FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN BELFAST

By Tim Lambert

Thomas Andrews 1813-1885 Chemist

Jocelyn Bell 1943- Astronomer

Derek Bell 1935- Harpist

John Stuart Bell 1928-1990 Physicist

George Best 1946-2005 Footballer

Kenneth Branagh 1960- Actor

Ciaran Carson 1948- Poet

Anne Devline 1951- Writer

James Galway 1939- Musician

St John Ervine 1883-1971 Writer

Paul Henry 1876-1958 Artist

Paddy Higson 1941- Film Producer

Ciaran Hinds 1953- Actor

Lord Kelvin (William Thomson) 1824-1907 Scientist

Sir John Lavery 1856-1948 Artist

C S Lewis 1898-1963 Writer

Cecil Day Lewis 1904-1972 Poet

Mary McAleese 1951- President of Ireland

Patrick MacDowell 1799-1870 Sculptor

Medbh McGuckian 1950- Poet

Bernard MacLaverty 1942- Writer

Louis MacNeice 1907-1963 Poet

Derek Mahon 1941 Poet

Brian Moore 1921-1999 Writer

Andrew Nicholl 1804-1886 Artist

Glen Patterson 1961- Writer

Stephen Rea 1946- Actor

Graham Reid 1945- Writer

Osborne Reynolds 1842-1912 Engineer/mathematician

James Thomson 1822-1892 Engineer

Van Morrison 1945- Singer

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