained with ...more

Maurice Cockrill Died at 77 (1936-2013) Professor Maurice Cockrill, RA, FBA was a British painter and poet. Born in Hartlepool, County Durham, he studied at Wrexham School of Art, north east Wales, then Denbigh Technical College and ...more

Michael Brown age 41 Michael Robert Brown is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for League One side Port Vale. A former England under-21 international, his hard-tackling style has sometimes ...more

Jack Howe Died at 72 (1915-1987) John Robert "Jack" Howe was a professional footballer who gained 3 caps for England in the late 1940s. Jack Howe was one of the best two footed full-backs in Britain. Standing six foot ...more

Iain Wright age 45 Iain David Wright is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Hartlepool since 2004, and is currently the Shadow Minister for Industry. He was previously ...more

John Brackstone age 33 John Brackstone is a footballer who plays as a left back. He most recently played for Blyth Spartans, after being signed from near neighbours Gateshead on 20 February 2009. Prior to playing for ...more

Alan Walsh age 61 Alan Walsh is a retired English footballer, who played as a winger/striker. He spent much of his career with Bristol City and Darlington, where he was the club's record goalscorer. He won two ...more

Stephen Brackstone age 35 Stephen Brackstone is an English former footballer who played as a midfielder. Brackstone played in the Middlesbrough youth system before joining York City in 2002. He had an operation to remove ...more

Graeme Scarratt age 72 Graeme Scarratt is a former English cricketer. Scarratt was a left-handed batsman who bowled leg break. He was born in Hartlepool, County Durham. Scarratt made his debut for Durham against the ...more

John Darwin age 67 John Darwin is a former teacher and prison officer.

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Andy Linighan age 55 Andrew "Andy" Linighan is a former English professional footballer who played as a defender from 1980 until 2000, notably in the Premier League for Arsenal and Crystal Palace. He also ...more

Philip Hope Died at 73 (1889-1962) Philip Palmer Hope played first-class cricket for Somerset from 1914 to 1925. He was born at Hartlepool, County Durham and died at Clifton, Bristol. Hope was a right-handed middle or lower order ...more

Jeff Stelling age 62 Robert Jeffrey "Jeff" Stelling is an English sports journalist and sport television presenter. He currently presents Gillette Soccer Saturday for Sky Sports and their coverage of the ...more

Kieran Bew age 37 Kieran Bew is an English actor, known for portraying Alfonso, Duke of Calabria in Da Vinci's Demons for Starz, Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale for Hallmark Entertainment and Gary ...more

David Murphy age 34 David Paul Murphy is an English former professional footballer who made more than 200 appearances in the English and Scottish Leagues. Born in Hartlepool, County Durham, Murphy played as a left ...more

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George Mallaby Died at 65 (1939-2004) George Mallaby was a British-Australian actor and scriptwriter, best known for his roles in Australian television.

Carl Aarvold Died at 84 (1907-1991) Sir Carl Douglas Aarvold, OBE, TD, was an English barrister who became Recorder of London. Among other cases, he presided at the 1965 trial of the Kray twins. In his earlier days, he was also an ...more

Reg Smythe Died at 81 (1917-1998) Reginald Smyth, best known by his professional name Reg Smythe, was a British cartoonist who created the popular, long-running Andy Capp comic strip.

Frank Cook Died at 77 (1935-2012) Francis Cook was a British Independent politician, who was the Labour Party Member of Parliament for Stockton North from 1983 until 2010.

Paul Arnison age 40 Paul Simon Arnison is an English footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder and is also the current Assistant Coach of National Premier League Queensland club Sunshine Coast FC. He is a ...more

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Janick Gers age 61 Janick Robert Gers is an English musician, best known for being one of the three current guitarists in Iron Maiden, along with Dave Murray and Adrian Smith, as well as his earlier work with ...more

Jemma Lowe age 27 Jemma Louise Lowe is a British international butterfly swimmer and British record holder. She has competed for Wales in the Commonwealth Games, and was a member of Great Britain's 2008 and 2012 ...more

Savannah Marshall age 26 Savannah Marshall is a British female boxer from Hartlepool, winning Britain's first ever women's boxing world title. She has been nicknamed as the ‘Silent Assassin’ due to her innate shyness.

Andrew Taylor age 31 Andrew Derek Taylor is an English professional footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic. He has previously played for Cardiff City, Middlesbrough, Bradford City and Watford on loan.

Tommy Parker Died at 72 (1924-1996)

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Bryn Morris age 21 Bryn Andrew Morris is an English professional footballer who plays for Middlesbrough as a midfielder or centre-back.

Billy Fenton Died at 47 (1926-1973) William Hartas "Billy" Fenton was an English footballer. He played as a left-winger in the immediate post-Second World War period. The highest level he played at was with Blackburn ...more

Micky Young age 29 Michael Young is a Scrum half for Rugby Union team Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership. He is a product of West Hartlepool Rugby Club junior academy.

Darren Morfitt age 44 Darren Morfitt is an actor who has appeared in 55 Degrees North, Grafters, Dalziel and Pascoe, Warriors, Making Waves, The Government Inspector and the cult werewolf movie Dog Soldiers. Moriftt ...more

Brian Linighan age 44 Brian Linighan is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender. He started his career at Sheffield Wednesday, making just one appearance on 11 January 1994 and was sold to ...more

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Warren Tute Died at 75 (1914-1989) Warren Tute was a screenwriter.

Scott Henshall age 42 Scott Henshall is a British fashion designer. He studied fashion design at Northumbria University school Design. He is notable for designing a £5 million diamond-encrusted dress worn by ...more

Graeme Crallan Died at 50 (1958-2008) Graeme Crallan was a British heavy metal drummer from Hartlepool, England. Also known as Crash Crallan, he formed White Spirit along with Janick Gers in 1975. They released their debut album in ...more

Steve Fletcher age 45 Steven Mark "Steve" Fletcher is a retired English footballer who played as a forward for Football League One club Bournemouth, where he holds the club record for appearances. Fletcher ...more

Mark Venus age 50 Mark Venus is an English football coach and former player. As a player, he spent the majority of his career with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Ipswich Town. As a coach, he has served as an ...more

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David Linighan age 53 David Linighan is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender from 1982 until 2002. He notably spent time in the Premier League with Ipswich Town and in the Scottish ...more

Agnes Stevenson Agnes Lawson-Stevenson was a British chess player. She was four-time British Ladies' Champion, and married to Rufus Stevenson, editor of the British Chess Magazine. She took 3rd at Meran 1924. ...more

William Towers Died at 43 (1861-1904) William Hunter Towers was an English-born rugby union forward who played club rugby for Swansea and county rugby for Durham. He was capped twice for Wales and was part of the Welsh team that ...more

Liam Howe age 44 Liam Howe is a musical artist.

Michael Hunter age 39 Michael Hunter is a Super Bantamweight boxer from Hartlepool, North East England. He is the former British Champion and European champion at the weight. He won his British title against Mark ...more

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Adam Reed age 26 Adam Michael Reed is an English semi-professional footballer who plays for Whitley Bay as a midfielder. After starting his career with Sunderland he had loan spells with Brentford, Bradford ...more

Mark Taylor age 53 Peter Mark Richard Taylor is an English former professional footballer. He played as a winger. Taylor began his career with his hometown club, Hartlepool United, in 1984. Over two years, he made ...more

Stephen Youll age 52 Stephen Youll is an illustrator.

Ian Knight age 51 Ian John Knight is a former professional footballer who played as a defender. He played for Sheffield Wednesday and Grimsby Town before retiring due to injuries.

Jason Meredith age 47 Jason Meredith is a film editor and television producer.

Ian Pace age 50 Ian Pace is a British pianist. Pace studied at Chetham's School of Music, The Queen's College, Oxford and the Juilliard School in New York. His main teacher was the Hungarian pianist György

Philip Middlemiss age 54 Philip Middlemiss is a British television and radio actor, who played bookmaker Des Barnes in ITV's Coronation Street. He has since moved on to star in ITV's Where the Heart Is.

Phil Walsh age 34 Phillip Andrew Walsh is an English professional footballer who plays for Ebbsfleet United. His father Alan Walsh was also a professional footballer, making over 400 appearances in The Football