11 famous faces who were born and brought up in Birkenhead, including Elvis Costello and Taron Egerton

From Oscar winners and musicians to Turner Prize winning artists and record goalscorers - we've picked out some of the most successful individuals from Birkenhead.

Birkenhead is famous having the oldest standing building Merseyside, establishing the now famous Mersey Ferry back in the 12th century, the beautiful ‘People’s Garden’ that is Birkenhead Park and for being on ‘the other side of the water’ (depending on your perspective).

But did you know the Wirral town has produced pioneering mountaineers, Oscar winning actresses, music stars, record-breakers and Turner Prize winners?

Here we take a look at 11 household names and successful celebrities that were born or raised in Birkenhead.

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