People from Inverness

Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Karen Gillan
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    Karen Gillan

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    Karen Sheila Gillan (born 28 November 1987) is a Scottish actress, director, and former model. She is known for the role of Amy Pond in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (2010–13). In film, she has starred as Jane Lockhart in Not Another Happy Ending (2013), Kaylie Russell in the horror film Oculus (2013), and Nebula in the Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).


  2. Erik Thomson
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    Erik Thomson

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    Erik Thomson (born 27 April 1967) is a Scottish-born New Zealand raised Australian actor known for playing Hades in the television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Dr. Mitch Stevens in All Saints and Dave Rafter in Packed to the Rafters. He won an Australian Film Institute Award for his performance in the Australian feature film Somersault.


  3. Andy Harries
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    Andy Harries

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    Andrew D. M. Harries (born 7 April 1954) is a British television and film producer. After graduating from Hull University in the 1970s, Harries began his television career on the Granada Television current affairs series World in Action, before moving on to freelance work. He directed and produced programmes for Jonathan Ross's Channel X production company in the 1980s, before being appointed controller of the newly created comedy department at Granada in 1992. Over the next decade he produced and executive produced several critically acclaimed series, including The Royle Family, Cold Feet and The Grimleys.


  4. Elspet Gray
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    Elspet Gray

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    Elspet Jeans Gray, Baroness Rix (née Gray; 12 April 1929 – 18 February 2013) was a Scottish actress, who became well known for her partnership with her husband, Lord Rix, and was later familiar to British television audiences for various roles in the 1970s and 1980s. She was best-recognised as Mrs. Palmer, in the British TV comedy Solo, alongside Felicity Kendal, and as Lady Collingford in the British TV series Catweazle.


  5. Yvette Cooper
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    Yvette Cooper

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    Yvette Cooper (born 20 March 1969) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford since 2010, having been the MP for Pontefract and Castleford since 1997.


  6. Ewan Macdonald
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    Ewan Macdonald

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    Ewan MacDonald (born 17 November 1975) is a Scottish curler. Representing Scotland, he is a three-time World Champion, playing second for Hammy McMillan in 1999 and playing third for David Murdoch in 2006 and 2009. He has also represented Great Britain at three Winter Olympics, in Salt Lake City 2002, Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010.


  7. Lorne Balfe
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    Lorne Balfe

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    Lorne Balfe (born 23 February 1976) is a British composer and music producer. He is best known for composing music for films such as Terminator Genisys, DreamWorks films Home and Penguins of Madagascar, Video Games Assassin's Creed: Revelations, and the Skylanders franchise. He has a studio at Hans Zimmer's company Remote Control Productions, and has collaborated with him on multiple projects. He sometimes composes under the pseudonym "Oswin Mackintosh".


  8. Josephine Tey
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    Josephine Tey

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    Josephine Tey was a pseudonym used by Elizabeth Mackintosh (25 July 1896 – 13 February 1952) a Scottish author best known for her mystery novels. She also wrote as Gordon Daviot, under which name she wrote plays with an historical theme.


  9. Simon Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat
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    Simon Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat

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    Brigadier Simon Christopher Joseph Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat and 4th Baron Lovat, JP, DL, DSO, MC, TD (9 July 1911 in Beaufort Castle, Inverness, Scotland – 16 March 1995 in Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland ) was the 25th Chief of the Clan Fraser of Lovat and a prominent British Commando during the Second World War. His friends called him "Shimi" Lovat, an anglicised version of his name in the Scottish Gaelic language. His clan referred to him as MacShimidh, his Gaelic patronym, meaning Son of Simon. Simon is the favoured family name for the Chiefs of Clan Fraser. While the 15th Lord de jure, he was the 17th Lord Lovat de facto, but for the attainder of his Jacobite ancestor who was executed in 1747. He was also 4th Baron Lovat in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.


  10. Ali Smith
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    Ali Smith

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    Ali Smith CBE FRSL (born 1962 in Inverness) is a Scottish writer.


  11. Robert Watson-Watt
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    Robert Watson-Watt

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    Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, KCB, FRS, FRAeS (13 April 1892 – 5 December 1973) was a pioneer and significant contributor to the development of radar. Radar was initially nameless and researched elsewhere but it was greatly expanded on 1 September 1936 when Watson-Watt became Superintendent of a new establishment under the Air Ministry, Bawdsey Research Station located in Bawdsey Manor, near Felixstowe, Suffolk. Work there resulted in the design and installation of aircraft detection and tracking stations called Chain Home along the east and south coasts of England in time for the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939. This system provided the vital advance information that helped the Royal Air Force win the Battle of Britain.


  12. Sister Frances Dominica Ritchie
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    Sister Frances Dominica Ritchie

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    Frances Dominica Ritchie (born 21 December 1942) OBE, DL, FRCN is a British nurse, specializing in palliative care. She founded two hospices ("respices") for seriously ill young people.


  13. Julia Ralph Scott
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    Julia Ralph Scott

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    Julia Ralph Scott (born 27 November 1982) is a Scottish female international football midfielder. She currently plays for Scottish Women's Premier League team Formar Farmington, having previously played in the FA WSL for Doncaster Rovers Belles. Ralph Scott made her senior Scotland debut in 2000 and made 14 appearances for the national team.


  14. Duncan Chisholm
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    Duncan Chisholm

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    Duncan Chisholm (born 31 October 1968) is a Scottish fiddle player and composer. Chisholm has a strong solo career, having recorded and produced six solo albums. His latest studio album, Affric, released in 2012, was longlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award. Duncan tours with the Scottish Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis' band. He is also a founder member of the folk rock group Wolfstone.


  15. Derry Irvine, Baron Irvine of Lairg
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    Derry Irvine, Baron Irvine of Lairg

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    Alexander Andrew Mackay Irvine, Baron Irvine of Lairg, PC, QC (born 23 June 1940), known as Derry Irvine, is a Scottish lawyer, judge, and political figure who served as Lord Chancellor under his former pupil barrister, Tony Blair.


  16. Charles Kennedy
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    Charles Kennedy

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    Charles Peter Kennedy (25 November 1959 – 1 June 2015) was a British Liberal Democrat politician, who was the Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1999 to 2006 and was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1983 to 2015, most recently for the Ross, Skye and Lochaber constituency.


  17. Duncan Grant
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    Duncan Grant

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    Duncan Grant (born 7 February 1980 in Ashburton) is a New Zealand rower.


  18. Sue Black
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    Sue Black

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    Dr Sue Black, FBCS, FRSA (born 1962) is an English computer scientist. She is a Senior Research Associate at University College London, England. She was previously Head of the Department of Information and Software Systems at the University of Westminster, London. She founded BCSWomen, a Specialist Group of the British Computer Society, in 2001, and was chair of the group until 2008. She has been instrumental in championing the saving of Bletchley Park from destruction due to lack of funding.


  19. James C. Crow
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    James C. Crow

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    Born in Inverness, Doctor James C. "Jim" Crow (1789-1856) was the Scottish creator of the sour mash process for creating bourbon whiskey.


  20. Douglas Walker
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    Douglas Walker

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    Douglas Walker (born 28 July 1973 in Inverness), also known as Doug or Dougie Walker, is a former Scottish sprinter. He represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in 1994 and 1998. He was a relay medallist at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics and at the 1998 European Athletics Championships he claimed a 200 metres/relay gold medal double.


  21. James Macpherson
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    James Macpherson

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    James Macpherson (Scottish Gaelic: Seumas MacMhuirich or Seumas Mac a' Phearsain; 27 October 1736 – 17 February 1796) was a Scottish writer, poet, literary collector and politician, known as the "translator" of the Ossian cycle of poems.


  22. Linda Clement
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    Linda Clement

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    Linda Clement (born 13 March 1980) is a female field hockey forward and midfielder from Scotland. She played in 241 matches for the Women's National Team, scoring 61 goals.


  23. Anthony Miers
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    Anthony Miers

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    Rear Admiral Sir Anthony Cecil Capel Miers, VC, KBE, CB, DSO & Bar (11 November 1906 – 30 June 1985) (known as "Crap Miers" and "Gamp") was a Royal Navy officer, who served in the submarine service during the Second World War.


  24. James Alpin McPherson
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    James Alpin McPherson

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    James Alpin McPherson (1842–23 August 1895) otherwise known as The Wild Scotchman, was a Scottish-Australian bushranger active in Queensland in the 19th century.


  25. Alexander MacKenzie (rugby union)
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    Alexander MacKenzie (rugby union)

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    Alexander David Gregor MacKenzie (born 9 July 1956 in Inverness) is a former Scottish international rugby union player.


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