List of people from Kingston upon Hull
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Physiology and medicine
- Stephen C. West FRS, biochemist and molecular biologist.
- 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
- Ernest William Brown, mathematician and astronomer
- John Venn, mathematician, born in Hull in 1834; responsible for the Venn diagram
Arts and humanities
- James Evans, Hull-born missionary and amateur linguist; best remembered for his creation of the "syllabic" writing system for Ojibwe and Cree, later adapted to other languages such as Inuktitut
- Margaret Kissling, missionary to Sierra Leone and New Zealand
- Joseph Malet Lambert (1853–1931), author, Canon of York, Chairman of Hull University Board, educationalist, social reformer
- Trevor Bolder, bass player for David Bowie, The Spiders From Mars, Uriah Heep, and Wishbone Ash.
- Patricia Bredin, singer; UK's first entry to Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 with "All"; starred in a number of films in the 1950s and 1960s.
- Norman Cook (also known as Fatboy Slim), moved to Hull in the 1980s and became a member of indie pop band The Housemartins.
- Dave Hemingway, born and raised in Hull, drummer with the Housemartins and went on to form The Beautiful South with Paul Heaton.
- John Bacchus Dykes, nineteenth-century hymnist, composer of the popular maritime hymn "Eternal Father, Strong to Save"
- Everything but the Girl, band formed by Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt whilst they were students at Hull University.
- Roland Gift, lead singer of Fine Young Cannibals, grew up in the city and attended Kelvin Hall Secondary School
- 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, born in Hull in 1865.
- Rob Hubbard, composer, 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 music can improve the gaming experience.
- 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.
- Joe Longthorne, singer, known for his impersonation of Shirley Bassey.
- Lene Lovich, American-born; pupil at Greatfield High School; found fame on the Stiff Label in the late 1970s; had a number three hit with "Lucky Number"
- The Paddingtons, indie band from Hull; had two UK Top 40 singles in 2005, "Panic Attack" (No. 25) and "50 To The Pound" (No. 32).
- Henry Priestman, record producer and singer/songwriter for 1980s hit band The Christians.
- Mick Ronson, guitarist, known for his work with David Bowie, hails from Hull.
- 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 to London.
- Gay-Yee Westerhoff, born in Hull, is the Chinese-English cellist of the all female string quartet, Bond.
- 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.
- Calum Scott singer born in Hull, famous for appearing on Britains got Talent and well known for his cover of Robyn's Dancing On My Own which became popular on the UK Singles Chart reaching the number 1 position.
- George Frederick Bodley
- Cuthbert Brodrick
- Alfred Gelder, architect and five-times mayor of Hull
- Martin Goodman, writer
- Philip Larkin, Coventry-born poet, 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
- Shirley Craven, textile designer and art director for acclaimed 1960s design group Hull Traders
- Henry Dawson, 19th-century landscape painter, born in Hull
- Stan Smith (1929–2001), artist, president of The London Group, head of fine art at Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and chairman of Chelsea Arts Club
- John Ward, early 19th-century painter of marine seascapes
- Paul Popplewell, Film, TV, Theatre award-winning actor, attended school in Hull
- John Alderton, actor, grew up in Hull and attended Kingston High School
- Lucy Beaumont (Hull born) award-winning stand up comedian and comedy writer starred at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012 and wrote Radio 4's comedy "To Hull & Back" starring herself and Maureen Lipman.
- Ian Carmichael OBE, actor, born in Hull
- Sir Tom Courtenay, actor, star of stage, film and TV; 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
- Roland Gift, singer of 1980s band Fine Young Cannibals, born in Birmingham but 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
- Michael Jibson, actor, grew up in Hessle and attended Hessle High School; originated the role of Joe Casey in the West End Musical Our House; has worked in film, TV and theatre; films include The Bank Job and Les Misérables
- Andrew Lincoln, actor, spent some time growing up in Hull
- Maureen Lipman, film, theatre and television actress, columnist, and comedian
- Derren Litten, actor, writer, Benidorm
- Dorothy Mackaill, motion picture actress
- Peter Martin, best known for playing Joe Carroll in The Royle Family and Len Reynolds in ITV's Emmerdale
- Jordan Metcalfe, actor, known as Adil the Genie in Nickelodeon's Genie in the House and Brian in Misfits
- 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
- Andy Newton-Lee, actor best known for playing Robbie Flynn in Hollyoaks; other acting roles include parts in Coronation Street, Casualty, Doctors and Where the Heart Is
- Roy North, actor and TV presenter best known for his appearances as Mr Roy in 1970s children's show Basil Brush
- Gemma Oaten (born 8 May 1984 in Hull) actress who has starred in Doctors who most well known for playing Rachel Breckle in Emmerdale from July 2011 until 2015. Appeared on Celebrity Dinner Date in 2016.
- Gavin Scott, novelist, broadcaster and film/TV writer best known for writing Small Soldiers, The Borrowers and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
- Reece Shearsmith, actor and writer, famous as a member of The League of Gentlemen
- Debra Stephenson, actress, comedian and impressionist born in Hull, star of TV dramas Bad Girls and Coronation Street
- Oliver Stokes, actor who plays Michael Garvey in Benidorm
- Isy Suttie, stand up comedian, writer, and actress; born in Hull; known for the role of Dobby in the British sitcom Peep Show
- Gerald Thomas, director of the Carry On films
- Amy Thompson, actress, singer, TV presenter; known for presenting children's TV programme block Milkshake!
- John Ducker (1932–2005), member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly; president of the New South Wales branch of the Australian Labor Party, 1972–1979
- Thomas Ferens (1847–1930), politician, philanthropist, and industrialist; MP for Hull East for 13 years; served the city as a Justice of the Peace and as High Steward
- John Hall, former Prime Minister of New Zealand
- Kevin McNamara
- John Prescott, Welsh-born former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1997–2007); MP and resident of Hull East since 1970; however, he was born in Wales and identifies as Welsh
- Harry Pursey, politician and MP for Hull East 1945–1970
- William Wilberforce, instrumental in the abolition of slavery
- 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; Chairman and Chief Executive of the Post Office Ltd
- "Gassy Jack" John Deighton, founder of Gastown, precursor to modern-day Vancouver, BC, Canada
- Michelle Dewberry, winner of the second British series of reality TV show The Apprentice business woman and Sky News presenter
- A. G. Dickens, 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
- Joseph James Forrester, businessman
- John Godber, playwright; Artistic Director of the Hull Truck Theatre Company, 1984–2011
- James Hall (unknown, Hull–1612, Greenland), explorer in the service of the Danish King
- Amy Johnson, aviator, famed throughout the world in the 1930s; first person to fly solo from England to Australia; born on St Georges Road in West Hull, attended Kingston High School
- Alex J. Kay (born 1979), historian, described as "a leading scholar on the Third Reich and German history"
- Alan Plater, playwright and screenwriter; worked extensively in British television from the 1960s to the 2000s; moved to Hull as a child
- Jim Radford (born 1928), folk singer, shantyman, peace campaigner, former housing activist, youngest known participant in the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944
- J. Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank (1888–1972), industrialist and film producer; founder of the Rank Organisation, now known as The Rank Group Plc
- Joseph Rank (1854–1943), founder of Rank Hovis McDougall, one of the UK's largest flour-milling businesses
- Sir Bealby Reckitt, 3rd Baronet (1873–1944)
- Sir Harold Reckitt, 2nd Baronet (1868–1930)
- Sir James Reckitt, 1st Baronet (1833–1924)
- 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; listed as Hamburg's richest man in 1912
- William Traynor, recipient of the Victoria Cross
- Commander Steven B Wordsworth (born 1959) Hong Kong Police Force. Left Hull in 1980 to join the Royal Hong Kong Police Force. Appointed senior commander in 1997. Retired in 2015.
- 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
- Tony Green, sports commentator and television presenter
- 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, (Born In Beverley, 5 miles from Hull) 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, 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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- "Trevor Bolder | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
- O'Connor, John Kennedy (2007). The Eurovision Song Contest – The Official History. UK: Carlton Books. ISBN 978-1-84442-994-3.
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- "Interview with Rob Hubbard". Sidmusic.org. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- "For the best in C64 nostalgia". C64.COM. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- "Where You Stand: The Unofficial Kingmaker Website: Interview". Archived from the original on 29 June 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
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- "Cosey Fanni Tutti profile". Brainwashed.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
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