Famous People Born In Yorkshire

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Dominic West
(Actor, Director and Musician Best Known for His Role as ‘Jimmy McNulty’ in the TV Series ‘The Wire’)
Dominic West
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Birthdate: October 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Dominic West is best known as Jimmy McNulty from The Wire and Noah Solloway from The Affair. West has modeled for Carte Noire and has trekked to the South Pole as part of a fundraiser for wounded soldiers. His performance in Appropriate Adult won him a BAFTA TV award.
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Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
(King Consort of Scotland (1565-1567))
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
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Birthdate: December 7, 1545
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 10, 1567
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley was the great-grandson of King Henry VII of England. As the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, he reigned as the king of Scotland from 1565 till his murder in 1567. His son ruled as King James VI of Scotland and I of England.
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Emma Chambers
(Actress)
Emma Chambers
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Birthdate: March 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 21, 2018
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Gemma Whelan
(Actress)
Gemma Whelan
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Birthdate: April 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Timothy West
(Actor)
Timothy West
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Birthdate: October 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Peter Firth
(Actor)
Peter Firth
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Birthdate: October 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Helen Baxendale
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Rachel Bradley’ in the TV Series ‘Cold Feet’)
Helen Baxendale
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Birthdate: June 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini

Helen Baxendale is best known as Rachel from the series Cold Feet and as Emily from the iconic sitcom Friends. She was nominated twice for the Scottish BAFTA, once for the series Cardiac Arrest, and again for the TV film Truth or Dare. She is also a skilled stage actor.

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Allan Holdsworth
(Musician)
Allan Holdsworth
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 15, 2017
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John Simm
(Actor)
John Simm
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Birthdate: July 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Mick Ronson
(Guitarist)
Mick Ronson
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 29, 1993
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Richard Coyle
(Actor)
Richard Coyle
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Birthdate: February 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Yungblud
(Singer Songwriter)
Yungblud
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo

Yungblud is an English singer, actor, and songwriter. His single 11 Minutes peaked at number one on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart in 2019. Yungblud is also renowned for his activism; in 2018 he participated in March for Our Lives rally to protest against gun violence. He has also won many prestigious awards like MTV Europe Music Awards.

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Jimi Mistry
(Actor)
Jimi Mistry
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Birthdate: January 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Angela Griffin
(Actress)
Angela Griffin
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Birthdate: July 10, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Dean Jagger
(Actor)
Dean Jagger
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Birthdate: November 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Joanne Catherall
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Len Hutton
(English Cricketer who played as an opening batsman)
Len Hutton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 6, 1990
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Chris Norman
(Singer)
Chris Norman
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 25, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Joanna Christie
(Actress)
Joanna Christie
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Birthdate: April 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Gavin Bryars
(English Composer and Double Bassist)
Gavin Bryars
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 16, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Alastair Campbell
(Journalist)
Alastair Campbell
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Birthdate: May 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Katharine Viner
(Journalist)
Katharine Viner
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Sophie Lowe
(Actress)
Sophie Lowe
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Birthdate: June 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Darren Gough
(English Cricketer and Former Captain of Yorkshire County Cricket Club)
Darren Gough
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Dewey Bunnell
(Singer-Songwriter and Member of the Folk-Rock Band 'America')
Dewey Bunnell
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn

British-American singer-guitarist Dewey Bunnell soared to fame as part of the folk-rock band America, which released hit singles such as A Horse with No Name in the 1970s. His tracks were later reworked by music legend Michael Jackson. He and his band have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Vincent Franklin
(Actor)
Vincent Franklin
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Birthdate: November 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Henry Sidgwick
(British Philosopher and Economist Best Known in Philosophy for His Utilitarian Treatise 'The Methods of Ethics')
Henry Sidgwick
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Birthdate: May 31, 1838
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 28, 1900

An influential English ethical philosopher and economist of the Victorian era, Henry Sidgwick is perhaps best known for his utilitarian treatise The Methods of Ethics. He promoted higher education of women and co-founded Newnham College. He remained a member of the Metaphysical Society and co-founded and served as first president of the Society for Psychical Research.

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Beverley Callard
(Actress)
Beverley Callard
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Birthdate: March 28, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Terri Harper
(British Professional Boxer and Current WBA and IBO Super-Welterweight Champion)
Terri Harper
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 2, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Nicknamed the Belter, boxer Terri Harper is a former super-featherweight world title holder. She began boxing at age 12 but then focused on her education, only to return to boxing after her GCSEs. She once revealed that she had come out as a lesbian at age 14.

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Robert Aske
(Lawyer)
Robert Aske
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1500 AD
Died: July 12, 1537
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Fiona Wood
(Australian Plastic Surgeon)
Fiona Wood
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 2, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius

English-Australian plastic surgeon Fiona Wood pioneered the spray-on skin method of treating burn victims. Before stepping into a medical career, she had aspired to be sprinter. She later became the first woman from Western Australia to become a plastic surgeon. She was named the 2005 Australian of the Year.

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Kenneth Murray
(American Football Player)
Kenneth Murray
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 16, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Alison Smithson
(Architect)
Alison Smithson
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: June 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 14, 1993

Alison Smithson was one half of the renowned British architect duo Alison and Peter Smithson, the other half of which was her husband. They contributed immensely to the New Brutalism, or British Brutalism, style of architecture and also popularized themes such as streets in the sky.

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William Sterndale Bennett
(Composer)
William Sterndale Bennett
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 13, 1816
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 1, 1875
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Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham
(Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 13, 1730
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 1, 1782
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Michael Grandage
(Theatre director)
Michael Grandage
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Birthdate: May 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Peter Blythe
(Actor)
Peter Blythe
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Birthdate: September 14, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 27, 2004
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Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington
(Architect)
Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 25, 1694
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 4, 1753
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Oliver Onions
(Writer)
Oliver Onions
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 13, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 9, 1961
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Simon Vallily
(Boxer)
Simon Vallily
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
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William Ralph Inge
(English Author)
William Ralph Inge
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 6, 1860
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 26, 1954
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Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk
(Noble)
Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 1, 1300
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 4, 1338
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Henry Briggs
(Mathematician)
Henry Briggs
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 1, 1561
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 26, 1630
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Tom Kilburn
(Computer scientist)
Tom Kilburn
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 11, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 17, 2001
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Hopey Price
(Boxer)
Hopey Price
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 6, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Weetman Dickinson Pearson, 1st Viscount Cowdray
(Engineer)
Weetman Dickinson Pearson, 1st Viscount Cowdray
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 15, 1856
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 1, 1927
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John Fothergill
(Physician)
John Fothergill
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 8, 1712
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 26, 1780

English physician John Fothergill revolutionized medical science by identifying the hardening of the arteries attached to the heart muscle in a case of angina pectoris. He is also said to have made coffee a popular beverage in England and supported coffee cultivation in the West Indies.

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Richard Rolle
(British Mystic and Author of Mystical and Ascetic Tracts)
Richard Rolle
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1300 AD
Died: September 29, 1349

Richard Rolle was an English mystic, hermit, and religious writer. According to scholarly research, Rolle's works were among the most read during the 15th century. He is credited with inspiring a flourishing cult, which was prevalent during the English Reformation. Richard Rolle is commemorated on 20 January in the Church of England.

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C. F. A. Voysey
(Architect)
C. F. A. Voysey
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: May 28, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 12, 1941
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Michael Wigglesworth
(Minister)
Michael Wigglesworth
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 18, 1631
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 10, 1705