Famous Geordies!

Many people from the North East of England have been or are well known. Many of these people have done great things in history.
Famous actors/stage/screen

  • Anne Reid
  • Rowan Atkinson
  • Alun Armstrong and his son
  • Tim Healey
  • Neil tenant ( Pet Shop Boys)
  • Lee Hall ( writer of 'Billy Elliot'
  • Ant and Dec
  • Perhaps the most famous Christmas angel : 'Clarence Odbody AS2' ( angel second class)! Henry Travers played the role in the film, 'It's a Wonderful Life'. He was born in Prudhoe.


  • Alan Shearer/ Gaza
  • Peter Beardsley
  • Bobby Robson


  • Lord Armstrong
  • Joseph Swan
  • Ralph Beilby
  • The Blackett family
  • Capability Brown
  • Admiral Collingwood
  • Catherine Cookson
  • Jeremiah Dixon ( Mason -Dixon line)
  • Emily Davies, founder of Girton College, Cambridge.

Constructions: Tyne Bridge/ Grey Street/ The Angel of the North/castle Keep/
Awards: Turner Prize 2011 and exhibited at the Baltic
Industry:Lucozade/bridges/Fenwick's/John Lewis/ RMS Carpathia