Rising and Famous Stars from Sheffield

Sean BeanSean Bean

Actor

One of Britain’s most recognisable actors was born and bred in Sheffield. Sean Bean has starred in countless TV shows and films over the decades, including ‘The Lord of the Rings’, ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Sharpe’. He is also a diehard supporter of Sheffield United.

Leo ButlerLeo Buttler

Playwright

Leo Butler graduated from the Royal Court’s young writers’ scheme in London but was born in Sheffield. The playwright has created a number of successful plays over the last ten years, including ‘Faces in the Crowd’, which premiered at the Royal Court Theatre.

Jessica-Jane ClementJessica Jane Clement

Actress, TV presenter

Jessica-Jane Clement is a glamour model, actress and TV presenter from Sheffield. She starred in ‘The Real Hustler’ and also took part in the British reality programme ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!’.

Seb CoeSeb Coe

Former athlete and politician

Lord Coe was chairman of the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympics and was instrumental in bringing the Games to Britain. Before that he was a hugely successful athlete, winning Olympic gold medals in 1980 and 1984, and is widely-considered as one of Britain’s best ever sportsmen.

Jessica EnnisJessica Ennis

Athlete

Jessica Ennis won gold at the London 2012 Olympics for the Heptathlon event. She delivered despite huge expectancy resting on her shoulders, and subsequently had a stand named after her at Bramall Lane, the stadium of her local football club Sheffield United.

Arctic MonkeysArctic Monkeys

Band

Arctic Monkeys are one of the most successful bands to have emerged from Britain over the last ten years, with all of their members hailing from Sheffield. Jamie Cook,Alex Turner, Nick O’Malley and Matt Helders are the current members of the band who released hit albums such as ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’.

Adam EtchesAdam Etches

Boxer

By September 2012, Adam Etches had won all five of his professional fights. His promoter is Ricky Hatton and, at the age of 21, he appears to have a big future in the sport.

Jon HarrisJon Harris

Oscar-nominated film editor and director

If you’re one of those people who watch the credits roll at the end of films, then Jon Harris’s name will probably be familiar. The Sheffield-born film editor and director has worked on some huge movies, including ‘Snatch’, ‘Layer Cake’ and ‘Kick-Ass’.

James LomasJames lomas

British Olivier Award-winning actor

James Lomas played the role of “Billy Elliot” when the smash-hit film was converted into a musical in 2005. He has since gone on to play the role of “Joseph” in ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat’.

Peter StringfellowPeter Stringfellow

Nightclub owner

Peter Stringfellow is a successful businessman, having opened up various nightclubs across the world. Believe it or not, he started off selling insurance, sewing machines and vacuum cleaners in order to run dance nights at a local church hall.

Jamie VardyJamie Vardy

Footballer

In May 2012, Jamie Vardy became the first non-league player to be sold for over £1million, when Leicester City bought him from Fleetwood Town. The 25-year-old began his youth career with Sheffield Wednesday, but was released by the Owls before embarking on a journey through the amateur leagues.

Dominic WestDominic West

Actor

Dominic West has starred in some hugely successful films, including ‘300’, but is perhaps best known for his role as “Detective Jimmy McNulty” in the American television drama series ‘The Wire’.

 

Robert Swan

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