There could be more than a million HGV drivers around the world with the U.K. being home to more than 318,700 (2018) HGV drivers. But did you know there are more celebrities that hold a HGV licence than you think? Here are just a few celebrities that hold a HGV licence.
Liam John Neeson OBE born in Northern Ireland on the 7th of June 1952. Neeson is better known for his Taken films and action films, was involved in HGV Driving before he stepped into the acting game! Neeson drove a Forklift Truck and a lorry for Guinness!
James Francis Cameron CC born in Canada on the 16th of August 1954. The director is well known for his films such as Avatar and The Terminator. Cameron was in the Driving industry before his claim to fame. As a HGV Driver, he would spend the time on the road thinking of screenplay ideas. If he thought of a really great idea, he’d pull over and write it down.
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson CBE born in County Durham, England on the 6th of January 1955. Atkinson is well known for his work in the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr.Bean. Atkinson holds a category Class 1/ C+E driving licence which he gained in 1981. Lorries held a fascination for him and to ensure employment as a young actor, so he had something to fall back on. He has also used this skill when filming comedy material.
Christopher Livingstone Eubank born in London, England on the 8th August 1966. Eubank is well known for his professional boxing, competing between 1985 to 1998. He is ranked by BoxRec as the third best British super-middleweight boxer of all time. Eubank currently holds a HGV licence and even has an American Peterbilt 379 truck which is his choice of transport. Chris Eubank has been spotted all around the world driving his truck.
Dame Kelly Holmes
Dame Kelly Holmes DBE born in Kent, England on the 19th of April 1970. Holmes is a retired British middle distance athlete. Holmes began training very young later leaving athletics at the age of 18 to join the army. In the Army, she was initially a HGV driver in the Women’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC), later becoming a basic physical training instructor (PTI).