Six Celebrities from North Wales!

If you’re coming to one of our North Wales Holiday Parks, then you should know that the region is not just known as the home of wonderful family breaks, it’s also an area that is called home to a whole host of celebrities!Carol Vorderman on the red carpet at the ITV Television AwardsWe’ve compiled a list of six of our favourites for you to see, and if you spot anyone else while you’re here, please let us know, we’d love to know who else enjoys a visit here as much as our guests do! Carol VordermanCarol, who was originally born in Bedford, moved to Prestatyn with her family prior to becoming a TV personality and mathematical genius on Channel 4’s Countdown, when she was just three weeks old. She successfully worked for over quarter of a century (26 years) on Countdown, after which she took up a range of different presenting roles. Timothy DaltonThe actor known best for his role as the fourth James Bond. He starred in the MI6 agent films, The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill, but before he took to the screen he was born and raised in Colwyn Bay. Dawn FrenchThe actress and comedienne hails from Holyhead, North Wales. French became a well-known face on TV following her popular comedy double act with fellow comedienne Jennifer Saunders in the BBC series French and Saunders. She was also the star of the TV series The Vicar of Dibley, which was nominated for no fewer than seven BAFTA Awards. Mark HughesMark’s real name is actually Leslie Mark Hughes, but is referred to commonly as just Mark. He is the current manager of Premier League football team Stoke City. The prolific Ruabon-born goal scorer also boasts a memorable playing career with some of the world’s best football teams, such as Barcelona, Manchester United, and Chelsea, as well as having an OBE to his name. Ian Fraser ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister‘Lemmy’ the musician best-known for being the lead vocalist, and bassist of the heavy metal band Motörhead. Initially born in Staffordshire, Lemmy’s family moved to Anglesey as a child and became an honorary North Walian at an early age. Rhys IfansRhys has starred in a plethora of films including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and The Amazing Spider Man. However, it was his role as Spike, the unkempt lodger in the 1999 film Notting Hill, starring alongside Hugh Grant, which saw his status sky-rocket. Rhys was born in Haverfordwest in West Wales, and was then raised in Ruthin, here in North Wales. Image courtesy of misslalareport/Instagram.

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