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Famous People From Yorkshire

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List of famous people from Yorkshire, 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 Yorkshire, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

Examples include Joseph Coates and Barry Middleton.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Yorkshire?" or "Which celebrities were born in Yorkshire?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Jeremy Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
age 58
Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson is an English broadcaster, journalist and writer who specialises in motoring. He is best known for co-presenting the BBC TV show Top Gear with Richard Hammond and ...more
Charles Laughton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
Dec. at 63 (1899-1962)
Charles Laughton was an English stage and film actor and director. Laughton was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. In ...more
Louis Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
age 27
Louis Tomlinson is a member of the musical group, One Direction.
James Mason is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
Dec. at 75 (1909-1984)
James Neville Mason was an English actor. After achieving stardom in his native Great Britain, he made the transition to the United States and became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, ...more
Zayn Malik is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
age 26
Zain Javadd "Zayn" Malik is an English singer and songwriter, and a previous member of the boy band One Direction. In 2010, Malik auditioned as a solo artist for the British television ...more
Jessica Ennis-Hill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
age 33
Jessica Ennis-Hill, CBE, née Ennis, is a British track and field athlete, specialising in multi-eventing disciplines and 100 metres hurdles. A member of the City of Sheffield Athletic ...more
Dynamo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
age 36
Steven Frayne, commonly known by his stage name "Dynamo", is an English magician, best known for his show Dynamo: Magician Impossible. Dynamo was born in Bradford, England.
Sophie Lowe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
age 28
Sophie Lowe is an actress.
Helen Sharman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
age 55
Helen Patricia Sharman, OBE PhD, is a British chemist who became the first Briton in space and the first woman to visit the Mir space station in 1991. Sharman was born in Grenoside, Sheffield, ...more
David Hockney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
age 81
David Hockney, OM CH RA is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. He lives in Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, and Kensington, London. Hockney ...more
Savannah Gold is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
Dec. at 27 (1984-2011)
Harold Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
Dec. at 79 (1916-1995)
ames Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, FSS, PC was a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to ...more
Adrian Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
age 62
Adrian Charles "Ade" Edmondson is an English comedian, actor, writer, musician, television presenter and director. He came to prominence in the early 1980s and was part of the ...more
Amy Green is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
age 30
William Kent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
Dec. at 63 (1685-1748)
William Kent was an eminent English architect, landscape architect and furniture designer of the early 18th century. Kent introduced the Palladian style of architecture into England with the ...more
Peter Stringfellow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
age 78
Peter James Stringfellow is a British businessman and nightclub owner.
John Obadiah Westwood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
Dec. at 88 (1805-1893)
John Obadiah Westwood was an English entomologist and archaeologist also noted for his artistic talents. Born in Sheffield, he studied to be a lawyer but abandoned that for his scientific ...more
Gareth Gates is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
age 34
Gareth Paul Gates is an English singer-songwriter. He was the runner-up in the first series of the ITV talent show Pop Idol. Gates has sold over 3.5 million records in the UK. He is also known ...more
John Elderfield is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
age 75
John Elderfield was the Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 2003 to 2008.
John Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
Dec. at 81 (1880-1961)
John Hewitt was a South African zoologist and archaeologist of British origin. He was born in Dronfield nearby Sheffield, England, and died in Grahamstown, South Africa. He was the author of ...more
Naseem Hamed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
age 45
Naseem Hamed is a British former professional boxer from Sheffield, England. He is the former WBO, WBC, IBF, and Lineal featherweight champion, and European bantamweight champion. He also ...more
Angie Layne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
Dec. at 22 (1969-1991)
Angela Layne is a glamour model who has appeared in the British tabloid, The Sun as a Page 3 girl.
Sacheverell Sitwell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
Dec. at 91 (1897-1988)
Sir Sacheverell Reresby Sitwell, 6th Baronet CH was an English writer, best known as an art critic, music critic, and writer on architecture, particularly the baroque. Dame Edith Sitwell and Sir ...more
Harry Wright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
Dec. at 60 (1835-1895)
William Henry "Harry" Wright was an English-born American professional baseball player, manager, and developer. He assembled, managed, and played center field for baseball's first ...more
John Alan Robinson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Yorkshire
age 89
John Alan Robinson is a philosopher, mathematician and computer scientist. He is University Professor Emeritus at Syracuse University, United States. Alan Robinson's major contribution is to the ...more