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Manchester Celebrities


Famous & Infamous People of Greater Manchester

Manchester, Lancashire and the northwest region have produced more than their fair share of famous people - pioneers, explorers, scientists, philanthropists, explorers, inventors, artists, musicians, actors, sports men and women, composers, social and political reformers, film stars, media celebrities - all local heroes, as well as a few notable villains.
Their names are immotalised throughout the region - in place names, streets, districts, townships and squares, statues and monuments, libraries, schools and institutions which still bear their names.

More available at our main Manchester Celebrities website at www.manchester-celebrities.co.uk.

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The Arts: Written, Visual & Performance

William Harrison Ainsworth
Samuel Bamford

Walter Greenwood
Anthony Burgess
Isabella Banks
Benjamin Brierley
Frances Hodgson Burnett
John Byrom
John Collier (Tim Bobbin)
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Walter Greenwood
Thomas de Quincey

Shelagh Delaney
Richmal Crompton
Peter Maxwell-Davies
Elizabeth Raffald
Charles Prestwich Scott
L S Lowry
Joe Sunlight
Edgar Wood
Robert Bolt
Alan Garner
Kathleen Ferrier
Maurice Johnstone
James Hilton
John Critchley Prince
Tom Bloxham
Warwick Brookes

Samuel Hill
Harry Rutherford

Walter Kershaw

Louise Jopling
Arthur Devis
Josef Locke
John Cassidy
Matthew Noble
Terry Eagleton
Walter Crane
Frank Hampson
Howard Jacobson
Dave Dee
Nicholas Hytner

Pierre Adolphe Valette
Ford Madox Brown
Alfred Waterhouse
Thomas Worthington
John Knowles
Sir John Barbirolli
Sir Charles Hallé

Charles Alexander Calvert
George Formby
Gracie Fields

Annie Horniman
William Stanley Houghton
Trevor Griffiths
Arlene Phillips
Harold Riley
Russell Watson

Sir Thomas Beecham

Lawrence Isherwood
Edwin Waugh
Francis Thompson
Samuel Laycock
Michael Ball
Roger Fenton
Mike Leigh
Nick Park
Henry Hall
James Lamb
Ralph Sweeney
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Anna Jacobs
Francis Lennon
Ronnie Hazlehurst
Alfred Wainwright
George Lockhart
Hans Richter
Howard Spring
Sir Neville Cardus

John Ralston
Sir Norman Foster
Sir William Walton
Carol Ann Duffy
Harold Brighouse

Politics: Law & Social Reformers

Sir Nicholas Mosley
James Stanley

Charles Worsley
Robert Owen

Thomas Fleming
Sir Robert Peel
Mark Philips
Abel Heywood

Friedrich Engels
Richard Cobden
John Bright
Emmeline Pankhurst
Christabel Pankhurst
Chaim Weizmann

Margaret Beckett
Hugh Scanlon
Ernest Marples

Henry Hunt
Lloyd George
Sir Cyril Smith
Gerald Kaufman MP

Hannah Mitchell
George Osborne

Joe Gormley
Joseph Rayner Stephens
Alf Morris

Armitage, Sir Elkanah
Lees Knowles, Sir James
Alistair Campbell
Michael Meacher
Ernest Jones
Reginald Richardson
William Gladstone
Hazel Blears
John Fielden

Oswald Mosley
Barbara Castle
Jack Straw

Mitchell Henry
Annie Kenney
Nellie Wilkinson
Sir James Anderton
Jerome Caminada
Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw
Lord Woolton (F.J.Marquis)
Dr Michael Winstanley
Phil Woolas MP
James Brotherton
John Owens
Thomas Ashton
John Fielden
John Shuttleworth
Archibald Prentice

Absalom Watkin
John, Richard, Thomas &
William Potter

John Edward Taylor
Hugh Birley
Ellen Wilkinson
Robert Duckenfield
Harry Pollitt
Estelle Morris
Davies, Thomas
Neil Hamilton
John Stalker
William Hulton
Feargus O'Connor
Glenda Jackson
Arthur Balfour, PM
Andrew Stunell

Philanthropy: Philosophy & Religion

Lady Ann Bland
Hugh Oldham
Sir Humphrey Chetham
William Hulme

John Rylands
Joseph Whitworth
Lord Ernest Simon
Thomas la Warre


Thomas Deacon
Edward Barlow
St Ambrose Barlow

Laurence Vaux
James Prince Lee
John Bradford
Mary Moffat
Michael Levy
Thomas Henshaw
James Fraser
Sir Ashton Lever
Cardinal William Allen
Joseph Livesey
Terry Waite
Kirsty Howard
Richard Mather
'Mother' Ann Lee

Discovery: Engineers, Inventors & Scientists

Samuel Crompton
Richard Arkwright
Sir William Fairbairn

Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke
of Bridgewater
Sir Frederick Henry Royce
Daniel Adamson
George Bradshaw

John Dee
Marie Stopes
William Crabtree
Charles White
Thomas Percival

John Ferriar
Peter Mark Roget
John Dalton
William Sturgeon

Sir Leslie Patrick Abercrombie

Sir Henry Roscoe
James Hargreaves
Hans Geiger
Charles Mackintosh
Thomas Highs
John Mercer
Robert Hope-Jones
JJ Thomson
Sir Arnold Wolfendale
John Dancer
James Prescott Joule
Sir Edwin Alliot Verdon-Roe
Ernest Rutherford
Capt Sir John Alcock
Lt Sir Arthur Brown

James Brindley
John Kay
Prof Brian Cox

Alan Turing
Sir Bernard Lovell
Col Sir William Coates
Robert Angus Smith
Roy Chadwick
Dr Patrick Steptoe
Edmund Cartwright
George Stephenson
Lawrence Earnshaw
William Webb Ellis
Thomas Earnshaw
Sir James Chadwick
James Bullough
Prof Eric Laithwaite
George Leigh Mallory
Prof Tom Kilburn
Rev George Garrett
Sir Roger Bradshaigh

Media: Television, Film & Broadcasting

Joan Bakewell
John Thaw
Harry H Corbett
Caroline Aherne
Will Hay
Bernard Manning
Robert Donat
Warren Clarke

Brian Redhead
Les Dawson
Roy Kinnear
Eric Sykes
Eric Morecambe
Eddie Large

Mike Harding
Frank Finlay
Albert Finney
Robert Powell
Ben Kingsley
David Warner
Robert Shaw
Burt Kwouk
Bill Oddie

Tommy Cannon
Bobby Ball
Alistair Cooke
Mike Yarwood
Joanne Whalley (Kilmer)
Victoria Wood
Peter Skellern

Pete Postlethwaite
Coronation Street Characters
Fred Dibnah
Sir Ian McKellen
John Mahoney
Steve Coogan
Hylda Baker
Al Read
Ralf Little
Will Mellor
Philip Schofield
Sarah Lancashire
Ted Ray
David Coleman
Roy Skelton
Jonathan Morris
Colin Baker
Kenneth Wolstenholme
Jane Horrocks
Jimmy Clitheroe
Tracie Bennett
Danny Ross
Keith Macklin
Paddy McGinness

Bernard Wrigley
Frank Randle
Dora Bryan
Arthur Lowe
Terry Christian
Ian McShane
Johnny Vegas
Matthew Kelly
David Dickinson
John E Blakeley
Maggie Philbin
Paula Wilcox
Anna Friel
Lord Sidney Bernstein
Mike Sweeney
Dominic Monaghan
Richard Madeley &
Judy Finnigan

Bob Greaves
Gordon Burns
Jimmy Saville
Violet Carson
Pat Pheonix
Melanie Sykes
Ronald Fraser
Kieran Prenderville
Peter Kay
Vivien Merchant
John Thomson
Michael Wood
Lynda Baron
Bill Grundy
Tim Grundy
Charles Foster
Colin Weston
Jim Pope
Bob Smithies
Wendy Hiller
Anna Ford
Judith Chalmers
Jim Hancock
Diane Oxberry
Jenni Murray
Martin Henfield
Lynda Lee-Potter
Don Estelle
Jimmy Cricket
Jon Culshaw
Kerry McFadden
Ray Gosling
Dave Spikey
Shirley Stelfox
David Starkey
Maxine Peake
Arlene Phillips

Mike Scott
Nicholas Hytner
Sara Cox
Dame Thora Hird
Natalie Casey
Christopher Eccleston
Max Beesley
Jack Wild
Tony Gubba
Bernard Cribbins
Ben Gerrard
Nick Conway
Vernon Kay
Janet Munro
Eric Knowles
Chris Evans
Bernard Hill
Andy Kershaw
Lucy Meacock
Felicity Goodey
John Mundy
Danny Boyle
Judi Dench
John Peel
Katie Derham
Ted Lune
Jim Bowen
Tess Daly
Timmy Mallett
John Inman
Buzz Hawkins
Freddy 'Parrot Face' Davies
Glenda Jackson
Daniel Craig
Simon Rimmer
Nick Robinson
James H Reeve
Hovis Presley
Ranvir Singh
Stuart Flinders
Dave Guest
Edgar Lustgarten
Kathy Staff
James Stannage
Lee Mack
Alan Carr
Annabel Tiffin
Tony Livesey
Eno Eruotor
Jason Manford
Colin Crompton
Sue Johnstone
Vince Powell

Sport: Olympic & Sporting Champions

Alfred Edward Tysoe
Jackie Brown
George Wilkinson
Emil Robert Voigt

Sybil Newall
Ben Jones
Harold Hardman

Max Woosnam
Rex Crummack

Douglas Lowe
Harold Walden
James Borland
William Roberts

June Croft
Sunny Lowry
John Amaechi
Amir Khan
Reg Harris
Manchester Footballers
Mike Atherton
Fred Perry
John Virgo
Billy Dean
John Henry Osborne
Henry Taylor
John Ephraim Sibbert
Frank Tyson
Diane Modahl
Bill Beaumont
Paula Radcliffe
Stanley Matthews
Ricky Hatton
Chris Hoy
Beth Tweddle

Darren Campbell
Peter Kane
Chris Boardman

William Webb Ellis
Stephen Parry
Tom Finney
Jason Queally
David Lloyd
Geoff Duke
Billy Nevett
Andrew "Freddy" Flintoff
Steven Burke
Ben Ainslie
Keri-Anne Payne
Rebecca Romera
Carl Fogarty
Bradley Wiggins

Commerce: Business, Industry & Entrepreneurship

Fred Duerr
J J Kearns
J D Williams
Arthur Brooke
James Allcock
Charles Dreyfus
James & Henry Forsyth
Paul Hauser
John Holden
Josiah Hardman
Joseph Holt
Mathieu Vallet
Henry Duffy
John Stanier
Ernest Broadbelt
Marks & Spencer
Thomas Kendal
Shami Ahmed
Eddie Shah
Sir William Pickles Hartley
Robert Gillow
Charles Mackintosh
Samuel Ogden
Sir William Mather
Samuel Oldknow
Samuel Brooks
Charles Tennant
Sir Edward Holt
John Whittaker
John Mayall
Sir Henry Tate
Nicholas Kilvert
Charles Roe
Samuel Greg
Hugh Mason

Heroism: Military & Civilian

Ensign Charles Ewart
Mark Addy
Bill Speakman VC
George Peachment VC
Henry Kelly VC MC
Issy Smith VC JP
Edward Colquhoun Charlton VC
James Leach
J Elisha Grimshaw VC, DCM
William Horace Taylor GC
Percy Walton GC
Joanna Toff QGM
John Henry Code DCM
James Kirk VC
Harry Norton Schofield VC
Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory
John Beeley VC
Graham Thompson Lyall VC
Edward Deakin Ashton
Albert Hill VC
Joel Halliwell VC
William Thomas Forshaw VC
Andrew Moynihan VC
John Buckley VC
Chris Finney GC
Ernest Sykes VC
Wilfred Wood VC
Francis Arthur Jefferson VC

Crime: Manchester Villains & Murderers

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