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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

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

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Helen Sharman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Age: 55

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.
Peter Stringfellow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Age: 78

Birthplace: Sheffield, England

Peter James Stringfellow (17 October 1940 – 7 June 2018) was an English businessman who owned several nightclubs.
Fred Thompson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Age: 76

Birthplace: Colbert County, Sheffield, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, + more

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

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John Obadiah Westwood is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 88 (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 ...more
John Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 81 (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
Naseem Hamed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Age: 45

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Naseem Hamed (Arabic: نسيم حميد‎; born 12 February 1974), commonly known as "Prince" Naseem or "Naz", is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1992 to 2002. ...more

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Alex Turner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Age: 33

Birthplace: England

Alexander David Turner (born 6 January 1986) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is best known as the frontman and principal songwriter of the rock band Arctic ...more

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Harry Wright is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 60 (1835-1895)

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

William Henry "Harry" Wright (January 10, 1835 – October 3, 1895) was an English-born American professional baseball player, manager, and developer. He assembled, managed, and played ...more

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Brian Glover is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 63 (1934-1997)

Birthplace: Sheffield, England

Brian Glover (2 April 1934 – 24 July 1997) was an English character actor, writer and wrestler. Glover was a professional wrestler, teacher, and finally a film, television and stage actor. He ...more
James Cusack is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Age: 32

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Charles Frederick Crisp ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 51 (1845-1896)

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Charles Frederick Crisp (January 29, 1845 – October 23, 1896) was a United States political figure. A Democrat, he was elected as a Congressman from Georgia in 1882, and served until his death ...more
John Gatenby Bolton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 71 (1922-1993)

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Jon Harris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Age: 51

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Jon Harris (born 11 July 1967) is an English film editor known for his work on Snatch (2000), Layer Cake (2004), The Descent (2005), Stardust (2007), 127 Hours (2010), The Woman in Black (2012), ...more
Marti Caine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 50 (1945-1995)

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Marti Caine, born Lynne Denise Shepherd (26 January 1945 – 4 November 1995), was an English comedian, actress, dancer, presenter, singer, and writer, who first came to national attention by ...more
Stuart Zender is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Age: 44

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Stuart Patrick Jude Zender (born 18 March 1974) is an English bassist. He is best known as a former member of the band Jamiroquai.
Ken Draper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Age: 75

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Kenneth Draper (1944 -) is a British sculptor.
Philip Oakey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Age: 63

Birthplace: Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Philip Oakey (born 2 October 1955) is an English singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known as the lead singer, songwriter, and co-founder of English synth-pop band the Human ...more

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Judy Parfitt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Age: 83

Birthplace: Sheffield, England

Judy Catherine Claire Parfitt (born 7 November 1935) is an English theatre, film and television actress. She made her film debut in a minor supporting part in Information Received (1961), ...more

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Matt Helders is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Age: 32

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Matthew Helders (born 7 May 1986) is an English drummer, vocalist and songwriter. He is best known as a founding member of the indie rock band Arctic Monkeys, with whom he has recorded six ...more
Malcolm Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 68 (1932-2000)

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury, (7 September 1932 – 27 November 2000) was an English author and academic.
Richard Coyle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Age: 46

Birthplace: Sheffield, England

Richard Coyle (born 27 February 1972) is an English actor.
David Mellor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 79 (1930-2009)

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

David Rogerson Mellor (5 October 1930 – 7 May 2009) was an English designer, manufacturer, craftsman and retailer.Regarded as one of the best-known designers in Britain, Mellor specialised in ...more
Hugo Young is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Dec. at 65 (1938-2003)

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Hugo John Smelter Young (13 October 1938 – 22 September 2003) was a British journalist and columnist and senior political commentator at The Guardian.
Peter Landin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Sheffield
Peter Landin Dec. at 79 (1930-2009)

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Peter John Landin (5 June 1930 – 3 June 2009) was a British computer scientist. He was one of the first to realise that the lambda calculus could be used to model a programming language, an ...more