10 Famous Celebrities from Derbyshire

From Shirebrook, Glossop, Ilkeston, Whatstandwell, Glossop, Chesterfield, Alvaston, Derby and Darley Dale
NAME OCCUPATION DATE OF BIRTH PLACE OF BIRTH FAMOUS FOR:
Jason Statham Actor, Producer, Former Model, Competitive Driver 26 July 1967 Shirebrook Best known for his roles in Guy Ritchie’s crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and Revolver, as well as The Transporter trilogy.
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Designer, Businesswoman, Activist 8 April 1941 Glossop Fashion designer and activist, who played a key role in the development of the 1970s punk scene. Known also for her political activism, the-born designer campaigns against climate change.
Robert Lindsay Actor 13 December 1949 Ilkeston BAFTA, Oliver and Tony award winner that played some serious roles on stage in his expansive theatre and cinema career.
Ellen Macarthur Sailor, Charity Founder 8 July 1976 Whatstandwell She broke the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe in 2005. After retirement she has set up The Ellen Macarthur Foundation and The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.
Hilary Mantel Novelist, Short story writer, Essayist, Critic 6 July 1952 Glossop Best known for her historical fictions and the prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies that have also become successful stage shows, performed by the RSC.
John Hurt Actor 22 January 1940 – 25 January 2017 Chesterfield Described as “simply the greatest actor in the world” by David Lynch, John Hurt has played too may high-profile roles to mention. From the lead in Elephant Man, Kane in sci-fi horror Alien to Mr Ollivander in the Harry Potter films, Sir John mastered the staged with an exquisite elegance.
Jack O’Connell Actor 1 August 1990 Alvaston Famous for his BAFTA Rising Star Award for his part in Angelina Jolie’s movie Unbroken from 2014. He’s also known for his roles in Skins, This Is England, Dive and Money Monster.
Sat Bains Chef 28 February 1971 Derby Best known for being chef proprietor of the two-Michelin star Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms in Nottingham. He won the Roux Scholarship in 1999 and was one of the winners on the BBC show Great British Menu in 2007.
Tom Chambers Actor, TV Personality 22 May 1977 Darley Dale Known for his roles in several BBC dramas. He also won the sixth season of Strictly Come Dancing with his partner Camilla Dallerup.