These rarely seen youthful photos show some of the resort’s biggest names before they were famous – in the days when they were just about to make their breakthrough.
And hailing from the vibrancy and glitz and glamour of Blackpool, they were already at a prime advantage. However, whether it be stage, TV or the music industry, years of hard work and determination certainly paid off for these celebs.
1. Before they were famous
Alfie Boe is one of the Fylde's most famous stars and has enjoyed phenomenal world wide success. This photo is captioned Wizard of Oz, and was probably taken ahead of a local performance. It was the 1990s before he hit the big time.
2. Before they were famous
Lucy Fallon, who grew up in Cleveleys, is pictured here with Joe Watson in 2007 when she performed with Barbara Jackson Theatre School in Fleetwood. The school had won through to the final 50 for The Sound of Music in the West End. Lucy is most famous for her role as Bethany Platt in Coronation Street for which she has won a string of awards
Photo: Rob Lock
3. Before they were famous
Ice skating dancer and TV personality Daniel Whiston is from Poulton and this early photo was taken in 1998 as he headed off to skate in America. He is a professional on TV's Dancing on Ice and still lives on the Fylde Coast
4. Before they were famous
This is actor John Simm when he played Danny Kavanagh in Jimmy McGovern's The Lakes back in the late 1990s. He is from Leeds but studied at Blackpool and Fylde College in his early years and was once a member of Blackpool Theatre Company. His most recent success was playing the role of detective Roy Grace in the TV drama based on the novels by Peter James