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Derby and Derbyshire celebrities

By TerSL 11 Jan 2017

This part of the world has some great celebrities to brag about – check out this list:

  • Vivienne Westwood, fashion designer and green activist was born in Glossop
  • Robert Lindsay, well known actor from Citizen Smith and more recently My Family was born in Ilkeston.
  • Dame Ellen Macarthur – sailor and businesswoman who circumnavigated the globe in a sailing boat in 2005 is from Whatstandwell near Matlock.
  • One time James Bond , Timothy Dalton grew up in Belper.
  • Booker Prize Winning author Hilary Mantel grew up in Hadfield.
  • John Hurt, acclaimed actor best known for his portrayal of the Elephant Man was born in Chesterfield.
  • Tess Daly, presenter of Strictly Come Dancing grew up in Birchvale.
  • William Roach, Ken Barlow in Coronation Street grew up in Ilkeston
  • Sat Bain, TV cook and Michelin star chef is from Normanton
  • Bruno Langley, actor, best known for his role as Todd Grimshaw in Coronation Street grew up in Buxton
  • Jack O’Connell, who starred in Skins and This is England was born in Alvaston, Derby
  • Jason Statham , actor and producer and former model was born in Shirebrook.
  • Tim Brook Taylor, comedian and Goody was born in Buxton.
  • Tom Chambers , of Holby City and Waterloo Road fame was raised in Parwich.

TerSL is Teresa works for Derby Student Living .She likes foreign travel, Spanish food and walking her dog Archie in the Peak District.
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