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Famous People From Lancashire

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

Sir John Brunner, 1st Baronet and James Burns are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Lancashire?" or "Which celebrities were born in Lancashire?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Kim Cattrall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
age 62
Kim Victoria Cattrall is an English-Canadian actress. She is known for her role as Samantha Jones in the HBO romantic comedy series, which earned her the 2002 Golden Globe Award for Best ...more
Sophie Howard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
age 35
Sophie Howard is an English glamour model from Southport, England. She appeared regularly on Page 3 and in men's magazines such as Maxim, Nuts and Loaded. In August 2005, Howard was voted 73rd ...more
Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
age 59
Robert James Smith is an English musician. He is the lead singer, guitarist, lyricist and principal songwriter of the rock band The Cure, and its only constant member since its formation in ...more
Norman Haworth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Dec. at 67 (1883-1950)
Sir Norman Haworth FRS. was a British chemist best known for his groundbreaking work on ascorbic acid while working at the University of Birmingham. He received the 1937 Nobel Prize in Chemistry ...more
Henny Youngman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Dec. at 92 (1906-1998)
Henry "Henny" Youngman was a British-born American comedian and violinist famous for his mastery of the "one-liner". His best known one-liner was "Take my ...more
George Grenfell-Baines is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Dec. at 95 (1908-2003)
Professor Sir George Grenfell-Baines OBE DL was an English architect and town planner. Born in Preston, as George Baines, his family’s humble circumstances forced him to start work at the age of ...more
Brian Epstein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Dec. at 33 (1934-1967)
Brian Samuel Epstein was an English music entrepreneur, best known for managing the Beatles. Epstein first discovered the Beatles in November 1961, during a lunchtime Cavern Club performance. He ...more
Marc Almond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
age 61
Peter Mark Sinclair "Marc" Almond is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Almond first began performing and recording in the synthpop/new wave duo Soft Cell. He has also had a ...more
April Ashley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
age 83
April Ashley, MBE is an English model and restaurant hostess. She was outed as transsexual by the Sunday People in 1961 and is one of the earliest British people known to have had sex ...more
Eric Sykes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Dec. at 89 (1923-2012)
Eric Sykes CBE was an English radio, television and film writer, actor and director whose performing career spanned more than 50 years. He frequently wrote for and/or performed with many other ...more
Terence Davies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
age 73
Terence Davies is an English screenwriter, film director, sometime novelist and actor. As a filmmaker, Davies is noted for his recurring themes of emotional endurance, the influence of memory on ...more
Jimmy Clitheroe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Dec. at 52 (1921-1973)
James Robinson "Jimmy" Clitheroe was an English comic entertainer. He is best remembered for his BBC Radio programme, The Clitheroe Kid, a version of which was produced for television ...more
Amy Nuttall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
age 36
Amy Nuttall is an English actress and singer known for playing Chloe Atkinson in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale from 2000 until 2005, and housemaid Ethel Parks in ITV period drama Downton Abbey.
John Bishop is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
age 52
John Joseph Bishop is an English comedian and actor, who is also known for his charity work, having raised £4.2m for Sport Relief 2012. A keen footballer, Bishop played for non-league ...more
Phillip Schofield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
age 56
Phillip Bryan Schofield is an English television presenter and television personality who is employed by ITV. He is most recognised for presenting the ITV lifestyle programme This Morning, which ...more
David Yates is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
age 55
David Yates is an English filmmaker who has directed feature films, short films, and television productions. He rose to mainstream prominence by directing the final four films in the Harry ...more
Mal Evans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Dec. at 41 (1935-1976)
Malcolm Frederick "Mal" Evans was best known as the road manager, assistant, and a friend of the Beatles. In the early 1960s, Evans was employed as a telephone engineer, and also ...more
Richard Quest is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
age 56
Richard Austin Quest is an English journalist and a CNN International anchor and reporter, based in New York City, New York. He anchors Quest Means Business. In addition to anchoring the ...more
Ian McShane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
age 76
Ian David McShane is an English actor, director, producer and voice artist. Despite appearing in numerous films, McShane is best known for his television roles, particularly BBC's Lovejoy and ...more
David Thewlis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
age 52
David Thewlis is an English actor of stage and screen. His most commercially successful role to date has been that of Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter film series. Other notable performances ...more
Johnny Vegas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
age 48
Michael Joseph Pennington, Sr., better known as Johnny Vegas is an English actor and comedian, known for his angry rants, surreal humour, portly figure and high husky voice. His television roles ...more
George Melly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
Dec. at 81 (1926-2007)
Alan George Heywood Melly was an English jazz and blues singer, critic, writer and lecturer. From 1965 to 1973 he was a film and television critic for The Observer and lectured on art history, ...more
Laurie Taylor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
age 82
Laurence John "Laurie" Taylor is an English sociologist and radio presenter originally from Liverpool.
Peter Serafinowicz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
age 46
Peter Szymon Serafinowicz is an English actor, comedian, writer, voice artist and director. He is best known for playing Pete in Shaun of the Dead, dubbing the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars ...more
Julian Lennon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Lancashire
age 55
John Charles Julian Lennon is a British musician. He is the only child of John Lennon and his first wife Cynthia. The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, was his godfather. He has a younger ...more