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Famous Yorkshire People

John Craven (Countryfile and Newsround)
Michael Palin (Monty Python, World Traveller and Documentary maker
Andrew Lee Potts (Actor, Private Jackson Band of Brothers)
Harry Ramsden, (Fish and Chips fame)
Carol Vorderman, (Countdown)
Helen Sharman, (1st British female astronaut)
Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Pickard, Star Trek, and Shakespearean actor)
Sir Ben Kingsley (World famous actor)
Dame Judi Dench (World famous actress)
Sean Bean (Sharp, TV series and film roles)
Brian Blessed (Actor and mountaineer)
Alan Bennett (Playwright and Actor)
Bronte Sisters (Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights)
Percy Shaw (Inventor of cats eyes on roadways)
Amy Johnson (Aviator flew solo from England to Australia)
Jeremy Clarkson (Top Gear)
Paul Daniels (Magician)
Ernie Wise (Morecombe and Wise)
Bob Mortimer and Vic Reeves (Comedians, Singers and Actors)
Gordon Kaye (Renee in Allo’ Allo’)
Matthew Lewis (Neville in Harry Potter franchise)
William Wilburforce (brought about abolition of slavery in England, 1807)
William Bradford (Pilgrim Father, First Governor of Plymouth in USA)
James Martin (TV Chef)
The Chuckle Brothers (Comedians)
Kaiser Chiefs (Musicians)
Arctic Monkeys (Musicians)
The Human League (Musicians)
Prince Nazeem (Former Feather Weight World Champion
Nicola Adams (Olympic Gold Medal Boxer)
Brian Clough (Best Manager England never had)
Gabby Logan (TV Presenter)
J B Priestly (Author)
Barbara Taylor Bradford (Author)
James Herriot (Vet and Writer)
Henry Moore (Sculptor)
David Hockney (Artist)
Gordon Banks (Goalie, 1966 World Cup)
Kevin Keegan (Liverpool and England Captain)
Leslie Garrett (Opera Singer)
James Martin  (Celebrity Chef)
Dustin Gee (Comedian)
Mr Marks of Leeds teamed up with Mr Spencer and formed M&S.
Damien Hurst (Controversial Modern day artist)
David Bradley (Actor, Harry Potter plus Game of Thrones)