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Famous People From Preston

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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.
  • George Dewhurst

    Dec. at 79 (1889-1968)

    BirthplacePreston, United Kingdom

    George Dewhurst was a film director, screenwriter and an actor.
  • Neil J. Gunther

    BirthplaceVictoria, Australasia, Melbourne, Eurasia, Lancashire

    Neil Gunther (born 15 August 1950) is a computer information systems researcher best known... more on Wikipedia
  • Frederick Vernon Coville

    Frederick Vernon Coville

    Dec. at 70 (1867-1937)

    BirthplacePreston, New York

    Frederick Vernon Coville (March 23, 1867 – January 9, 1937) was an American botanist who... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplacePreston, United Kingdom

    Paul Anderton is a Cinematographer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director and Film Editor.
  • Percy Lake

    Dec. at 85 (1855-1940)

    BirthplacePreston, United Kingdom

    Lieutenant-General Sir Percy Henry Noel Lake (29 June 1855 – 17 November 1940) was a senior... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplacePreston, Idaho, United States of America

    Robert L. Geddes (born November 14, 1955) was a Republican member of the Idaho Senate,... more on Wikipedia
  • Matthew Cowley

    Matthew Cowley

    Dec. at 56 (1897-1953)

    BirthplacePreston, Idaho

    Matthew Cowley (August 2, 1897 – December 13, 1953) was an American missionary in New Zealand... more on Wikipedia
  • Anthony Carbines

    BirthplaceVictoria, Australasia, Melbourne, Eurasia, Lancashire

    Anthony Richard Carbines (born 15 June 1973) is an Australian politician, who represents the... more on Wikipedia
  • William Howard Doane

    Dec. at 83 (1832-1915)

    BirthplacePreston, Connecticut

    William Howard Doane (February 3, 1832 – February 23, 1915) was a manufacturer, inventor, hymn... more on Wikipedia
  • Fanny Rowe

    Dec. at 75 (1913-1988)

    BirthplacePreston, United Kingdom

    Frances Rowe (26 June 1913 – 31 August 1988) was an English stage, film and television actress.
  • Debbie Wheeler

    Debbie Wheeler

    Age: 62

    BirthplacePreston, United Kingdom

    Debbie Wheeler is an actress.
  • Phil Jones

    Phil Jones

    Age: 28

    BirthplacePreston, United Kingdom

    Philip, Phil or Phill Jones may refer to:
  • Richard F. Daines

    Dec. at 60 (1951-2011)

    BirthplacePreston, Idaho

    Richard Frederick Daines (February 17, 1951 – February 26, 2011) was an American physician... more on Wikipedia
  • David A. Starkweather

    David A. Starkweather

    Dec. at 74 (1802-1876)

    BirthplacePreston, Connecticut, United States of America

    David Austin Starkweather (January 21, 1802 – July 12, 1876) was a U.S. Representative from... more on Wikipedia
  • Jonathan Smith

    Jonathan Smith

    Age: 33

    BirthplacePreston, United Kingdom

    Jonathan Peter Smith is an English footballer who plays for Luton Town as a midfielder. Smith... more on Wikipedia
  • Brent Harvey

    BirthplacePreston, Australia

    Brent Harvey (born 14 May 1978), often known by his nickname "Boomer", is a former Australian... more on Wikipedia
  • Holly Bleasdale

    Age: 28

    BirthplacePreston, United Kingdom

    Holly Bethan Bradshaw is a British track and field athlete who specialises in the pole vault.... more on Wikipedia
  • Sampson Jackson

    Age: 67

    BirthplacePreston, Mississippi, United States of America

    Sampson Jackson II (born January 30, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi Senate,... more on Wikipedia
  • Ian Burns

    Age: 35

    BirthplacePreston, United Kingdom

    Ian Burns is an English professional snooker player. Burns turned professional in 2012 after... more on Wikipedia
  • Clifford Heatherley

    Dec. at 49 (1888-1937)

    BirthplacePreston, United Kingdom

    Clifford Heatherley Lamb (8 October 1888 in Preston, Lancashire – 15 September 1937 in London)... more on Wikipedia
  • Belle Chrystall

    Dec. at 93 (1910-2003)

    BirthplacePreston, United Kingdom

    Belle Chrystall (25 April 1910 – 7 June 2003) was a British actress who appeared in a number... more on Wikipedia
  • Owen McGiveney

    Dec. at 83 (1884-1967)

    BirthplacePreston, United Kingdom

    Owen McGiveney was an actor.
  • Walter F. George

    Walter F. George

    Dec. at 79 (1878-1957)

    BirthplaceWebster County, Preston, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Walter Franklin George (January 29, 1878 – August 4, 1957) was an American politician from the... more on Wikipedia
  • James Gow

    Dec. at 45 (1907-1952)

    BirthplacePreston, Iowa

    James Gow was a screenwriter.
  • BirthplacePreston, United Kingdom

    Aidan Bristow is an actor.