Birth Place Matching "Manchester, England, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Olivia Cooke

Actress | Ready Player One

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 ...

2. Holliday Grainger

Actress | Cinderella

Holliday Grainger was born on March 27, 1988 in Didsbury, Manchester, England as Holliday Clark Grainger. She is an actress, known for Cinderella (2015), My Cousin Rachel (2017) and The Finest Hours (2016).

3. Emily Beecham

Actress | Hail, Caesar!

Emily Beecham was born in May 1985 in Manchester, England. She is an actress, known for Hail, Caesar! (2016), Into the Badlands (2015) and The Thirteenth Tale (2013).

4. Lewis Tan

Actor | Deadpool 2

Lewis Tan was born on February 4, 1987 in Manchester, England as Lewis Singwah Tan. He is known for his work on Deadpool 2 (2018), Into the Badlands (2015) and Iron Fist (2017).

5. 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 ...

6. Linus Roache

Actor | Batman Begins

Linus Roache began his acting career with a two-week appearance as a young Barlow on Coronation Street (1960) at the age of 11. He also played a boy with the bubonic plague in The Onedin Line (1971). He spent much of the next two decades on stage. In 1986 he had brief appearances in a few films, ...

7. Steve Coogan

Actor | Philomena

Steve Coogan was born on October 14, 1965 in Middleton, Manchester, England as Stephen John Coogan. He is an actor and producer, known for Philomena (2013), Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013) and 24 Hour Party People (2002). He was previously married to Caroline Hickman.

8. Albert Finney

Actor | Erin Brockovich

Albert Finney came to the movies from the theatre, where he was especially successful in the plays of William Shakespeare. He became a leading figure of the young Free Cinema. His film debut was in 1960 with The Entertainer (1960) by Tony Richardson, who had also directed him in theatre plays ...

9. Danny Boyle

Director | 127 Hours

Danny Boyle was born on October 20, 1956 in Manchester, England as Daniel Boyle. He is a director and producer, known for 127 Hours (2010), 28 Days Later... (2002) and Slumdog Millionaire (2008).

10. Marsha Thomason

Actress | White Collar

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...

11. Michelle Keegan

Actress | Coronation Street

Michelle Keegan was born on June 3, 1987 in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England as Michelle Elizabeth Keegan. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Drunk History: UK (2015) and Coronation Street: Out of Africa (2008). She has been married to Mark Wright since May 24, 2015.

12. David Warner

Actor | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

David Hattersley Warner was born July 29, 1941 in Manchester, England, to Ada Doreen (Hattersley) and Herbert Simon Warner. He was born out of wedlock and often accepted to be raised by each of his parents, eventually settling with his father and stepmother. His father changed jobs often and moved ...

13. Benedict Wong

Actor | Avengers: Infinity War

Benedict Wong was born in 1970 in Manchester, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Doctor Strange (2016) and The Martian (2015).

14. Bernard Hill

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Bernard Hill was born on December 17, 1944 in Manchester, England. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and Titanic (1997). He is married to Marianne. They have one child.

15. Suranne Jones

Actress | Scott & Bailey

Suranne Jones was born on August 27, 1978 in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England as Sarah Anne Jones. She is an actress and writer, known for Scott & Bailey (2011), Doctor Foster (2015) and Coronation Street (1960). She has been married to Laurence Akers since August 4, 2015. They have one ...

16. Caroline Catz

Actress | Doc Martin

Caroline Catz was born in 1970 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England as Caroline Caplan. She is an actress and director, known for Doc Martin (2004), Murder in Suburbia (2004) and DCI Banks (2010).

17. 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 ...

18. Robert James-Collier

Actor | Downton Abbey

Robert James-Collier was born on September 23, 1976 in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. He is an actor, known for Downton Abbey (2010), Coronation Street (1960) and The Ritual (2017).

19. Linzey Cocker

Actress | Wild Child

Linzey Cocker was born on May 19, 1987 in Eccles, Salford, Greater Manchester, England. She is an actress, known for Wild Child (2008), 4.3.2.1. (2010) and White Gold (2017).

20. Matthew McNulty

Actor | The Terror

Matthew McNulty was born on December 14, 1982 in Manchester, England as Michael Anthony McNulty. He is an actor, known for The Terror (2018), Misfits (2009) and The Musketeers (2014).

21. David Bamber

Actor | Valkyrie

David Bamber was born on September 19, 1954 in Manchester, Lancashire, England as David James Bamber. He is an actor, known for Valkyrie (2008), The Bourne Identity (2002) and Miss Potter (2006). He has been married to Julia Swift since July 1982. They have two children.

22. Lesley Sharp

Actress | Naked

Lesley Sharp was born on April 3, 1960 in Manchester, England as Karen Makinson. She is an actress and director, known for Naked (1993), The Full Monty (1997) and Afterlife (2005). She has been married to Nicholas Gleaves since February 1994. They have two children.

23. James Murray

Actor | Cucumber

James Murray was born on January 22, 1975 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England. He is an actor, known for Cucumber (2015). He has been married to Sarah Parish since December 15, 2007. They have two children.

24. Lyndsey Marshal

Actress | Rome

Lyndsey Marshal was born on June 16, 1978 in Manchester, England. She is an actress, known for Rome (2005), The Hours (2002) and Trespass Against Us (2016).

25. Christian Coulson

Actor | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Christian Coulson was born on October 3, 1978 in Manchester, England as Christian Peter Coulson. He is an actor, known for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), The Hours (2002) and Leaving Circadia (2014).

26. Reshma Shetty

Actress | Royal Pains

Reshma Shetty was born on November 2, 1977 in Manchester, England, UK to Hindu parents. She was raised in England and Richmond, Virginia in the United States. She is a graduate of the famed Opera department at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. On stage, Reshma received rave reviews in 2006 for ...

27. John Thaw

Actor | Inspector Morse

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 (1964). His first great success, though, was as Detective...

28. Karl Pilkington

Writer | The Ricky Gervais Show

Karl Pilkington was born on September 23, 1972 in Manchester, Lancashire, England. He is a writer and producer, known for The Ricky Gervais Show (2010), Chingari (2012) and An Idiot Abroad (2010).

29. Robert Powell

Actor | The Italian Job

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 ...

30. Judith Shekoni

Actress | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

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 ...

31. Mike Leigh

Director | Happy-Go-Lucky

Mike Leigh was born on February 20, 1943 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. He is a director and writer, known for Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), Secrets & Lies (1996) and Another Year (2010). He was previously married to Alison Steadman.

32. 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 ...

33. Ben Crompton

Actor | Kill List

Ben Crompton was born in 1974 in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. He is known for his work on Kill List (2011), 102 Dalmatians (2000) and Game of Thrones (2011). He has been married to Liv Lorent since 2008. They have two children.

34. David Threlfall

Actor | Shameless

David Threlfall was born on October 12, 1953 in Burnage, Manchester, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Shameless (2004), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). He has been married to Brana Bajic since 1995. They have two children.

35. Lorraine Ashbourne

Actress | King Kong

Lorraine Ashbourne was born in 1961 in Manchester, England. She is an actress, known for King Kong (2005), Child 44 (2015) and Playing the Field (1998). She has been married to Andy Serkis since July 22, 2002. They have three children.

36. Gemma Atkinson

Actress | Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

Gemma Atkinson was born on November 16, 1984 in Bury, Greater Manchester, England as Gemma Louise Atkinson. She is an actress, known for Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (2008), Hollyoaks (1995) and Hollyoaks: Let Loose (2005).

37. 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 ...

38. 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 (1960) and The Pickwick Papers (1952) before landing the role of "The Artful Dodger" in "Oliver!". This ...

39. Ralf Little

Actor | The Royle Family

Ralf Little was born on February 8, 1980 in Bury, Greater Manchester, England as Ralf Alastair John Little. He is an actor and producer, known for The Royle Family (1998), 24 Hour Party People (2002) and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (2001).

40. 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 (1993) ...

41. Judy Loe

Actress | Absolutely Anything

Judy Loe was born Judith Margaret Loe in Urmston, Manchester, England, to Nancy (Jones), a department store worker, and Norman Scarborough Loe, who worked in equipment business. She graduated from the University of Birmingham, England, with a BA in English and Drama.

With her husband, actor Richard ...

42. Pooky Quesnel

Actress | Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pooky Quesnel was born in 1966 in Eccles, Manchester, England as Joanna Quesnell. She is an actress, known for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), Paradox (2009) and Great Expectations (2012).

43. Vanessa Hehir

Actress | Heartbeat

Vanessa Hehir was born in 1981 in Manchester, Lancashire, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Heartbeat (1992), Waterloo Road (2006) and Unforgotten (2015). She has been married to Leon Ockenden since October 2010.

44. Kenneth Colley

Actor | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Kenneth Colley was born on December 7, 1937 in Manchester, England. He is an actor and director, known for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Firefox (1982).

45. Karl Davies

Actor | Happy Valley

Karl Davies was born on August 6, 1982 in Manchester, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Happy Valley (2014), Game of Thrones (2011) and Black Sea (2014).

46. Afshan Azad

Actress | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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...

47. Barbara Durkin

Actress | The Counselor

English character actress, trained at Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre.

She is best known for her role as Susan, the beleaguered, yet usually smiling motel manager/receptionist in I'm Alan Partridge. Eagle eyed viewers will remember this was not her first encounter with Alan Partridge, as ...

48. Tony Gardner

Actor | My Parents Are Aliens

Tony Gardner was born on January 10, 1964 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, England. He is an actor and writer, known for My Parents Are Aliens (1999), Fresh Meat (2011) and Last Tango in Halifax (2012).

49. Rebecca Ryan

Actress | State of Play

Rebecca Ryan was born on April 27, 1991 in Manchester, Lancashire, England. She is an actress, known for State of Play (2003), Waterloo Road (2006) and Shameless (2004).

50. Lorraine Bruce

Actress | The Syndicate

Lorraine Bruce is a television stage and screen actress originally from the north of England. She was noted for her role as Denise in three seasons of Kay Mellors The Syndicate for the BBC and went on to reprise the role when it was adapted to Lucky 7 for Dreamworks/ABC. She will be seen this year ...


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