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

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Died at 75 (1909-1984) James Neville Mason was an English actor. After achieving stardom in his native Great Britain, he made the transition to the United States and became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, ...more

Died at 79 (1916-1995) James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, FSS, PC was a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to ...more

age 36 Jodie Auckland Whittaker is an English actress. She first came to prominence for her work in the film Venus and has since starred in films such as St Trinian's, Good, St Trinian's 2, and Attack ...more

age 42 Nina Hossain is an English journalist and presenter employed by ITN.

age 68 William Lee "Billy" Currie is an English violist, violinist, pianist, keyboardist, and songwriter. He is best known for his work with new wave band Ultravox, who achieved their ...more

age 24 Reuben Courtney Noble-Lazarus is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker or winger for Rochdale.

age 32 Ajmal Shahzad is an English cricketer who currently plays for Sussex. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler, who has previously played for Yorkshire from 2004 to 2012, ...more

Ernest Woodhead Died at 87 (1857-1944) Ernest "Ernie" Woodhead born in Huddersfield, was a rugby union footballer of the 1880s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Huddersfield, as a Forward, ...more

Died at 72 (1874-1946) Sir Edward Cuthbert Bairstow was an English organist and composer in the Anglican church music tradition.

age 36 Ben Carter is the drummer of the English thrash metal group, Evile.

David Brown Died at 89 (1904-1993) Sir David Brown was an English entrepreneur, managing director of his family firm David Brown Ltd. and one time owner of shipbuilders Vosper Thorneycroft and automobile manufacturer Aston

William Armstrong Fairburn Died at 71 (1876-1947) William Armstrong Fairburn was a noted American author, naval architect, marine engineer, industrial executive, and chemist.

age 87 Brian Robinson is an English former road bicycle racer of the 1950s and early 1960s. He was the first Briton to finish the Tour de France and the first to win a Tour stage. His success as a ...more

David Tindle age 85 David Tindle (1932 - ) is a British painter.

Catherine Aird age 87 Catherine Aird is the pseudonym of novelist Kinn Hamilton McIntosh. She is the author of more than twenty crime fiction novels and several collections of short stories. Her witty, literate, and ...more

age 35 Joanna Lauren Christie is an English actress and singer, known professionally as Joanna Christie. She is noted for her work in the play Equus alongside Daniel Radcliffe but is best known for her ...more

Derek Ibbotson age 85 George Derek Ibbotson MBE was an English runner who excelled in athletics in the 1950s. His most famous achievement was setting a new world record in the mile in 1957. Ibbotson was born in ...more

Matt Crooks age 24 Matt Davidson Rider Crooks is an English footballer who plays as a defender, for Accrington Stanley.

Paul France age 49 Michael Paul France is a former professional footballer who played as a defender for Huddersfield Town. While at Huddersfield he was sent on loan to Cobh Ramblers in November 1988. He was ...more

Anthony Griffith age 31 Anthony James Griffith is an English-born Montserrat international footballer who plays for League Two club Carlisle United. He is noted as a tough tackling defensive midfielder, though at times ...more

John McAliskey age 33 John James McAliskey is a former professional English footballer.

Adam Smith age 33 Nathan Adam Smith, known as Adam Smith, is an English semi-professional footballer who plays for FC Halifax Town as a winger. Smith came through the youth ranks at Chesterfield, who had ...more

Billy Bates Died at 45 (1855-1900) Willie Bates, known as Billy was an English all-round cricketer. Excellent with both bat and ball, Bates scored over 10,000 first-class runs, took more than 870 wickets and was always reliable ...more

Brian Gibson Died at 82 (1928-2010) Brian Gibson was an English professional footballer born in Huddersfield, who played as a defender in the Football League for Huddersfield Town.

Jeremy Illingworth age 40 Jeremy Marcus Illingworth is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League for Huddersfield Town. He began his career as a trainee with his ...more

Robert Whitaker age 35 Robert Whitaker is an international showjumper who rides for the British Team.

Andy Cousin age 55 Andrew 'Andy' Cousin is an English bassist and, less commonly, guitarist from Huddersfield in England. He is principally known for being the bassist of All About Eve: he has also played for The ...more

Harold Percival Himsworth Died at 88 (1905-1993) Sir Harold Percival Himsworth, KCB, FRS was a British scientist, best known for his medical research on diabetes mellitus.

Peter Kaye age 39 Peter John Kaye is an English former professional footballer. Kaye began his career as a trainee with Huddersfield Town, although he had a trial with Manchester United in 1994. He turned ...more

Peter Kippax age 77 Peter John Kippax was an English first-class cricketer who played for Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland. A right-handed batsman and leg spin bowler, he played five first-class matches but ...more

Ian Lawson age 40 Ian James Lawson is an English former professional footballer who played 131 games in the Football League as a forward for Huddersfield Town, Blackpool, Bury and Stockport County. His father ...more

Frank Woodhead Died at 75 (1868-1943) Frank Ellis Woodhead was an English amateur first-class cricketer, who played five games of first-class cricket for Cambridge University and Yorkshire from 1889 to 1894. Born in Woodthorpe, ...more

Simon Barraclough age 52

Darren Fleary age 45 Darren Fleary is an English professional Rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s, and current coach, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for ...more

Lawrence Batley Died at 91 (1911-2002) Lawrence Batley was an entrepreneur and philanthropist who was born in the town of Huddersfield, in the English county of Yorkshire. He pioneered the wholesale cash and carry business in UK, and ...more

Steve Stubbings age 40 Stephen David Stubbings is an English cricketer who played first-class and List A cricket for Derbyshire from 1998 to 2009. He currently plays for Bedfordshire. He only played a handful of ...more

Robert Irving age 70 Robert "Bob" A. Irving born in Castle Hill, Huddersfield, was an English professional Rugby League World Cup winning footballer of the 1960s and '70s. A Great Britain and England ...more

Richard Boothroyd age 73 Richard Boothroyd is a former English cricketer. Boothroyd was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast-medium. He was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Boothroyd made his debut for ...more

Haven Kaye Died at 46 (1846-1892) Haven Kaye was an English first-class cricketer, who played eight matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1872 and 1873. A right-handed batsman, he scored 117 runs at 8.35, with a highest ...more

Chris Kiwomya age 48 Christopher Mark "Chris" Kiwomya is an English former professional footballer of Ugandan descent and was the manager of Football League One side Notts County. On 27 October 2013 ...more

Kriss Donald was a Scottish 15-year-old white male who was kidnapped and murdered in Glasgow in 2004 by a gang of men of Pakistani origin, some of whom fled to Pakistan after the crime. Daanish ...more

Elliott Hodgson age 27 Elliott Hodgson is a professional rugby league footballer currently playing for Huddersfield in the Super League. He is a full-back by preference, and has made one solitary first-grade ...more

Denimu Denimu is a British born artist currently based in Sweden. He creates artwork solely from denim; re-using jeans, jackets, and other denim clothing to create portraits, urbanscapes and other ...more

age 43 Buster Reeves is an actor.

Died at 73 (1927-2000) Kenneth Waller was an English actor. He was known for portraying Granddad in Bread and Old Mr. Grace in Are You Being Served?

Died at 75 (1892-1967) Harold Huth was a British actor, film director and producer. Born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire in 1892. He made his screen debut as an actor in the 1928 film One of the Best and followed it up ...more

Charles Heavysege Died at 60 (1816-1876) Charles Heavysege was a Canadian poet and dramatist. "He was one of the first serious poets to emerge in Canada, and his play Saul was hailed on its appearance as the greatest verse drama ...more

John Martin Wood Died at 70 (1938-2008) John Martin Wood was a 1972 Guggenheim Fellow in Natural Sciences.

age 37 Delroy Michael Facey is a British-Grenadian professional footballer who plays for Albion Sports. Facey has also played for Huddersfield Town, Bolton Wanderers, Bradford City, Burnley, West ...more

Died at 73 (1932-2005) Sir Jack Hibbert was a British statistician and director of the Central Statistical Office of the United Kingdom, 1985–1992. He was made a KCB in 1990.