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Famous People From Middlesbrough

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

List includes Dave Miller, Graeme Murty, more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Middlesbrough?" or "Which celebrities were born in Middlesbrough?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Wendy Richard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Dec. at 66 (1943-2009)

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Wendy Richard, (born Wendy Emerton, 20 July 1943 – 26 February 2009) was an English actress best known for playing the roles of Miss Shirley Brahms on Are You Being Served? and Pauline Fowler on ...more
Chris Rea is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Age: 67

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Christopher Anton Rea ( REE-ə; born 4 March 1951) is an English Irish - Italian rock and blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, noted for his distinctive, husky-gravel voice and slide guitar ...more

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Kirsten O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Age: 47

Birthplace: Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Kirsten Lindsey O'Brien (born 23 February 1972) is an English television presenter and actress. She is perhaps best known for her work presenting for the BBC, including the popular CBBC art ...more
Ernest William Hornung ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Ernest William Hornung Dec. at 55 (1866-1921)

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Ernest William Hornung (7 June 1866 – 22 March 1921) was an English author and poet known for writing the A. J. Raffles series of stories about a gentleman thief in late 19th-century London. ...more
Rory Underwood is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Age: 55

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Rory Underwood MBE (born 19 June 1963) is an English former rugby union player, he is England's record international try scorer with 49 tries in 85 internationals between 1984 and 1996. ...more
Paul Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Age: 69

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Paul Rodgers (born 17 December 1949) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. In the 1960s and 1970s, he was vocalist of Free and Bad Company. After stints in two lesser-known ...more

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Cyril Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Dec. at 65 (1909-1974)

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Cyril James Smith OBE (11 August 1909 – 2 August 1974) was a virtuoso concert pianist of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, and a piano teacher.
Herbert McCabe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Herbert McCabe Dec. at 75 (1926-2001)

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Herbert John Ignatius McCabe (2 August 1926 – 28 June 2001) was an English-born Irish Dominican priest, theologian and philosopher, who was born in Middlesbrough in the North Riding of ...more
Chris Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Age: 37

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Christopher George "Chris" Tomlinson (born 15 September 1981) is a retired English long jumper. He is the former British long jump record holder and competed at the Olympics of 2004,
Liam Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Liam Plunkett Age: 33

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Liam Edward Plunkett (born 6 April 1985) is an English cricketer who bowls right-arm fast. He currently plays for Surrey County Cricket Club and the England cricket team. Plunkett was part of ...more
Arthur Leopold Busch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Arthur Leopold Busch Dec. at 90 (1866-1956)

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Arthur Leopold Busch or Du Busc (5 March 1866 – 9 March 1956) was a British-born American naval architect responsible for the development of the United States Navy's first submarines.
Graeme Murty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Graeme Murty Age: 44

Birthplace: Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Graeme Stuart Murty (born 13 November 1974) is a professional football coach and former player. He made 437 appearances in the Football League and Premier League, playing for York City, Reading, ...more
Don Revie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Dec. at 62 (1927-1989)

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Donald George Revie OBE (10 July 1927 – 26 May 1989) was an England international footballer and manager, best known for his successful spell with Leeds United from 1961 until 1974 which ...more
Jordan Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Jordan Jones Age: 24

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Jordan Jones is a soccer player.
Sean Blowers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Age: 58

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Sean Blowers (born 12 January 1961) is an English actor. Blowers was born in Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire. He is best known for playing John Hallam in London's Burning from 1986 ...more
Walter Tranter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Walter Tranter Dec. at 71 (1874-1945)

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Walter Rogers Tranter (22 August 1874 – 14 July 1945) was an English footballer who played as a left-back.Born in Stockton-on-Tees, Tranter played as a left-back for Thames Ironworks, the team ...more
Robbie Blake is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Robbie Blake Age: 42

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Robert James "Robbie" Blake (born 4 March 1976) is a former English footballer and current coach at Bognor Regis Town. He began his career as a striker but was increasingly used as ...more
Pete Firman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Pete Firman Age: 38

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Peter "Pete" Firman (born 26 April 1980) is an English magician, comedian and television presenter. He has appeared in magic shows on BBC1, ITV, Channel 4, Five, and Sky1. He was also ...more
Dave Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Dave Miller Dec. at 68 (1921-1989)

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

David "Dave" "Dusty" Miller was an English footballer who played as a wing half in the Football League mainly for Doncaster Rovers. Born in Middlesbrough, Miller played for ...more
Stuart Ripley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Stuart Ripley Age: 51

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Stuart Edward Ripley (born 20 November 1967) is an English former professional footballer, who played as a winger from 1985 until 2002, notably for Blackburn Rovers where he won the Premier ...more
Cliff Collinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Cliff Collinson Dec. at 70 (1920-1990)

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Clifford Collinson (3 March 1920 – September 1990) was an English footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Manchester United during the 1946–47 season. Born in Middlesbrough, in north-east ...more
Jon McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Jon McCarthy Age: 48

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Jonathan David McCarthy (born 18 August 1970) is a former professional footballer who is now Kevin Davies's assistant manager at Southport. McCarthy played as a winger and made around 700 ...more
Lewis Hardman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Lewis Hardman Age: 29

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Lewis Hardman (born 25 March 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a Midfielderfor Bishop Auckland. Born in Middlesbrough, Hardman made one league debut as a substitute for Darlington. ...more
Lee Tucker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Lee Tucker Age: 47

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Lee Derek Tucker is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League, as a forward.
Nick Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Nick Williams Age: 58

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Nick Williams is the Group Managing Director of the British company, KeyMed Ltd.