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Famous People From Middlesbrough

Updated March 1, 2019 19.7k views248 items

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.
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  • Wendy Richard

    Dec. at 66 (1943-2009)

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Wendy Richard, (born Wendy Emerton, 20 July 1943 – 26 February 2009) was an English actress...  more
  • Chris Rea

    Age: 69

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Christopher Anton Rea ( REE-ə; born 4 March 1951) is an English Irish - Italian rock and blues...  more

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  • BirthplaceNunthorpe, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Kirsten Lindsey O'Brien (born 23 February 1972) is an English television presenter and...  more
  • Ernest William Hornung

    Dec. at 55 (1866-1921)

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Ernest William Hornung (7 June 1866 – 22 March 1921) was an English author and poet known for...  more
  • BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Rory Underwood MBE (born 19 June 1963) is an English former rugby union player, he is...  more
  • BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Paul Rodgers (born 17 December 1949) is an English singer, songwriter and...  more

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  • Cyril Smith

    Dec. at 65 (1909-1974)

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Cyril James Smith OBE (11 August 1909 – 2 August 1974) was a virtuoso concert pianist of the...  more
  • Herbert McCabe

    Dec. at 75 (1926-2001)

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Herbert John Ignatius McCabe (2 August 1926 – 28 June 2001) was an English-born Irish...  more
  • BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Christopher George "Chris" Tomlinson (born 15 September 1981) is a retired English long...  more
  • Liam Plunkett

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Liam Edward Plunkett (born 6 April 1985) is an English cricketer who bowls right-arm fast. He...  more
  • Arthur Leopold Busch

    Dec. at 90 (1866-1956)

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Arthur Leopold Busch or Du Busc (5 March 1866 – 9 March 1956) was a British-born American...  more
  • Graeme Murty

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceNunthorpe, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Graeme Stuart Murty (born 13 November 1974) is a professional football coach and former...  more
  • Don Revie

    Dec. at 62 (1927-1989)

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Donald George Revie OBE (10 July 1927 – 26 May 1989) was an England international footballer...  more
  • Jordan Jones

    Age: 25

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Jordan Jones is a soccer player....
  • BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Sean Blowers (born 12 January 1961) is an English actor. Blowers was born in Middlesbrough,...  more
  • Walter Tranter

    Dec. at 71 (1874-1945)

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Walter Rogers Tranter (22 August 1874 – 14 July 1945) was an English footballer who played as...  more
  • Robbie Blake

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Robert James "Robbie" Blake (born 4 March 1976) is a former English footballer and current...  more
  • Pete Firman

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Peter "Pete" Firman (born 26 April 1980) is an English magician, comedian and television...  more
  • Dave Miller

    Dec. at 68 (1921-1989)

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    David "Dave" "Dusty" Miller was an English footballer who played as a wing half in the...  more
  • Stuart Ripley

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Stuart Edward Ripley (born 20 November 1967) is an English former professional footballer, who...  more
  • Cliff Collinson

    Dec. at 70 (1920-1990)

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Clifford Collinson (3 March 1920 – September 1990) was an English footballer who played as a...  more
  • Jon McCarthy

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Jonathan David McCarthy (born 18 August 1970) is a former professional footballer who is now...  more
  • Lewis Hardman

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Lewis Hardman (born 25 March 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a Midfielderfor...  more
  • Lee Tucker

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Lee Derek Tucker is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football...  more
  • Nick Williams

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

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