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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. Mike Leigh Mike Leigh Director, Secrets & Lies
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. Linzey Cocker Linzey Cocker Actress, Wild Child
8. Rebecca Atkinson Rebecca Atkinson Actress, Episode #6.10
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. Samia Ghadie Samia Ghadie Actress, There's Only One Jimmy Grimble
12. Pearce Quigley Pearce Quigley Actor, Millions
13. Sinead Moynihan Sinead Moynihan Actress, Episode #1.2
14. Alan Halsall Alan Halsall Actor, Episode #1.5681
15. David Royle David Royle Actor, Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker
16. Tom Gill Tom Gill Actor, Eden Lake
17. Paul McDonahue Paul McDonahue Director, Welcome to No Man's Land
18. Ewan MacColl Ewan MacColl Soundtrack, X-Men: Days of Future Past
19. Sarah Baxendale Sarah Baxendale Actress, Hollyoaks
20. Keith Eccleston Keith Eccleston Art Department, Painted Lady
21. Paul Scholes Paul Scholes Self, The Class of 92
22. Russell Watson Russell Watson Soundtrack, Captain Corelli's Mandolin
23. Anna Jane Casey Anna Jane Casey Actress, A Whiter Shade of Pale
24. Bernard Sumner Bernard Sumner Soundtrack, Trainspotting
25. Tom Hudson Tom Hudson Actor, Episode #1.6738
26. Martyn Hesford Martyn Hesford Writer, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
27. John Cooper Clarke John Cooper Clarke Self, Control
28. 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...
29. Stephen Gallagher Stephen Gallagher Writer, Eleventh Hour
30. Vicky Connett Vicky Connett Actress, The Lost Generation
31. Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Self, Episode dated 27 May 2010
32. 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...
33. Terry Eagleton Terry Eagleton Writer, Wittgenstein
34. 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...
35. Tom Price Tom Price Actor, Episode #2.7
36. John Garside John Garside Actor, Parliament of Science
37. Walter Greenwood Walter Greenwood Writer, Love on the Dole
38. Alan Henning Alan Henning Uncategorised
39. Frederick Norton Frederick Norton Writer, Chu-Chin-Chow
40. Cliff Portwood Cliff Portwood Self, Episode dated 18 November 1975
41. Lynsey Brown Lynsey Brown Self, Popstars: The Rivals
42. Paddy McAuley Paddy McAuley Actor, Screwed Over
42 names.