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Famous People From Huddersfield

Updated June 8, 2017 22.6k views247 items

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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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Huddersfield?" or "Which celebrities were born in Huddersfield?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Robert Whitaker (born 26 January 1983) is a British show jumper who rides for the British Team....  more
  • Andrew 'Andy' Cousin (born 28 June 1963 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire) is an English bassist and radio presenter from Huddersfield in England. He is principally known for being the bassist of All About...  more
  • Dec. at 88 (1905-1993)
    Sir Harold Percival (Harry) Himsworth, KCB, FRS (19 May 1905 – 1 November 1993) was a British scientist, best known for his medical research on diabetes mellitus....  more
  • Age: 42
    Peter Kaye may refer to: Peter Kaye (footballer) (born 1979), British footballer Peter Kaye (businessman), CEO of the Australian Duke of Edinburgh's award...  more
  • Peter John Kippax (15 October 1940 – January 2017) was an English first-class cricketer who played for Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland. A right-handed batsman and leg spin bowler, he played...  more
  • Age: 43
    Ian James Lawson (born 4 November 1977) is an English former professional footballer who played 131 games in the Football League as a forward for Huddersfield Town, Blackpool, Bury and Stockport...  more
  • Frank Ellis Woodhead (29 May 1868 – 25 August 1943) was an English amateur first-class cricketer, who played five games of first-class cricket for Cambridge University and Yorkshire from 1889 to 1894....  more
  • Darren Fleary (born 2 December 1972) is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1990s and 2000s, and coach. He played at representative level for Great Britain and...  more
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    Lawrence Batley OBE (15 February 1911 – 27 August 2002) was an entrepreneur and philanthropist who was born in the town of Huddersfield, in the English county of Yorkshire. He pioneered the wholesale...  more
  • Stephen David Stubbings (born 31 March 1978 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire) is an English cricketer and coach who played first-class and List A cricket for Derbyshire from 1998 to 2009 and minor counties...  more
  • Robert "Bob" A. Irving (15 February 1948 – 18 April 1999) was an English World Cup winning professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s and 1970s. A Great Britain and England...  more
  • 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
  • Age: 175
    Haven Kaye (11 June 1846 – 24 January 1892) 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...  more
  • Christopher Mark Kiwomya (born 2 December 1969 in Huddersfield) is an English former professional footballer and manager. He played as a forward from 1987 until 2002 notably in the Premier League for...  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 is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played for Huddersfield Giants in the Super League. He was a positions by preference, and made one solitary first-grade...  more
  • 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 unique...  more
  • Buster Reeves is an actor....  more
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    Kenneth Waller (5 November 1927 – 28 January 2000) was an English actor. He was known for portraying Grandad in Bread and Old Mr. Grace in Are You Being Served?...  more
  • Dec. at 75 (1892-1967)
    Harold Huth (20 January 1892 – 26 October 1967) was a British actor, film director and producer....  more
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    Charles Heavysege (May 2, 1816 – July 14, 1876) was a Canadian poet and dramatist. He was one of the earliest poets to publish in Canada. He is known for his critically acclaimed play Saul....  more
  • Dec. at 69 (1938-2008)
    John Martin Wood was a 1972 Guggenheim Fellow in Natural Sciences....
  • Delroy Michael Facey (born 22 April 1980 in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England) is a British-Grenadian professional footballer who most recently played for Albion Sports. Facey has also played for...  more
  • Dec. at 73 (1932-2005)
    Sir Jack Hibbert (14 February 1932 – 23 August 2005) was a British statistician and director of the Central Statistical Office (CSO) of the United Kingdom, 1985–1992. He was made a KCB in 1990....  more