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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)
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
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
age 47
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 Dec. 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
age 55
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
age 69
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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
age 37
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 33
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 Dec. 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 44
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
Don Revie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Dec. 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 24
Jordan Jones is a soccer player.
Sean Blowers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
age 58
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 Dec. 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
Pete Firman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Pete Firman age 38
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 Dec. 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 51
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 Dec. 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 48
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
Lewis Hardman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Middlesbrough
Lewis Hardman age 29
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 47
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
Nick Williams is the Group Managing Director of the British company, KeyMed Ltd.