Birth Place Matching "Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Ian McKellen
Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors, both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (...
5. Paul Abbott
Writer | Shameless
Paul Abbott was born on February 22, 1960 in Burnley, Lancashire, England. He is known for his work on Shameless (2004), Shameless (2011) and State of Play (2003). He has been married to Saskia Downes since 1993. They have two children. He was previously married to Sheila Culf.
7. Muzz Khan
Actor | Me Before You
Quirky, uncensored, and idiosyncratic, actor Muzz Khan is quickly becoming known in the entertainment industry for the characters he has brought to life on screen. From television, film, theater, and music, Khan proves time and time again that he can do it all. In 2016, he can be seen co-starring ...
8. Alice Barry
Actress | Shameless
Alice was born the eldest of four children. She grew up in Burnley, attending St Mary Magdalene's school and came to acting late in life, after her son had grown up and left home. After working as an extra she was spotted by a director who encouraged her to go for larger parts, leading to roles in ...
Actress | Coronation Street
Julia Haworth was born on July 27, 1979 in Burnley, Lancashire, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Coronation Street (1960), Three Seven Eleven (1993) and Blink (2010). She has been married to Jon Wormald since May 6, 2006. They have two children.
11. Peter Salmon
Writer | 999
Peter Salmon was born on May 15, 1956 in Burnley, Lancashire, England. He is a writer and producer, known for 999 (1992), An Ocean Apart (1988) and The Wrong Trousers (1993). He has been married to Sarah Lancashire since August 22, 2001. He was previously married to Penny Watt.
13. Irene Sutcliffe
Actress | Withnail & I
After training at LAMDA, Irene traveled widely with the Bristol Old Vic Company, including Europe, America and the Middle East. She worked in rep at Liverpool, Leatherhead, Worthing and Wolverhampton and did seasons at Stratford-on-Avon and Chichester and toured with a Shakespearean Company. She ...
19. Herbert Lomas
Actor | Lorna Doone
Herbert Lomas was born on January 17, 1887 in Burnley, Lancashire, England as Tom Herbert Lomas. He was an actor, known for Lorna Doone (1934), Ask a Policeman (1939) and The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case (1932). He died on April 11, 1961 in Bovey Tracey, Devon, England.
23. Philip Brack
Actor | A Man for All Seasons
Philip Brack was born on February 27, 1927 in Burnley, Lancashire, England as Philip Thomas Whittle. He was an actor, known for A Man for All Seasons (1966), The Silver Sword (1971) and The Darwin Adventure (1972). He was married to Paddy Frost. He died on July 29, 1979 in Sherborne, Dorset, ...
25. Jenna Southworth
Actress | The Afternoon Play
Jenna grew up in Barrowford, Lancashire. She completed her training at The University of Salford, graduating with a degree in Performing Arts in 2007.
Whilst still at university, Jenna was cast by Jim Cartwright himself for his television play 'Johnny Shakespeare'.
Since leaving university, as well ...
26. Stephen Rigg
Producer | The Terror of Our Ways
Stephen Rigg has been responsible for a wide array of different films in various genres over the years. Having cut his teeth on home cinema in the early days of video, and studying under legendary indie-film legend Lloyd Kaufman, he has progressed from short films, through to music promo's, live ...
27. William Blezard
Composer | A Song for Tomorrow
William Blezard, was best known as piano accompanist for such leading stage figures as Joyce Grenfell, Marlene Dietrich and Honor Blackman. He was also a composer of note, particularly of theatre and film music. Born in Padiham, near Burnley, he was the son of mill workers, and his tenor father ...
28. Doreen Casey
Doreen Casey was born on July 3, 1929 in Burnley, Lancashire, England as Doreen Lavinia Casey. She is known for her work on Steptoe and Son (1962), Treffpunkt Telebar (1961) and Frankfurter Palette (1958). She was married to Harry Smith Hampshire. She died on September 16, 2002 in Slough, Berkshire...
32. Tommy Manley
Self | The Good Old Days
Tommy Manley was born on August 31, 1909 in Burnley, Lancashire, England as Thomas Henry Manley. He was an actor, known for The Good Old Days (1953) and Let's Go Crazy (1951). He was married to Florence Austin. He died on June 20, 1975 in Lambeth, London, England.
Writer | EastEnders
Gavin James Bower is a writer. Born in Lancashire in 1982, he graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2004 before working as a model in London and Paris for, among others, John Galliano and Hermes. The author of two novels and one non-fiction work, he's contributed to the Guardian, ...
42. Walter Haggar
Actor | The Life of Charles Peace
Walter Haggar was born on November 26, 1880 in Burnley, Lancashire, England. He was an actor, known for The Life of Charles Peace (1905), Weary Willie and Tired Tim: The Gunpowder Plot (1903) and Weary Willie and Tired Tim Turned Barbers (1903). He was married to Ada Roberts. He died on September ...
Actress | Gazette
Nan Hargreaves Jones was born on December 22, 1903 in Burnley, Lancashire, England as Nellie Wearing. She was an actress, known for Gazette (1968), Coronation Street (1960) and Yorky (1960). She was married to John Hargreaves Jones. She died on January 7, 1982 in High Legh, Cheshire, England.