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1. 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...
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. 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...
4. Linzey Cocker Linzey Cocker Actress, Wild Child
5. Mike Leigh Mike Leigh Director, Secrets & Lies
6. 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...
7. Rebecca Atkinson Rebecca Atkinson Actress, Shameless
8. 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...
9. Pearce Quigley Pearce Quigley Actor, Millions
10. Samia Ghadie Samia Ghadie Actress, Coronation Street
11. Sarah Leung Sarah Leung Casting Department, Luther Sarah was born and raised in Manchester, England, and began her career in film as assistant to producer Larry Franco on "Batman Begins". She was asked to return to the film's post-production as assistant to Emma Thomas (wife of director Christopher Nolan). Sarah moved immediately into casting, working with one of London's premiere casting offices on Alfonso Cuaron's "Children of Men"...
12. Emma Lowndes Emma Lowndes Actress, All or Nothing Born in Salford in 1975 Emma Lowndes was bitten by the acting bug at the age of eight when her school class was invited to take part in Opera North's production of 'Carmen'. Having been head girl at school and an English graduate from York University she managed to get a place at RADA thanks to Richard Attenborough...
13. David Royle David Royle Actor, Dalziel and Pascoe
14. Sinead Moynihan Sinead Moynihan Actress, Drop Dead Gorgeous
15. Simon Longmore Simon Longmore Actor, Freddy Got Fingered Simon Longmore was born in Great Britain but raised mostly in Vancouver, BC, Canada. In the late 1970s his family relocated to Alberta, then back to B.C. after a couple of years. During his teens Simon found refuge in acting. Having a rebellious and devil-may-care nature he followed the family tradition of serving in the military...
16. Alan Halsall Alan Halsall Actor, Coronation Street
17. Stephen Gallagher Stephen Gallagher Writer, Eleventh Hour
18. Isobel Steele Isobel Steele Actress, Emmerdale
19. John Cooper Clarke John Cooper Clarke Self, Control
20. Tom Hudson Tom Hudson Actor, Coronation Street
21. Tom Gill Tom Gill Actor, Eden Lake
22. Tony Warren Tony Warren Writer, Coronation Street
23. Russell Watson Russell Watson Soundtrack, Star Trek: Enterprise
24. Bernard Sumner Bernard Sumner Soundtrack, Donnie Darko
25. Sarah Baxendale Sarah Baxendale Actress, Hollyoaks
26. Paul Scholes Paul Scholes Self, The Class of 92
27. Martyn Hesford Martyn Hesford Writer, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
28. Anna Jane Casey Anna Jane Casey Actress, Beyond the Sea
29. Paul McDonahue Paul McDonahue Actor, Welcome to No Man's Land
30. Ewan MacColl Ewan MacColl Soundtrack, X-Men: Days of Future Past
31. Mark E. Smith Mark E. Smith Soundtrack, The Silence of the Lambs Lead singer and lyricist of British punk/new wave band The Fall. A former office worker, Smith formed The Fall in 1977, although their commercial peak came in the late '80s and early '90s. They have influenced many bands, most notably Pavement, and are famous for being Radio 1 DJ John Peel's favourite band...
32. Vicky Connett Vicky Connett Actress, My Wonderful Life
33. John Humphreys John Humphreys Special Effects, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory John Humphreys studied sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools, London. He has worked on numerous films, television programs and commercials sculpting and creating special effects and prosthetic make-up. His big break-through was Max Headroom. His fine art sculpture is surreal and super-real, challenging the viewer's conventional perceptions of 2- and 3-dimensions...
34. Peter Maxwell Davies Peter Maxwell Davies Composer, The Boy Friend Sir Peter Maxwell Davies is one of the leading composers of his generation. After early study at Manchester University, he pursued additional compositional study with Goffredo Petrassi in Rome and as a Harkness Fellow at Princeton University under Roger Sessions and Earl Kim. He has written hundreds of works in nearly every form which have and continue to be performed around the world...
35. Zennon Ditchett Zennon Ditchett Actor, Coronation Street
36. Keith Eccleston Keith Eccleston Art Department, Painted Lady
37. Paddy McAuley Paddy McAuley Actor, 273d
38. Tom Price Tom Price Actor, The Glamour Girls
39. John Garside John Garside Actor, Parliament of Science
40. Frederick Norton Frederick Norton Writer, Chu-Chin-Chow
41. Walter Greenwood Walter Greenwood Writer, Love on the Dole
42. Terry Eagleton Terry Eagleton Writer, Wittgenstein
43. Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Self, This Week
44. Lynsey Brown Lynsey Brown Self, Popstars: The Rivals
45. Cliff Portwood Cliff Portwood Self, Penthouse Club
46. Bethany Timms Bethany Timms Miscellaneous Crew, Zombie Run
47. Alan Henning Alan Henning
47 names.