Birth Place Matching "Greater 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. Joanne Whalley

Actress | Willow

British-born actress Joanne Whalley has graced the big and small screens for decades. Known for such films as Scandal and Willow, she was a firm fixture on British TV screens including the hit series, The Singing Detective and nuclear industry drama The Edge Of Darkness, for which she received a ...

3. Linus Roache

Actor | Mandy

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, ...

4. Danny Boyle

Director | 127 Hours

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

5. Robert James-Collier

Actor | Downton Abbey

Robert James-Collier was born on September 23, 1976 in Stockport (Salford), Greater Manchester, England. He is an actor, known for Downton Abbey (for which he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series), The Ritual (2017) and Coronation Street (...

6. Suranne Jones

Actress | Doctor Foster

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 Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned (2015), Scott & Bailey (2011) and Coronation Street (1960). She has been married to Laurence Akers since August 4, 2015. ...

7. 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).

8. Al Weaver

Actor | Colette

Al Weaver was born in 1981 in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England as Alex Weaver. He is an actor and producer, known for Colette (2018), Press (2018) and Peterloo (2018).

9. James Murray

Actor | Cucumber

James Murray was born on January 22, 1975 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England. He is an actor and director, known for Cucumber (2015), 6 Underground (2019) and Defiance (2013). He has been married to Sarah Parish since December 15, 2007. They have two children.

10. 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, Greater 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 ...

11. 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).

12. Diane Morgan

Actress | Me Before You

Diane Morgan was born in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Me Before You (2016), Alan Partridge (2013) and Death to 2020 (2020).

13. Mike Leigh

Director | Secrets & Lies

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

14. 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), Our Girl (2013) and Drunk History: UK (2015). She has been married to Mark Wright since May 24, 2015.

15. Maxine Peake

Actress | The Theory of Everything

Maxine Peake is an English stage, radio, film and television actress, who made her name as Twinkle in Victoria Wood's sitcom Dinnerladies. She has since played Veronica in Channel 4's Manchester-based drama series Shameless, barrister Martha Costello in the BBC legal drama Silk and Grace Middleton ...

16. Amy Nuttall

Actress | Downton Abbey

Amy Nuttall was born on June 7, 1982 in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England as Amy Abigail Nuttall. She is an actress, known for Downton Abbey (2010), My Husband's Double Life (2018) and Emmerdale Farm (1972). She has been married to Andrew Buchan since September 8, 2012. They have one child.

17. Gemma Atkinson

Actress | Hollyoaks

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

18. Andrew Knott

Actor | The Secret Garden

Andrew Knott was born on the 22nd of November 1979 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. 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 ...

19. Ben Crompton

Actor | Kill List

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

20. Nicholas Gleaves

Actor | Spider-Man: Far from Home

Nicholas Gleaves was born in 1969 in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019), Half Light (2006) and Survivors (2008). He has been married to Lesley Sharp since February 1994. They have two children.

21. Paul Nicholls

Actor | If Only

Born to a roofer and a psychiatric nurse, Paul was born on April 12, 1979, joining his sister, Kelly who was born in 1978. Paul started acting at an early age of 10, when he joined the Oldham Theatre Workshop, but had acted before that at Church Road Primary School, Bolton and then Smithhills Dean ...

22. 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 Waterloo Road (2006).

23. Judith Shekoni

Actress | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Judith Shekoni has been in the industry for over 15 years. Her earlier work included included EastEnders (1985) (BBC) and the gritty Hallmark drama, The Hidden City (2002). Her acting career then took her to the USA, where she has worked on every major US network. Mike & Molly (2010) (with ...

24. Tony Gardner

Actor | Last Tango in Halifax

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

25. Pooky Quesnel

Actress | Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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

26. Rebecca Atkinson

Actress | Shameless

Rebecca Atkinson was born on September 22, 1983 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. She is an actress, known for Shameless (2004), Ideal (2005) and Life on Mars (2006).

27. Pearce Quigley

Actor | The Way Back

Pearce Quigley was born in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. He is known for his work on The Way Back (2010), You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) and Hereafter (2010).

28. 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 (1993), a Ken Loach film and then the lead as "Jonno Fox" in the award-winning "Common As ...

29. Lauren Drummond

Flight

Lauren Drummond was born on December 23, 1987 in Greater Manchester, England. She is known for her work on Flight (2012), The Royal (2003) and Holby City (1999).

30. Chris Coghill

Actor | 24 Hour Party People

Chris Coghill was born in 1974 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England. He is an actor and writer, known for 24 Hour Party People (2002), EastEnders (1985) and Nowhere Boy (2009). He has been married to Rosalind Halstead since 2014. He was previously married to Lisa Faulkner.

31. Emma Lowndes

Actress | Military Wives

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 ...

32. Rachel Davies

Actress | Doctor Who

Rachel Davies was born in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (1963), Band of Gold (1995) and The Last Detective (2003).

33. Chelsee Healey

Actress | Waterloo Road

Chelsee Healey was born on August 6, 1988 in Eccles, Salford, Greater Manchester, England. She is an actress, known for Waterloo Road (2006), Burn It (2003) and Casualty (1986).

34. Wallace Ford

Actor | Freaks

A stocky, friendly-faced character actor, Ford was born Samuel Jones in England and his childhood rivaled the brutality that Charles Dickens ever dreamed up. He lived for a while in an orphanage after being separated from his parents. While still young, he was sent to a Toronto branch of the ...

35. Peter Kay

Actor | Phoenix Nights

He was taught metal work at school by the actor Steve Coogan's dad, and like Coogan he was an altar boy. He proposed to his wife Susan on one knee outside 'Andy's Records', because it was the first place where they kissed. He's worked everywhere, in a factory packing toilet rolls, in a supermarket,...

36. Victoria Wood

Writer | Dinnerladies

From the mid-1980s right up until her premature death in April 2016, Victoria Wood's appearances on stage and television were always eagerly anticipated, whether it was laugh-a-minute stand-up, a beautifully judged dramatic performance in the TV film Housewife, 49 (2006) or the canteen sitcom ...

37. Sarah Harding

Actress | St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold

Sarah Harding was born on November 17, 1981 in Greater Manchester, England as Sarah Nicole Hardman. She is an actress, known for St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009), Wild Child (2008) and Bad Day (2008).

38. Kathy Staff

Actress | Mary Reilly

Kathy Staff was born on July 12, 1928 in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, England as Minnie Higginbottom. She was an actress, known for Mary Reilly (1996), Last of the Summer Wine (1973) and Open All Hours (1976). She was married to John Staff. She died on December 13, 2008 in Ashton-under-Lyne, ...

39. Stephen Billington

Actor | Braveheart

Stephen Billington was born on December 10, 1969 in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. He is an actor, known for Braveheart (1995), Resident Evil (2002) and Coronation Street (1960).

40. Jane Danson

Actress | Coronation Street

Jane Danson was born on November 8, 1978 in Bury, Greater Manchester, England as Jane Dawson. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), G.B.H. (1991) and In Suspicious Circumstances (1991). She has been married to Robert Beck since December 10, 2005. They have two children.

41. Sarah Jayne Dunn

Actress | Hollyoaks

Sarah Jayne Dunn was born on September 25, 1981 in Leigh, Greater Manchester, England. She is an actress, known for Hollyoaks (1995), The Dark Knight (2008) and Hollyoaks: Movin' On (2001).

42. Liam Boyle

Actor | Drop Dead Gorgeous

Liam Boyle was born on 19th of September 1985.

As a teenager Boyle attended The Oldham Theatre Workshop.

It was in his final preparations for a teaching degree at University that Boyle was spotted by a casting director at an open audition for a film.

Instead of going to the final interviews for his ...

43. Helen Flanagan

Actress | Coronation Street

Helen Flanagan was born in 1990, in Bolton, Greater Manchester. She started taking drama lessons from the age of 5 at Carol Godby's Theatre Workshop in Bury. She was in numerous adverts, before landing the part of Rosie Webster in Coronation Street, in 2000. She expressed a great passion and talent...

44. Duncan Fraser

Actor | The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Duncan Fraser was born in Greater Manchester, England. He is an actor, known for The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), Timecop (1994) and The Predator (2018).

45. Anne Kirkbride

Actress | Coronation Street

Anne Kirkbride was born on June 21, 1954 in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. She was an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969) and ITV Lunchtime News (1988). She was married to David Beckett. She died on January 19, 2015 in Manchester, Greater Manchester.

46. Isobel Steele

Actress | Emmerdale Farm

Isobel Steele was born on December 28, 2000 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England as Isobel Victoria Steele. She is an actress and composer, known for Emmerdale Farm (1972), Our Zoo (2014) and Pace (2020).

47. Roger Hammond

Actor | The King's Speech

Roger Hammond (21 March 1936 - 8 November 2012) was an English character actor who appeared in many films and television series.

Hammond's father was a chartered accountant and managing director of a cotton mill. He attended Stockport Grammar School for two years followed by Bryanston School in ...

48. David Royle

Actor | Stormbreaker

David Royle was born on June 16, 1961 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England as David James Royle. He was an actor, known for Stormbreaker (2006), Dalziel and Pascoe (1996) and Timewatch (1982). He died on December 22, 2017 in London, England.

49. Alan Halsall

Actor | Coronation Street

Alan Halsall was born on August 11, 1982 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England as Alan David Halsall. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Stanton Blues (1998) and Queer as Folk (1999). He was previously married to Lucy-Jo Hudson.

50. Samia Longchambon

Actress | Coronation Street

Samia Longchambon was born on July 13, 1982 in Eccles, Salford, Greater Manchester, England as Samia Maxine Ghadie. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Heartbeat (1992) and TV Burp (2001). She has been married to Sylvain Longchambon since August 20, 2016. They have one child. She...


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