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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.
  • Jessica Ennis-Hill

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

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  • Helen Sharman

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Helen Patricia Sharman, CMG, OBE, HonFRSC (born 30 May 1963) is a chemist who became the first... more on Wikipedia
  • Peter Stringfellow

    BirthplaceSheffield, England

    Peter James Stringfellow (17 October 1940 – 7 June 2018) was an English businessman who owned... more on Wikipedia
  • Fred Thompson

    BirthplaceSheffield, Alabama, United States of America

    Freddie Dalton Thompson (August 19, 1942 – November 1, 2015) was an American politician,... more on Wikipedia

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  • John Obadiah Westwood

    John Obadiah Westwood

    Dec. at 88 (1805-1893)

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    John Obadiah Westwood (22 December 1805 – 2 January 1893) was an English entomologist and... more on Wikipedia
  • John Hewitt

    Dec. at 81 (1880-1961)

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    John Hewitt (23 December 1880 – 4 August 1961) was a South African zoologist and archaeologist... more on Wikipedia
  • Naseem Hamed

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Naseem Hamed (Arabic: نسيم حميد‎; born 12 February 1974), commonly known as "Prince" Naseem or... more on Wikipedia

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  • Alex Turner

    BirthplaceHigh Green, United Kingdom

    Alexander David Turner (born 6 January 1986) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Wright

    Harry Wright

    Dec. at 60 (1835-1895)

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

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  • Brian Glover

    Brian Glover

    Dec. at 63 (1934-1997)

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Brian Glover (2 April 1934 – 24 July 1997) was an English character actor, writer and... more on Wikipedia
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  • Charles Frederick Crisp

    Charles Frederick Crisp

    Dec. at 51 (1845-1896)

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Charles Frederick Crisp (January 29, 1845 – October 23, 1896) was a United States political... more on Wikipedia
  • John Gatenby Bolton

    Dec. at 71 (1922-1993)

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

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  • Jon Harris

    Jon Harris

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceYorkshire, Eurasia, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

    Jon Harris (born 11 July 1967) is an English film editor known for his work on Snatch (2000),... more on Wikipedia
  • Marti Caine

    Dec. at 50 (1945-1995)

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Marti Caine, born Lynne Denise Shepherd (26 January 1945 – 4 November 1995), was an English... more on Wikipedia
  • Stuart Zender

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Stuart Patrick Jude Zender (born 18 March 1974) is an English bassist. He is best known as a... more on Wikipedia
  • Ken Draper

    Ken Draper

    Age: 76

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Kenneth Draper (1944 -) is a British sculptor.
  • Philip Oakey

    BirthplaceLeicestershire, United Kingdom

    Philip Oakey (born 2 October 1955) is an English singer, songwriter and record producer. He is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Judy Parfitt

    BirthplaceSheffield, England

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  • Matt Helders

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Matthew Helders (born 7 May 1986) is an English drummer, vocalist and songwriter. He is best... more on Wikipedia
  • Malcolm Bradbury

    Malcolm Bradbury

    Dec. at 68 (1932-2000)

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury, (7 September 1932 – 27 November 2000) was an English author and... more on Wikipedia
  • Richard Coyle

    BirthplaceSheffield, England

    Richard Coyle (born 27 February 1972) is an English actor.
  • David Mellor

    David Mellor

    Dec. at 79 (1930-2009)

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    David Rogerson Mellor (5 October 1930 – 7 May 2009) was an English designer, manufacturer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugo Young

    Dec. at 65 (1938-2003)

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Hugo John Smelter Young (13 October 1938 – 22 September 2003) was a British journalist and... more on Wikipedia
  • Peter Landin

    Peter Landin

    Dec. at 79 (1930-2009)

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Peter John Landin (5 June 1930 – 3 June 2009) was a British computer scientist. He was one of... more on Wikipedia