11 celebrities born in Lancashire

PUBLISHED: 11:50 27 January 2016 | UPDATED: 09:45 28 January 2016

Karl Pilkington © RanZag, Wiki, CC BY 2.0

Karl Pilkington © RanZag, Wiki, CC BY 2.0


From comedians and actors, to singers and physicists, Lancashire has produced endless talent over the years…

10. Karl Pilkington


Okay, so you may well have guessed Karl is from Lancashire due to his prominent Mancunian accent. He has been providing a lot of laughs over the past few years on travel TV shows co-produced with Ricky Gervais, such as ‘An Idiot Abroad’ and ‘The Moaning of Life’. He is famous for quotes such as “I found that being with happy positive people annoys me”. Do his fellow Lancastrians agree? Perhaps not, but they may concede with “I don’t know any Londoners because I come from Manchester”…


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