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Famous People From Sheffield

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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.
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  • Dec. at 74 (1838-1913)

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Sir Samuel Gillott (29 October 1838 – 29 June 1913) was an Australian lawyer and politician, commonly known as a former Lord Mayor of Melbourne....  more
  • BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Terence A. Clegg is a film producer....
  • Dec. at 41 (1752-1793)

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    George Handley may refer to: George Handley (politician) (1752–1793), American politician, Governor of Georgia, 1788–1789 George Handley (footballer) (1886–1952), English professional...  more
  • Age: 74

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    John Pass (born 1947 in Sheffield, England) is a Canadian poet. He has lived in Canada since 1953, and was educated at the University of British Columbia. He has published 19 books of poetry since...  more
  • Age: 53

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Ann Lee (born Annerley Emma Gordon; 12 November 1967) is a British, Italy-based Eurodance singer and songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1990s. She is known primarily for her 1999 hit single "2...  more
  • BirthplaceSheffield, England, UK

    Julian Mark Ovenden (born 29 November 1975) is an English actor and singer. He has starred on Broadway and West End stages, in television series in both the UK and US, in films, and performed...  more
  • BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Jessica Harrison is a French triathlete....  more
  • Age: 77

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Sir John Hamilton Baker, QC, LLD, FBA, FRHistS is an English legal historian. He was Downing Professor of the Laws of England at the University of Cambridge from 1998 to 2011....  more
  • BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Justin Wilson may refer to: Justin Wilson (chef) (1914–2001), American chef and humorist Justin P. Wilson (born 1945), comptroller and former deputy governor of Tennessee Justin Wilson (racing...  more
  • BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Nicola Minichiello (born Nicola Gautier on 21 March 1978) is a retired British bobsledder who competed between 2001 and 2011. She won two medals in the two-woman event at the FIBT World...  more
  • Age: 35

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Chris Bush (born 3 July 1986) is an award-winning British playwright and artistic director....  more
  • BirthplaceSheffield, England

    William Snape is an English actor. He played Nathan Schofield in the British comedy The Full Monty. He also played Stephen Butler in Emmerdale...  more
  • BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Julian Watts (born 17 March 1971) is an English professional footballer, best known as a player for Luton Town and Australian side Northern Spirit who, after a spell of two-and-a-half years, was the...  more
  • BirthplaceSheffield, England

    Paul Melvyn Carrack (born 22 April 1951) is an English singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist who has recorded as both a solo artist and as a member of several popular bands. The BBC...  more
  • Dec. at 81 (1874-1956)

    BirthplaceSheffield, Iowa

  • BirthplaceEcclesall, United Kingdom

    Samuel Robinson Jackson (15 July 1859 – 19 July 1941) was an English first-class cricketer, who played one game for Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1891. A right-handed batsman, he scored 9 and a...  more
  • Dec. at 83 (1914-1997)

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Frederick Sydney Dainton, Baron Dainton Kt FRS FRSE (11 November 1914 – 5 December 1997) was a British academic chemist and university administrator. A graduate of Oxford and Cambridge, he was...  more
  • BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Jim Connolly (born 1978) is an English illustrator, designer and commercial artist from Sheffield. He is best known for creating comic book style designs for album/single covers, concert posters,...  more
  • BirthplaceStocksbridge, United Kingdom

    Christopher John Wilder (born 23 September 1967) is an English professional football manager and former player who played as a right back. He is the manager of Premier League club Sheffield...  more
  • Dec. at 95 (1906-2002)

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Dr Alice Mary Stewart, née Naish (4 October 1906 – 3 June 2002) was a British physician and epidemiologist specialising in social medicine and the effects of radiation on health. Her study of...  more
  • BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    James Jacob Lomas (born 1 March 1990) is a British Olivier Award-winning actor best known for his role as Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot the Musical. Lomas was one of the three original Billy Elliots...  more
  • BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Howard Wilkinson (born 13 November 1943) is an English former footballer and manager, and has recently stepped down as a non-executive Director at Sheffield Wednesday after previously relinquishing...  more
  • Dec. at 88 (1877-1966)

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Harold Addison Woodruff was an Australian veterinary pathologist and bacteriologist. He was born on 10 July 1877 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England to Herbert Woodruff and Mary, née Addison. He was...  more
  • BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Michael J. Collins (born 4 March 1970) is a researcher in the field of computational linguistics. His research interests are in natural language processing as well as machine learning and he has made...  more
  • BirthplaceSheffield, England

    James McCourt is a British television presenter/host, celebrity interviewer, correspondent, certified life coach and royal expert....  more