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1. Olivia Cooke Olivia Cooke Actress, The Signal
2. 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.
3. Steve Coogan Steve Coogan Actor, Philomena
4. Danny Boyle Danny Boyle Director, Slumdog Millionaire
5. Holliday Grainger Holliday Grainger Actress, Jane Eyre
6. Marsha Thomason Marsha Thomason Actress, Black Knight Marsha Thomason was born and raised in Manchester, England. Her love for acting began after watching the musical "Bugsy Malone". Soon after, aged 12, she joined Oldham Theatre Workshop, where she performed many diverse stage plays, including "Our Day Out" by Willy Russell and "Peace" by Aristophanes...
7. 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...
8. Mike Leigh Mike Leigh Director, Secrets & Lies
9. David Bamber David Bamber Actor, The King's Speech
10. 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.
11. Matthew McNulty Matthew McNulty Actor, Control
12. Rob James-Collier Rob James-Collier Actor, Mercenaries
13. Nico Mirallegro Nico Mirallegro Actor, Spike Island 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.
14. David Threlfall David Threlfall Actor, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
15. David Warner David Warner Actor, Titanic David Warner was born on July 29, 1941 in Manchester, England and once 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 - on her deathbed...
16. Bernard Hill Bernard Hill Actor, Titanic
17. Lesley Nicol Lesley Nicol Actress, East Is East 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...
18. Gemma Atkinson Gemma Atkinson Actress, Devil's Pass
19. Karl Pilkington Karl Pilkington Writer, The Ricky Gervais Show
20. Christian Coulson Christian Coulson Actor, The Hours
21. Suranne Jones Suranne Jones Actress, The Doctor's Wife
22. John Thaw John Thaw Actor, Chaplin 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...
23. James Murray James Murray Actor, Under the Greenwood Tree
24. Lesley Sharp Lesley Sharp Actress, The Full Monty
25. 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...
26. Ben Crompton Ben Crompton Actor, 102 Dalmatians
27. Afshan Azad Afshan Azad Actress, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
28. Judith Shekoni Judith Shekoni Actress, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 British born Judi Shekoni is an exotic mix of African, Spanish and British descent. She is soon to be seen as 'Zafrina' the leader of the Amazons in Twilight Sagas: Breaking Dawn. Brought up in Britain, she has trained extensively including Shakespeare and the Classics. Her career in the UK included roles on every major television channel...
29. Robert Donat Robert Donat Actor, The 39 Steps Robert Donat's pleasant voice and somewhat neutral English accent (a byproduct of being raised in northern England) 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...
30. Michelle Keegan Michelle Keegan Actress, Episode #1.8391
31. Benedict Wong Benedict Wong Actor, Prometheus
32. Peter Howitt Peter Howitt Actor, Sliding Doors
33. Robert Powell Robert Powell Actor, Mahler Robert Powell was born on June 1, 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. Some of his well known movies include Franco Ziefirelli's Jesus of Nazareth...
34. 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...
35. Caroline Catz Caroline Catz Actress, The Wrong Goodbye
36. Chris Coghill Chris Coghill Actor, Nowhere Boy
37. Alex Etel Alex Etel Actor, Millions
38. Chris Addison Chris Addison Actor, In the Loop Born and brought up in Worsley, Greater Manchester, Chris Addison attended the Manchester Grammar School. He then went on to the University of Birmingham from where he graduated in 2004. He has since been involved with the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival 11 times, performing stand-up comedy and in 2004 he was nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award for comedy for his show...
39. Karl Davies Karl Davies Actor, Octane
40. Linzey Cocker Linzey Cocker Actress, Is Anybody There?
41. John Henshaw John Henshaw Actor, The Angels' Share
42. Tony Gardner Tony Gardner Actor, Cockneys vs Zombies
43. 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...
44. Layton Williams Layton Williams Actor, How I Got My Nose
45. Lyndsey Marshal Lyndsey Marshal Actress, The Hours
46. Sacha Dhawan Sacha Dhawan Actor, After Earth Sacha Dhawan was born in Bramhall, Greater Manchester 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...
47. Sarah Jayne Dunn Sarah Jayne Dunn Actress, The Dark Knight
48. Jane Hazlegrove Jane Hazlegrove Actress, Threads
49. Emily Beecham Emily Beecham Actress, 28 Weeks Later
50. Stephen Lord Stephen Lord Actor, Judge Dredd 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...
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