A-listers in Derbyshire

Nine celebrities you didn't know had visited Derbyshire

These A-listers are more commonly found on a Hollywood film set but they have all spent time in our county.

From the Peak District to Chatsworth, Derbyshire has been a draw for some of the most famous people on the planet. Here are nine celebrity visits you might not have known about.

An American news website prompted excitement in 2016 when they reported Kevin Costner was considering a move to the Peak District. He was quoted saying he had visited the area "a couple of times" over the years. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images).

5. Kevin Costner

An American news website prompted excitement in 2016 when they reported Kevin Costner was considering a move to the Peak District. He was quoted saying he had visited the area "a couple of times" over the years. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images).
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Star of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Sir Ian paid a visit Belper School in 2012 as part of a campaign against homophobia. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

6. Sir Ian McKellan

Star of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Sir Ian paid a visit Belper School in 2012 as part of a campaign against homophobia. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
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Luther star Idris turned his hand to DJ-ing with a set at Derbyshire's YNot Festival in 2017. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella)

7. Idris Elba

Luther star Idris turned his hand to DJ-ing with a set at Derbyshire's YNot Festival in 2017. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella)
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In 2011 it was revealed Hollywood hard man Van Damme was to star in the British sci-fi movie UFO. He played a retired military adviser in the film, which was filmed in Derbyshire.(Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Amazon Prime Video).

8. Jean Claude Van Damme

In 2011 it was revealed Hollywood hard man Van Damme was to star in the British sci-fi movie UFO. He played a retired military adviser in the film, which was filmed in Derbyshire.(Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Amazon Prime Video).
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