List of people from Sunderland


List of people from Sunderland

This is a list of famous or notable people born in, or associated with, Sunderland in England.

Famous people from Sunderland

* Kate Adie Formerly Chief News Reporter for the BBC
* The Rt. Hon. Hilary Armstrong MP, Cabinet Office and Social Exclusion Minister and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, May 2006
* James Baxter, Actor who plays Jake Doland in Emmerdale
* Chris Beattie (actor) Actor best known for roles in Purely Belter and Byker Grove
* The Venerable Bede (674–735)
* Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) Colonial administrator
* St Benedict Biscop (628?–690),
* George Black (1857-1910) Film pioneer
* PC Keith Blakelock (1945-1985) Police officer
* James Bolam (1938–) Actor.
* Raich Carter (1914-1994) Footballer and Football Manager
* Abel Chapman (1851–1929) was a Sunderland-born hunter-naturalist
* Dr William Reid Clanny (1770–1850) Inventor and Physician
* Bernard Comrie (1947–), linguist
* James William Corder (1868-1953) A historian who documented local family history
* Sir Tom Cowie Entrepreneuer and philanthropist
* Jack Crawford (1775 - 1831) Naval hero.
* Terry Deary (1946–) "Horrible Histories" author
* Mike Elliott Comedian, Actor, Radio Presenter
* Russell Enoch Actor
* Muriel Foster Great Elgar contralto
* Ian Freeman English mixed martial arts fighter
* The Futureheads indie-rock band
* Robert Gammage Chartist
* Peter Gibbs weather forecaster
* Edward Gregson composer
* Jane Grigson celebrated cookery writer
* Sir William Halcrow, civil engineer
* Billy Hardy (1964–) Boxer Commonwealth featherweight champion.
* Thomas Elliott Harrison Railway engineer
* Major-General Sir Henry Havelock (1795 - 1857)
* James Herriot (pen name of James Alfred Wight) (1916–1995) Veterinary surgeon and author
* Melanie Hill (1962–) actress
* Captain Richard Avery Hornsby An 18th century naval hero
* George Burton Hunter Shipbuilder and innovator
* Nat Jackley Comedian
* Ernie Johnson Jockey won 1969 Epsom Derby
* Kenickie, a 1990s pop band
* Lauren Laverne, ex-Lead Singer of Kenickie, now a Radio and TV presenter [cite news |title=Blonde ambition |work=Guardian Unlimited/The Observer |url=http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,2036342,00.html |date=2007-03-18 |accessdate=2007-05-30]
* John Lilburne 'Free-born John'. English civil war figure
* Jez Lowe, Folk singer, songwriter and broadcaster
* Gina McKee (1964–) actress 'Notting Hill', 'The Forsyte Saga'
* Gibb McLaughlin (1884–1960) Actor, born George Gibb McLaughlin
* Greg McLane Actor who played a leading role in Purely Belter
* Civil engineer brothers Patrick Meik and Charles Meik
* Sir William Mills Inventor of the Mills Bomb
* Christine Norden (1924–1988) Actress, born Mary Lydia Thornton
* Bob Paisley Football manager
* David Parfitt Oscar winning film producer, "Shakespeare in Love"
* Gareth Pugh (1981–) Fashion designer
* Callum Keith Rennie (1960–) film and television actor
* Denise Robertson Novelist and TV agony aunt
* Maurice Roëves (1937–) actor
* Clarkson Stanfield Painter
* Dave Stewart (1952–) Musician (Eurythmics etc)
* Mary Stewart Best-selling author
* Joseph Swan Developer of the electric lightbulb
* Tom Taylor Playwright and editor of Punch
* Bobby Thompson Comedian - the 'Little Waster'
* The Toy Dolls Punk Rock Band
* Graham Wallas Author and academic
* Bob Willis (1949–) Cricketer
* Joseph Havelock Wilson Trade union leader, Liberal Party politician, and campaigner for the rights of merchant seamen

Famous Sunderland residents

*Charles Buchan - Footballer
*Lewis Carroll - Writer, Alice in Wonderland
*Sir William Herschel - Composer and astronomer. Discoverer of Uranus.
*Charlie Hurley - Footballer
*LS Lowry - Famous artist
*Lola Montez - Adventuress
*Chris Mullin - Civil liberty campaigner and MP.
*William Paley - Rector of Bishopwearmouth. Famously wrote on intelligent design as opposed to evolution.
*Frank Pick - Industrial designer
*Len Shackleton - Footballer
*Vivian Stanshall and his wife Ki Longfellow, found the Baltic Trader "Thekla" in Sunderland and sailed her to Bristol where she became the Old Profanity Showboat
*Bryan Talbot - Influential comic artist, creator of "Luther Arkwright" and author of the widely-acclaimed graphic novel Alice in Sunderland

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