Many people from the North East of England have been or are well known. Many of these people have done great things in history.
- 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