Famous people who were born or lived in Scarborough

From the very well know to the unsung heroes, Scarborough has a lot to be proud of.

Thursday, 28th May 2020, 7:00 am
Famous people who were born or lived in Scarborough

Of course we couldn’t do a list with everyone who is famous who has lived in the borough, but here are some people you know – and some you may be surprised to know - lived, worked or was born in Scarborough.

Up the coast in Scarborough is where author Susan Hill was born. She is known for her novels The Woman in Black, The Mist in the Mirror and Im the King of the Castle.
Snainton near Scarborough is the birthplace of Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley, known for many roles including as Mohandas Gandhi in Gandhi. Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images

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Actress Penelope Wilton is known for her roles in Downton Abbey, Doctor Who and BBC sitcom Ever Decreasing Circles, She was born in Scarborough.
Born in 1899 in Scarborough, Charles Laughton was an English stage and film actor.He was one of the first English actor to be awarded an Oscar for his role in The Private Life of Henry VIII.
Scarborough born footballer Jonathan Greening began his career with York City, but moved to Manchester United in 1998. He then joined Middlesbrough and West Bromwich Albion and finally Fulham.
Formed in Scarborough by Toby Jepson, Jim Dickinson, Bruce Dickinson and Mark Plunkett, Little Angels were a 1980s rock band. They had 12 top 40 hits and toured with Bryan Adams.
Actor Jimi Mistry was born in Scarborough in 1973. He is known for his roles in East Is East and Blood Diamond as well as his appearance on Strictly Come Dancing. Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images
Comedian, radio presenter and TV personality Paul Tonkinson was born in Scarborough back in 1969. He is known for his presenting roles on The Big Breakfast and The Sunday Show.
Authors Anne and Charlotte Bronte are said to have been frequent visitors to Scarborough. Anne is buried in the graveyard close to St. Marys Church.
British poet and critic Edith Sitwell was born in Scarborough back in 1887.published poetry continuously from 1913, some of it abstract and set to music.