Graham Ibbeson

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Graham Ibbeson's statue of Eric Morecambe in Morecambe, Lancashire

Graham Ibbeson is an artist and sculptor resident of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. He has created bronze sculptures in towns and cities across Britain including Leeds, Cardiff, Dover, Barnsley, Doncaster, Northampton, Chesterfield, Middlesbrough, Perth, Otley and Rugby.

One his most famous pieces is the statue of comedian Eric Morecambe, which stands in the performer’s seaside hometown of Morecambe, Lancashire and which was unveiled by the Queen. His bronze statue of Cary Grant was unveiled in 2001 in Millennium Square in Grant's hometown of Bristol.[1] Ibbeson has also sculpted comedy duo Laurel and Hardy; the bronze statue was erected in Laurel's home town of Ulverston April 2009.[2] His latest commission is a statue of Benny Hill for the comedian's hometown of Southampton.[3]


  1. ^ "Bristol celebrates Hollywood 'son'". BBC News. 8 December 2001.
  2. ^ "Laurel and Hardy statue prompts call for a halt to UK's local hero bronzes". London: The Guardian. 2007-08-16.
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