8 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Linked With Lancashire

8 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Linked With Lancashire

8 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Linked With Lancashire

Lancastrians obviously believe they produce the best of the best but did you know that these celebrities came from Lancastrian roots?sir-arthur-ignatius-conan-doyle

  1. Sir Authur Conan Doyle
    Yes, the author of the very famous Sherlock Holmes books attended Stonyhurst College in Hurst Green.
  2. Nick Park
    The Oscar winning creator of everyone’s favourite, Wallace and Gromit, was born in Brookfield Park in Preston and grew up on Greenlands Estate, Preston.
  3. Victoria Wood
    The Comedienne was born in Prestwich, Lancashire and was educated at Bury Grammar School for Girls before moving on to the University of Birmingham where she studied drama.
  4. Sir Ian McKellenian-mckellen-sherlock
    The famous British actor who is is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and two Critics’ Choice Awards. He has also received two Academy Award nominations, four BAFTA nominations and five Emmy Award nominations was born in Burnley before moving to Wigan and then relocating to Bolton
  5. JRR Tolkein
    The talented author of The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings penned the long awaited follow up to The Hobbit during his time spent at Stonyhurst College.
  6. Professor Brian Cox
    The famous physicist was born in Oldham and educated at Hulme Grammar School and Manchester University where he obtained a first in his bachelor’s degree.
  7. Mark Owen
    Take That founder member Mark Owen was born in Oldham and started his career as a keen footballer with trials for Manchester United, Huddersfield Town and Rochdale before his Take That fame.
  8. Phillip Schofieldimage-1-for-paper-pics-19-03-2011-gallery-290894079
    Also born in Oldham, Phillip Schofield started his television career in New Zealand before returning to England to become one of our most loved presenters!


How many of these celebrities did you know started in Lancashire? Got a favourite to add? Let us know!



One response to “8 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Linked With Lancashire”

  1. Paul Wild. says:

    Christopher Biggins was born in Oldham, as was the first test tube baby Louise Brown and three of our greatest actresses, Sarah Lancashire, Surane Jones and Siobhan Finneran. Anna Friel was born in Rochdale, Miranda Richardson Southport, Jenna Coleman Blackpool. Albert Finney Salford, Christopher Eccleston also Salford and Maxine Peake Bolton.

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