The UK has produced many famous faces over the years, from musicians and actors to politicians and novelists (Photo: Shutterstock)
The UK has produced many famous faces over the years, from musicians and actors to politicians and novelists (Photo: Shutterstock)

The UK has produced many famous faces over the years, from musicians and actors to politicians and novelists.

But have you ever wondered where in the country they come from, live or maybe have a connection?

A new UK-wide map shows the places where a multitude of celebrities are from or even currently live.

Who is included on the card?

The Pudding website explains that the map is “A map of the people of the United Kingdom, where city names are replaced with their most resident Wikipedia resident: people born, inhabited, or connected to a place.”

Thousands of people are currently identified on the map, including people past and present.

For example, the map shows the Liverpool legacy of the Beatles, locating them in the city they come from.

Former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who died in 1965, is located in Woodstock on the map – the place where he was born.

However, there are still a multitude of people on the map still with us today, including popular musician Ed Sheeran, who is placed in Halifax on the map, born there in 1991.

Sean’s Bean’s roots in South Yorkshire are highlighted on the map, being identified with his hometown of Sheffield, although he currently lives in the Somerset area.

Spice Girl singer Mel B is identified on the map as being from Harehills, and it was recently believed that she was once again living somewhere in the Leeds area.

Judi Dench is named on the map of her hometown of York because she was born there in 1934.

In Scotland, tennis star Andy Murray is identified on the map in Dunblane – the city where he grew up – despite being born in the city of Glasgow.

In Wales comedian and actor Greg Davies is associated with St Asaph on the map, the place where he was born in 1968.

In Northern Ireland, Liam Neeson’s Ballymena roots are reflected on the map, with Belfast-born actor Kenneth Branagh also included on the map.

How to use the card

To use The Pudding map, all you need to do is zoom in on an area – or person – that interests you and click on the green dot next to a person’s name to learn more about their life.

Some people can be identified in small areas of the map, but if you keep zooming in more on a chosen area, more and more famous faces will be revealed.

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Source: www.bedfordtoday.co.uk
This notice was published: 2021-05-09 12:27:56