Famous People From Preston

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

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Preston?" or "Which celebrities were born in Preston?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • George Dewhurst
    Dec. at 79 (1889-1968)
    • Birthplace: Preston, United Kingdom
    George Dewhurst was a film director, screenwriter and an actor.
    • Birthplace: Preston, Australia
    Neil Gunther (born 15 August 1950) is a computer information systems researcher best known internationally for developing the open-source performance modeling software Pretty Damn Quick and ...more
  • Frederick Vernon Coville
    Dec. at 69 (1867-1937)
    • Birthplace: Preston, New York
    Frederick Vernon Coville (March 23, 1867 – January 9, 1937) was an American botanist who participated in the Death Valley Expedition (1890-1891), was honorary curator of the United States National ...more
    • Birthplace: Preston, United Kingdom
    Paul Anderton is a Cinematographer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director and Film Editor.
  • Percy Lake

    Percy Lake

    Dec. at 85 (1855-1940)
    • Birthplace: Preston, United Kingdom
    Lieutenant-General Sir Percy Henry Noel Lake (29 June 1855 – 17 November 1940) was a senior commander of the British Indian Army, serving during World War I, and a Canadian soldier.
    • Birthplace: Preston, Idaho, USA
    Robert L. Geddes (born November 14, 1955) was a Republican member of the Idaho Senate, representing District 31 from 1995 to 2011. He was a resident of Soda Springs. In 2011, Geddes resigned from the ...more