We are proud of our Boltonians and you can read about famous people from Bolton including Peter Kay, Vernon Kay, Dave Spikey and Fred Dibnah here
A knockout member of the Bolton family
Name: Amir Khan
Born in Bolton in 1986, he has since attended Brownlow Fold Primary School, Smithills High School and Bolton Community College. In his early boxing days, his father took him to Halliwell Boxing Club, his rise to fame commencing when he solely represented Britain in boxing in the 2004 Athens Olympics, winning a silver medal at the age of 17. Amir’s professional boxing career started right here in Bolton and it is these roots that have ensured that the star has kept a level head about his fame, rather using his success to be a great ambassador for Bolton.
Bolton’s very own soapstar superstar
Name: Mark Charnock
Despite being famous for playing a Yorkshire man in the soap Emmerdale, Mark Charnock is all Bolton. Growing up in Halliwell, before moving to Astley Bridge and finally Atherton, Mark attended Canon Slade School where he was deputy head boy. His acting career started out at Bolton’s Little Theatre. Since then, Mark moved across the border to become a well-loved soap star for his role of Marlon Dingle. And Mark has Bolton in his blood, his father having been a Mayors' Attendant in Bolton.
He’ll ding dang do for us
Name: Patrick McGuinness
Born in Farnworth on 14 August 1973, Paddy has lived and worked in Bolton throughout his life, working in various places including Horwich Leisure Centre. Since his rise to fame, he has appeared alongside Peter Kay on ‘That Peter Kay Thing’, ‘Phoenix Nights’ and more recently ‘Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere’, hit shows which have really put Bolton on the map. More recently, he has embarked on a 108 date sell-out stand-up tour across the whole of Britain and has written and presented various TV shows, but still lives in his beloved Bolton.