FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN NORTH EAST ENGLAND

By Tim Lambert

Click on towns in blue to read their histories

ALNWICK

Sir George Airy 1801-92 Astronomer

ASHINGTON

Sir Bobby Charlton 1937- Footballer

Jack Charlton 1935- Footballer

BEDLINGTON Sir Daniel Gooch 1816-1889 Engineer

BELFORD, NORTHUMBERLAND William Coldstream 1908-1987 Artist

BISHOP AUCKLAND Anthony Eden 1897-1977 Prime Minister

BISHOP MIDDLEHAM, DURHAM Henry Taylor 1800-1886 Poet

CHESTER LE STREET Bryan Robson 1957- Footballer

CONSETT Rowan Atkinson 1955- Comedian

DARLINGTON Maurice Elvey 1887-1967 Film Director

DUDLEY, NORTHUMBERLAND Robson Green 1964- Actor

DURHAM Roger Charles Blunt 1900-1966 Cricketer

FATFIELD, COUNTY DURHAMHarold Jeffreys 1891-1989 Physicist

GATESHEAD

Stephen Cram 1960- Athlete

Anne Redpath 1895-1965 Artist

HEBBURN-ON-TYNE Arthur Holmes 1890-1965 Geologist

HEXHAM Wilfrid Wilson 1878-1962 Poet

LONGBENTON, NORTHUMBERLAND Thomas Addison 1793-1860 Doctor after whom Addisons disease is named

MIDDLESBROUGH

Thelma Barlow 1929- actor

Brian Clough 1935- Footballer

Chris Rea 1951- Singer

MORPETH William Turner 1508-1568 Botanist

NEWCASTLE

Mark Akenside 1721-1770 Poet

William Armstrong 1810-1900 Engineer

ROTHBURY Imogen Stubbs 1961 Actress

SOUTH SHIELDS

Elinor Brent Dyer 1894-1969 Writer

Flora Robson 1902-1984 Actress

Kathy Stobart 1925- Saxophonist

George Stout 1860-1944 Psychologist

STOCKTON ON TEES

Thomas Sheraton 1751-1806 Furniture designer

John Walker 1793-1858 Inventor of friction match

SUNDERLAND

Kate Adie 1945- Journalist

James Bolam 1937- Actor

Joseph Swan 1828-1914 One of the inventors of the electric light

Tom Taylor 1817-1880 Playwright

WALLSEND Gordon Sumner 'Sting' 1951- Rock star

WASHINGTON

Bryan Ferry 1945- Musician

WEST HARTLEPOOL Sir Edward Mellanby 1884-1955 Pharmacologist

WYLAM, NORTHUMBERLAND George Stephenson 1781-1848 Railway engineer

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