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1. Holliday Grainger Holliday Grainger Actress, Jane Eyre
2. Olivia Cooke Olivia Cooke Actress, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Olivia Cooke was born and raised in Oldham, a former textile manufacturing town in Greater Manchester, North West England. She comes from a family of non-actors; her father, John, is a retired police officer, and her mother is a sales representative. Cooke attended Royton and Crompton Secondary School and studied drama at Oldham Sixth Form College...
3. Benedict Wong Benedict Wong Actor, The Martian
4. Rob James-Collier Rob James-Collier Actor, Coronation Street
5. Marsha Thomason Marsha Thomason Actress, White Collar Marsha Thomason, is a British actress, who is known for her roles on Las Vegas, Lost and White Collar and such movies as The Haunted Mansion and Black Knight. Thomason was born in Manchester, the daughter of Phyllis, a Jamaican electronics company employee and Peter Thomason, who works in the public sector...
6. Albert Finney Albert Finney Actor, Big Fish Albert Finney came from the theatre, where he was especially successful in plays of William Shakespeare, to the movies. There he became a leading figure of the young Free Cinema. His debut in cinema was in 1960 with The Entertainer of Tony Richardson who had directed him also in theatre plays various times before. His typical role were young prolets like, e.g. Arthur Seaton in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.
7. Michelle Keegan Michelle Keegan Actress, Coronation Street
8. Steve Coogan Steve Coogan Actor, Philomena
9. Joanne Whalley Joanne Whalley Actress, Willow An arresting, dark-haired stunner of 1980s and 1990s continental filming, Joanne Whalley should have made far more of an impact in Hollywood than she did. She was born in Manchester, England and prodded by her parents into acting at an early age, performing in school plays and winning a recurring role at age 10 on the popular long-running British TV serial Coronation Street...
10. Danny Boyle Danny Boyle Director, Slumdog Millionaire
11. Linus Roache Linus Roache Actor, Batman Begins Linus Roache began his acting career with a two-week appearance as a young Barlow on Coronation Street at the age of 11. He also played a boy with the bubonic plague in The Onedin Line. He spent much of the next two decades on stage. In 1986 he had brief appearances in a few films, including Link. He was brought to attention in 1994 after appearing in the BBC TV series Seaforth.
12. David Warner David Warner Actor, Titanic David Hattersley Warner was born July 29, 1941 in Manchester, England, to Ada Doreen (Hattersley) and Herbert Simon Warner. He has described his childhood as "messy". His father changed jobs often and moved from town to town. David attended eight schools and "failed his exams at all of them". His parents separated when he was a teenager and he only saw his mother again seven years later...
13. Lyndsey Marshal Lyndsey Marshal Actress, The Hours
14. Caroline Catz Caroline Catz Actress, Doc Martin
15. Lesley Sharp Lesley Sharp Actress, The Full Monty
16. Bernard Hill Bernard Hill Actor, Titanic
17. Robert Donat Robert Donat Actor, The 39 Steps Robert Donat's pleasant voice and somewhat neutral English accent were carefully honed as a boy because he had a stammer and took elocution lessons starting at age 11 to overcome the impediment. It was not too surprising that freedom from such a vocal embarrassment was encouragement to act. His other handicap...
18. Reshma Shetty Reshma Shetty Actress, Royal Pains Reshma Shetty stars as Divya Katdare in the hit USA Network original series "Royal Pains," one of television's first female South Asian series leads. Shetty is a graduate of the famed Opera department at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. On stage, Reshma received rave reviews for her performance as 'Priya' in A.R...
19. David Threlfall David Threlfall Actor, Shameless
20. Linzey Cocker Linzey Cocker Actress, Wild Child
21. Lesley Nicol Lesley Nicol Actress, Downton Abbey Born in 1953, to a mother who had worked in television, Lesley Nicol was a shy 16-year-old at St. Elphin's Boarding School in Derbyshire when she expressed a desire to go out and see the world - not, she recalls, to be an actress but to kiss boys. She went to a technical college in Manchester to study for her 'A'-level examinations and...
22. Matthew McNulty Matthew McNulty Actor, Control
23. Agyness Deyn Agyness Deyn Actress, Clash of the Titans
24. Karl Pilkington Karl Pilkington Writer, The Ricky Gervais Show
25. David Bamber David Bamber Actor, The King's Speech
26. Emily Beecham Emily Beecham Actress, Hail, Caesar!
27. Andrew Knott Andrew Knott Actor, The Secret Garden Andrew Knott was born on the 22nd of November 1979 in Salford, Manchester. He started acting at a young age appearing in various British TV and radio programs. Throughout his younger years he trained at The Oldham Theater Workshop. His first big screen appearance was in The Secret Garden starring opposite Maggie Smith...
28. Davy Jones Davy Jones Actor, Head Davy Jones left home to become a jockey. While he was an apprentice, he was encouraged to go into acting and got a role in a production of "Peter Pan". From there, he played on Coronation Street and The Pickwick Papers before landing the role of "The Artful Dodger" in "Oliver!". This job took him to America's Broadway...
29. Suranne Jones Suranne Jones Actress, Coronation Street
30. John Thaw John Thaw Actor, The Sweeney He was the working class boy from Manchester whose intensity and natural honesty made him British television's most bankable actor. He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His first starring role on TV was as Sgt John Mann in Redcap. His first great success, though, was as Detective Inspector Regan in The Sweeney...
31. Ben Crompton Ben Crompton Actor, Before I Go to Sleep
32. Nico Mirallegro Nico Mirallegro Actor, Hollyoaks Nico Mirallegro was born in Manchester, England, to an Italian father and Anglo-Irish mother. He attended The Manchester school of Acting for 3 years. He is best known for his roles in The Village, My Mad Fat Diary, Common and the recent British film Spike Island. Nico was selected in the 2012 Screen stars of tomorrow.
33. Mike Leigh Mike Leigh Director, Secrets & Lies
34. Gemma Atkinson Gemma Atkinson Actress, Emmerdale
35. James Murray James Murray Actor, Under the Greenwood Tree
36. Alex Etel Alex Etel Actor, Millions
37. Christian Coulson Christian Coulson Actor, The Hours
38. Lewis Tan Lewis Tan Stunts, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
39. Sacha Dhawan Sacha Dhawan Actor, After Earth Sacha Dhawan was born in Bramhall, Stockport to Hindu parents though he actually attended a Roman Catholic secondary school, Thomas Aquinas College, in nearby Stockport, where one of the authors whom he studied for his final exams was Alan Bennett, with whom he was very impressed. He began as a child actor at the age of 12 and attended the Laine-Johnson School of Acting in Manchester...
40. Judith Shekoni Judith Shekoni Actress, Heroes Reborn Judith Shekoni was brought up in Manchester, England. Relocating to London at 18 she modelled around the world before gaining her break into acting via the popular BBC TV show Casualty. Working in the UK including Eastenders (BBC) and gritty Hallmark drama The Hidden City, Judiths' acting career took her to America where during extensive theatre training she worked on every major US network...
41. Robert Powell Robert Powell Actor, Holby City Robert Powell was born on Thursday, June 1st, 1944, five days before D-Day, on Tuesday, June 6th, 1944, in Salford, Manchester, England. In 1964, he started his acting career while attending Manchester University. In 1967, he made his film debut, and later landed his first starring role in The Italian Job...
42. Karl Davies Karl Davies Actor, Happy Valley
43. Rebecca Ryan Rebecca Ryan Actress, Shameless
44. Afshan Azad Afshan Azad Actress, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Afshan Azad, who is of Bangladeshi descendant, was born on February 12, 1988 in Manchester, England. She is an actress who is mostly known for her play in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009).
45. David Schofield David Schofield Actor, Gladiator David Schofield was born in 1951, in Manchester, England. He was one of ten children in a working-class family. His first acting experience was at Manchester boy's school at the age of 12. In 1967, he was accepted as student assistant stage manager at a local repertory theatre. He started on the lowest step of the ladder and worked in every department as a prop-maker...
46. Stephen Lord Stephen Lord Actor, Penny Dreadful Stephen trained at Salford College of Music and Drama and graduated with the highest Grade A Distinction. Stephen's love affair for film and TV soon began with his debut role in Cannes winner, Raining Stones, a Ken Loach film and then the lead as"Jonno Fox" in the award-winning "Common As Muck" (1994)_, for the BBC, which led him to BAFTA recognition...
47. Rebecca Atkinson Rebecca Atkinson Actress, Shameless
48. Noel Gallagher Noel Gallagher Soundtrack, The X Files Born in 1967, Noel Thomas David Gallagher was raised in a working class family home in the Manchester suburb of Burnage by Irish immigrant parents Tommy and Peggy Gallagher. At the age of 13, he first began to play a guitar that his father had left him following his parents' separation, and he managed to teach himself how to play it despite being left-handed, and the instrument being right-handed...
49. Tony Gardner Tony Gardner Actor, My Parents Are Aliens
50. Pooky Quesnel Pooky Quesnel Actress, Great Expectations
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