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Famous People From Lancashire

Updated June 14, 2019 14.9k views997 items

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.
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  • Kim Cattrall

    BirthplaceMossley Hill, United Kingdom

    Kim Victoria Cattrall (; born 21 August 1956) is a British-Canadian actress. She is best known... more on Wikipedia

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  • Robert Smith

    BirthplaceBlackpool, United Kingdom

    Robert James Smith (born 21 April 1959) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record... more on Wikipedia

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  • Norman Haworth

    Norman Haworth

    Dec. at 67 (1883-1950)

    BirthplaceChorley, United Kingdom

    Sir Walter Norman Haworth FRS (19 March 1883 – 19 March 1950) was a British chemist best known... more on Wikipedia
  • Henny Youngman

    Henny Youngman

    Dec. at 92 (1906-1998)

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Henry "Henny" Youngman (original Yiddish surname Yungman; 16 March 1906 – 24 February 1998)... more on Wikipedia

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  • George Grenfell-Baines

    Dec. at 95 (1908-2003)

    BirthplaceCity of Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom

    Professor Sir George Grenfell-Baines OBE DL was an English architect and town planner. Born in... more on Wikipedia
  • Brian Epstein

    Brian Epstein

    Dec. at 33 (1934-1967)

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Brian Samuel Epstein (; 19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was an English music entrepreneur... more on Wikipedia
  • Marc Almond

    BirthplaceSouthport, United Kingdom

    Peter Mark Sinclair "Marc" Almond, (born 9 July 1957) is an English singer-songwriter and... more on Wikipedia

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  • April Ashley

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    April Ashley, MBE (born 29 April 1935) is an English model and restaurant hostess. She was... more on Wikipedia
  • Eric Sykes

    Eric Sykes

    Dec. at 89 (1923-2012)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Lancashire, United Kingdom, North West England, England

    Eric Sykes (4 May 1923 – 4 July 2012) was an English radio, stage, television and film... more on Wikipedia
  • Terence Davies

    BirthplaceLiverpool, Eurasia, Lancashire, North West England, United Kingdom

    Terence Davies (born 10 November 1945) is an English screenwriter, film director, novelist and... more on Wikipedia
  • Jimmy Clitheroe

    Jimmy Clitheroe

    Dec. at 52 (1921-1973)

    BirthplaceClitheroe, England

    James Robinson Clitheroe (24 December 1921 – 6 June 1973), popularly known as Jimmy Clitheroe,... more on Wikipedia
  • Amy Nuttall

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

    Amy Abigail Nuttall (born 7 June 1982) is an English actress and singer known for playing... more on Wikipedia
  • John Bishop

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    John Joseph Bishop (born 30 November 1966) is an English comedian, presenter, actor, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Phillip Schofield

    Phillip Schofield

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceEngland, Oldham

    Phillip Bryan Schofield (born 1 April 1962) is an English television presenter who works for... more on Wikipedia
  • David Yates

    BirthplaceSt Helens, Eurasia, Lancashire, United Kingdom, North West England

    David Yates (born (1963-10-08)8 October 1963) is an English filmmaker who has directed films,... more on Wikipedia
  • Mal Evans

    Mal Evans

    Dec. at 41 (1935-1976)

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Malcolm Frederick Evans (27 May 1935 – 5 January 1976) was an English roadie and personal... more on Wikipedia
  • Richard Quest

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Richard Austin Quest (born 9 March 1962) is an English journalist and a CNN International... more on Wikipedia
  • Ian McShane

    BirthplaceBlackburn, United Kingdom

    Ian David McShane (born 29 September 1942) is an English actor. He is known for his television... more on Wikipedia

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  • David Thewlis

    BirthplaceBlackpool, United Kingdom

    David Wheeler (born 20 March 1963), known as David Thewlis, is an English actor, director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Johnny Vegas

    BirthplaceSt Helens, United Kingdom

    Michael Joseph Pennington (born 5 September 1970), known professionally as Johnny Vegas, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • George Melly

    Dec. at 81 (1926-2007)

    BirthplaceLiverpool, England

    Alan George Heywood Melly (17 August 1926 – 5 July 2007) was an English jazz and blues singer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Laurie Taylor

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Laurence John Taylor (born 1 August 1936) is an English sociologist and radio presenter,... more on Wikipedia
  • Peter Serafinowicz

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Peter Szymon Serafinowicz ( SERR-ə-FIN-ə-witch; born 10 July 1972) is an English actor, voice... more on Wikipedia

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  • Julian Lennon

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    John Charles Julian Lennon (born 8 April 1963) is an English musician and photographer, son of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Little Boots

    BirthplaceBlackpool, United Kingdom

    Victoria Christina Hesketh (born 4 May 1984), better known by her stage name Little Boots, is... more on Wikipedia