The 11 most famous people from Worksop - including George Best!

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Here are 11 notable people who hail from our town - some you may know already, but some could be news to you.

Lee Westwood. An easy one to kick off with. Lee may still be waiting for his first Major, but he’s been the number one golfer in the world and represented Europe in eight Ryder Cups.

George Best. Ok it’s not THE George Best. George A. Best was a goalkeeper who played professionally for Blackpool in the early 20th Century, either side of spells with his hometown club, Worksop Town.

Musician John Parr. May not be a familiar name to everyone, but I bet you will have heard his most famous work. St Elmo’s Fire, a US number one hit.

Donald Pleasance. AHA! Mr Bond, I’ve been expecting you! Actor most famous as the villain Blofeld in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice, Donald also played RAF Flight Lieutenant Colin Blythe in The Great Escape.

Sarah-Jane Honeywell. TV presenter, actress, dancer, acrobat best known for her work on the CBeebies television channel.

Graham Taylor. Do I not like that! The former England boss also managed Watford and Aston Villa.

Bruce Dickinson. Rocker with Iron Maiden.

Anne Foy. Children’s television presenter for the BBC. Until March 2008, she worked for the CBBC Channel and on CBBC. She can currently be heard as the voiceover on the music channel 4Music.

Ian Bennett. Another goalkeeper. You clearly need safe hands to come from Worksop. Played for a host of clubs including QPR, Leeds and Blades.

Gwen Grant. An English writer known for her works for children and young adults and is the author of seventeen published novels and picture books.

Mark Foster. Another golfer, won the English Amateur twice before turning professional in 1995.