Famous People Born In South Shields

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Ridley Scott
(Film Producer, Director)
Ridley Scott
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Birthdate: November 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

British film director, Ridley Scott,is hailed as a master of his craft and his movies are known for their visual style and intricate details. Alien, Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, American Gangster, Prometheus, Alien: Covenant and The Martian are some of his acclaimed and successful films. He was knighted in 2003.

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Eric Idle
(Comedian)
Eric Idle
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Birthdate: March 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries

Eric Idle is best known as a former member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. He was also part of the band The Rutles, a parody of The Beatles. Idle wrote the Tony-winning musical Spamalot and also performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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Perrie Edwards
(Pop Singer and Member of the British Girl Group ‘Little Mix’)
Perrie Edwards
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer

English singer Perrie Edwards is famous for being part of the girl group Little Mix, which is one of the highest-selling girl groups ever, having sold more than 50 million records. Such is Edwards' popularity that she has been signed as the new face for brands like Superga and Nando's. She is also the first female ambassador for Supreme Nutrition.

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Jade Thirlwall
(Pop Singer)
Jade Thirlwall
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn

English singer and songwriter Jade Thirlwall is a member of the British four-piece girl group Little Mix. Her group became the first group to win the reality TV show, The X Factor. Having sold over 50 million records worldwide, they are one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. Besides music, she also runs a cocktail bar. 

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Frank Williams
(manager)
Frank Williams
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 16, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
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Joseph McElderry
(Singer)
Joseph McElderry
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Sarah Millican
(English Comedian, Writer and Presenter)
Sarah Millican
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Birthdate: May 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini

Sarah Millican is an English comedian who is credited with founding an online magazine for women named Standard Issue. She won the Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer in 2008. In 2011, she also received the British Comedy Award. In February 2013, Sarah Millican was named in the 100 most powerful women list by BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. 

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Marnie Simpson
(Reality TV Star)
Marnie Simpson
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Birthdate: January 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Catherine Cookson
(Novelist)
Catherine Cookson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 27, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 11, 1998
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Dame Flora Robson
(Actress)
Dame Flora Robson
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Birthdate: March 28, 1902
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 7, 1984
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William Fox
(Film producer)
William Fox
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Birthdate: January 1, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 8, 1952
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Ernest Thompson Seton
(American Author, Wildlife Artist, Founder of the 'Woodcraft Indians' and Founding Pioneer of the 'Boy Scouts of America')
Ernest Thompson Seton
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 14, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 23, 1946

Ernest Thompson Seton was a wildlife artist and author. He is credited with founding a youth program called the Woodcraft Indians in 1902. A pioneer of the Boy Scouts of America, Seton also had a huge influence on the founder of the Scout Movement, Lord Baden-Powell. His life and career inspired several works of art like TV series and literature.

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Lindsay Kemp
(British Dancer, Choreographer, Mime Artist, Actor, and Teacher)
Lindsay Kemp
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus

Lindsay Kemp was a British dancer, choreographer, mime artist, actor, and teacher. He is remembered for playing the lead role of Divine in a mime and music show titled Flowers, which was based on Jean Genet's popular novel Our Lady of the Flowers. The show was considered a sensory and theatrical sensation. Kemp is also credited with mentoring David Bowie.

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Sophie Kasaei
(English Television Personality Known for Her Reality Series ‘Geordie Shore’)
Sophie Kasaei
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Birthdate: November 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Frank Williams
(Basketball Player)
Frank Williams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Jack Brymer
(Clarinetist)
Jack Brymer
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 15, 2003
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William Fox
(Politician)
William Fox
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 20, 1812
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 23, 1893
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John Wesley Jarvis
(Painter)
John Wesley Jarvis
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Birthdate: 1781 AD
Died: January 14, 1839
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George Stout
(Philosopher)
George Stout
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Birthdate: January 6, 1860
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 18, 1944
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Robert Wilson
(Astronomer)
Robert Wilson
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 2, 2002
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Denis Hamilton
(Editor)
Denis Hamilton
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Birthdate: December 6, 1918
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 7, 1988
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Kathy Stobart
(Saxophonist)
Kathy Stobart
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 5, 2014