Some Famous Motherwell Folk

We’ve also included a list of some of the most famous people to come from Motherwell, maybe you can see if any of them interest you and try and find out a bit more about them?

Professor Tom Devine

 

Professor Sir Tom Divine – considered to be the leading authority on the modern history of Scotland and its people.

 

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Katie Leung – actor best known for playing Cho Chang in the Harry Potter films.

 

 

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Paul Higgins – actor best known for playing Jamie MacDonald in the Thick of It and In the Loop.

 

 

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Nancy Riach (1927 – 1947) – A member of the Motherwell Amateur Swimming and Water Polo Club. She was described as the finest swimmer in the British Empire and excelled at all strokes.

 

 

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Jim Conacher – ice hockey player who played for the Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers and Chicago Black Hawks.

 

 

 

 

Nan Rae – former Scottish swimmer who competed at the 1960 Olympics.