List of people from Barrow-in-Furness
(Bold = born in Barrow)
- Aim - musician, DJ and record producer
- Glenn Cornick - ex-first bass player in the rock band Jethro Tull
- Paul MacKenzie - bass player in thrash metal band Xentrix
- Thomas Round - retired singer and actor
- Chris While - award winning songwriter, singer and musician
- Kellie While - singer-songwriter considered to have one of the outstanding voices of her generation
- The Yage Letters - band based in Barrow
- Clifford Last - sculptor. Son of Nella Last
- George Romney - painter and early member of the famed Romney family, was born in Dalton and raised in Ormsgill
- Constance Spry - author and florist
- Keith Tyson, artist and Turner Prize winner, was born in Ulverston and educated in Dalton and Barrow
- Michael Absalom - television presenter (a.k.a. Abs on CBBC)
- David Barber - television actor
- Steve Dixon - newsreader for Sky News
- Nigel Kneale - film and television scriptwriter
- Dave Myers - biker turned TV chef
- Jeffrey Perry - television actor
- Peter Purves - actor and television presenter who lived and worked in Barrow when he began his acting career
- Karen Taylor - television comedian
- Wayne Curtis - Barrow AFC striker
- Ben Davies - York City F.C. and Preston North End defender
- Neil Doherty - Watford, Birmingham City, Northampton Town and Kidderminster Harriers winger
- Keith Eddy - Watford, Sheffield United and New York Cosmos player
- Harry Hadley - professional footballer and football manager
- Emlyn Hughes - England defender, England Captain and Liverpool captain
- Doug MacFarlane - Tottenham Hotspur forward
- Billy McAdams - Manchester City and Barrow A.F.C. striker
- Ian McDonald - midfielder for seven English teams between 1971 and 1988
- Frank McPherson - Barrow A.F.C., Manchester United and Watford F.C forward
- Vic Metcalfe - Sunderland A.F.C. centre back
- Jim Parker - Burnley and Bradford Park Avenue defender
- Jack Pelter - Huddersfield Town and Hull City midfielder
- Mike Pike - The Football League referee
- Harry Roberts - England forward
- Gary Stevens - England and Everton defender
- Ron Suart - former English football player and manager (most notably of Chelsea)
- Albert Tomkin - Former outside left player for Tottenham Hotspur
- David Walders - Former defender for Barrow, Burnley and Oldham Athletic
- Jack Walders - Former winger for Barrow, Burnley and Oldham Athletic
- Fred Walker - footballer and former manager of Huddersfield Town
- Jason Walker - current York striker; former player for Dundee, Greenock Morton and Morecambe Ron Staniforth - England, Sheffield Wednesday and Barrow Afc.
- Paul Crarey - former Barrow Raiders and Whitehaven coach
- Ade Gardner - Barrow Raiders and St. Helens winger
- Mat Gardner - rugby league player, who currently plays for the Huddersfield Giants Matt has now moved to Salford Giants
- Ben Harrison - Warrington Wolves player and Ireland international
- Liam Harrison - Barrow Raiders player and Ireland international
- Willie Horne - Great Britain stand-off and Barrow rugby football captain
- Phil Jackson - Canadian former rugby league player
- Jimmy Lewthwaite - rugby league winger for Barrow and Great Britain, inducted in Barrow Hall of fame alongside Willie Horn and Phil Jackson
- Caroline Alexander - cross country mountain biker and road cyclist
- George Bigg - cricketer
- Kenneth A. Bray - sport teacher and member of the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame
- Mike Burns - cricketer, captain of Somerset County Cricket Club
- Eddie Crooks - professional Isle of Man TT Races rider
- Stuart Horne - cricketer
- John Iberson - cricketer
- Adam Roynon - professional speedway rider
- Len Wilkinson - cricketer
- James G. Crossley - professor of New Testament, part-time professional wrestler, author of Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism: Scholarship, Intellectuals and Ideology (2012), Harnessing Chaos: The Bible in English Political Discourse since 1968 (2014), and critic of anti-Semitic biblical scholar Bruce Malina
- William Eccles - physicist and a pioneer in the development of radio communication
- Thomas Fresh - pioneer of environmental health and Liverpool's first public health officer
- Pat Hudson - Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Cardiff.
- Chris Blackhurst - editor of The Independent
- Annie Currie - Barrow-born woman of Scottish origin who was married to American physicist Robert H. Dicke
- Gordon Fallows - Church of England bishop
- Maurice Flitcroft - amateur golfer and a hoaxer
- William Thomas Forshaw - British Army officer, and recipient of the Victoria Cross
- Nella Last - published wartime diarist
- Derek Pattinson - Secretary-General of the General Synod of the Church of England
- Sir Leonard Redshaw - shipbuilder
- Dame Stella Rimington - Director-General (DG) of MI5 from 1992 to 1996
- William Sykes - clergyman
- Álvaro de Campos - heteronym created by Fernando Pessoa
- Charles Parker - detective in the Lord Peter Wimsey stories by Dorothy L. Sayers
- Numerous individuals from The Railway Series; Barrow is strongly associated with the stories
- Sue, David (2006-06-23). "Superstar DJ continues to Aim high". Manchester Evening News. Guardian Media Group. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-08-07.
- "Glenn Cornick". The Official Jethro Tull Website. Archived from the original on 2007-08-15. Retrieved 2007-08-07.
- "Metalist Magazine". Retrieved 2009-01-10.
- "Thomas Round". Boise State University. Retrieved 2007-08-07.
- "Constance Spry / Florist, Author + Social Reformer (1886 - 1960)". Design Museum. Archived from the original on 2007-08-06. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
- "Keith Tyson Biography". British Council. Archived from the original on 2008-09-12. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
- Jardine, Cassandra (2003-11-03). "'Diabetes is not as simple as it appears'". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2007-08-07.
- Bremner, Charles (2006-11-02). "Nigel Kneale". London: The Times. p. 71. Retrieved 2007-02-08.
- Greenstreet, Rosanna (2006-05-10). "My Home: Dave Myers of the Hairy Bikers". The Independent. London: Independent News & Media. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-08-07.
- "Peter Purves in the Theatre". peterpurves.com. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
- "Karen's sketch show opens". North West Evening Mail. CN Group. 2007-06-11. Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-07-25.
- "Wayne makes Wembley History". North West Evening Mail. CN Group. 2007-05-21. Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-08-07.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-09-08. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
- "Player Report - Harry Hadley". Retrieved 2007-07-21.
- "Emlyn Hughes Obituary". Telegraph.co.uk. London: The Daily Telegraph. 2004-11-11. Retrieved 2007-07-08.
- "Frank McPherson". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
- Pike, Richard; Poutianinen, Marko (1999). "Stevens, Gary 1981-88". Hall of Fame. ToffeeWeb. Retrieved 2007-07-08.
- "Gardner out for indefinite period". BBC News. 2007-04-27. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
- Burke, David (2006-03-11). "A Welcome MAT For My Mate ADE; HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS V ST HELENS, TOMORROW, KICK-OFF 3PM". Daily Mirror. Mirror Group Newspapers. p. 57.
Mat, brought up in Barrow with Ade, said:"It's always been a dream of mine to play against my elder brother and this could be the time it becomes a reality. There's also a big chance we could be meeting head-on on the wing and that would be fantastic. I was pleased with my performance at Wakefield, I just hope Jon Sharp was pleased too - that's obviously the key to me playing against Saints."
- "Vickerstown Cricket Club, Walney". North West Evening Mail. 2006-01-26. Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-21.
- Fagan, Sean. "Rugby League History - Interview with Phil Jackson". RL1908.com. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
- Hadfield, Dave (2007-01-15). "Jim Lewthwaite - Independent Online Edition > Obituaries". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
- Oakes, P.(2004). British Speedway Who's Who. ISBN 0-948882-81-6
- Hodgson, Derek (October 1, 2002). "OBITUARY: LEN WILKINSON; STAR PRE-WAR LEG-SPINNER". The Independent. London, UK: Independent News & Media (published 2002-10-01). p. 20.
- "The University of Sheffield - Religion, Theology and the Bible - Professor James Crossley". University of Sheffield. Archived from the original on 2014-09-13. Retrieved 2014-09-13.
- "Chris Blackhurst appointed Editor of , The Independent". The Independent. London. 2011-07-01.
- "Maurice Flitcroft - Obituary". The Daily Telegraph. London. 2007-03-31. Retrieved 2007-08-07.
- "BBC - History - War Diary of Nella Last". BBC. 2001-07-01. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
- "The Rev Sir Derek Pattinson". The Independent. London. 2006-10-17. Archived from the original on 2007-11-23. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
- Sale, Johnathon (2006-09-07). "Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Dame Stella Rimington, former MI5 boss". The Independent. London: Independent News & Media. Archived from the original on 2006-09-25. Retrieved 2007-08-04.