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Famous People From Huddersfield

Updated June 8, 2017 22.4k views247 items
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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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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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  • James Mason

    Dec. at 75 (1909-1984)
    James Neville Mason (; 15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was an English actor. Mason achieved considerable success in British cinema before becoming one of Hollywood's biggest stars. He was the top box...  more
  • Harold Wilson

    Dec. at 79 (1916-1995)
    James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was a British Labour politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to...  more
  • Jodie Auckland Whittaker (born 17 June 1982) is an English actress. She came to prominence in her 2006 feature film debut Venus, for which she received British Independent Film Award and Satellite...  more
  • Nina Hossain (born 15 December 1973) is a British journalist and presenter employed by ITN as the lead presenter of the ITV Lunchtime News....  more
  • William Lee "Billy" Currie (born 1 April 1950, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England) is an English violist, violinist, pianist, keyboardist, and songwriter. He is best known for his work with new...  more
  • Reuben Courtney Noble-Lazarus (born 16 August 1993) is an English-born Grenadian professional footballer who is a free agent. On 30 September 2008, he became the youngest player to debut in the...  more
  • Ajmal Shahzad (born 27 July 1985) is an English cricket coach and retired cricketer. As a right-arm fast bowler, he played first class cricket for five counties Yorkshire, Lancashire,...  more
  • Ernest Woodhead

    Dec. at 87 (1857-1944)
    Ernest "Ernie" Woodhead (2 February 1857 – 10 June 1944) was an English rugby union footballer who played in the 1880s. He played at representative level for England, and at club level for...  more
  • Edward Bairstow

    Dec. at 71 (1874-1946)
    Sir Edward Cuthbert Bairstow (22 August 1874 – 1 May 1946) was an English organist and composer in the Anglican church music tradition....  more
  • Ben Carter

    Age: 40
    Ben Carter (born 22 August 1981) is the drummer of the English thrash metal group, Evile....  more
  • David Brown

    Dec. at 89 (1904-1993)
    Sir David Brown (10 May 1904 – 3 September 1993) was an English industrialist, managing director of his grandfather's gear and machine tool business David Brown Limited and more recently David Brown...  more
  • William Armstrong Fairburn

    Age: 144
    William Armstrong Fairburn (12 October 1876 – 1 October 1947) was a noted American author, naval architect, marine engineer, industrial executive, and chemist....  more
  • Brian Robinson (born 3 November 1930) 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. He...  more
  • David Tindle

    Age: 89
    David Tindle (1932 - ) is a British painter....  more
  • Catherine Aird

    Age: 91
    Catherine Aird is the pseudonym of English novelist Kinn Hamilton McIntosh MBE. She is the author of more than twenty crime fiction novels and several collections of short stories. Her witty,...  more
  • Joanna Lauren Christie (born 10 April 1982) is an English actress and singer. She is noted for her work in the play Equus (2007) alongside Daniel Radcliffe, but is best known for her role as Girl in...  more
  • Derek Ibbotson

    Age: 89
    George Derek Ibbotson (17 June 1932 – 23 February 2017) 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....  more
  • Matt Crooks

    Age: 27
    Matt Davidson Rider Crooks is an English footballer who plays as a defender, for Accrington Stanley....  more
  • Paul France

    Age: 53
    Michael Paul France (born 10 September 1968 in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire) is a former professional footballer who played as a defender for Huddersfield Town.While at Huddersfield he was sent on...  more
  • Anthony Griffith

    Age: 34
    Anthony James Griffith (born 28 October 1986) is an English-born Montserrat international footballer who plays for North West Counties League Premier Division club Congleton Town. He is noted as a...  more
  • John McAliskey

    Age: 37
    John James McAliskey (born 2 September 1984) is a former professional footballer who played in the Football League for Huddersfield Town, Torquay United, Wrexham and Mansfield Town. Born in...  more
  • Adam Smith

    Age: 36
    Nathan Adam Smith (born 20 February 1985), known as Adam Smith, is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a winger. He has played in the Football League for Chesterfield, Lincoln City...  more
  • Billy Bates

    Dec. at 44 (1855-1900)
    Willie Bates (19 November 1855 – 8 January 1900), known as Billy Bates, was an English cricketer. Skilled with both bat and ball, Bates scored over 10,000 first-class runs, took more than 870 wickets...  more
  • Brian Gibson

    Dec. at 82 (1928-2010)
    Brian Gibson (22 February 1928 – 11 May 2010) was an English professional footballer born in Huddersfield, who played as a defender in the Football League for Huddersfield Town....  more
  • Jeremy Illingworth

    Age: 44
    Jeremy Marcus Illingworth (born 20 May 1977) 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...  more