Ian McElhinney, a former student of Friends School Lisburn, is no stranger to stage and screen. Married to renowned playwright Marie Jones, most recently he starred as Granda Joe in Derry Girls and Ser Barristan Selmy in Game of Thrones.

Did you know these famous faces have a connection with the greater Lisburn area?

Lisburn, along with the surrounding towns and villages, has always had a reputation for being the home to some famous faces.

From the well known golden girl of Lisburn Mary Peters, to Derry Girls actor Ian McElhinney, from musicals star Connie Fisher and playwright Sam Cree to inventors like Frank Pantridge and Harry Ferguson, there are many people for the city to be proud of.

Who are your favourite well known locals? And let us know who we should’ve included!

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