Famous People From Sheffield

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.
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    • Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill (born 28 January 1986) is a retired British track and field athlete from England, specialising in multi-eventing disciplines and 100 metres hurdles. As a competitor in ...more
    • Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Helen Patricia Sharman, CMG, OBE, HonFRSC (born 30 May 1963) is a chemist who became the first British cosmonaut and the first woman to visit the Mir space station in May 1991.
    • Birthplace: Sheffield, England
    Peter James Stringfellow (17 October 1940 – 7 June 2018) was an English businessman who owned several nightclubs.
  • Fred Thompson
    Dec. at 73 (1942-2015)
    • Birthplace: USA, Alabama, Sheffield
    Freddie Dalton Thompson (August 19, 1942 – November 1, 2015) was an American politician, attorney, lobbyist, columnist, actor and radio personality. Thompson, a Republican, served in the United ...more
  • John Obadiah Westwood
    Dec. at 87 (1805-1893)
    • Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom
    John Obadiah Westwood (22 December 1805 – 2 January 1893) was an English entomologist and archaeologist also noted for his artistic talents. Born in Sheffield, he studied to be a lawyer but abandoned ...more
  • John Hewitt
    Dec. at 80 (1880-1961)
    • Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom
    John Hewitt (23 December 1880 – 4 August 1961) was a South African zoologist and archaeologist of British origin. He was born in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England, and died in Grahamstown, South ...more