Sophie Turner - Actor, famed for her appearances in Game of Thrones and the X-Men film series, Sophie was born in Northampton in February 1996. Sophie won an Emmy Award in 2019 for Game of Thrones for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a drama series.
Sophie Turner - Actor, famed for her appearances in Game of Thrones and the X-Men film series, Sophie was born in Northampton in February 1996. Sophie won an Emmy Award in 2019 for Game of Thrones for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a drama series.

Did you know these 16 stars are all from Northampton?

Stars of stage, screen and music industry who have Boot & Shoe in their blood

By Kevin Nicholls
Monday, 7th February 2022, 2:52 pm

Plenty of stars from the world of showbiz can lay claim to Northampton as their home town.

Chatty man Alan Carr may the best-known of the bunch and will be back in his home town at the Derngate theatre in his one-man show next year. But more actors than you may think first trod the boards in the Boot & Shoe town — or at least spent some of their formative years here.

They include an Australian and one who became a TV star on the other side of the Atlantic when telly was still black and white. There's a soap star, music legends and one who is probably best recognised only after several hours in make-up.

With a little help from information on Wikipedia, we've picked our dazzling dozen who left more than a sprinkle of stardust over Northampton on their way to greater things

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