When Blackpool welcomed Hollywood royalty to the resort - including Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Cate Blanchett and Samuel L Jackson

Blackpool has always been a big draw for famous entertainers and on some occasions the town has been visited by major Hollywood stars.

Whether they were giving musical shows or appearing in plays at the town’s top theatres, shooting a film or even switching on Blackpool Illuminations, they brought some Hollywood glamour to Britain’s top tourist resort.

Here are some very big names – and one or two of them may comes as a surprise!