List of people from Kingston upon Hull
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- 1 Science and Engineering
- 2 Arts and Humanities
- 3 Entertainment
- 4 Politics
- 5 Other
- 6 Sport
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Science and Engineering
Physiology and Medicine
- George William Gray Hull University professor who first discovered cyanobiphenyl liquid crystals (which had correct stability and temperature properties for application in Liquid crystal display technology.
Computer Science and Mathematics
- Ernest William Brown, mathematician and astronomer.
- John Venn the British Mathematician was born in Hull in 1834. He was responsible for the Venn diagram.
- Rob Miles, Microsoft MVP and Lecturer at the University of Hull.
Arts and Humanities
- James Evans (linguist) Hull-born missionary and amateur linguist. He is best remembered for his creation of the "syllabic" writing system for Ojibwe and Cree, which was later adapted to other languages such as Inuktitut.
- Joseph Malet Lambert (1853–1931) Author, Canon of York, Chairman of Hull University Board, Educationalist, Social Reformer.
- Joe Longthorne, Professional singer,famous for his rendition of Dame Shirley Bassey,and The Rat Pack, including Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior.
- John Bacchus Dykes, nineteenth century Hymnist, most notable as the composer of the popular maritime hymn, Eternal Father, Strong to Save
- Roland Gift, Lead singer of Fine Young Cannibals. Grew up in the city and attended Kelvin Hall Secondary School
- Patricia Bredin, singer who was UK's first entry to Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 with 'All', she also starred in a number of films in the 1950s and 1960s.
- Paul Heaton, musician, spent most of his life in Hull, and often references this fact in songs with his band The Beautiful South.
- Alfred Hollins, composer and international concert organist was born in Hull in 1865.
- Lene Lovich, American born Lovich was a pupil at Greatfield High School and found fame on the Stiff Label in the late 1970s. She had a number three hit with 'Lucky Number'.
- Henry Priestman, record producer and singer/songwriter for 1980s hit band The Christians
- Mick Ronson, guitarist, most famous for his work with David Bowie, hails from the city of Hull.
- David Whitfield, 1950s male tenor vocalist, the most successful UK male singer in the U.S. during the pre-rock years, and still one of only six artists to have spent 10 or more consecutive weeks at Number One on the UK Singles Chart.
- Norman Cook (also known as Fatboy Slim), moved to Hull in the 1980s and became a member of indie pop band The Housemartins.
- Everything but the Girl, a band formed by Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt whilst they were students at Hull University.
- Trevor Bolder Bass player: David Bowie, The Spiders From Mars, Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash
- Cosey Fanni Tutti, founding member of the industrial band Throbbing Gristle, formed the performance art group COUM Transmissions in the city along with Genesis P-Orridge who attended the university from 1969-1971. They changed their name to Throbbing Gristle in 1976 after moving London.
- Gay-Yee Westerhoff born Hull, is the Chinese-English cellist of the all female string quartet, Bond.
- Kingmaker, indie band formed by three Hull-born musicians including John Andrew had UK Top 40 singles during the late-1980s and the early-1990s, but split in 1995.
- The Paddingtons: English Indie band from Hull. Between April 2005 and 9 November 2006, they played over 150 live shows including Leeds Festival and T In The Park. They've had two UK Top 40 singles 'Panic Attack' (No25 hit) and '50 To The Pound' (No32 hit) both in 2005.
- Rob Hubbard: Composer. Best known for his composition of computer game theme music, especially for microcomputers of the 1980s such as the Commodore 64. His work showcased the potential of the Commodore 64's sound hardware and provided many examples of how appropriate music can improve the gaming experience.
- George Frederick Bodley
- Cuthbert Brodrick
- Alfred Gelder, architect and five-times mayor of Hull
- Philip Larkin, Coventry born poet who lived in Hull for the majority of his life as the resident Librarian at Hull University
- Ted Lewis, author of Jack's Return Home, later filmed as Get Carter, attended Hull School of Art.
- Andrew Marvell, 17th century Metaphysical poet
- William Mayne, children's writer
- Sir Andrew Motion, Former Poet Laureate taught English at the University of Hull (1976–1980)
- Stevie Smith, Poet and Novelist best known for her poem "Not Waving but Drowning"
- Stanley Wells, Shakespeare scholar
- Martin Goodman, writer.
- Shirley Craven - Textile Designer and Art Director for acclaimed 1960s design group Hull Traders
- Henry Dawson - 19th-century landscape painter, born in Hull
- John Ward - early 19th-century painter of marine seascapes
- Roland Gift, Singer, born in Birmingham but raised in Hull. Singer of 1980s band Fine Young Cannibals
- Michael Jibson, actor, grew up in Hessle and attended Hessle High School. He originated the role of Joe Casey in the West End Musical Our House. He has worked extensively in Film, TV and Theatre. His films include The Bank Job and Les Misérables.
- John Alderton, actor, grew up in Hull and attended Kingston High School.
- Ian Carmichael OBE, actor was born in Hull.
- Sir Tom Courtenay, actor, star of stage, film and TV, and graduate of RADA and honorary graduate of the University of Hull
- Robert Crampton, Times journalist, grew up in Hull
- Liam Garrigan, former student of Wyke College and Northern Theatre Company, star of TV dramas Casualty, The Chase and Agatha Christie's Marple born and raised in Hull.
- Vanessa Hooper, former dancer with the Royal Ballet and Northern Ballet Theatre, now a senior examiner, lecturer and committee member of the IDTA.
- Andrew Lincoln, actor, spent some time growing up in Hull.
- Maureen Lipman, British film, theatre and television actress, columnist, and comedian.
- Jordan Metcalfe, Actor best known as Adil the Genie in Nickelodeon's Genie in the House and Brian in Misfits.
- Roy North, Actor and TV presenter best known for his appearances as 'Mr Roy' in 1970s children's show Basil Brush
- Reece Shearsmith, actor and writer, famous as a member of The League of Gentlemen
- Debra Stephenson, actor, comedian and impressionist born in Hull, star of TV dramas Bad Girls and Coronation Street
- Liam Mower, dancer and actor, famous for originating the title role in Billy Elliot the Musical and being the youngest person ever to win an Olivier Award for Best Actor for the role.
- Isy Suttie, stand up comedian, writer, and actress born in Hull. She is best known for playing the role of Dobby in the British sitcom Peep Show.
- Andy Newton-Lee, an actor best known for playing the part of Robbie Flynn in Hollyoaks, other acting roles include parts in Coronation Street, Casualty, Doctors and Where the Heart Is.
- Peter Martin, best known for playing the part of Joe Carroll in The Royle Family and the part of Len Reynolds in ITV's Emmerdale.
- Oliver Stokes actor who plays Michael Garvey in Benidorm
- Gerald Thomas - Director of the 'Carry on Film's'
- Dorothy Mackaill - Motion picture actress.
- Derren Litten actor/writer best known for writing Benidorm/Catherine Tate Show/The Spa Benidorm
- Gavin Scott novelist, broadcaster and Film/TV Writer best known for writing Small Soldiers, The Borrowers and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
- John Hall a former Prime Minister of New Zealand.
- John Prescott Welsh born former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1997–2007) and MP for, and resident of Hull East since 1970. However, Prescott was born in Wales and identifies as Welsh.
- William Wilberforce who was instrumental in the abolition of slavery.
- Thomas Ferens (4 May 1847 – 9 May 1930) was a British politician, a philanthropist, and an industrialist. He was the Member of Parliament for Hull East for 13 years, and served the city as a Justice of the Peace and as High Steward. He helped establish Reckitt & Sons, a manufacturer of household goods, as one of Kingston upon Hull’s foremost businesses. His career with the company spanned 61 years—from his initial employment as a confidential and shorthand clerk until his death, as chairman, in 1930.
- Kevin McNamara
- Harry Pursey Politician and MP for Hull East 1945–1970
- John Ducker (29 March 1932 – 25 November 2005) was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly and president of the New South Wales branch of the Australian Labor Party from 1972 until 1979
- Henry Wolsey Bayfield British naval officer and surveyor who charted thousands of Canadian Islands. Bayfield, Wisconsin is named after him.
- Richard Bean, playwright.
- Ronald Dearing, Baron Dearing CB, senior civil servant, become Chairman and Chief Executive of the Post Office Ltd.
- Michelle Dewberry, winner of the second British series of reality TV show The Apprentice
- A. G. Dickens renowned historian on The English Reformation
- Sir John Ellerman Shipping Tycoon of Ellerman Lines fame. Reputedly the richest man in Britain during his lifetime and amongst the most successful and wealthy British business people of all time.
- John Godber, playwright, has been Artistic Director of the Hull Truck Theatre Company from 1984 to 2011.
- James Hall (explorer) (unknown, Hull – 1612, Greenland) was an English explorer in the service of the Danish King.
- Amy Johnson, Aviator, famed throughout the world in the 1930s and the first person to fly solo from England to Australia. Born on St Georges Road in West Hull, she attended Kingston High School.
- Alex J. Kay (1979-), historian, described as "a leading scholar on the Third Reich and German history".
- Alan Plater, English playwright and screenwriter, who has worked extensively in British television from the 1960s to the 2000s. Moved to Hull when he was a young child.
- Joseph Rank (28 March 1854 – 13 November 1943) was the founder of Rank Hovis McDougall, one of the United Kingdom's largest flour-milling businesses.
- J. Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank (22 December 1888 – 29 March 1972) was a British industrialist and film producer, and founder of the Rank Organisation, now known as The Rank Group Plc.
- Sir James Reckitt, 1st Baronet (1833–1924)
- Sir Harold Reckitt, 2nd Baronet(1868–1930)
- Sir Bealby Reckitt, 3rd Baronet (1873–1944)
- Yasmina Siadatan, winner of the fifth British series of reality TV show The Apprentice
- Henry Brarens Sloman (1848–1931), English-German entrepreneur who emigrated first to Hamburg, Germany, and then to Chile where he established a saltpetre business. Back in Hamburg he was listed as the city's richest man in 1912.
- William Traynor, recipient of the Victoria Cross
- Nick Barmby, former Hull City A.F.C. winger and manager
- Luke Campbell, Olympic champion who earned a gold medal in boxing at the London 2012 Summer Olympics
- Stanley Gene, rugby league player (retired 2008) who has made East Hull his home for many years.
- Lewis Harris, rugby league player 
- Damian Johnson BBC Sports broadcaster and journalist
- Ebenezer Cobb Morley (1831 – 1924), sportsman regarded as the father of The Football Association and modern Football.
- Katie O'Brien, professional tennis player currently seeded second in the UK and in the top 100 in the world
- Clive Sullivan, rugby league player, played for both of Hull's rugby league teams. The main road into the city from the Humber Bridge is named after him (Clive Sullivan Way).
- Dean Windass, who had two spells with Hull City and scored the goal which helped the club to promotion to the top flight of English football for the first time in the club's history.
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