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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:21 pm
by Space_turnip
To be truthful his link is slightly dubious (lived here for a short time, possibly, family lived here etc etc)...but his nephews did work at the same store as me. So i'm taking the Darth Vader link and running with it ;)

Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:35 pm
by SexyWayne
I forgot my most important one... Tyla lead singer of the Dogs D'amour, he even went to my school :D

They really should have been massive but I guess a bit of fame and too much alcohol don't mix, hard to believe but at one point The Black Crowes were a support act for them..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyXq7Qmu ... re=related

Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:35 pm
by retrogamerdude
Spennymoor, Co. Durham:

Anne Wood (Maker of Teletubbies and In The Night Garden)

Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:06 pm
by Scapegoat
One of Oldham's most famous nearly residents was Sir Winston Churchill, who failed to become the Conservative MP in a 1899 by-election (I wonder how history would have been different had he won).

Actual famous Roughyeds are:

Michael Atherton - cricketer.
Bernard Cribbins - Wombles bloke.
Agyness Deyn - skinny bird.
Michelle Marsh - not a skinny bird.
Christopher Biggins - fat bloke.
David Platt - professional ball kicker.
Eric Sykes - very funny bloke.

But the pinnacle of Oldham born godlike status is shared between Professor Brian Cox and Cannon & Ball.

Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:19 pm
by ToxieDogg
Hmmm...famous people from my hometown.....hardly worth me answering this, is it? :lol:

Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:24 pm
by Ferret Oxide
Former strong man and budgie collector Geoff Capes. At least, he used to live there.

That's about it.

Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:30 pm
by Mayhem
Considering how small the place is, then it ain't done too badly... James Whale, Michaela Strachen and Warwick Davis are three I definitely know, might be more... if you stretch across to Epsom as well, then the list really gets longer...

Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:13 pm
by Sepp Salerno
Christian Bale, Rhys Ifans, and Gruff from the super furry animals....wow, check that interstella crew. Although Christian Bale really down plays he was from Pembrokeshire, I think he's too busy beating up his sister, and shouting at sound men

Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:15 am
by TheDude18
Here’s a list for Llanelli (via Wikipedia)

Sports

• Various Rugby Legends including Phil Bennett, Jonathan Davies, Ray Gravell, Derek Quinnell
• Terry Griffiths, world snooker champion (1979).
• Eirian Williams, snooker referee.
• Steve Naylor, bodybuilder,7 times overall Mr Wales, Overall Mr Europe 2004,Overall Mr Britain 2005
• Flex Lewis, bodybuilder, IFBB Pro, Mr. Olympia 202 Competitor, Jr Mr Europe 2004,Overall Mr Britain 2007,Jr Mr Universe 2006
• Kyle Letheran, Plymouth Argyle F.C goalkeeper

Media and entertainment

• Huw Edwards, BBC newsreader
• Pam Ferris, actor.
• Jessica Garlick, Eurovision Song Contest 2002 UK entrant and Pop Idol finalist
• Deke Leonard, rock musician, author, raconteur and TV panellist
• Gareth Hughes, silent film actor, born in Halfway/Pemberton
• Christopher Rees, singer, songwriter, musician.
• Sophie Dee, porn star :shock:
• Huw Thomas, ITN newscaster
• Imogen Thomas, former Big Brother contestant

Other

• Brian Trubshaw, pilot of first flight of British Concorde

Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:41 am
by Sepp Salerno
TheDude18 wrote:Here’s a list for Llanelli (via Wikipedia)

Sports

• Various Rugby Legends including Phil Bennett, Jonathan Davies, Ray Gravell, Derek Quinnell
• Terry Griffiths, world snooker champion (1979).
• Eirian Williams, snooker referee.
• Steve Naylor, bodybuilder,7 times overall Mr Wales, Overall Mr Europe 2004,Overall Mr Britain 2005
• Flex Lewis, bodybuilder, IFBB Pro, Mr. Olympia 202 Competitor, Jr Mr Europe 2004,Overall Mr Britain 2007,Jr Mr Universe 2006
• Kyle Letheran, Plymouth Argyle F.C goalkeeper

Media and entertainment

• Huw Edwards, BBC newsreader
• Pam Ferris, actor.
• Jessica Garlick, Eurovision Song Contest 2002 UK entrant and Pop Idol finalist
• Deke Leonard, rock musician, author, raconteur and TV panellist
• Gareth Hughes, silent film actor, born in Halfway/Pemberton
• Christopher Rees, singer, songwriter, musician.
• Sophie Dee, porn star :shock:
• Huw Thomas, ITN newscaster
• Imogen Thomas, former Big Brother contestant

Other

• Brian Trubshaw, pilot of first flight of British Concorde
Sophie Dee is from Wales! Wtf?

Oh yeah, forgot - Duffy is from my hometown...wow! What an awesome bunch :?

Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:20 pm
by SirClive
Oh, I almost forgot The Nosebleeds. Punk supergroup in reverse.
Punk band formed in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England in 1976 under the name of Wild Ram. Changed their name to Ed Banger And The Nosebleeds in early 1977 with the following line-up: Edmund 'Ed Banger' Garrity (vocals), Vincent 'Vini' Reilly (guitar), Phillip 'Toby' Tomanov (drums), and Pete Crooks (bass).

In late 1977 Billy Duffy replaced Vini Reilly and Morrissey replaced Ed Banger and subsequently they shortened the group's name to The Nosebleeeds.

Ed Banger ended up in a later incarnation of Slaughter and The Dog.
Vini Reilly formed The Durutti Column.
Pete Crooks and Toby Toman continued on as The Nosebleeds.
Morrissey formed the Smiths
Duffy formed The Cult.

Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:34 pm
by thevulture
:wink: Sob, No fair, Nearest town to me? 9 miles.Famous? Errr, do sheep shaggers count?

Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:36 pm
by SexyWayne
Ryan Giggs??

Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:42 pm
by The Master
thevulture wrote:Errr, do sheep shaggers count?
At least up to ten...

Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:49 pm
by thevulture
The Master wrote:
thevulture wrote:Errr, do sheep shaggers count?
At least up to ten...
Yeah, but don`t they like get a little...confused.They (the sheep) all look, sound, smell-(Hang on, sounding like i`m 1 of em(Sheep shagger) :lol: ), the same, do they not, must be a bugger to keep track.