Comic James Acaster draws on his experiences growing up in the town of Kettering as part of his incredibly popular stand-up routine. He went to Montagu School and was the 'Mash King' of The Star at Geddington, sat on the terraces of Kettering Town FC and worked at Wicksteed Park during his school holidays.

Kettering's 21 most famous faces

Hollywood actors, famous footballers and renowned musicians are among the most well-known people from Kettering.

We take a look at some of the most famous people who have been born, lived, or worked in the borough during the past century. They’re listed in no particular order.

The actor and comedian went to Latimer Arts College and is best known for his interpretive dance of Natalie Imbruglia's Torn. He's gone on to appear in How Not to Live Your Life, Fast and Loose and in Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends at the Harold Pinter theatre in London.

1. David Armand

The actor and comedian went to Latimer Arts College and is best known for his interpretive dance of Natalie Imbruglia's Torn. He's gone on to appear in How Not to Live Your Life, Fast and Loose and in Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends at the Harold Pinter theatre in London.
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The BAFTA-winning comedian and comedy actor was born in Kettering before moving to London. He is most famous for his long-running Punt and Dennis radio show.

2. Hugh Dennis

The BAFTA-winning comedian and comedy actor was born in Kettering before moving to London. He is most famous for his long-running Punt and Dennis radio show.
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Writer of more than 45 children's books, Jane attended Hawthorn Road County Primary and Kettering School for Girls. Her most famous stories are Stuck in the Mud and Knight Time, both of which have been Cbeebies bedtime stories.

3. Jane Clarke

Writer of more than 45 children's books, Jane attended Hawthorn Road County Primary and Kettering School for Girls. Her most famous stories are Stuck in the Mud and Knight Time, both of which have been Cbeebies bedtime stories.
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Voted the UK's most eligible woman in 2001, the Hollywood actress starred in Resident Evil and most recently in Stan Lee's Lucky Man. She was born in Kettering in 1975 to American folk guitarist Isaac Guillory and model Tina Thompson.

4. Sienna Guillory

Voted the UK's most eligible woman in 2001, the Hollywood actress starred in Resident Evil and most recently in Stan Lee's Lucky Man. She was born in Kettering in 1975 to American folk guitarist Isaac Guillory and model Tina Thompson.
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