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Famous People From Lancashire

Updated June 14, 2019 17.5k 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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    NationalityCanada, England

    Kim Victoria Cattrall (; born 21 August 1956) is a British-Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Samantha Jones on HBO's Sex and the City (1998–2004), for which she received five Emmy  ...more

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  • BirthplaceBlackpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Robert James Smith (born 21 April 1959) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is the lead singer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, primary songwriter, and only  ...more

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  • Dec. at 67 (1883-1950)

    BirthplaceChorley, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Sir Walter Norman Haworth FRS (19 March 1883 – 19 March 1950) was a British chemist best known for his groundbreaking work on ascorbic acid (vitamin C) while working at the University of Birmingham.  ...more
  • Dec. at 91 (1906-1998)

    BirthplaceLiverpool, England

    NationalityUnited States of America, United Kingdom, England

    Henry "Henny" Youngman (original Yiddish surname Yungman; 16 March 1906 – 24 February 1998) was an English-American comedian and musician famous for his mastery of the "one-liner"; his best known  ...more
  • Dec. at 95 (1908-2003)

    BirthplaceCity of Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    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
  • Dec. at 32 (1934-1967)

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Brian Samuel Epstein (; 19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was an English music entrepreneur who discovered and managed the Beatles. He was often referred to as a "fifth" member of the  ...more
  • BirthplaceSouthport, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Peter Mark Sinclair "Marc" Almond, (born 9 July 1957) is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Almond first began performing and recording in the synthpop/new wave duo Soft Cell. He has also  ...more

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  • BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    April Ashley, MBE (born 29 April 1935) is an English model and restaurant hostess. She was outed as a transgender woman by the Sunday People newspaper in 1961 and is one of the earliest British  ...more
  • Dec. at 89 (1923-2012)

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Eric Sykes (4 May 1923 – 4 July 2012) was an English radio, stage, television and film writer, comedian, actor, and director whose performing career spanned more than 50 years. He frequently wrote  ...more
  • BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Terence Davies (born 10 November 1945) is an English screenwriter, film director, novelist and actor. He is one of the most acclaimed British filmmakers of the present. He is best known as the writer  ...more
  • Dec. at 51 (1921-1973)

    BirthplaceClitheroe, England

    NationalityEngland

    James Robinson Clitheroe (24 December 1921 – 6 June 1973), popularly known as Jimmy Clitheroe, was an English comic entertainer. He is best remembered for his BBC Radio programme, The Clitheroe Kid  ...more
  • BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Amy Abigail Nuttall (born 7 June 1982) 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  ...more
  • BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    John Joseph Bishop (born 30 November 1966) is an English comedian, presenter, actor, and former footballer. Bishop played for Hyde FC and Southport FC, and was known for having an aggressive style of  ...more
  • BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,England

    Phillip Bryan Schofield (born 1 April 1962) is an English television presenter who works for ITV. He is currently the co-presenter of This Morning (2002–present) and Dancing on Ice (2006–2014,  ...more
  • BirthplaceSt Helens, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    David Yates (born (1963-10-08)8 October 1963) is an English filmmaker who has directed films, short films, and television productions. Yates directed the final four films in the Harry Potter series.  ...more
  • Dec. at 40 (1935-1976)

    BirthplaceLiverpool, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Malcolm Frederick Evans (27 May 1935 – 5 January 1976) was an English roadie and personal assistant employed to the Beatles from 1963 until their break-up in 1970. In the early 1960s, Evans was  ...more
  • BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Richard Austin Quest (born 9 March 1962) is an English journalist and a CNN International Anchor. He is also CNN Business Editor at Large, based in New York City. He anchors "Quest Means Business",  ...more
  • BirthplaceBlackburn, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Ian David McShane (born 29 September 1942) is an English actor. He is known for his television performances, particularly the title role in the BBC series Lovejoy (1986–1994) and as Al Swearengen on  ...more

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  • BirthplaceBlackpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    David Wheeler (born 20 March 1963), known as David Thewlis, is an English actor, director, screenwriter, and author. He first rose to prominence for playing Johnny Fletcher in the film Naked (1993),  ...more

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  • BirthplaceSt Helens, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Michael Joseph Pennington (born 5 September 1970), known professionally as Johnny Vegas, is an English actor and comedian, known for his portly figure and his alter-egos' angry rants, surreal humour   ...more
  • Dec. at 80 (1926-2007)

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Alan George Heywood Melly (17 August 1926 – 5 July 2007) 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  ...more
  • BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Laurence John Taylor (born 1 August 1936) is an English sociologist and radio presenter, originally from Liverpool.  ...more
  • BirthplaceLiverpool, England, UK

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Peter Szymon Serafinowicz ( SERR-ə-FIN-ə-witch; born 10 July 1972) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, director, and writer. He is best known for his roles as the voice of Darth Maul in Star  ...more

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  • BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    John Charles Julian Lennon (born 8 April 1963) is an English musician and photographer, son of The Beatles member John Lennon and his first wife Cynthia. He was the direct inspiration for three  ...more
  • BirthplaceBlackpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Victoria Christina Hesketh (born 4 May 1984), better known by her stage name Little Boots, is an English electropop singer-songwriter and DJ. She was previously a member of the band Dead Disco. Since  ...more