Steve Abbott – (born 28 July 1954) is a film producer and executive producer. His credits include “A Fish Called Wanda”, “American Friends”, “Blame it on the Bellboy”, “Brassed Off” and “Fierce Creatures”. Steve was born in Bradford.
Eric Anderson, VC – (1915–1943) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Eric was born in Fagley, Bradford.
Natalie Anderson – (born 24 October 1981) is an English actress best known for her roles as Alicia Gallagher in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale and Stella Davenport in the medical drama The Royal. Born in Bradford.
Richard J. Appleton – (1856–1946) was a camera manufacturer and film maker, Appleton devised a tri-partite apparatus which he called the Cieroscope, combining the functions of camera, printer and projector, first put into use in November 1896.
Robert AppleyardMBE (27 June 1924 – 17 March 2015) was a Yorkshire and England cricketer. He was one of the best English bowlers of the 1950s, a decade which saw England develop its strongest bowling attack of the twentieth century. Born in Bradford.
Bruce Bannister – (born 14 April 1947) is a retired professional footballer who played for Bradford City FC. Bannister founded a successful sports clothing and footwear business, SportsShoes.com. Born in Bradford.
Juliet Barker FRSL – (born 1958) is a British historian, specialising in the Middle Ages and literary biography.
Simon Beaufoy – (born 1967) is an Academy Award winning screenwriter, born in Keighley.
Sir Jacob Behrens – (1806–1889) was an Anglo-German textile merchant. He was a founder of the Bradford Chamber of Commerce in 1851.
Gerard Benson – (1931–2014) was originally from London, Bradford's first and only poet laureate. Gerard was a Quaker, a poet and a teacher. Lived in Manningham.
David Berglas – (born 30 July 1926) is a psychological magician, mentalist, and mnemonist.
Sharon Beshenivsky – (1967–2005) was a police constable who was killed in the line of duty on Friday 18 November 2005, protecting the community. Sharon was born in Bradford.
Tony Bevan, RA – (born 1951) is a British painter. He studied at Bradford School of Art from 1968 to 1971, followed by Goldsmiths' College, London from 1971 to 1974, and the Slade School of Fine Art from 1974 to 1976. He was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in London as an Academician in 2007. Born in Bradford.
The three Brontë sisters, in an 1834 painting by their brother Patrick Branwell. From left to right: Anne, Emily and Charlotte. (Branwell used to be between Emily and Charlotte, but subsequently painted himself out.)
Rodney Bewes – (born 27 November 1937) is an English television actor and writer. Born in Bingley.
David Blamires – (born 16 March 1957) is an English Grammy award winning musician, born in Bradford.
Tim Booth – (born 4 February 1960) is an English singer, dancer and actor best known as the lead singer from the band James. Born in Bradford.
Aidy Boothroyd – (born 1971) is a football coach and manager, born in Baildon.
Bill Bowes – (25 July 1908 – 4 September 1987) was one of the best bowlers of the interwar period and, for a time, the most important force behind Yorkshire's then dominance of the County Championship. Lived in Menston.
George William ChaferVC – (1894–1966) English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. George was born in Bradford.
John Lawrence Hammond – (18 July 1872–7 April 1949) British journalist and writer on social history and politics. Educated at Bradford Grammar School.
James Robert Hanson – (born 9 November 1987) English professional footballer who plays for Sheffield United. In 2013 he scored the goal that sent Bradford City to their first major cup final appearance since 1911. Hanson is Bradford City FC's third highest goalscorer of all time. Born in Bradford.
Barbara Jane Harrison, GC – (1945–1968) British air stewardess who was awarded the George Cross for heroism, and is the only woman to be awarded the medal for gallantry in peacetime. Barbara was born in Bradford.
Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey, CH, MBE, PC – (born 1917) British Labour politician, who served as Secretary of State for Defence from 1964 to 1970 and Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1974 to 1979. He was brought up in Keighley and educated at Bradford Grammar School.
John Helm – (born 1942) British sports commentator. Born in Baildon.
John Hendrie – (born 1963) Scottish former professional association footballer who played for Bradford City FC in the 1980s. Lives in Menston.
Georgie Henley – (born 1995) actress, born in Ilkley. Best known for her portrayal of Lucy Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia film series.
David Hockney depicted on 'The Threads That Bind Us' embroidered hanging created by artists Morwenna Catt & Lucas Stephens which hangs in Bradford City Hall
James Hill (1 August 1919–7 October 1994) Academy Award winning British film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Born in Eldwick.
David Hockney, CH, RA – (born 1937) painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer, who was born in Bradford.
Allan Holdsworth (6 August 1946 – 15 April 2017) was a British guitarist and composer. He released twelve studio albums as a solo artist and played a variety of musical styles spanning a period of more than four decades. Born in Bradford.
Fred Hoyle, FRS – (1915–2001) was an astronomer and mathematician known for the steady state theory of creation. Born in Gilstead, Bingley.
Paul Hudson – (born 1971) meteorologist and television weather presenter for BBC Yorkshire. He was born in Keighley.
Mathew HughesVC (1822–9 January 1882) English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Matthew was born in Bradford.
Tasawar Hussain – (1966–2003) murdered when he confronted a gang of robbers after an armed raid on a travel agency in Lumb Lane in January 2003. Tasawar was posthumously awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery.
John Hustler – (1715–1790) Quaker wool-stapler in Bradford, who was largely responsible, at the start of the Industrial Revolution, for transforming Bradford from a village to prosperous industrial town.
Peter Jackson – (born 1961) football manager and former footballer, he was Bradford City FC's youngest ever captain, he lifted the 3rd division championship trophy on the day of the Bradford Fire disaster in 1985. He was born in Bradford.
William Jackson – (1815–1866) organist and composer. He was organist of St. John's Church at Bradford and was conductor of Bradford Choral Union, and chorus master of Bradford Festivals.
Wayne Jacobs – (born 1969) English football coach and former professional player who founded the Bradford charity 'One In A Million', helping disadvantaged children in the city.
Paul Jewell – (born 1964) football manager and former player, he took Bradford City AFC into the premier League in 1999. He also played 269 games for the club. Lives in Menston.
Joe Johnson – (born 1952) former professional snooker player, born in Bradford. He is best known as the surprise winner of the 1986 World Championship.
Benjamin Jowett – (1877–1963) co-founder of the Bradford-based car manufacturer, Jowett Cars Ltd.
Omar Khan – entrepreneur best known for the Indian restaurant chain of the same name and is the former owner of the Bradford Bulls. Mr Khan has also been noted for his community and philanthropic work in his home city of Bradford.
Natalia Kills – (born Natalia Keery-Fisher 15 August 1986) British singer-songwriter and director, born in Bradford.
Rudi Leavor – (born 31 May 1926) President and Chairman of the Bradford Reform Synagogue. In the Spring of 2013, aged 86, he secured funding for urgent repairs to the Grade II listed 1881 built Synagogue, with the help of the local Muslim Community through the Bradford Council for Mosques and other businesses and groups in the area. Lives in Bradford.
James Joseph MagennisVC – (27 October 1919–12 February 1986) Belfast born recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. James lived in Bradford from 1955 onwards.
Aasif Hakim Mandviwala – (born 5 March 1966) known professionally as Aasif Mandvi is an Indian-American actor and comedian. Brought up in Bradford.
Mick Manning – (born 1959) British artist and creator of children's books. Born in Haworth.
Peter MarksCBE – (born 1949) English businessman, and the former Chief Executive of the member-owned retailer The Co-operative Group.
Thomas Harold Broadbent MaufeVC –(6 May 1898–28 March 1942) English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Thomas was born in Ilkley.
Chantel McGregor – (born 1986) British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter. Chantel attended Leeds College of Music where she achieved a number of awards, including the Leeds College of Music Prize for Outstanding Musicianship. Chantel was born in Bradford.
Yvonne McGregorMBE – (born 9 April 1961) English former professional cyclist. She was made an MBE for services to cycling in the 2002 New Year Honours. Yvonne was born in Bradford.
Margaret McMillan – (1860–1931) Christian Socialist, working in Bradford, who agitated for reforms to improve the health of young children.
Samuel Meekosha, VC – (1893–1950) English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Samuel was brought up in Bradford.
Florence Moser – (1856–1921) established the 'City Guild of Help' in the town, a form of organised help for the poor and distressed of Bradford. Florence also ran an establishment called 'the Nest' for mothers to leave their babies and young children for the day. She was a philanthropist.
Jacob Moser – (1839–1922) Lord Mayor and chief magistrate of Bradford. Alongside his work in his textile export business, Jacob was a founder of the Bradford Charity Organisation Society and the City Guild of Help.
Roger Mosey – (born 1958) British broadcasting executive who was born in Bradford.
William Napier, VC – (1828–1908) English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. William was born in Keighley.
Brian Noble – (born 1961) former Rugby League player who played for and coached Bradford Bulls and captained and coached the Great Britain squad.
Chris Norman – (born 1950) rock singer and guitarist who was a founding member of the Bradford glam rock band, Smokie.
Gloria De Piero – (born 21 December 1972) British Labour Party politician, journalist and TV presenter who became known for her work at GMTV. In 2010, she was returned to Parliament as MP for Ashfield. Born in Bradford.
Ces Podd – (born 1952) retired international footballer from Saint Kitts and Nevis who started his professional career playing for Bradford City FC, with whom he made a record 565 appearances over 14 years.
Wilhelm Norbert Pollack – (1868–1916) chairman of Bradford City FC through its most successful period and did much to keep the club solvent through the early years of the first world war. Pollack of German descent also ran a successful textile business in the city. Lived in Bradford.
Euan Rabagliati – (1892–1978) pilot, racecar driver and was later recruited by MI6 during World War II serving as head for the Netherlands and Denmark. He shot down the first German plane in World War I. Born in Bradford.
Arthur Raistrick – (1896–1991) British geologist, archaeologist, academic, and writer. He was born in Saltaire, Shipley.
Anita Rani – (born Ahita Rahi Nazran; 1977 in Bradford) English radio and television presenter and journalist.
Dean Richards – (1974–2011) professional footballer who was born in Bradford. He played for Bradford City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and England U21.
Tony Richardson – (1928–1991) theatre and film director and producer, who won two Oscars for his film, Tom Jones. He was born in Shipley.
Geoffrey Richmond – (born 1940 or 1941) chairman of Bradford City AFC from 1994 to 2002, the most successful era for the club since before the First World War. He was instrumental in developing Valley Parade into a modern all seater stadium.
Sam Riley – (born 8 January 1980) English actor and singer. Born in Menston.
William Riley – (1866–1961) English novelist. He was born in Laisterdyke, Bradford.
Sir Henry William Ripley, 1st Baronet – (23 April 1813–9 November 1882) British businessman, philanthropist and politician.
Boris Schapiro – (22 August 1909 – 1 December 2002) British international bridge player. He was a Grandmaster of the World Bridge Federation, and the only player to have won both the Bermuda Bowl (the world championship for teams) and the World Senior Pairs championship.
George Adolphus Schott – (1868–1937) mathematician, born in Bradford. He is best known for developing the full theory of radiation from electrons travelling at close to the speed of light.
James Shaw – (1826–1892) bellfounder, whose company 'James Shaw Son & Co, Bradford' (1848-c1913) became, during the 1880s, the largest manufacturer of musical handbells in the world. They also caste tower bells and manufactured clocks.
Ernest Leopold Sichel – (1862–1941) born in Bradford and was a painter, sculptor and silversmith, who exhibited at the Royal Academy.
Alan Silson – rock musician who grew up in Bradford and was a founder member of the Bradford band Smokie.
Bobby Vanzie – (born 15 August 1975) former English professional boxer who won the British lightweight title, and Commonwealth lightweight title. Vanzie defended his British lightweight title successfully twice, winning a British Lonsdale Belt outright. Born in Bradford.
John Verity – (born 1949) English Blues Rock guitarist. He formed the John Verity Band, and also played with the band Argent from 1973 to 1976. Born in Bradford.
Alberta Vickridge – (1890–1963) poet, won a Bard's Crown and Bardic Chair at an Eisteddfod in 1924 for her extended poem, the Forsaken Princess. Born in Bradford.
Abe Waddington – (1893–1959) professional cricketer, born in Clayton. He played cricket for Yorkshire and England.
Scott Waites – (born 17 February 1977 in Bradford, Yorkshire) English professional darts player and is a former BDO World Darts Champion having won the 2016 and 2013 tournaments.
Harold Walden – (10 October 1887–2 December 1955) English amateur football player who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics. He won a gold medal and is the record Olympic goalscorer for the Great Britain football team.
George Whyte-Watson – (1908–1974) senior consultant surgeon at Bradford Royal Infirmary for nearly 30 years. He was instrumental in getting self-examination included as part of the procedure for detecting breast cancer.
The fourth photograph, Fairy Offering Posy of Harebells to Elsie Wright
Dean Windass – (born 1969) professional footballer, Bradford City Football Club's fourth all-time highest goal scorer. Lives in Menston
Ron Wing, CBE – (1927–2005) leading pharmacist who launched Ibuprofen and was instrumental in providing new treatments for epilepsy. He studied as an apprentice at Bradford Technical College from 1942 to 1947.
Junior Witter – (born 1974) Bradford's first ever World Boxing Champion. He is the former British Welterwight champion and former WBC World Light-Welterweight champion, and has been a European, British and Commonwealth Light-Welterweight champion. Born in Bradford.