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Ten Most Famous Liverpudlians

There have been a great number of famous Liverpulians over the years that when someone writes about the ten most famous Liverpudlians there are always a few people that disagree with the chosen ten.

Tell us your favourite ten Liverpudlians in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Below is the ten most famous Liverpudlians (in no particular order) according to what we believe to be their level of fame.

1) The Beatles

the-beatles-by-oddsock-at-flickrYes, granted these four men are not a singular entity but you cannot have one without the other and no one can deny that these are the most famous Liverpudlians that ever lived.

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) become world famous in the 1960’s for their ground breaking music that has seen them sell over one billion records.

Even today many people travel to Liverpool to sample the Beatles Experience and retrace the footsteps of this group of men who started out as simple Liverpudlian men yet became world super stars.

2) William Gladstone

william-gladstone-memorial-manchester-by-tim-green-aka-atoach-at-flickrWilliam Ewart Gladstone was born in the city of Liverpool in 1809 and is well known to those in the political circle. For those who don’t know the Right Honourable William Gladstone was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on multiple occasions throughout the 1880’s.

William Gladstone is so well thought of outside of the UK he even has streets named after him. The reason why William Gladstone is so well thought of not only in the UK but also across the globe is because of his political stance. This attitude bought an end to 500 years of Ottoman rule in Bulgaria giving Bulgaria the independence it had been seeking for a long time.

3) Ken Dodd

Ken Dodd, born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool in 1927, is an extremely well known stand up comedian and musician in the UK.

Ken Dodd’s wonderful music in the 1960’s bought him fame but today he is most well known for his funny smile and quick wit.

4) Alexei Sayle

Alexei Sayle was born in Anfield in 1952 and has had great success as a stand up comedian on television, as a highly controversial writer and as a character actor in Hollywood films.

From the early 1980’s Alexei Sayle has graced the screens of UK television making people laugh up and down the country and his Hollywood acting has seen him in some big films such as ‘Gorky Park’ and ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’.

5) Cilla Black

There are not many people who do not know Cilla Black. Born Priscilla Maria Veronica White in 1943 Cilla Black as she became known by her stage name started off her career as a singer and sold many records in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

By the 1980’s Cilla became famous for presenting on television, with her most famous show being ‘Blind Date’ which showed throughout the 1980’s on Saturday prime time.

6) Clive Barker

clive-barker-by-razingculture-at-flickrOne of the most famous horror fiction writers and directors in the world Clive Barker has books and films in millions of homes across the globe.

Born in Liverpool in 1952 Clive Barker soon found his niche in life through his writing. It was not until the 1980’s when his famous ‘Books of Blood’ received acclaim in the UK and US.

In 1987 he directed the film Hellraiser based on his own book the ‘Hellbound Heart’ which really pushed the boundaries of horror and received rave reviews.

Today he still writes books, film scripts and directs films.

7) David Yip

David Yip was born in Liverpool in 1951 and is of Chinese descent. Yip had many parts in English Television such as ‘Dr Who’, ‘Brookside’ and ‘Casualty’ but is most well known for his big screen roles. David Yip has been in such films as ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ and the James Bond film ‘A View to a Kill’.

8 ) Jimmy Tarbuck

Jimmy Tarbuck is a comedian who was born in Liverpool in 1940.

From 1965 through to the end of the 1980’s Jimmy had his own comedy shows and hosted many Saturday night quiz shows making him well known and loved by the nation.

His last TV show was in 2008 when he co-hosted the ITV show ‘For One Night Only’.

9) Wayne Rooney

Arguably one of the most famous footballers in the world today Wayne Rooney has become a football legend yet is still only in his early twenties. Wayne Rooney was born in Croxteth, Liverpool in 1985 and was seen as a football prodigy at a young age.

Wayne grew up a blues supporter (Everton) and by the age of 16 was playing for Everton FC’s senior team.

By 2004 Wayne fell out of favour with many Liverpudlians as he signed for Manchester United where he still plays as well as playing for England.

10) Steven Gerrard

Probably the most loved footballer to ever grow up in Liverpool. Steven Gerrard plays for Liverpool FC and grew up in Liverpool.

Steven Gerrard has only ever played for Liverpool and made his debut in 1998, since then he has proved himself to be a world class footballer and plays regularly for England.

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