John Hurt, originally from Chesterfield, died aged 77 but had a career that spanned decades before and was known to be people as Ollivander from Harry Potter, the War Doctor from Doctor Who. The BAFTA award winning actor has also starred in Alien, The Elephant Man and Lord of the Rings.
John Hurt, originally from Chesterfield, died aged 77 but had a career that spanned decades before and was known to be people as Ollivander from Harry Potter, the War Doctor from Doctor Who. The BAFTA award winning actor has also starred in Alien, The Elephant Man and Lord of the Rings.

12 famous people who lived in Chesterfield - how many do you know?

From the very well know to the unsung hereos, Chesterfield has a lot to be proud of.

Friday, 21st August 2020, 10:03 am

Of course we couldn’t do a list with everyone who is famous who has lived in the shadow of the Crooked Spire, but here are some people you know – and some you may be surprised to know - lived or worked in our great town.

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