List of people from Northumberland

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This list is of people who were born or raised in the County of Northumberland, in England. The area covered is the ceremonial county, hence the exclusion of places traditionally regarded as being in Northumberland which are now in Tyne and Wear for administrative and ceremonial purposes. The list is intended to complement Category:People from Northumberland.

Art and architecture[edit]




  • Daniel Ainsleigh (born 1976), British actor and acting coach, born in Hexham
  • Robson Green (born 1964), television actor and singer
  • Jean Heywood (born 1921), British actress, appearing in films and television programmes
  • Alexander Knox (died 1995), Canadian actor; died at Berwick
  • Darren Newton (born 1969), actor and theatre director
  • Ben Roberts, television actor
  • Ray Stevenson (born 1964), Northern Irish film and television actor; grew up in Cramlington
  • Tip Tipping (1958–1993), actor, died in a parachuting accident at Alnwick
  • Henry Travers (1874–1965), born in Berwick; character actor best known for his roles in Hollywood film productions, most famously as Clarence the angel in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  • Kevin Whately (born 1951), English television actor, starring in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Peak Practice, Inspector Morse, and Lewis


  • Tony Bastable (1944–2007), children's television presenter and producer
  • Ian Peacock, radio presenter
  • Sid Waddell (born 1940), English sports commentator and television personality







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  • Norman Graham (born 1943), cricketer who played for Kent, born at Hexham
  • Ken Graveney (born 1924), English cricketer who played for and captained Gloucestershire, born in Hexham
  • Tom Graveney (born 1927), former English cricketer; President of the Marylebone Cricket Club for 2004-5; played for England in 79 Tests; a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1953; born in Riding Mill
  • Steve Harmison (born 1978), Durham and England cricketer
  • John Wake (born 1953), Bedfordshire cricketer
  • Alan Weedy (born 1933), administrator for Northern California Cricket Association, born in Morpeth


NB: Clubs listed are those at which the player made 100 or more League appearances or, if not applicable, club at which they made most appearances.

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Other people[edit]