David Bradley who played Billy Casper in the 1968 film Kes. Also known as A Kestrel for a Knave.
Roy Clarke is from Sykehouse, Doncaster. He is the writer of the TV series Last of the Summer Wine which was filmed about 15 miles north of Sheffield at Holmfirth, and of Open All Hours which was filmed in Doncaster itself. Roy Clarke Books/DVDs/etc
The late comedienne Marti Caine. Thomas, John & Skelton Cole - Founders of Cole Brother store in 1839.
Actor Tom Ellis who has appeared in Nicholas Nickleby,
Nice Guy Eddie, Waking The Dead & Eastenders.
Comedian Bobby Knutt is also local to the area. Paul and Barry Elliot, better known as "The Chuckle
Brothers" come from Rotherham, having attended Spurley
Hey School in their youth. They can boast one of the longest running
National Children's TV series. Chuckle Brothers DVDs/Gifts/etc
on Kids TV presenter Richard McCourt who is better known as "Dick" is part of the "Dick & Dom In
Da Bungalow". Helen Sharman, the UK's first astronaut who went aboard a Russian space mission in 1991.
Harry Brearley, the inventor of "Rustless Steel" (later to be known as Stainless Steel).
Sir Robert Hadfield - Steel manufacturer and discoverer of alloy steels. Charles Holliday - Designer of the Blue Riband Trophy, The Masters
Trophy and the Grand National Trophies.
"Lizzie Ward" Elephant employed by T W Ward Ltd in 1916 for hauling.
Thomas Edward & Albert Vickers - Armaments manufacturers during
the First World War.
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