Famous People Born In Lancashire

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Ian McKellen
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Birthdate: May 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini

Considered a British cultural icon, Ian McKellen is one of the most respected and decorated actors of all time. An openly gay actor, his work as an LGBT activist has been as impressive as his illustrious acting career. At the 1991 New Year Honours, he was knighted for services to performing arts.

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Christine McVie
(Singer-songwriter)
Christine McVie
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Birthdate: July 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 30, 2022
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Stan Laurel
(Comic Actor Who was Part of The Comedy Duo 'Laurel and Hardy'. and Appeared with His Comedy Partner Oliver Hardy in 107 Short Films)
Stan Laurel
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Birthdate: June 16, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 23, 1965

Comedian Stan Laurel entertained audiences as part of the iconic duo Laurel and Hardy, along with Oliver Hardy, in over 100 films. He began his career with music-hall sketch comedy and worked as an understudy of Charlie Chaplin in Fred Karno's Army. He was known for his trademark bowler hat.

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J. J. Thomson
(British Physicist Who is Credited With the Discovery of the Electron)
J. J. Thomson
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 18, 1856
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 30, 1940

J. J. Thomson was a British physicist credited with the discovery of the electron, the first subatomic particle to be discovered. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1906 for his work on the conduction of electricity in gases. In 1884, he was appointed Cavendish Professor of Physics at the University of Cambridge. 

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Anna Friel
(Best Known for Her Performance as 'Beth Jordache' in the Series 'Brookside')
Anna Friel
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Birthdate: July 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer

Anna Friel is a British actress who gained international recognition after portraying Charlotte "Chuck" Charles on the popular American fantasy mystery TV series Pushing Daisies. After starting her professional acting career at the age of 13, Friel went on to establish herself as a successful adult actress. Friel also serves as an ambassador for The World Wide Fund for Nature.

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Robert Shaw
(British Actor Known for His Role as ‘Henry VIII' in the Drama Film ‘a Man for All Seasons')
Robert Shaw
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 9, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 28, 1978
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 7 
Davey Boy Smith
(British Professional Wrestler Best Known for His Appearances in World Wrestling Federation)
Davey Boy Smith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 18, 2002
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 8 
Sarah Lancashire
(Actress)
Sarah Lancashire
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Birthdate: October 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
Siobhan Finneran
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Birthdate: April 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus

British actress, Siobhan Finneran, is best known for her role in the play On the Shore of the Wide World, for which she received a Manchester Evening News Theater Award. She aspired to be an actress from a young age and completed a theater studies course before beginning her career. She is also active on TV and in films.

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Anthony Burgess
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 25, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 22, 1993
 11 
Ted Koppel
(Broadcast Journalist Best Known as the Anchor for 'Nightline')
Ted Koppel
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Birthdate: February 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Ted Koppel is an American broadcast journalist who contributed immensely to the success of the popular late-night television news program Nightline, working as its anchor from 1980 to 2005. Considered one of the most remarkable among the serious-minded interviewers on TV, Ted Koppel has won several prestigious awards, including 42 Emmy Awards and nine Overseas Press Club awards.

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Roy Kinnear
(British Character Actor)
Roy Kinnear
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Birthdate: January 8, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 20, 1988

Roy Kinnear was a British actor known for playing important roles in Richard Lester's films, such as Help!, How I Won the War, and The Three Musketeers. Kinnear died in an accident while filming the 1989 sequel of The Three Musketeers. In 1994, the 'Roy Kinnear Trust' was founded in his honor. The foundation aims at helping differently-abled young adults.

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David Hattersley Warner
(English Actor)
David Hattersley Warner
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Birthdate: July 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Andy Summers
(Guitarist)
Andy Summers
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 15 
Jenny Ryan
(Television personality)
Jenny Ryan
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Birthdate: April 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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J. Bruce Ismay
(Businessman)
J. Bruce Ismay
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 12, 1862
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 17, 1937

J. Bruce Ismay was an English businessman. He served as managing director and chairman of the popular shipping company White Star Line, which operated the ill-fated passenger liner RMS Titanic. In 1912, Ismay was subjected to severe criticism after surviving the sinking of the Titanic. In the 1997 film Titanic, J. Bruce Ismay was played by actor Jonathan Hyde.

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Wade Barrett
(British-American Professional Wrestling Commentator and Former Professional Wrestler)
Wade Barrett
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
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Wynton Marsalis
(Trumpeter)
Wynton Marsalis
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
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Jane Horrocks
(Actress)
Jane Horrocks
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Birthdate: January 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Fred Dibnah
(TV Personalities)
Fred Dibnah
1
Birthdate: April 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 6, 2004
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Craig Parkinson
(Actor)
Craig Parkinson
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Birthdate: March 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Alfie Boe
(Tenor Singer)
Alfie Boe
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
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Peter Noone
(English Musician and Former Lead Singer of Herman's Hermits)
Peter Noone
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Initially known as Herman in the beat, rock, and pop group Herman’s Hermits, English musician Peter Noone later gained fame as a solo singer-songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. Known for tracks such as Oh! You Pretty Things and his signature crooked teeth, he later led the group the Tremblers, too.

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Steve Pemberton
(Actor)
Steve Pemberton
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Birthdate: September 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Dynamite Kid
(British Professional Wrestler)
Dynamite Kid
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 5, 2018
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Georgia May Foote
(Actress)
Georgia May Foote
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Birthdate: February 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Johnny Vegas
(English Comedian, Actor, Writer, and Director)
Johnny Vegas
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Birthdate: September 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo

Johnny Vegas is an English actor and comedian. Characterized by his Lancashire accent, husky voice, surreal humor, and portly figure, Vegas has appeared in several TV series, such as Happiness, Ideal, and Benidorm. A multi-talented personality, Johnny Vegas has also received praise for his ceramic art and his work is showcased at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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Maxine Peake
(Actress)
Maxine Peake
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Birthdate: July 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jorgie Porter
(Actress)
Jorgie Porter
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Birthdate: December 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Chris Patten
(Chancellor of the University of Oxford (Since 2003))
Chris Patten
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Lee Ingleby
(Actor)
Lee Ingleby
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Birthdate: January 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Jim Ratcliffe
(Businessperson)
Jim Ratcliffe
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
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Dave Myers
(English Televisiob Chef as One-half of the Hairy Bikers)
Dave Myers
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: September 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
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John Evan
(Musician)
John Evan
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
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Nick Park
(Animator)
Nick Park
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 6, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Bill Oddie
(Writer)
Bill Oddie
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Birthdate: July 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Dorothy Macmillan
(Socialite)
Dorothy Macmillan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 28, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 21, 1966
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Carl Cox
(Record producer)
Carl Cox
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
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Mike McGear
(Musician)
Mike McGear
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Jed Mercurio
(Writer)
Jed Mercurio
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Birthdate: 1966 AD
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Leonora Carrington
(Mexican Surrealist Painter and Novelist)
Leonora Carrington
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 25, 2011

Leonora Carrington was a Mexican artist, novelist, and surrealist painter. During the 1970s, Carrington played an important role in Mexico's women's liberation movement as she was one of the founding members of the movement. Carrington, who was fascinated by symbolism and myth, studied alchemy, Popol Vuh, post-classic Mayan mystical writings, and the kabbalah.

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David Bamber
(Actor)
David Bamber
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Birthdate: September 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jane Couch
(Boxer)
Jane Couch
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Natasha Little
(Film actress)
Natasha Little
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Birthdate: October 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
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Sir Edward Frankland
(Chemist)
Sir Edward Frankland
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 18, 1825
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 9, 1899
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Bobby Ball
(Actor)
Bobby Ball
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Birthdate: January 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 28, 2020
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Michael Atherton
(Former England International Cricketer)
Michael Atherton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Geoff Duke
(British Multiple Motorcycle Grand Prix Road Racing World Champion)
Geoff Duke
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 1, 2015
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Michael Hurst
(Best Known for His Role in TV Series 'Hercules: The Legendary Journeys')
Michael Hurst
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Birthdate: September 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo

Michael Hurst is a British-born New Zealand film director, actor, and writer. He is best known for his portrayal of Iolaus in American TV series like Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess. As a director, Michael Hurst is renowned for directing popular TV series like Spartacus and Legend of the Seeker.

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Derek Acorah
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Birthdate: January 27, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 3, 2020