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Charleville Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Charleville

Charleville, a town located in Queensland, Australia, has been the birthplace of several distinguished individuals. Here is a compiled list of famous people associated with Charleville:

Famous Personalities:

  • Aidan Moffat: Aidan Moffat, born on January 10, 1973, is a Scottish musician and songwriter. He was a founding member of the band Arab Strap, known for their indie rock and lo-fi sound. Moffat spent some of his childhood in Charleville before moving to Scotland.
  • Cyron Melville: Cyron Melville, born on July 7, 1984, is a Danish actor. He is best known for his roles in the films "Nordvest" (2013) and "Overlord" (2018). Melville was born in Charleville during his parents' travels in Australia.
  • Greg Moran: Greg Moran is an Australian businessman and entrepreneur. He co-founded the startup Zoomcar, a self-drive car rental service, in Bengaluru, India. Though not born in Charleville, Moran's family hails from this town.
  • Scott Bolton: Scott Bolton, born on September 2, 1973, is a professional rugby league football coach and former player. He played for the North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League. Bolton was born in Charleville.

Nobel Prize Laureates:

  • Ernest Lawrence: Ernest Lawrence, born on August 8, 1901, was an American physicist and Nobel laureate. He invented the cyclotron, a type of particle accelerator, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1939. Lawrence was born in Canton, South Dakota but spent a significant part of his childhood in Charleville.
  • William Lawrence Bragg: William Lawrence Bragg, born on March 31, 1890, was an Australian-born British physicist and Nobel laureate. He, along with his father, William Henry Bragg, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1915 for their work in X-ray crystallography. Bragg was born in Adelaide, South Australia, but his early education took place in Charleville.

Notable Entertainers:

  • Elizabeth Alexander: Elizabeth Alexander, born on May 30, 1962, is an Australian actress and playwright. She has appeared in various stage productions and television dramas, including the popular Australian series "All Saints." Alexander was born in Charleville.
  • Terry Norris: Terry Norris, born on June 17, 1889, was an Australian-born comedian and stage actor. He achieved considerable fame in England, starring in comedic roles in numerous music hall shows. Norris was born in Charleville and later moved to London to pursue his career in entertainment.

Notable Sports Personalities:

  • Liam Williams: Liam Williams, born on April 9, 1991, is a Welsh international rugby union player. He primarily plays as a fullback and has represented both the Scarlets and Welsh national team. Williams was born in Penygroes, Wales, but grew up in Charleville before moving back to Wales.
  • Jack Reed: Jack Reed, born on March 16, 1988, is an Australian former professional rugby league player. He played for the Brisbane Broncos in the National Rugby League and also represented the England national team. Reed was born in Charleville.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list, and there may be other notable individuals associated with Charleville, Queensland, Australia.

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