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

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Eric Sykes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Eric Sykes Died at 89 (1923-2012) - Eric Sykes CBE was an English radio, television and film writer, actor and director whose performing career spanned more than 50 years. He frequently wrote for and/or performed with many other ...more

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Phillip Schofield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Phillip Schofield age 55 - Phillip Bryan Schofield is an English television presenter and television personality who is employed by ITV. He is most recognised for presenting the ITV lifestyle programme This Morning, which ...more

Nicola White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Nicola White age 27 - Nicola White is an English field hockey player.

Chris Curtis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Chris Curtis Died at 64 (1941-2005) - Chris Curtis was an English drummer and singer with the 1960s pop band, The Searchers. He originated the concept behind Deep Purple and formed the band in its original incarnation of

William Walton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Oldham
William Walton Died at 81 (1902-1983) - Sir William Turner Walton OM was an English composer. During a sixty-year career, he wrote music in several classical genres and styles, from film scores to opera. His best-known works include ...more

Bernard Cribbins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Bernard Cribbins age 88 - Bernard Cribbins, OBE is an English character actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian with a career spanning over seventy years. He came to prominence in films of the 1960s, and has been ...more

Barry Ackroyd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Barry Ackroyd age 62 - Barry Ackroyd, BSC is an English cinematographer. Barry has frequently worked with British film director, Ken Loach as well as action film director Paul Greengrass. Barry has also recently ...more

Caroline O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Caroline O'Connor age 53 - Caroline O'Connor is a film actress.

Wayne Marshall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Wayne Marshall age 54 - Wayne Marshall is an English pianist, organist and conductor. Marshall was educated at Chetham's School, Manchester and the Royal College of Music. He is a renowned interpreter of the works of ...more

Mark Owen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Mark Owen age 45 - Mark Anthony Patrick Owen, is an English singer-songwriter. He is a member of pop-group Take That. As a solo artist, Owen had sold over 500,000 records worldwide and 45 million with Take That.

Matthew Maynard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Matthew Maynard age 49 - Matthew Peter Maynard is an English former cricketer. He played in four Tests and fourteen ODIs for England. He is currently Director of Cricket at Somerset County Cricket Club. Maynard was a ...more

Bill Waddington is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Bill Waddington Died at 84 (1916-2000) - Bill Waddington, was an English music hall performer and comedian who was born in Oldham, Lancashire. In later life he achieved stardom as the pompous ex serviceman Percy Sugden in Granada ...more

Leslie Haden-Guest, 1st Baron ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Leslie Haden-Guest, 1st Baron Haden-Guest Died at 83 (1877-1960) - Leslie Haden Guest, 1st Baron Haden-Guest, MC was a British author, journalist, doctor and Labour Party politician.

Sarah Lancashire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Sarah Lancashire age 52 - Sarah Lancashire is an English television, film and theatre actress who has also presented and directed for television. Lancashire trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating ...more

Keith Dewhurst is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Keith Dewhurst age 84 - Keith Dewhurst is an English playwright and television scriptwriter.

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Quentin Skinner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Quentin Skinner age 75 - Quentin Robert Duthie Skinner is the Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities at Queen Mary University of London and an intellectual historian.

Elizabeth Lax is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Elizabeth Lax Died at 46 (1950-1996) - Elizabeth Lax is an actress.

Ian Greaves is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Ian Greaves Died at 77 (1932-2009) - Ian Denzil Greaves was an English football player and manager. He was born in Crompton, Lancashire. He won a League Championship medal and an FA Cup runners-up medal while playing full-back for ...more

John Pemberton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Oldham
John Pemberton age 51 - John Pemberton is an English former professional footballer and is currently assistant manager at Bristol City. He has also coached at Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest, and was Academy ...more

J. R. Clynes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Oldham
J. R. Clynes Died at 80 (1869-1949) - John Robert Clynes PC was a British trade unionist and Labour Party politician. He was a Member of Parliament for 35 years, and as leader of the Labour Party, led the party in its breakthrough ...more

Rick Lees is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Rick Lees age 31 - Richard Ian "Rick" Lees is an English musician, DJ and artist, best known as the former bass guitarist of English indie rock band Twisted Wheel. Twisted Wheel and Rick have currently ...more

Barry Dyson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Barry Dyson Died at 53 (1942-1995) - John Barry Dyson was an English association footballer who played as a centre forward. He played in the Football League for Bury, Tranmere Rovers, Crystal Palace, Watford, Orient and Colchester ...more

Ian Mercer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Ian Mercer age 56 - Ian Mercer is an English actor. On leaving school Mercer trained as an electrical engineer but decided to become an actor when he became an assistant stage manager at the Oldham Coliseum in ...more

Vinny Burns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Vinny Burns age 52 - Vinny Burns is an English hard rock guitarist and producer, best known for his work with the bands Dare, Ten and Bob Catley. He has also been a member of Asia, Ultravox, Hugo, FM, The Ladder, ...more

Judith Barker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Judith Barker age 72 - Judith Barker is an English actress, best known for her role as the upwardly mobile homewrecker Janet Reid on Coronation Street, which she played from 1969–77. Since her departure from ...more

Robert Sloman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Robert Sloman Died at 79 (1926-2005) - Robert Sloman was an English actor who later worked at The Sunday Times circulation department for more than 20 years, becoming distribution manager; but is best known for his work as a writer ...more

Matthew Wolfenden is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Matthew Wolfenden age 28 - Matthew 'Matty' Wolfenden is an English footballer currently playing for FC United of Manchester. Wolfenden started out at Oldham Athletic, his hometown club, before moving to Wales to play for ...more

Iestyn Harris is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Iestyn Harris age 39 - Iestyn Rhys Harris is the Wales national rugby league team's coach. A former dual rugby code international player, he is also currently the head coach at Salford. Harris is a former Man of Steel ...more

Clive Rowe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Clive Rowe age 53 - Clive Rowe is an actor.

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Henry Taylor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Henry Taylor Died at 66 (1885-1951) - Henry Taylor was an English freestyle swimmer who competed in the 1906 Summer Olympics, in the 1908 Summer Olympics, in the 1912 Summer Olympics, and in the 1920 Summer Olympics representing ...more

Bobby Ball is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Bobby Ball age 71 - Robert Harper known as Bobby Ball is an English comedian, best known as one half of the double act Cannon and Ball, with Tommy Cannon. They hosted their own ITV show The Cannon and Ball Show for ...more

Roy Skelton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Roy Skelton Died at 80 (1931-2011) - Roy William Skelton was an English actor and voice artist, whose voice was more familiar to television viewers than his name. Born in Oldham, he provided the voices for many characters on ...more

Jim Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Jim Williams age 68 - Jim Williams is the given name of the British lawyer, commercial consultant and writer, who has also written under the pen names Richard Hugo and Alexander Mollin. Born and brought up in Oldham, ...more

Dominique Jackson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Dominique Jackson age 24 - Dominique Hannah Jackson is a British television and film actress who has starred in various TV roles. She is best known for her roles as Becky in the Children's TV series Becky and Barnaby Bear ...more

Kevin Harper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Kevin Harper age 39 - Kevin Patrick Harper is a Scottish former footballer who played for Hibernian, Derby County, Walsall, Portsmouth, Norwich City, Leicester City, Stoke City, Carlisle United and Dunfermline

Tony Barber is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Tony Barber age 77 - Anthony Louis "Tony" Barber AM is an English-born Australian television game show host. He is a Gold Logie winning television personality.

Tommy Cannon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Tommy Cannon age 77 - Thomas Derbyshire better known as Tommy Cannon is a comedian and the feed member of comedy double act Cannon and Ball, along with Bobby Ball. He is most well known for the show The Cannon and ...more

David Mellor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Oldham
David Mellor age 22 - David Anthony Mellor is an English professional football player who plays for Oldham Athletic.

Richard Russell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Richard Russell age 48 - Richard Russell is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and '90s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Wigan, Oldham, and Castleford Tigers, ...more

William Longworth is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Oldham
William Longworth William "Bill/Billy" Henry Longworth was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1900s and '10s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at ...more

Andy Robinson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Andy Robinson age 49 - Andrew Craig Robinson is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League as a midfielder.

Joe Walsh is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Joe Walsh age 27 - Joe Walsh is a professional rugby league player. He was born in Saddleworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester, and is a former Rishworth school pupil. He recently left Huddersfield Giants by mutual ...more

Tkaya Green is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Tkaya Green age 24 - Tkaya Louise Green is a British actress/singer from Oldham, who has appeared in various shows in background such as Shameless in 2008/2009, Britannia High in 2008 and is set to appear in Anubis ...more

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John Kirkbride is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Oldham
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Luke Procter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Luke Procter age 27 - Luke Procter is an English cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler who plays for Lancashire.

Michael Slicker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Michael Slicker age 37 - Michael "Mick" Slicker is a professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s, playing at representative level for Ireland, and at club level for Halifax, Sheffield Eagles, ...more

Warren Clarke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Warren Clarke Died at 67 (1947-2014) - Warren Alan James Clarke was an English actor. He was known for his appearances in many films after a significant role as 'Dim' in Stanley Kubrick's Clockwork Orange and for numerous television ...more

Jo Hartley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Jo Hartley age 43 - Jo Hartley is an actress.

Jack Deam is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Jack Deam age 45 - Jack Deam is an English actor. He used his grandfather's name for his stage name. His most notable performance is of the pyromaniac Marty Fisher, who has Tourette syndrome, in Channel 4's ...more

Adam Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Oldham
Adam Fogerty age 46 - Adam Heywood Fogerty is an English actor and former boxer and rugby league player. He is the son of Terry Fogerty, a rugby league player during the 1960s and '70s who played at club level for ...more