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.
1. Susan Hill
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.
2. Sir Ben Kingsley
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
Photo: Tim Whitby/Getty Images
3. Dame Penelope Wilton
Actress Penelope Wilton is known for her roles in Downton Abbey, Doctor Who and BBC sitcom Ever Decreasing Circles, She was born in Scarborough.
4. Charles Laughton
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.