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Before they were famous: 12 unearthed photos of fresh-faced Derbyshire celebrities who found stardom from Tess Daly to John Hurt

These seldom-seen teen photos feature some of the county’s biggest names before they rose to fame — or in the days when they were about to break out.

Derbyshire has a wealth of talent from its vibrant towns and beautiful villages. Whether it’s stage, television or the music industry, years of hard work and determination have certainly paid off for these celebs.

While Tess Daly may have become a household name thanks to her presentation skills, she was actually born Helen Elizabeth Daly. Her parents Vivian and Sylvia Daly were textile workers and she grew up in Derbyshire. Daly, pictured here during her SMTV Live days in 2002, is probably best known as co-host of the `’s prime time series Strictly Come Dancing.

Photo: Warren Little

British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood outside Bow Street Magistrate’s Court in 1977 where she faced a case of breach of the peace. Westwood was born Vivienne Swire in 1941 in the village of Tintwistle in the Peak District.

Photo: Peter Cade

Before playing James Bond on the big screen, Timothy Dalton shared the stage with Belper Players. Here he is pictured in one of the group’s performances. Dalton was originally raised in Milford, near Belper, and is a former Strutt School student.

Photo: Submitted image

Chesterfield’s Jo Guest is pictured at Cineworld, Derby Road in 1998. The former girl posed with Harry Bizinus, a Travolta look-alike, for this photo, which was taken by a Derbyshire Times photographer. Born and raised in Chesterfield, Guest began modeling after seeing an ad while attending a catering class at her local college. From 2000 she was a television presenter for Men and Motors.

Photo: Barry Richardson

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