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1. Ricky Whittle Ricky Whittle Actor, Austenland Ricky was born in Oldham, Lancashire. His father was in the Royal Air Force which meant travelling the world to different bases. Ricky was scouted to play as a professional footballer for Arsenal and Celtic football clubs but this was thwarted by injury and instead he went to Southampton University to read Law...
2. Sarah Lancashire Sarah Lancashire Actress, Seeing Red
3. Kate Ashfield Kate Ashfield Actress, Shaun of the Dead Most recognizable to international audiences for her lead role in Shaun of the Dead, Kate Ashfield is a powerful British actress known for superlative and award-winning work in This Little Life (B.I.F.A. nomination, Best Actress), Late Night Shopping (B.I.F.A. Best Actress Award), and countless others. She has been seen in classical and contemporary television and film roles...
4. Jo Hartley Jo Hartley Actress, This Is England Jo Hartley was born in Oldham, Lancashire. Attended North Chadderton Comprehensive School. At the age of 11 years old, performed in 'The Sound Of Music' as Gretel. Jo got her first taste for acting. Later, she went on to join Oldham Theatre Workshop where she stayed for several years. At the age of 17, Jo's father died, she decided to travel and put her acting on hold...
5. Jack Wild Jack Wild Actor, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Born September 30, 1952, in Royton, near Oldham, England, Jack Wild was discovered by talent agent June Collins, mother of rock star Phil Collins. His breakthrough came when he landed the role of Oliver in the London stage production of "Oliver!" When it came to casting the film, the role of the Artful Dodger went to Jack...
6. Warren Clarke Warren Clarke Actor, A Clockwork Orange
7. Bernard Cribbins Bernard Cribbins Actor, Frenzy An actor since the age of 14, Bernard Cribbins had become a major star on the London stage by his mid-20s, but it was another ten years before he became a national star by his success in film comedies and with a string of hit records. He appeared in several of the "Carry On" series, and also achieved a great degree of success doing voiceovers for cartoons and TV commercials.
8. Mark Jordon Mark Jordon Actor, The Fool on the Hill Mark wanted to be an actor after watching Steve McQueen movies as a child. While still at school he attended Oldham Theatre Workshop where he formed the Damned Busters and worked clubs, pubs and did street theatre to earn his Equity card. After a small part in a film 'Number One' Mark was cast as Ian on the BBC's much loved Seaview...
9. Eric Sykes Eric Sykes Actor, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 'Eric Sykes' started as a radio scriptwriter but he soon found he could perform as well as write. The slight handicap of being very hard of hearing doesn't interfere with his wonderful comic timing. The spectacles he wears have no lenses but contain a bone conducting hearing aid.
10. Adam Fogerty Adam Fogerty Actor, Snatch.
11. Brian Cox Brian Cox Self, A Night with the Stars
12. Christopher Biggins Christopher Biggins Actor, The Rocky Horror Picture Show
13. Laura Crossley Laura Crossley Actress, The Secret Garden
14. Ian Mercer Ian Mercer Actor, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
15. Jack Deam Jack Deam Actor, The Young Poisoner's Handbook
16. Leslie Schofield Leslie Schofield Actor, Star Wars After his parents divorced, he became a wayward, rebellious teenager. Deciding he should instill himself with some discipline, he joined a naval training ship for two years. His first taste of acting came during ten years subsequent service in the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy.
17. Nicola Stephenson Nicola Stephenson Actress, Christmas Lights
18. Keeley Forsyth Keeley Forsyth Actress, Guardians of the Galaxy
19. Dominique Jackson Dominique Jackson Actress, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
20. Naomi Radcliffe Naomi Radcliffe Actress, 24 Hour Party People
21. Bobby Ball Bobby Ball Actor, The Fattest Man in Britain Robert Harper (Bobby Ball) and Thomas Derbyshire (Tommy Cannon) were both born in Oldham. They met in the early 1960s while working as welders in the same factory. Becoming friends, they formed a club act known as Bobby and Stevie Rhythm, which became the Sherrell Brothers then The Harper Brothers...
22. Caroline O'Connor Caroline O'Connor Actress, Moulin Rouge! Celebrated actress from Australia who has appeared in numerous stage productions. Has been featured in roles in such shows as "A Chorus Line", "Baby", "Oklahoma" and her most celebrated role as Velma Kelly in the Original Australian Revival cast of "Chicago: The Musical. ".
23. Barbara Knox Barbara Knox Actress, Episode #1.8146
24. Anne Kirkbride Anne Kirkbride Actress, Episode #1.8411
25. Helen Fraser Helen Fraser Actress, Repulsion
26. Jo-Anne Knowles Jo-Anne Knowles Actress, Episode #1.5
27. Phillip Schofield Phillip Schofield Self, Test the Nation: The National IQ Test 2002
28. Alan Rothwell Alan Rothwell Actor, Alan Partridge
29. Shobna Gulati Shobna Gulati Actress, Shadowscan
30. Jeff Hordley Jeff Hordley Actor, Emmerdale
31. Paul Hilton Paul Hilton Actor, Wuthering Heights
32. Neil Bell Neil Bell Actor, Dead Man's Shoes
33. Alex Carter Alex Carter Actor, Episode #1.5561
34. Clive Rowe Clive Rowe Actor, Manderlay
35. Karen Henthorn Karen Henthorn Actress, Raining Stones
36. Sally Ann Matthews Sally Ann Matthews Actress, Brassed Off
37. Ian Kershaw Ian Kershaw Actor, Episode #2.8 Ian Kershaw grew up in Oldham and went to the Welsh College of Speech and Drama. As well as acting, he is also a fledgling playwright. He lives near Glossop, Derbyshire with his partner, the actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, and their daughter, Martha.
38. Carl Cox Carl Cox Self, It's All Gone Pete Tong
39. Jane Antrobus Jane Antrobus Actress, Episode #1.20
40. Tommy Cannon Tommy Cannon Self, The Cannon & Ball Gospel Show Robert Harper (Bobby Ball) and Thomas Derbyshire (Tommy Cannon) were both born in Oldham. They met in the early 1960s while working as welders in the same factory. Becoming friends, they formed a club act known as Bobby and Stevie Rhythm, which became the Sherrell Brothers then The Harper Brothers...
41. Craig Gazey Craig Gazey Actor, Episode #1.7624
42. Lally Bowers Lally Bowers Actress, The Chalk Garden Lally was educated at Hulme Grammar School in Oldham and worked as a secretary before walking-on and understudying at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. As a professional actress, she appeared in hundreds of stage productions, films and television programmes and rep at Manchester...
43. Michelle Marsh Michelle Marsh Self, Episode #1.8
44. Tony Barber Tony Barber Self, Sale of the Century Born in Oldham Lancs., England in 1940, he emigrated to Australia in 1947 with his family. After finishing his education, he spent 7 years training as a naval officer, before getting his first job as a radio announcer in 1961. His big break was being noticed in a national commercial, which resulted in hosting the quiz show "Temptation"...
45. William Walton William Walton Music Department, Battle of Britain William Walton came from a musical family. He entered Christ Church, Oxford at the early age of sixteen but left without a degree in 1920. A fine musician, he was essentially self-taught as a composer, except some instruction from Hugh Allen, the cathedral organist. Through literary friends and other associations he became acquainted with the London music and cultural scene...
46. Jane Cunliffe Jane Cunliffe Actress, G.B.H.
47. Elizabeth Lax Elizabeth Lax Actress, In Harm's Way
48. Judith Barker Judith Barker Actress, Miss Potter
49. Eric Longworth Eric Longworth Actor, Episode #1.668
50. Maisie Mosco Maisie Mosco Writer, Girly
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