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.

Born in Kettering in 1888, David Hawthorne was in 43 films including Rob Roy in 1922. He died in 1942.

5. David Hawthorne

Born in Kettering in 1888, David Hawthorne was in 43 films including Rob Roy in 1922. He died in 1942.
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Recording under the name Jack Lucien, the Pipewell-born singer was chosen to write a song for Andorra in the Eurovision Song contest in 2007 but it was pulled at the last minute. He's had several albums and a Russian number 7 single. He's now a stand-up comedian.

6. Lucien Jack

Recording under the name Jack Lucien, the Pipewell-born singer was chosen to write a song for Andorra in the Eurovision Song contest in 2007 but it was pulled at the last minute. He's had several albums and a Russian number 7 single. He's now a stand-up comedian.
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The Southfield School pupil was one of the breakout stars of the second series of Britain's Got Talent in 2008. Since then, the soprano has gone on to appear at major sporting fixtures and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

7. Faryl Smith

The Southfield School pupil was one of the breakout stars of the second series of Britain's Got Talent in 2008. Since then, the soprano has gone on to appear at major sporting fixtures and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
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Internationally-renowned rock band Temples were formed in Kettering by son of fish & chip shop owner James Bagshaw and bassist Tom Walmsley who went to Bishop Stopford School.Their debut album charted at number seven in the UK.

8. Temples

Internationally-renowned rock band Temples were formed in Kettering by son of fish & chip shop owner James Bagshaw and bassist Tom Walmsley who went to Bishop Stopford School.Their debut album charted at number seven in the UK.
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