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Famous people from Blackpool


Unearth the intriguing stories of prominent personalities who embarked on their journey to stardom from the vivacious land of Blackpool which we know and know so well.


This UK seaside destination, known for its pleasures and picturesque sceneries, is also acclaimed for being the cradle of numerous celebrities who have illuminated various domains from Hollywood to distinguished UK television series and stage shows.

Bright Stars Born of Blackpool’s Horizon​

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Alfie Boe

The Melodious Marvel from Blackpool

  • Birth: Blackpool

  • Noteworthy Achievements: OBE in 2019, Tony Award

  • Iconic Roles: Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, starring in Finding Neverland

  • Fun Fact: Alfie has performed in esteemed venues from the Royal Albert Hall to Blackpool Pleasure Beach.


Rae Morris: From Blackpool to Billboard Hits

  • Breakthrough: Discovered by BBC

  • Record Labels: Universal and Atlantic Records

  • Notable Albums: "Unguarded" and "Someone Out There"

  • Did you know? Rae’s musical journey is deeply interwoven with the vibrant culture of her hometown, Blackpool.

Rae Morris

Zoe Ball: A Blackpool Gem in the Media World

  • Parentage: Daughter to TV personality Johnny Ball

  • Prominent Roles: Co-host of BBC One telethon, host of the BBC 2 Radio Breakfast Show

  • Tidbit: Zoe was the first woman to host the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show.


Chris Lowe: Synth-Pop Sensation and Blackpool’s Pride

  • Band: The Pet Shop Boys

  • Instrumental Skill: Played trombone in One Under the Eight

  • Snapshot: Chris, through his music, has become synonymous with 80s synth-pop culture.


Jenna Coleman

A Dazzling Actress with Blackpool Roots

  • Birth Year: 1986

  • Notable Role: Queen Victoria in a biographical drama series

  • Starting Point: Early stage performances with ‘In Yer Space’

  • Went to Arnold School Blackpool

Jenna Coleman

David Thewlis

The Versatile Artist from Blackpool's Heart

  • Worldwide Recognition: Role as Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter series

  • Award: Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for "Naked" (1993)

  • Cinematic Presence: His talent is woven into numerous films, cementing his place in cinematic history.

David Thewlis

Danny Howard: Blackpool’s Beat Maestro

  • Early Career: DJ at Blackpool's The Syndicate nightclub

  • Radio Fame: A cherished presenter on BBC Radio One

  • Intriguing Fact: Danny took the baton from Annie Mac for Radio 1’s Dance Party.

Danny Howard

Lucy Fallon

Blackpool’s Theatrical Brilliance Personified

  • Birth Year: 1995

  • Known for: Role as Bethany Platt in Coronation Street

  • Stage Presence: Lucy has graced The Blackpool Grand Theatre with stellar performances.

Lucy Fallon

Nikki Sanderson

From Blackpool to Coronation Street

  • TV Shows: Roles in Coronation Street and as Maxine in Hollyoaks

  • Theatrical Ventures: A lively presence in the theatre scene

  • Remark: Nikki has gracefully moved from the streets of Blackpool to the television streets of the UK.

Nikki Sanderson

Coleen Nolan

Blackpool’s Enchanting Vocal and TV Persona

  • Early Career: Singing with The Nolans

  • Television: A beloved personality on various shows

  • Victory: Winner of Celebrity Big Brother in 2017

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Tania Mallet

Blackpool’s Iconic Model and Actress

  • Relation: Cousin to Dame Helen Mirren

  • Filmography: ‘Bond Girl’ Tilly Masterson in ‘Goldfinger’

  • Modeling: An iconic figure in the 50s and 60s

Tania Mallet

Pauline Moran

Astrologer and Actress with Blackpool Origins

  • Birth Year: 1947

  • Significant Role: Miss Lemon in Agatha Christie's Poirot

  • Unique Fact: Professional astrologer since 1987

Pauline Moran

A Deeper Look Into Blackpool’s Entertainment Heritage


Dive into the enchanting stories of other influential celebrities like Bill Ashton, David Atherton, and more, who have enriched the artistic and entertainment realms while proudly echoing the dynamic cultural heritage of Blackpool.


Whether it’s Hayley Tammadon’s charm in Coronation Street or the electrifying melodies of Little Boots (Victoria Hesketh), Blackpool continues to be a prolific producer of talents that grace global stages, I bet you never realised there have been so many famous people from Blackpool. 


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