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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Manchester Metropolitan University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Manchester Metropolitan University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Manchester Metropolitan University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Manchester Metropolitan University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Manchester Metropolitan University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Manchester Metropolitan University.

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates in it, like Steve Coogan and Julie Walters.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Manchester Metropolitan University?” and “Which celebrities are Manchester Metropolitan University alumni?”
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Patrick Harvie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Politician
Patrick Harvie (born 18 March 1973) is the co-leader of the Scottish Green Party (with Lorna Slater) and Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Glasgow region. He was first elected in the ...more
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Steve Coogan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer
Stephen John Coogan (; born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, comedian, and producer. He began his career in the 1980s, working as a voice artist on the satirical puppet show Spitting Image ...more

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Mick Hucknall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer
Michael James Hucknall (born 8 June 1960) is an English singer and songwriter. Hucknall achieved international fame in the 1980s as the lead singer and songwriter of the soul-influenced pop band ...more
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John Amaechi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Basketball player, Athlete
John Uzoma Ekwugha Amaechi, OBE (; born 26 November 1970) is an English psychologist, consultant and former professional basketball player. He played college basketball at Vanderbilt and Penn ...more

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Kelvin Holdsworth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Kelvin Holdsworth (born 21 October 1966) is a British priest of the Scottish Episcopal Church. Since 2006, he has served as Rector and Provost of the St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow.
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Vernon Kay is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Disc jockey, Presenter
Vernon Charles Kay (born 28 April 1974) is an English television presenter, radio DJ and former model best known for his television roles with ITV, presenting shows such as All Star Family ...more
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Gethin Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Television presenter, Actor, Presenter
Gethin Clifford Jones (born 12 February 1978) is a Welsh television presenter. An active rugby union player while at Manchester Metropolitan University and, for a time, after graduation, Jones ...more
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Peter Purves is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Actor, Presenter
Peter Purves (born 10 February 1939) is an English television presenter and actor. He played Steven Taylor in Doctor Who during the era of the First Doctor, a role he continues to play in audio ...more
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Ossie Clark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Fashion designer, Costume Designer
Raymond "Ossie" Clark (9 June 1942 – 6 August 1996) was an English fashion designer who was a major figure in the Swinging Sixties scene in London and the fashion industry in that era. ...more
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Tony Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Politician
Sir Thomas Anthony Cunningham (born 16 September 1952) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Workington from 2001 to 2015. Ed Miliband appointed him to ...more
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Sylvia Pankhurst is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst (5 May 1882 – 27 September 1960) was an English campaigner for the suffragette movement, a prominent left communist and later an activist in the cause of anti-fascism. ...more
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Antony Sher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Theatre Director, Painter, Novelist
Sir Antony Sher, KBE (born 14 June 1949) is a British actor of South African origin, a two-time Laurence Olivier Award winner and four-time nominee, who joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in ...more
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Tom Hurndall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Photojournalist, Social activist
Thomas "Tom" Hurndall (27 November 1981 – 13 January 2004) was a British photography student, a volunteer for the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), and an activist against the ...more
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John Thomson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
John Patrick Thomson (born Patrick Francis McAleer on 2 April 1969) is an English comedian and actor, best known for his roles in The Fast Show, Men Behaving Badly and Cold Feet.
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David Threlfall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Actor
David Threlfall (born 12 October 1953) is an English stage, film and television actor and director. He is probably best known for playing Frank Gallagher in Channel 4's series Shameless. He has ...more
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Peter Saville is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Art Director, Designer, Graphic Designer
Peter Saville (born 9 October 1955) is an English art director and graphic designer. He came to prominence for the many record sleeves he designed for Factory Records, which he co-founded in ...more
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Richard Griffiths is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Richard Griffiths Actor
Richard Thomas Griffiths (31 July 1947 – 28 March 2013) was an English actor of film, television, and stage. He received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, the Drama Desk Award for ...more

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Jeff Hordley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Actor, Disc jockey
Jeff Hordley (born Jeffrey Thomas Percy, 7 March 1970) is an English actor most notable for playing Cain Dingle in ITV's long-running soap opera Emmerdale.
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Gisela Stuart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Politician
Gisela Stuart (née Gschaider; born 26 November 1955) is a former British Labour Party politician, who served as the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston from 1997 until stepping ...more
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Julie Walters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Novelist, Actor, Voice acting
Dame Julia Mary Walters (born 22 February 1950) is an English actress and writer. She is the recipient of four BAFTA TV Awards, two BAFTA Film Awards, a BAFTA Fellowship, and a Golden Globe. She ...more

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Burn Gorman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Musician, Actor
Burn Hugh Winchester Gorman (born 1 September 1974) is an American-born English actor and musician. He is known for his roles as Dr. Owen Harper in the BBC series Torchwood (2006–08), Karl ...more

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Thomas Heatherwick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Designer, Architect
Thomas Alexander Heatherwick, CBE, RDI is an English designer and the founder of London-based design practice Heatherwick Studio. Since the late 1990s Heatherwick has emerged as one of Britain’s ...more
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Zoe Rixon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Singer
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John Forrester is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
City council, Teacher
John Stuart Forrester (17 June 1924 – 24 November 2007) was a British Labour Party politician.
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Noreen Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Television director
Noreen Kershaw is an English television actress and director. She trained at the Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre and, at Liverpool's Everyman Theatre, originated the title role of the ...more