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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
Wendy Richard Died at 66 (1943-2009) Wendy Richard, MBE was an English actress best known for playing the roles of Miss Shirley Brahms on Are You Being Served? and Pauline Fowler on EastEnders, the latter for nearly 22 years. Until ...more

Chris Rea is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Chris Rea age 67 Christopher Anton "Chris" Rea is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist, recognisable for his distinctive, husky voice and slide guitar playing. The British Hit Singles & ...more

Kirsten O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Kirsten O'Brien age 46 Kirsten O'Brien is an English television presenter, radio presenter, and stand-up comic. She is known for presenting SMart, and presented Smile and Totally Doctor Who alongside Barney Harwood on

Ernest William Hornung is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Ernest William Hornung Died at 55 (1866-1921) Ernest William Hornung 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. Hornung was educated at Uppingham ...more

Rory Underwood is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Rory Underwood age 54 Rory Underwood MBE is a record-breaking former English rugby union footballer who played wing for, most notably, Leicester Tigers and the Royal Air Force. He represented England and the British ...more

Paul Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Paul Rodgers age 68 Paul Bernard Rodgers is an English rock singer-songwriter, best known for his success in the 1960s and 1970s as vocalist of Free and Bad Company. After stints in two less successful bands in the ...more

Cyril Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Cyril Smith Died at 65 (1909-1974) Cyril James Smith OBE 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 Died at 75 (1926-2001) Herbert John Ignatius McCabe, OP was an English-born Irish Dominican priest, theologian and philosopher, who was born in Middlesbrough in the North Riding of Yorkshire. After studying chemistry ...more

Chris Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Chris Tomlinson age 36 Christopher George "Chris" Tomlinson is an English long jumper.

Liam Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Liam Plunkett age 32 Liam Edward Plunkett is an English cricketer who bowls right-arm fast. He currently plays for Yorkshire, having previously played for Durham and Dolphins. In the 2005 season he was Durham's ...more

Arthur Leopold Busch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Arthur Leopold Busch Died at 90 (1866-1956) Arthur Leopold Busch or Du Busc 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 43 Graeme Stuart Murty is a former footballer. He made more than 400 appearances in the Football League playing for York City, Reading, Charlton Athletic and Southampton. Though born in Nunthorpe, ...more

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Don Revie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Don Revie Died at 62 (1927-1989) Donald George "Don" Revie, OBE, was an England international footballer and manager. A forward, he began his career with Leicester City in August 1944, before winning a £19,000 ...more

Jordan Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Jordan Jones age 23 Jordan Jones is a soccer player.

Sean Blowers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Sean Blowers age 57 Sean Blowers is an English actor. He is well known for playing John Hallam in London's Burning from 1988 to 1998 and he has also been in The Bill, A Touch of Frost, Dalziel and Pascoe, ...more

Walter Tranter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Walter Tranter Died at 71 (1874-1945) Walter Rogers Tranter was an English association football player. Born in Middlesbrough, Tranter played as a left-back for Thames Ironworks, the team that would later become West Ham United. The ...more

Robbie Blake is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Robbie Blake age 42 Robert James "Robbie" Blake is an English footballer. He began his career as a striker but has increasingly been used as midfielder in the latter part of his career. He began his ...more

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Pete Firman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Pete Firman age 37 Peter "Pete" Firman is an English magician, comedian and television presenter. He has appeared in magic shows on BBC1, Channel 4, Five, and Sky1. He was also the presenter of two game ...more

Dave Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Dave Miller Died at 68 (1921-1989) 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 50 Stuart Edward Ripley is a former English professional footballer, who played as a winger from 1985 until 2002, notably for Blackburn Rovers where he won the Premier League in 1995. He also ...more

Cliff Collinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Cliff Collinson Died at 70 (1920-1990) Clifford "Cliff" Collinson was an English footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Manchester United during the 1946–47 season. Born in Middlesbrough, in north-east England, Collinson ...more

Jon McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Jon McCarthy age 47 Jonathan David "Jon" McCarthy is a former footballer who played over 500 games in his career, many of which were in the Football League. A winger, he began his career at Hartlepool ...more

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Lewis Hardman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Lewis Hardman age 28 Lewis Hardman is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bishop Auckland. Born in Middlesbrough, England, Hardman made one league debut as a substitute for Darlington. During his ...more

Lee Tucker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Lee Tucker age 46 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 57 Nick Williams is the Group Managing Director of the British company, KeyMed Ltd.

Andy Collett is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Andy Collett age 44 Andrew Alfred "Andy" Collett is a retired English professional goalkeeper. He is currently the goalkeeping coach at York City F.C.. Collett, born in Stockton-on-Tees, was the son of a ...more

Tommy Mooney is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Tommy Mooney age 46 Thomas John "Tommy" Mooney is an English former professional football player who played as a striker.

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Paul Truscott is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Paul Truscott age 31 Paul Truscott is an English professional boxer from Middlesbrough. He is a former Commonwealth featherweight champion.

Roy Hunter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Roy Hunter age 44 Roy Hunter is an English footballer, currently playing for Marske United. He started his career at West Bromwich Albion, before moving Northampton Town where he made 177 Football League ...more

Don Hutchins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Don Hutchins age 69 Donald "Don" Hutchins is a retired English footballer who played for Leicester City, Plymouth Argyle, Blackburn Rovers, Bradford City and Scarborough

Gary Gill is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Gary Gill age 53 Gary Gill is an English retired footballer. He started his playing career at hometown club Middlesbrough but his appearances were limited as he struggled with injuries. He featured in the 1986 ...more

Jamie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Jamie Wilson age 41 Jamie Wilson appeared in the 2002 film Blade II.

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Joe Wetherell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Joe Wetherell Joseph "Joe" Wetherell was an English footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Born in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, he played in The Football League for Manchester United during the ...more

John Linacre is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
John Linacre age 62 John Linacre is a retired English professional footballer who is best known for his time spent with Hartlepool United, where he made over 200 league appearances in two spells with the club.

Anthony Peacock is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Anthony Peacock age 32 Anthony Peacock is an English footballer. Peacock was part of Middlesbrough's successful youth teams but was released in 2005 and signed for Darlington. He made 27 league appearances but was ...more

Simon Betts is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Simon Betts age 45 Simon Richard Betts, is an English footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League.

Mark Hine is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Mark Hine age 53 Mark Hine is an English former professional association football player who played as a midfielder.

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Aimee Willmott is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Aimee Willmott age 25 Aimee Willmott is a British swimmer. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 400 metre individual medley, but did not reach the final. She competed in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in ...more

Mark Proctor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Mark Proctor age 57 Mark Proctor is an English football player and coach.

Matt Burniston is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Matt Burniston Matt Burniston is a film director and screenwriter.

Mackenzie Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Mackenzie Thorpe age 62 Mackenzie Thorpe is a British artist. Born as the first of seven children into the post-war industrial town, Thorpe initially took on work in the shipyards, such were his familial origins. A ...more

Alyson Jones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Alyson Jones age 62 Dr. Alyson Jones is a British GP and former swimming champion. She was born in Middlesbrough in north-east England and attended local schools. She began training as a competitive swimmer at ...more

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Albert Hodgkinson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Albert Hodgkinson Died at 78 (1897-1975) Albert ‘Bert’ Hodgkinson was an English recipient of the Distinguished Conduct Medal for “conspicuous gallantry and tenacity” during the First World War.

Charlotte Hughes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Charlotte Hughes Died at 116 (1877-1993) Charlotte Marion Hughes, née Milburn is the longest-lived person ever documented in the United Kingdom, or in England at 115 years 228 days.

Chris Old is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Chris Old age 69 Chris Old is a former English cricketer, who played 46 Tests and 32 ODIs from 1972 to 1981. A right-arm fast-medium bowler and lower order left-handed batsman, Old was a key feature of the ...more

Bill Fellows is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Bill Fellows age 60 Bill Fellows is an actor.

Christopher Quinten is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Christopher Quinten age 60 Christopher Quinten is a British actor, best known for his role as Brian Tilsley on Coronation Street, which he played from 1978 to 1989.

Chris Tallentire is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Chris Tallentire age 55 Christopher John "Chris" Tallentire is an Australian politician. He has been a Labor Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since the 2008 state election, ...more

Liam Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Liam Donaldson age 68 Sir Liam Joseph Donaldson FMedSci is a British doctor and the current Chancellor of Newcastle University. He was previously the Chief Medical Officer for England, the 15th occupant of the post ...more

Brian Clough is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Brian Clough Died at 69 (1935-2004) Brian Howard Clough, OBE was an English football player and manager. As a player Clough was a prolific goalscorer with Middlesbrough and Sunderland, scoring 251 league goals from 274 starts. He ...more