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Famous People From Bury

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List of famous people from Bury, 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 Bury, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Bury 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 Bury, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

These people, like Scott Quigg and Ian Robins include images when available.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Bury?" or "Which celebrities were born in Bury?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Gemma Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Bury
age 34
Gemma Louise Atkinson is an English actress, television personality and glamour and lingerie model. Atkinson is best known for her role in Hollyoaks, acting the role of Lisa Hunter between 2001 ...more
Georgia May Foote is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Bury
age 28
Georgia May Foote is an English actress and model. She is best known for playing Alison Simmons in the BBC school drama series Grange Hill from 2005 to 2008 and as Katy Armstrong in the ITV soap ...more
Antony Cotton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Bury
age 43
Antony Cotton is an English actor, best known for his roles in Coronation Street and the original UK version of Queer as Folk. In March 2013, he recently won Let's Dance for Comic Relief, ...more
Christine Peake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Bury
age 53
Christine Peake is a glamour model who has appeared in the British tabloid, The Sun as a Page 3 girl.
Steven Kirby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Bury
Steven Kirby age 41
Steven Paul Kirby is a retired English first-class cricketer.
Suzanne Shaw is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Bury
age 37
Suzanne Crowshaw, known as Suzanne Shaw is an English actress, singer and television personality, who rose to fame after winning the talent contest Popstars and subsequently being a member of ...more
Charley Webb is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Bury
age 30
Charlotte Anne "Charley" Webb is an English actress. She is best known for portraying Debbie Dingle in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale.
Cherie Blair is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Bury
age 64
Cherie Blair, CBE, QC, known professionally as Cherie Booth, is a British barrister. She is married to the former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair.
Peter Skellern is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Bury
age 71
Peter Skellern is an English singer-songwriter and pianist.
Roger Fenton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Bury
Dec. at 50 (1819-1869)
Roger Fenton was a pioneering British photographer, one of the first war photographers.
Gary Neville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Bury
age 44
Gary Alexander Neville is an English football coach and former player who currently serves as a coach for the England national football team, and as co-owner of Salford City. Since retiring from ...more
Lisa Riley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Bury
age 42
Lisa Jane Riley is an English television presenter and actress best known for playing the role of Mandy Dingle in the television soap opera Emmerdale and succeeding Jeremy Beadle as presenter of ...more
Andy Goram is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Bury
age 54
Andrew Lewis Goram is a former Scotland international association football goalkeeper. Born in Bury, Lancashire, England, he started his career with Oldham Athletic and Hibernian, but he is best ...more
Kathryn Fudge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Bury
Kathryn Fudge age 29
Kathryn Fudge is a British handball player. She plays for the British national team, and competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Edmund Curtis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Bury
Edmund Curtis Dec. at 62 (1881-1943)
Edmund Curtis, was born in Lancashire to Irish parents. He worked in a rubber factory until he was 15 when he continued with his education. His education was paid for through donations when it ...more
Kenneth Williamson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Bury
Kenneth Williamson Dec. at 63 (1914-1977)
Kenneth Williamson was a British ornithologist who had a strong association with Scotland and with bird migration. Williamson was born in Bury Lancashire. From 1941-1945 he served with the ...more
Reg Harris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Bury
Reg Harris Dec. at 72 (1920-1992)
Reginald Hargreaves Harris OBE was a British track racing cyclist in the 1940s and 1950s. He won the world amateur sprint title in 1947, two Olympic silver medals in 1948, and the professional ...more
Ian Wallace is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Bury
Dec. at 61 (1946-2007)
Ian Russell Wallace was an English rock and jazz drummer, most visibly as a member of progressive rock band, King Crimson, a member of David Lindley's El Rayo-X and as Don Henley's drummer.
Jennie McAlpine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Bury
age 35
Jennie Elizabeth McAlpine is a British television actress and comedienne. She is best known for her role as Fiz Brown in the soap opera Coronation Street.
Jane Danson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Bury
age 40
Jane Danson is an English actress. She is known for her portrayal of Leanne Battersby in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street between 1997 and 2000, and then from 2004 onwards. Her other ...more
Matt Holland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Bury
age 44
Matthew Rhys "Matt" Holland is a former professional footballer, who played as a central midfielder. He began his career at West Ham United and subsequently joined Bournemouth, before ...more
Michael Lees is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Bury
Michael Lees Dec. at 77 (1927-2004)
Michael Lees was an actor.
Joe Shaw is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Bury
Dec. at 80 (1883-1963)
Joseph Ebenezer "Joe" Shaw was an English football player and coach. Born in Bury, Lancashire, Shaw first played for his home club, Bury, and then Accrington Stanley, helping the side ...more
Ginger Lees is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Bury
Ginger Lees Dec. at 77 (1905-1982)
Harry Riley Lees was a former international motorcycle speedway rider who rode in the first ever Speedway World Championship final in 1936. He was born in Bury, England.
Tony Irving is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Bury
Tony Irving age 52
Anthony Spencer "Tony" Irving, is a British-Swedish professional dancer, dance teacher, choreographer, and dance coach, best known as the jury chairman from TV4's popular dance program