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

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Alan Walker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Alan Walker age 88 - Alan Walker, FRSC is an English-Canadian musicologist and university professor best known as a biographer and scholar of composer Franz Liszt.

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Martin Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Martin Simpson age 64 - Martin Stewart Simpson is an English folk singer, guitarist and songwriter. His music reflects a wide variety of influences and styles, rooted in Britain, Ireland, America and beyond.

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Iain Matthews is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Iain Matthews age 71 - Iain Matthews is an English musician and songwriter. He was a singer with Fairport Convention, before forming his own band Matthews Southern Comfort, which had a UK number one in 1970 with a ...more

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Jeff Hall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Jeff Hall Died at 30 (1929-1959) - Jeffrey James "Jeff" Hall was an English footballer who played as a right back for Birmingham City and England. It was the death of Hall – a young, fit, international footballer – from ...more

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James Cobban is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
James Cobban Died at 89 (1910-1999) - Sir James Macdonald Cobban, CBE, DL was an English educator and headmaster, as well as a prominent lay leader in the Church of England. He was the headmaster of Abingdon School from 1947 to 1970 ...more

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Carmel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Carmel age 59 - Carmel McCourt is an English singer, best known for her eponymous band Carmel with bassist Jim Parris, and drummer Gerry Darby.

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Graham Oates is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Graham Oates age 74 - Graham Oates is an English former professional footballer. He played as a midfielder. Oates began his career with Ron Suart's Blackpool in 1961. He made his debut for the Division One club on 16 ...more

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Jackie Marriott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Jackie Marriott age 90 - John Leonard "Jackie" Marriott is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League as an outside right for Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town and

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Harry Pougher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Harry Pougher age 77 - Harry Pougher was a former English cricketer. Pougher was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. He was born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Pougher made his debut for Lincolnshire ...more

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Mick Atkin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Mick Atkin age 70 - John Michael Atkin, born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, was an English footballer who played as a central defender in the Football League.

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David Plowright is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
David Plowright Died at 76 (1930-2006) - David Ernest Plowright, CBE was an English television executive and producer. Plowright was educated at Scunthorpe Grammar School. He began his career in journalism as a reporter on the ...more

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Lee Ridley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Lee Ridley age 36 - Lee Ridley is an English professional footballer who plays as a left back for Bottesford Town. He has previously played for Scunthorpe United, Cheltenham Town, Darlington and Lincoln City, ...more

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Howard Devoto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Howard Devoto age 66 - Howard Devoto is an English singer-songwriter, who began his career as the frontman for the punk rock band Buzzcocks, but then left to form Magazine, one of the first post-punk bands. After ...more

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Brian Tierney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Brian Tierney age 95 - Brian Tierney is a historian and a medievalist. He was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He was a member of the faculty of the Catholic University of America for eight years until ...more

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John Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
John Cunningham Died at 44 (1897-1941) - John Cunningham VC was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth ...more

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Reece Mastin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Reece Mastin age 23 - Reece Mastin is a British-Australian singer and songwriter who won the third series of The X Factor Australia in 2011. Mastin subsequently signed with Sony Music Australia. His debut single ...more

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Nigel Watson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Nigel Watson age 63

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Jack Bowers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Jack Bowers Died at 62 (1908-1970) - John William Anslow "Jack" Bowers was an English footballer, who was twice the top scorer in the Football League and made three appearances for England.

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Phil Woolas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Phil Woolas age 58 - Philip James Woolas is a British politician who was the Labour Member of Parliament for Oldham East and Saddleworth from his election in 1997 to 2010. He was the Minister of State for Borders ...more

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Mike Bradwell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Mike Bradwell age 70 - Mike Bradwell is an actor, theater director, and playwright.

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Jeff Barker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Jeff Barker Died at 70 (1915-1985) - Jeffrey "Jeff" Barker was a professional footballer. He started his career at Goole Town, before joining Scunthorpe and Lindsey United in 1935. After a year in the Midland League, his ...more

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Neil Cox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Neil Cox age 46 - Neil James Cox is a retired English professional footballer. He spent most of his career playing as a central defender or right-back for Watford but also made over 100 appearances for ...more

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Tyrone Kirk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Tyrone Kirk age 32 - Tyrone Charles Kirk is an English footballer.

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Arthur Betts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Arthur Betts Died at 81 (1886-1967) - Arthur Charles Betts was an English association footballer. He played as a left back in the Football League, most notably Derby County, as well as in the Southern League with Watford. In ...more

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Peter Fox is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Peter Fox age 60 - Peter Fox is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for Barnsley, Exeter City, Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke City.

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Joyce Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Joyce Dunbar age 74 - Joyce Dunbar is an English writer. She primarily writes books for children, and has published over seventy books. Dunbar is perhaps best known for Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go To Sleep, ...more

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Samantha Cameron is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Samantha Cameron age 46 - Samantha Gwendoline Cameron is a British businesswoman and wife of David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Until 13 May 2010 Cameron was the creative director of stationers ...more

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Stephen Fretwell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Stephen Fretwell age 36 - Stephen Fretwell is an English singer-songwriter.

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Tony Jacklin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Tony Jacklin age 73 - Anthony Jacklin CBE is an English golfer, who was the most successful British player of his generation, winning two major championships. He was also the most successful European Ryder Cup ...more

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Wayne Graves is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Wayne Graves age 37 - Wayne Alan Graves is a retired English footballer who played as a right midfielder in the Football League for Scunthorpe United.

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Neale Barry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Neale Barry age 59 - Neale S. Barry is a retired English football referee, and current FA Head of Senior Referee Development. He originates from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, and now lives near Grantham, Lincolnshire.

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Gary West is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Gary West age 53 - Gary West is an English former footballer. He made 250 appearances in the Football League between 1982 and 1993, playing for numerous clubs; most notably Sheffield United, Lincoln City and

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Richard Collins-Moore is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Richard Collins-Moore age 58 - Richard Collins-Moore is an actor.

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Keith Lindsey is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Keith Lindsey Died at 57 (1946-2003) - Keith Lindsey was an English professional football player who played at right-back for Scunthorpe United, Doncaster Rovers, Cambridge United, Southend United, Port Vale, Gillingham, and ...more

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Keith Mansfield is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Keith Mansfield age 53 - Keith Mansfield, born in Scunthorpe, England in 1965, is an English writer and publisher. He is the author of the Johnny Mackintosh series of novels, has scripted several television programmes ...more

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Paul Ellender is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Paul Ellender age 43 - Paul Ellender is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender from 1993 to 2011. He played in the Football League for Boston United and Chester City, and having started his ...more

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Hugh Thompson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Hugh Thompson age 84 - Hugh Reginald Patrick Thompson is a former English cricketer. Thompson was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. Thompson made his first-class debut for Hampshire in 1953 ...more

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Paul Harsley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Paul Harsley age 39 - Paul Harsley is an English former footballer who played as a midfielder from 1996 until 2012. He now works as co-ordinator at League One side Scunthorpe United's Centre of Excellence. His ...more

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Mark Wilson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Mark Wilson age 39 - Mark Antony Wilson is an English footballer, who plays as a midfielder and is currently unattached to a club. He has represented England at Under-21 level.

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Andy Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Andy Stevenson age 50 - Andrew John "Andy" Stevenson is an English former professional footballer who made 104 appearances in the Football League playing for Scunthorpe United and Doncaster Rovers. He played ...more

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Liz Smith is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Liz Smith age 96 - Betty Gleadle, MBE, known by the stage name Liz Smith, is a retired English character actress, best known for her roles as Annie Brandon in I Didn't Know You Cared, Bette and Aunt Belle in ...more

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Peter D. Robinson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Peter D. Robinson age 48 - Peter D. Robinson is the Presiding Bishop of the United Episcopal Church of North America, Bishop Ordinary of the Missionary Diocese of the West, and rector of St. Paul's Anglican Church, ...more

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Graham Wilson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Graham Wilson age 47 - Graham Bradley Wilson is a former English cricketer. Wilson was a right-handed batsman who fielded as a wicket-keeper. He was born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Wilson made his debut for ...more

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Nathan Jarman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Nathan Jarman age 31 - Nathan George Jarman is an English professional footballer who plays for as a striker and right winger for Conference North side North Ferriby United. He has previously played in the Football ...more

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Kevin Doyle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Kevin Doyle age 58 - Kevin Doyle is an English actor, born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. He is known for many roles, including in the TV series The Lakes, Coronation Street, and The Crimson Field. Doyle played Joseph ...more

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Richard Huxford is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Richard Huxford age 48 - Richard John Huxford is an English former professional footballer who made more than 200 appearances in the Football League and the Scottish Football League. His regular playing position was at ...more

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Sam Slocombe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Sam Slocombe age 29 - Sam Oliver Slocombe is an English football goalkeeper, currently at League One side Scunthorpe United.

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Nigel Dobbs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Nigel Dobbs age 55 - Nigel Patrick Dobbs is a former English cricketer. Dobbs was a right-handed batsman who fielded as a wicket-keeper. He was born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Dobbs made his debut for Lincolnshire ...more

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Harry Adamson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Harry Adamson Harry Adamson was a professional footballer who played at centre forward. He was born in Scunthorpe, England. Adamson was playing for Upton Colliery when he signed for league club Bradford City ...more

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Ben Chapman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Scunthorpe
Ben Chapman age 39 - Benjamin "Ben" Chapman is an English former professional footballer who played as a left back from 1997 to 2013. He notably played in the Football League for Grimsby Town where he ...more