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15 famous people it might surprise you to learn are from Derbyshire

Derbyshire has produced more than its fair share of people who have gone on to find fame - from TV presenters to world champion sports stars.

Here’s a look at some of the famous people born in and around the county.

Tom was born in Darley Dale. He is best known for his role as Sam Strachan in Holby City and Casualty and as Max Tyler in Waterloo Road.

1. Tom Chambers

Tom was born in Darley Dale. He is best known for his role as Sam Strachan in Holby City and Casualty and as Max Tyler in Waterloo Road.
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Former World Darts Champion John Lowe was born in Tupton.

2. John Lowe

Former World Darts Champion John Lowe was born in Tupton.
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The English actor and film producer was born in Shirebrook. Typecast as the antihero, he is known for his action-thriller roles.

3. Jason Statham

The English actor and film producer was born in Shirebrook. Typecast as the antihero, he is known for his action-thriller roles.
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The late actor Sir John Vincent Hurt CBE was born in Chesterfield. Well known for his role as Mr Ollivander in the Harry Potter films.

4. John Hurt

The late actor Sir John Vincent Hurt CBE was born in Chesterfield. Well known for his role as Mr Ollivander in the Harry Potter films.
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