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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 is the co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party and Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Glasgow region. He was first elected in the 2003 election and was re-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 "Steve" Coogan is an English actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, writer, and producer. He began his career in the 1980s, working as a voice artist on the satirical ...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 "Mick" Hucknall is an English pop singer and songwriter. Formerly the lead singer of the modestly successful punk rock band the Frantic Elevators, Hucknall achieved ...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 is an English retired basketball player who currently works as an educator and broadcaster in Europe and the United States. In February 2007, after his retirement ...more

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Kelvin Holdsworth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth is a clergyman of the Scottish Episcopal Church, in which he serves as Rector and Provost of the Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin, 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 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 Fortunes, Beat the Star ...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 is a Welsh television presenter. An active rugby union player while at Manchester Metropolitan University and, for a time, after graduation, Jones began his television ...more

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Peter Purves is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Actor, Presenter Peter Purves is an English television presenter who is best known for being a presenter on the BBC children's programme Blue Peter. After his eleven years on the programme he has continued to ...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 was an English fashion designer who was a major figure in the Swinging Sixties scene in London and the fashion industry in that era. Clark is now renowned for his ...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 is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Workington from 2001 to 2015. Ed Miliband appointed him to replace Mark Lazarowicz as ...more

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Sylvia Pankhurst is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst was an English campaigner for the suffragette movement in the United Kingdom. She was for a time a prominent left communist who then devoted herself to the cause of ...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 is a South African-born British actor, writer and theatre director.

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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 was a British photography student, a volunteer for the International Solidarity Movement, and an activist against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian ...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 is an English comedian and actor, best known for his roles in The Fast Show 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 is an English stage, film and television actor and director best known for playing Frank Gallagher in Channel 4's series Shameless. He has also directed several episodes of the ...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 is an English art director and graphic designer. He came to fame for the many record sleeves he designed for Factory Records, of which he was a director.

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Richard Griffiths is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Actor Richard Griffiths, OBE was an English actor of stage, film and television. He received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, the Outer ...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 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 Gschaider Stuart is a German-born, British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston since 1997.

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Julie Walters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Novelist, Actor, Voice acting Julia Mary "Julie" Walters, CBE is an English actress and writer. She has won two BAFTA Film Awards, four BAFTA TV Awards and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2014. Walters first came ...more

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Burn Gorman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Musician, Actor Burn Hugh Gorman is an American-born English actor and musician. He is best known for his roles as Owen Harper in the BBC series Torchwood, Karl Tanner in the HBO series Game of Thrones, Phillip ...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 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

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L. S. Lowry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Laurence Stephen "L.S." Lowry was an English artist born in Stretford, Lancashire. Many of his drawings and paintings depict Pendlebury, where he lived and worked for more than 40 ...more

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Marsha Thomason is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Actor Marsha Lisa Thomason is an English television and film actress who is known in the United States for playing Nessa Holt in the first two seasons of the NBC series Las Vegas, for her recurring ...more

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Estelle Morris, Baroness Morri... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Teacher Estelle Morris, Baroness Morris of Yardley, PC is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley from 1992 to 2005, and served briefly in the Cabinet ...more

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John Mayall is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter John Mayall, OBE is an English blues singer, guitarist, organist and songwriter, whose musical career spans over fifty years. In the 1960s, he was the founder of John Mayall & the ...more

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Tarique Ghaffur is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Police officer Tarique Ghaffur, CBE QPM is a former high-ranking British police officer in London's Metropolitan Police Service. His last post was that of Assistant Commissioner–Central Operations.

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Debra Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Singer Debra Stephenson is an English actress, comedienne, impressionist and singer. She is best known for her roles on Playing the Field as Diane Powell, Bad Girls as Shell Dockley and Coronation ...more

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Eseosa Gbinigie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Eseosa Gbinigie

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Malcolm Garrett is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Graphic Designer Malcolm Garrett is a British graphic designer, who has worked for music artists such as Simple Minds, Magazine, Duran Duran and Peter Gabriel. He was an early convert to exploring the ...more

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Heather Peace is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Musician, Actor Heather Peace is an English actress, musician, and director from Bradford, England.

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Jamie Reed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Jamie Reed Jamieson Ronald "Jamie" Reed is a British Labour politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Copeland in Cumbria since 2005, replacing Copeland's long-serving former MP Jack ...more

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Amanda Burton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Television producer, Actor Amanda Burton is a Northern Irish actress, active from 1981. During her career, Burton was best known for her television roles as Heather Black in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside, Beth Glover ...more

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Bernard Hill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Bernard Hill is an English film, stage and television actor. He is known for playing Yosser Hughes, the troubled 'hard man' whose life is falling apart in Alan Bleasdale's groundbreaking 1980s ...more

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Kevin Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Record producer, Guitarist, Actor Kevin Kennedy is an English actor, writer, producer, singer and guitarist, best known for playing the character Curly Watts for 20 years in ITV's long-running television soap opera Coronation

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Klaus Armstrong-Braun is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Klaus Armstrong-Braun Politician

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Jenny Eclair is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Comedian, Novelist, Actor Jenny Eclair is an English comedian, novelist and actor, best known for her roles in Grumpy Old Women between 2004 and 2007 and in Loose Women in 2011 and 2012.

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Lauren Child is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Illustrator, Author Lauren Child MBE is an English writer and illustrator. She is best known for the Charlie and Lola picture books and the Clarice Bean series of picture books and novels. Influences: E. H. ...more

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Siwan Morris is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Actor Siwan Morris is a Welsh actress.

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Fred Talbot is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Presenter Frederick "Fred" Talbot is a British former teacher and television presenter. Talbot spent much of his career in the north west of England. In February 2015, he was found guilty of ...more

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Anthony Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Actor Anthony Flanagan is an English actor most widely known for his portrayal of policeman Tony in Channel 4's comedy-drama series Shameless.

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Graeme Hawley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Actor Graeme Hawley is an English actor known for his role as John Stape in the British soap Coronation Street.

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Paul Goggins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Politician Paul Gerard Goggins was a British Labour Party politician who served as the Member of Parliament for Wythenshawe and Sale East from 1997 until his death in January 2014. He was also previously a ...more

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Terry Christian is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Terry Christian Presenter Terence "Terry" Christian is a TV and radio presenter whose credits include Channel 4's late night Youth Entertainment show The Word and ITV1 moral issues talk show It's My Life. He ...more

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Carey Young is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Carey Young is a visual artist and teacher who incorporates a variety of media such as video, photography, performative events and installation into her art works, which investigate the ...more

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Gwendoline Riley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Gwendoline Riley Novelist Gwendoline Riley is an English writer, born in 1979. Born in London, she attended Manchester Metropolitan University. Her first book, Cold Water, was named one of the five outstanding debut ...more

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Paul Loughran is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Manchester Metropolitan University Alumni
Actor Paul Loughran is a Northern Irish actor. He was educated at Methodist College Belfast. He is best known for portraying Butch Dingle in ITV Soap Opera Emmerdale in which his character died in a ...more