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Famous People From Sheffield

Updated October 13, 2018 29.1k views759 items
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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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  • BirthplaceSheffield, 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
  • BirthplaceSheffield, 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....  more
  • BirthplaceSheffield, England

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

    Dec. at 73 (1942-2015)

    BirthplaceUSA, Alabama, Sheffield

    Alternative NameFred Dalton Thompson, Fred D. Thompson, Fred Thompson

    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

    Dec. at 87 (1805-1893)

    BirthplaceSheffield, 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)

    BirthplaceSheffield, 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
  • BirthplaceSheffield, 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. He held multiple...  more

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  • BirthplaceHigh Green, United Kingdom

    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 Monkeys,...  more

    #394 of 488 The Best Rock Vocalists#195 of 231 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters#393 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

  • Harry Wright

    Dec. at 60 (1835-1895)

    BirthplaceSheffield, 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 center field for...  more
  • Brian Glover

    Dec. at 63 (1934-1997)
    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 once...  more
  • BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

  • 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 figure. A Democrat, he was elected as a Congressman from Georgia in 1882, and served until his death in...  more
  • John Gatenby Bolton

    Dec. at 71 (1922-1993)

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    This article is on the astronomer John Bolton. For other people named "John Bolton," see John Bolton (disambiguation). John Gatenby Bolton (5 June 1922 – 6 July 1993) was a British-Australian...  more
  • Jon Harris

    Age: 54

    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), Layer Cake (2004), The Descent (2005), Stardust (2007), 127 Hours (2010), The Woman in Black (2012), The...  more
  • Marti Caine

    Dec. at 50 (1945-1995)

    BirthplaceSheffield, England

    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 winning...  more
  • BirthplaceSheffield, 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. ...  more
  • Ken Draper

    Age: 77

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Kenneth Draper (1944 -) is a British sculptor....  more
  • BirthplaceLeicestershire, 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 League....  more

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  • BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    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), followed by...  more
  • BirthplaceSheffield, 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 studio...  more
  • 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 academic....  more
  • BirthplaceSheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK

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

    Dec. at 78 (1930-2009)

    BirthplaceSheffield, 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

    Dec. at 64 (1938-2003)

    BirthplaceSheffield, 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....  more
  • Peter Landin

    Dec. at 78 (1930-2009)

    BirthplaceSheffield, 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 insight...  more