Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2024: N


Nader, Ralph
Born 27 February 1934  (Winsted, Connecticut, USA)
Independent Presidential candidate, runs on green issues. Also works as an attorney.
[Picture of Ralph Nader]


Nagasaki, Kendo
Born 19 October 1941  (Stoke-on-Trent, England)
Born Peter Thornley, was the mysterious, samurai-dressed wrestler usually on ITV's 'World of Sport' programme with Big Daddy and the like. Now there's a wrestler I have bloody well heard of!
[Picture of Kendo Nagasaki]


Nagazumi, Yasuko
Born 4 April 1943  (Tokyo, Japan)
Former actress, born 1943, known for The Protectors and You Only Live Twice.
[Picture of Yasuko Nagazumi]


Nakadai, Tatsuya
Born 13 December 1932  (Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese film actor wo collaborated with the likes of Akira Kurosawa and Masaki Kobayashi.
[Picture of Tatsuya Nakadai]


Nakamatsu, Yoshiro
Born 26 June 1928  (Japan)
AKA Dr. NakaMats. Japanese inventor with over 4000 patents.
[Picture of Yoshiro Nakamatsu]


Nano, Fatos
Born 16 September 1952  (Tirana, Albania)
Albanian socialist politician who was the Prime Minister of Albania several times
[Picture of Fatos Nano]


Napoleon, Alix Princess
Born 5 April 1926  (Marseille, France)
Member of the Bonaparte family through marriage, considered the "Empress of France" by those who think the House of Bonaparte is still a thing.
[Picture of Alix Princess Napoleon]


Napolitano, Grace
Born 12 April 1936  (Brownsville, Texas, USA)
Member of the U.S. house of Representatives from California.
[Picture of Grace Napolitano]


Nappi, Valentina
Born 6 November 1990  (Salerno, Italy)
Italian porn star, brought into the industry by the legendary Rocco Siffredi.
[Picture of Valentina Nappi]


Napthine, Denis
Born 6 March 1952  (Geelong, Victoria, Australia)
Australian politician and Premier of Victoria.
[Picture of Denis Napthine]


Nara, Wanda
Born 10 December 1986  (Boulogne Sur Mer, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Argentine model, television presenter, and football agent.
[Picture of Wanda Nara]


Nas X, Lil
Born 9 April 1999  (Lithia Springs, Georgia, USA)
Aggressively gay on purpose, a US rapper who hit the jackpot with country-crossover hit Old Town Road
[Picture of Lil Nas X]


Nash, Graham
Born 2 February 1942  (Blackpool, Lancashire, England)
Singer and songwriter with the Hollies and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
[Picture of Graham Nash]


Nassar, Larry
Born 16 August 1963  (Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA)
One of America's most prolific sex offenders, molesting at least 251 youngsters during his time as doctor for the US Gymnastics team and at Michigan University.
[Picture of Larry Nassar]


Naumann, Horst
Born 17 November 1925  (Dresden, Germany)
German actor.
[Picture of Horst Naumann]


Navalny, Alexei Alexei Navalny is no longer with us
Born 4 June 1976  (Butyn, Soviet Union)

Died 16 February 2024  (Correctional colony #3, Arctic Circle)

Age at death: 47  (read death notice)
Russian lawyer and political activist. Could be a shrewd choice considering what happened to fellow anti-Putinite Boris Nemtsov… and as foretold...
[Picture of Alexei Navalny]


Navratilova, Martina
Born 18 October 1956  (Prague, Czechoslovakia)
Czech born, but US citizen. Legendary female tennis player, one of the most successful tennis players in history.
[Picture of Martina Navratilova]


Naylor, Joss
Born 10 February 1936  (Wasdale Head, United Kingdom)
Fell runner legend, i.e. someone who runs tracks with huge height differences. Got him an MBE.
[Picture of Joss Naylor]


Negri, Joe
Born 10 June 1926  (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
Jazz guitarist and guitar teacher, he appeared over 300 times in Mr, Rogers Neighbourhood as himself and "Handyman Negri".
[Picture of Joe Negri]


Neil, Andrew
Born 21 May 1949  (Paisley, Scotland)
Former editor of the Sunday Times. Now plies his trade with the BBC, like so many of the TV insitiution's critics!
[Picture of Andrew Neil]


Neil, Vince
Born 8 February 1961  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Frontman of 80s Jack-Daniels-and-tits rockers Motley Crue.
[Picture of Vince Neil]


Neill, Sam
Born 14 September 1947  (Omagh, United Kingdom)
Popular and versatile A-List actor, best known for his main role in Jurassic Park
[Picture of Sam Neill]


Neilson, David
Born 13 March 1949  (Loughborough, UK)
Barkeeper Roy Cropper in Coronation Street.
[Picture of David Neilson]


Nelson, Russell M.
Born 9 September 1924  (Salt Lake City, Utah USA)
American religious leader and former surgeon who is the 17th and current president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
[Picture of Russell M. Nelson]


Nelson, Willie
Born 30 April 1933  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
Country & Western guitarist and singer-songwriter. Wrote 'Crazy', which was a hit for Patsy Cline and 'Always On My Mind', made famous by Elvis Presley and the Pet Shop Boys. Busted for cannabis possession in November 2010.
[Picture of Willie Nelson]


Ness, Jonathan Van
Born 28 March 1987  (Quincy, Illinois, USA)
One of the queer eyes for the straight guys, YAS queen!
[Picture of Jonathan Van Ness]


Nesty, Anthony
Born 25 November 1967  (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago)
Swimmer, Olymipic gold medal winner for Suriname, 100m Buutterfly in Seoul 1988.
[Picture of Anthony Nesty]


Netanyahu, Benjamin
Born 21 October 1949  (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Prominent & controversial politician in Israel, the current prime minister, his 2nd time in the job.
[Picture of Benjamin Netanyahu]


Nettles, John
Born 11 October 1943  (St Austell, Cornwall, England)
Actor, best known for his roles in 'Bergerac' and 'Midsomer Murders'. The Man In Black saw him as Octavius Caesar in 'Antony and Cleopatra' at the RSC don't you know!
[Picture of John Nettles]


Neville, Aaron
Born 24 January 1941  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Singer with the sibling soul group The Neville Brothers. Had a successful solo career too.
[Picture of Aaron Neville]


Neville, Gary
Born 18 February 1975  (Bury, Greater Manchester, England)
Former Manchester United and England right-back whose taken to football punditry like a duck to water...
[Picture of Gary Neville]


Newell, David
Born 24 November 1938  (O'Hara Township, Pennsylvania, United States)
American actor most notable for playing the deliveryman on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
[Picture of David Newell]


Newhart, Bob
Born 5 September 1929  (Oak Park, Illinois, USA)
Stand-up comedian. Did a much talked-about (but rarely seen these days) routine called 'The Driving Instructor'.
[Picture of Bob Newhart]


Newman, John
Born 16 June 1990  (Settle, Yorkshire, England)
English pop singer with three #1 hits whose career is repeatedly interrupted by a benign brain tumour.
[Picture of John Newman]


Newman, Nanette
Born 29 May 1934  (Northampton, England)
Winsome actress and children's author. Widow of film director Bryan Forbes.
[Picture of Nanette Newman]


Newman, Pauline
Born 20 June 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)
US judge known for her defence of the patent system.
[Picture of Pauline Newman]


Newmar, Julie
Born 16 August 1933  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress, best remembered as Catwoman in the 1960s television version of Batman.
[Picture of Julie Newmar]


Newton, Wayne
Born 3 April 1942  (Roanoke, Virginia, USA)
Singer & entertainer, almost exclusively based in Las Vegas.
[Picture of Wayne Newton]


Ng, Charles
Born 24 December 1960  (Hong Kong)
Serial killer born in Hong Kong, but committed between 11 and 25 murders with his accomplice Leonard Lake in California. Sentenced to Death in 1999, so only able to provide points if he dies of other causes.
[Picture of Charles Ng]


Nianio, Svitlana
Date and place of birth unknown
Ukrainian singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Svitlana Nianio]


Nice, Natasha
Born 28 July 1988  (Fontenay-sous-Bois, France)
French porn starlet, previously known as "Natalie Nutsdeep".
[Picture of Natasha Nice]


Nicholas, Mark
Born 29 September 1957  (London, England)
English cricket player and now commentator, who played for Hampshire from 1978 to 1995.
[Picture of Mark Nicholas]


Nicholl, Chris Chris Nicholl is no longer with us
Born 12 October 1946  (Wilmslow, UK)

Died 25 February 2024  (Southampton, UK)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Part of Northern Ireland's 1982 World Cup squad, later managed Southampton.
[Picture of Chris Nicholl]


Nicholls, Sue
Born 23 November 1943  (Walsall, UK)
Has played Audrey Roberts in "Coronation Street" since 1979, and had a cancerous mole spotted by one eagle-eyed viewer in 2011.
[Picture of Sue Nicholls]


Nichols, Bobby
Born 14 April 1936  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
American golfer, who won the PGA Championship in 1964.
[Picture of Bobby Nichols]


Nichols, Ted
Born 2 October 1928  (Missoula, Montana, USA)
Composer, conductor, and arranger, created the Scooby Doo & Banana Splits themes
[Picture of Ted Nichols]


Nicholson, Jack
Born 22 April 1937  (Neptune, New Jersey, USA)
Star of such films as 'Chinatown', 'About Schmidt' and the Michael Douglas-produced 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'. Said to have retired from making films in 2013.
[Picture of Jack Nicholson]


Nicklaus, Jack
Born 21 January 1940  (Columbus, Ohio, USA)
Golfer, one of the all-time greats of the sport.
[Picture of Jack Nicklaus]


Nicks, John
Born 22 April 1929  (Brighton, England)
British figure skating coach and former pair skater.
[Picture of John Nicks]


Nicks, Stevie
Born 26 May 1948  (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
American singer, successful both as a solo artist and as part of Fleetwood Mac.
[Picture of Stevie Nicks]


Nielson, Claire
Born 8 April 1937  (Scotland)
Scottish actress best recognised for the playing the wife of loud-mouthed American hotel guest Mr Hamilton in the TV classic 'Fawlty Towers'. Born 1937.
[Picture of Claire Nielson]


Nisbet, Scott
Born 30 January 1968  (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Scottish football player most notable with the Glasgow Rangers
[Picture of Scott Nisbet]


Nitschke, Philip
Born 8 August 1947  (Ardrossan, Australia)
Author and promoter of euthanasia.
[Picture of Philip Nitschke]


Nixon, Cynthia
Born 9 April 1966  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress best known for her role as Miranda in 'Sex in the City'. Came out as a lesbian in 2004.
[Picture of Cynthia Nixon]


Nixon, Walter
Born 16 December 1928  (Biloxi, Mississippi, USA)
American district court judge who was impeached for perjury
[Picture of Walter Nixon]


Noda, Tetsuya
Born 5 March 1940  (Uki, Kumamoto, Japan)
Widely considered to be Japan’s most important living print-artist, and one of the most successful contemporary print artists in the world.
[Picture of Tetsuya Noda]


Noe, Luis Felipe
Born 26 May 1933  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Argentinian artist and intellectual, who is probably most notable for his expressionist paintings.
[Picture of Luis Felipe Noe]


Nogami, Teruyo
Born 24 May 1927  (Tokyo, Japan)
Script supervisor and confidante to Akira Kurosawa for 40 years.
[Picture of Teruyo Nogami]


Noguchi, Thomas
Born 4 January 1927  (Japan)
Former Chief Medical Officer for the County of Los Angleles and coroner on the deaths of Marilyn Monroe and Robert F. Kennedy. Any conspiracy theorists out there may consider that this is the man to talk to…
[Picture of Thomas Noguchi]


Noguera, Hector
Born 8 July 1937  (Santiago, Chile)
Chilean actor and director, with numerous telenovelas under his belt.
[Picture of Hector Noguera]


Nolan, Anne
Born 12 November 1950  (Dublin, Ireland)
Member of the increasingly cancer-struck Nolan family of singers
[Picture of Anne Nolan]


Nolan, Christopher
Born 30 July 1970  (London, England)
Arguably the most successful British film director currently working today. Hit films include 'The Dark Knight' and 'Inception'.
[Picture of Christopher Nolan]


Nolan, Linda
Born 23 February 1959  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Member of the Nolan Sisters, and a singer in her own right, occasional TV presenter as well.
[Picture of Linda Nolan]


Nolte, Nick
Born 8 February 1941  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
American actor - 'The Prince of Tides', 'Hotel Rwanda'.
[Picture of Nick Nolte]


Norris, Chuck
Born 10 March 1940  (Ryan, Oklahoma, USA)
The straight-to-video actor and martial artist.
[Picture of Chuck Norris]


Norris, David
Born 1 July 1944  (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Irish gay rights activist.
[Picture of David Norris]


Norris, Ed
Born 10 April 1960  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Former law enforcement office for the NYPD, turned actor.
[Picture of Ed Norris]


North, Jay
Born 3 August 1951  (Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Former child actor famous for playing Dennis The Menace (US Variety), he fell out of favour as he grew older, and initially struggled before receiving counselling. Was the subject of a death hoax in 1988.
[Picture of Jay North]


North, Oliver
Born 7 October 1943  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Disgraced former Colonel of the US Marines, now a TV broadcaster.
[Picture of Oliver North]


Norton, Jim
Born 19 July 1968  (Bayonne, New Jersey, USA)
American stand-up comedian and podcaster.
[Picture of Jim Norton]


Norton (actor), Jim
Born 4 January 1938  (Dublin, Ireland)
Irish stage and occasional TV actor, won a Tony award for The Seafarer
[Picture of Jim Norton (actor)]


Nott, John
Born 1 February 1932  (Bideford, Devon, England)
What most people remember of John Nott is an interview with Robin Day - Day asked Nott whether the public should believe the retiring MP's statements on defence cuts, since Day thought Nott was a "here today, gone tomorrow politician". Nott then stood up,
[Picture of John Nott]


Novak, Kim
Born 13 February 1933  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actress, best remembered for her role in 'Vertigo'.
[Picture of Kim Novak]


Nujoma, Sam
Born 12 May 1929  (Ongandjera, Namibia)
First president of Namibia, from 1990-2005.
[Picture of Sam Nujoma]


Numan, Gary
Born 8 March 1958  (London, England)
Influential electro-rock musician who hit the big time in the late 1970s, suffered a career decline before being rehabilitated as a pioneer.
[Picture of Gary Numan]


Nüsslein-Volhard, Christiane
Born 20 October 1942  (Magdeburg, Germany)
Biologist and co-winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize for her work on embryonic development.
[Picture of Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard]


Nyad, Diana
Born 22 August 1949  (New York City, New York, USA)
American long-distance swimmer with many claims of dubious belief.
[Picture of Diana Nyad]


Nye, Rich
Born 4 August 1944  (Oakland, California, USA)
American baseball pitcher.
[Picture of Rich Nye]


Nylon, Judy
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
Multidisciplinary American artist and former best pal of Patti Smith. Born 1948.
[Picture of Judy Nylon]

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