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List of famous people from Wigan, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Wigan, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Wigan you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Wigan, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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Holly Wellin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Holly Wellin age 30 - Holly Wellin is an English pornographic film actress, nude model and glamour model. She has also been known as Holly Wallen, Holly Wellen, and Holly Weiden. After finishing school at age 16 ...more

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Bryan Talbot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Bryan Talbot age 65 - Bryan Talbot is a British comic book artist and writer, best known as the creator of The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and its sequel Heart of Empire, as well as the Grandville series of books. ...more

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Ivor Abrahams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Ivor Abrahams age 82 - Ivor Abrahams (1935) is a British sculptor.

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Fran Cotton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Fran Cotton age 70 - Francis Edward Cotton is a former rugby union prop forward who played for England and the British Lions. His clubs included Coventry R.F.C. and Sale. After retiring, he remained in rugby ...more

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Simon Tong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Simon Tong age 44 - Simon Tong is an English guitarist and keyboardist who was a member of The Verve between 1996 and 1999 and is currently a member of Erland and the Carnival and Transmission. He has also played ...more

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Edward Bullough is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Edward Bullough Died at 63 (1866-1929) - Edward "Ned" Bullough born in Wigan, was an English rugby union footballer of the 1890s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Wigan, as a Forward, e.g. ...more

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Mike Gregory is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Mike Gregory Died at 43 (1964-2007) - Michael Keith "Mike" Gregory was a rugby league player and later coach; the head coach of Wigan and player for Warrington and Great Britain.

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Colin Bean is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Colin Bean Died at 83 (1926-2009) - Colin Bean was an English actor best known for his role as Private Sponge in the Second World War sitcom Dad's Army from 1968 to 1977, appearing in 76 of Dad’s Army’s 80 episodes. Born in Wigan, ...more

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John Stopford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Wigan
John Stopford Died at 62 (1936-1998) - John "Johnny" Stopford born in Wigan, Lancashire, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s and '60s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at ...more

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Len McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Len McIntyre Died at 79 (1933-2012) - James Leonard "Len" McIntyre was a professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, '60s and '70s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, Rugby League XIII, and ...more

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Maude Storey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Maude Storey Died at 73 (1930-2003) - Maude Storey, CBE, FRCN was a British nurse, nursing administrator and writer, as well as President of the Royal College of Nursing from 1988 to 1990.

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Andy Farrell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Andy Farrell age 41 - Andrew David "Andy" Farrell OBE is an English former professional dual-code international rugby footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. A goal-kicking loose forward in rugby league, he ...more

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Zac Thompson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Zac Thompson age 22 - Zac Joseph Thompson is an English footballer who plays for Leeds United as a central midfielder but can also play as a right back. Thompson previously had a loan spell at Bury.

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Harry Sharratt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Harry Sharratt Died at 73 (1929-2002) - Harold "Harry" Sharratt was an English footballer who represented Great Britain at the 1956 Summer Olympics. Sharratt, who played as a goalkeeper, remained an amateur player throughout ...more

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Paul Wood is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Paul Wood age 34 - Paul Wood is an English professional rugby league footballer for the Featherstone Rovers of Championship (rugby league) as of the 2015 season. Wood played for Warrington in the 2010 Challenge ...more

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Barry Mason is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Barry Mason age 80 - John Barry Mason is an English songwriter, grew up in the village of Coppull, near Chorley in Lancashire. A leading songwriter of the 1960s, he wrote the bulk of his most successful songs in ...more

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Andrew Morris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Andrew Morris age 35 - Andrew Morris in Wigan, England, is a retired English professional footballer who played as a midfielder for Wigan Athletic in the Football League. He made his debut on December 7, 1999, in the ...more

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Hugh Turner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Hugh Turner Hughie "Hugh" Turner was a professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper mainly for Huddersfield Town. He was born in Wigan, but moved to Gateshead when he was younger. He played ...more

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Jason Dourakos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Jason Dourakos age 33 - Jason Michael Dourakos is a Greek fencer. He competed in the individual and team sabre events at the 2004 Summer Olympics and finished eighth in sabre, team competition.

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Mark Gleeson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Mark Gleeson age 33 - Mark Gleeson is a rugby league player from Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. He is contracted to Halifax until the end of the NL1 2008 season. His brother is the rugby league footballer Martin ...more

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Jack Baxter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Jack Baxter Died at 62 (1889-1951) - John "Jack" Baxter was an English footballer who played for Stoke.

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Norman Cherrington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Norman Cherrington Died at 75 (1935-2010) - Norman Cherrington birth registered in Wigan district, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s and '60s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, ...more

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Gerry Ainscough is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Gerry Ainscough age 51 - Gerry Ainscough is a former rugby union fly half.

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Chris Mayor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Chris Mayor age 34 - Chris Mayor born 19 May 1982 in Wigan, England is a former Rugby League player for Wigan Warriors and currently a rugby union player for the London Wasps in the Aviva Premiership. Mayor's ...more

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Jim Featherstone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Jim Featherstone age 92 - James "Jim"/"Jimmy" J. Featherstone birth registered in Wigan, is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s and '50s playing at representative level for ...more

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Gary Walsh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Gary Walsh age 49 - Gary Walsh is an English football coach and former footballer who is the goalkeeping coach for Hull City. As a player he was a goalkeeper from 1985 to 2006, notably playing Premier League ...more

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Danny Sonner is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Danny Sonner age 45 - Daniel James "Danny" Sonner is an English-born former Northern Ireland international footballer. He won thirteen caps in a seven-year international career. A much-travelled midfielder, ...more

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Andy Platt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Andy Platt age 53 - Andy Platt is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and '90s. A Great Britain international representative prop forward, he played for English clubs St Helens, Wigan, ...more

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Peter Norburn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Peter Norburn age 84 - Peter Norburn is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s and '60s, playing at representative level for England and English League XIII, and at club level for Swinton, as a ...more

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Terry Wynn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Terry Wynn age 69 - Terence ‘Terry’ Wynn was a Member of the European Parliament for North West England for the Labour Party. He was a member of the European Parliament between 1989 and 1994 for Merseyside East and ...more

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John Smith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Wigan
John Smith John Smith is a retired English football (soccer) striker who spent his entire career in the United States. He coaches the University of the Incarnate Word men's soccer team.

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Les Campbell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Les Campbell age 80 - Les Campbell is a footballer who played on the left wing in The Football League for Preston North End, Blackpool and Tranmere Rovers. Campbell started his career with Wigan Athletic, making five ...more

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Jack Moran is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Jack Moran John 'Jack' Moran was an English professional footballer who played for Earlestown, Wigan Borough, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford and Mansfield Town.

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Brian McTigue is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Brian McTigue Brian McTigue was an English professional Rugby League World Cup winning footballer of the 1950s and '60s. He is a Wigan RL Hall of Fame member and is considered to be one of the greatest ...more

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Shaun Wane is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Shaun Wane age 51 - Shaun David Wane is an English professional rugby league coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the Wigan Warriors

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Shaun Edwards is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Shaun Edwards age 50 - Shaun Edwards OBE is a former rugby league player and current rugby union coach. He is the son of former Warrington rugby league half-back and hall of fame member, Jackie Edwards. He is ...more

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Philip Cushion is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Philip Cushion Philip "Phil" Cushion is a professional rugby league footballer, playing at representative level for Wales, and at club level for Swinton Lions, Celtic Crusaders, and South Wales

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Billy Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Billy Dickinson William "Billy" Dickinson was an English footballer who played in The Football League for Wigan Borough, Nottingham Forest, Rotherham United, Southend United, and Hull City.

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Jack Anderton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Jack Anderton Jack Anderton born in Wigan, was an English rugby union footballer of the 1880s, playing at representative level for British Isles, and at club level for Salford, as a Three-quarter. Prior to ...more

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Georgia Taylor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Georgia Taylor age 37 - Georgia Taylor is an English actress, best known for her roles as Toyah Battersby in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 1997 to 2003, as Ruth Winters in the BBC show Casualty from 2007 to ...more

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Eleanor Robson Belmont is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Eleanor Robson Belmont Died at 100 (1879-1979) - Eleanor Robson Belmont was an English actress and prominent public figure in the United States. George Bernard Shaw wrote Major Barbara for her, but contractual problems prevented her from ...more

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Tony Peers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Tony Peers age 68 - Tony Peers appeared in the 1995 film Funny Bones

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Roy Kinnear is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Roy Kinnear Died at 54 (1934-1988) - Roy Mitchell Kinnear was a British character actor. He was familiar to UK audiences for his appearances in many British television comedy shows, and is also remembered for his film appearances ...more

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George Formby is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Wigan
George Formby Died at 57 (1904-1961) - George Formby, OBE, was an English actor, singer-songwriter and comedian who became known to a worldwide audience through his films of the 1930s and 1940s. On stage, screen and record he sang ...more

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Richard Ashcroft is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Richard Ashcroft age 45 - Richard Paul Ashcroft is an English musician, singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer and occasional guitarist of the alternative rock band The Verve from their formation in 1990 until ...more

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Terry Newton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Terry Newton Died at 32 (1978-2010) - Terry Newton was an English international rugby league player of the 1990s and 2000s. He played for Leeds, Wigan, Bradford and Wakefield Trinity, and was one of a handful of players to feature ...more

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Henry Stewart is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Henry Stewart age 90 - Harry 'Henry' Stewart was a professional footballer, who played for Huddersfield Town in the Football League as a left full-back. He was born in Wigan in 1925.

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Davinia Taylor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Davinia Taylor age 39 - Davinia Taylor is an English actress and socialite.

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Robert Taylor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Robert Taylor Died at 58 (1792-1850) - Robert Taylor was an Englishman transported to New South Wales who became an early Australian businessman. Robert Taylor was originally from Wigan, a Mill town in Lancashire, England. In 1819, ...more

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John Elisha Grimshaw is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Wigan
John Elisha Grimshaw Died at 87 (1893-1980) - Lieutenant-Colonel John Elisha Grimshaw VC was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to ...more