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. Former World Darts Champion John Lowe was born in Tupton. The English actor and film producer was born in Shirebrook. Typecast as the antihero, he is known for his action-thriller roles. 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. Retired sailor Dame Ellen Patricia MacArthur, DBE, was born in Whatstandwell. Coronation Street actor Bill Roache, aka Ken Barlow, was born in Nottinghamshire but grew up in Ilkeston. Actor Robert Lindsay was born in Ilkeston. He is known for his stage and television work, including his role as Ben Harper in 'My Family'. Former servant of the British Royal Household, Paul Burrell was born in Grassmoor. TV presenter Tess Daly grew up in Birch Vale. Fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood was born in Tintwistle. Well known for his role as James Bond, actor Timothy Dalton grew up in Belper. Former Blue Peter presenter Simon Groom was born in Chesterfield. World champion snooker player Fred Davis was born in Chesterfield. Former page three girl Jo Guest was born in Chesterfield. Best known for playing Captain Mainwaring in Dad's Army, Arthur Lowe was born in Hayfield.