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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Birthplace: Eurasia, Lancashire, United Kingdom, North West England, EnglandEric Sykes (4 May 1923 – 4 July 2012) was an English radio, stage, television and film... more on Wikipedia
Phillip SchofieldAge: 58
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomPhillip Bryan Schofield (born 1 April 1962) is an English television presenter who works for... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomNicola White is an English field hockey player.
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomChris Curtis (born Christopher Crummey; 26 August 1941 – 28 February 2005) was an English... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomSir William Turner Walton, OM (29 March 1902 – 8 March 1983) was an English composer. During a... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: EnglandBernard Joseph Cribbins, OBE (born 29 December 1928) is an English character actor, comedy... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomBarry Ackroyd, BSC (born 12 May 1954) is an English cinematographer. Ackroyd has frequently... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomCaroline Ann O'Connor (born 2 September 1962) is a Helpmann Award-winning, Olivier... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomWayne Marshall (born 13 January 1961) is an English pianist, organist, and conductor. He is... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomMark Anthony Patrick Owen (born 27 January 1972), is an English singer and songwriter. He is a... more on Wikipedia
Matthew MaynardAge: 54
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomMatthew Peter Maynard, (born 21 March 1966) is an English cricket coach and former cricketer.... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomWilliam Joseph Waddington (10 June 1916 – 9 September 2000), was an English music hall... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomLeslie Haden Guest, 1st Baron Haden-Guest, (10 March 1877 – 20 August 1960) was a British... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomSarah-Jane Abigail Lancashire, (born 10 October 1964) is an English actress from Oldham,... more on Wikipedia
Keith DewhurstAge: 88
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomKeith Dewhurst is an English playwright and television scriptwriter.
Quentin SkinnerAge: 79
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomQuentin Robert Duthie Skinner (born 1940) is a British intellectual historian. Regarded as... more on Wikipedia
Elizabeth LaxDec. at 46 (1950-1996)
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomElizabeth Lax is an actress.
Ian GreavesDec. at 77 (1932-2009)
Birthplace: Shaw and Crompton, United KingdomIan Denzil Greaves (26 May 1932 – 2 January 2009) was an English football player and manager.... more on Wikipedia
John PembertonAge: 55
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomJohn Pemberton (born 18 November 1964 in Oldham, Lancashire) is an English former professional... more on Wikipedia
J. R. ClynesDec. at 80 (1869-1949)
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomJohn Robert Clynes (27 March 1869 – 23 October 1949) was a British trade unionist and Labour... more on Wikipedia
Rick LeesAge: 34
Birthplace: Ashton-under-Lyne, United KingdomRichard Ian "Rick" Lees (born 21 December 1985) is an English musician, DJ and artist, best... more on Wikipedia
Barry DysonDec. at 53 (1942-1995)
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomJohn Barry Dyson (6 September 1942 – 26 February 1995; better known as Barry Dyson) was an... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomIan Clive Mercer (born 7 January 1961) is an English actor. He is known for playing Gary... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Oldham, United KingdomVinny Burns (born 4 April 1965, Oldham, Lancashire) is an English hard rock guitarist and... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Oldham, EnglandJudith Barker (born 22 June 1943, Oldham, Lancashire) is an English actress, best known for... more on Wikipedia