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

Everything from Michael Tyzack to Micky Adams is included on this list.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Sheffield?" or "Which celebrities were born in Sheffield?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Jessica Ennis-Hill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
age 33
Jessica Ennis-Hill, CBE, née Ennis, is a British track and field athlete, specialising in multi-eventing disciplines and 100 metres hurdles. A member of the City of Sheffield Athletic ...more

Helen Sharman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
age 55
Helen Patricia Sharman, OBE PhD, is a British chemist who became the first Briton in space and the first woman to visit the Mir space station in 1991. Sharman was born in Grenoside, Sheffield, ...more

Amy Green is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
age 30

Peter Stringfellow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
age 78
Peter James Stringfellow is a British businessman and nightclub owner.

Fred Thompson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
age 76
Freddie Dalton "Fred" Thompson is an American politician, actor, attorney, lobbyist, columnist, and radio host. Thompson, a Republican, served in the United States Senate representing ...more

John Obadiah Westwood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 88 (1805-1893)
John Obadiah Westwood was an English entomologist and archaeologist also noted for his artistic talents. Born in Sheffield, he studied to be a lawyer but abandoned that for his scientific ...more

John Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 81 (1880-1961)
John Hewitt was a South African zoologist and archaeologist of British origin. He was born in Dronfield nearby Sheffield, England, and died in Grahamstown, South Africa. He was the author of ...more

Naseem Hamed is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
age 45
Naseem Hamed is a British former professional boxer from Sheffield, England. He is the former WBO, WBC, IBF, and Lineal featherweight champion, and European bantamweight champion. He also ...more

Angie Layne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 22 (1969-1991)
Angela Layne is a glamour model who has appeared in the British tabloid, The Sun as a Page 3 girl.

Alex Turner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
age 33
Alexander David Turner is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter of the English rock band Arctic Monkeys. Turner has also ...more

Harry Wright is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 60 (1835-1895)
William Henry "Harry" Wright was an English-born American professional baseball player, manager, and developer. He assembled, managed, and played center field for baseball's first ...more

Brian Glover is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 63 (1934-1997)
Brian Glover was an English character actor, writer and wrestler. Glover was a professional wrestler, teacher, and finally a film, television and stage actor. He once said, "You play to ...more

James Cusack is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
age 32

Charles Frederick Crisp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 51 (1845-1896)
Charles Frederick Crisp was a United States political figure. A Democrat, he was elected as a Congressman from Georgia in 1882, and served until his death in 1896. From 1890 until his death, he ...more

John Gatenby Bolton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 71 (1922-1993)
John Gatenby Bolton FRS was a British-Australian astronomer from Sheffield, England. He attended King Edward VII School, followed by Trinity College, Cambridge from 1940 to 1942, during which ...more

Jon Harris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
age 51
Jon Harris is a film editor and director.

Marti Caine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 50 (1945-1995)
Marti Caine, born Lynne Denise Shepherd was an English actress, dancer, presenter, singer, writer, and comedienne who gained fame from the television talent show New Faces and became a major ...more

Stuart Zender is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
age 44
Stuart Patrick Jude Zender is an English bassist, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for being the original bass player for Jamiroquai.

Ken Draper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
age 75
Kenneth Draper (1944 -) is a British sculptor.

Philip Oakey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
age 63
Philip "Phil" Oakey is an English composer, singer, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead singer, lead songwriter, frontman and co-founder of the English synthpop band ...more

Judy Parfitt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
age 83
Judy Parfitt is a BAFTA-nominated English theatre, film and television actress who began her career on stage in 1954.

Matt Helders is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
age 32
Matthew Helders is an English musician and DJ, best known as the drummer for indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. He is seen as the band's "quietly amiable diplomat."

Malcolm Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 68 (1932-2000)
Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury CBE was an English author and academic.

Richard Coyle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
age 46
Richard Coyle is an English actor.

David Mellor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 79 (1930-2009)
David Rogerson Mellor,CBE, FCSD, RDI was an English designer, manufacturer, craftsman and retailer. Regarded as one of the best-known designers in Britain, Mellor specialised in metalwork and ...more