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Famous People From Oldham

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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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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Oldham?" or "Which celebrities were born in Oldham?" then this list is a great resource for you.
  • Eric Sykes

    Eric Sykes

    Dec. at 89 (1923-2012)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Lancashire, United Kingdom, North West England, England

    Eric Sykes (4 May 1923 – 4 July 2012) was an English radio, stage, television and film... more on Wikipedia

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  • Phillip Schofield

    Phillip Schofield

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    Phillip Bryan Schofield (born 1 April 1962) is an English television presenter who works for... more on Wikipedia
  • Nicola White

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    Nicola White is an English field hockey player.
  • Chris Curtis

    Dec. at 64 (1941-2005)

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    Chris Curtis (born Christopher Crummey; 26 August 1941 – 28 February 2005) was an English... more on Wikipedia
  • William Walton

    William Walton

    Dec. at 81 (1902-1983)

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    Sir William Turner Walton, OM (29 March 1902 – 8 March 1983) was an English composer. During a... more on Wikipedia
  • Bernard Cribbins


    Bernard Joseph Cribbins, OBE (born 29 December 1928) is an English character actor, comedy... more on Wikipedia
  • Barry Ackroyd

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    Barry Ackroyd, BSC (born 12 May 1954) is an English cinematographer. Ackroyd has frequently... more on Wikipedia
  • Caroline O'Connor

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    Caroline Ann O'Connor (born 2 September 1962) is a Helpmann Award-winning, Olivier... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    Wayne Marshall (born 13 January 1961) is an English pianist, organist, and conductor. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • Mark Owen

    Mark Owen

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    Mark Anthony Patrick Owen (born 27 January 1972), is an English singer and songwriter. He is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Matthew Maynard

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    Matthew Peter Maynard, (born 21 March 1966) is an English cricket coach and former cricketer.... more on Wikipedia
  • Bill Waddington

    Bill Waddington

    Dec. at 84 (1916-2000)

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    William Joseph Waddington (10 June 1916 – 9 September 2000), was an English music hall... more on Wikipedia
  • Leslie Haden-Guest, 1st Baron Haden-Guest

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    Leslie Haden Guest, 1st Baron Haden-Guest, (10 March 1877 – 20 August 1960) was a British... more on Wikipedia
  • Sarah Lancashire

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    Sarah-Jane Abigail Lancashire, (born 10 October 1964) is an English actress from Oldham,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Keith Dewhurst

    Age: 88

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    Keith Dewhurst is an English playwright and television scriptwriter.
  • Quentin Skinner

    Age: 79

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    Quentin Robert Duthie Skinner (born 1940) is a British intellectual historian. Regarded as... more on Wikipedia
  • Elizabeth Lax

    Dec. at 46 (1950-1996)

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    Elizabeth Lax is an actress.
  • Ian Greaves

    Dec. at 77 (1932-2009)

    BirthplaceShaw and Crompton, United Kingdom

    Ian Denzil Greaves (26 May 1932 – 2 January 2009) was an English football player and manager.... more on Wikipedia
  • John Pemberton

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    John Pemberton (born 18 November 1964 in Oldham, Lancashire) is an English former professional... more on Wikipedia
  • J. R. Clynes

    J. R. Clynes

    Dec. at 80 (1869-1949)

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    John Robert Clynes (27 March 1869 – 23 October 1949) was a British trade unionist and Labour... more on Wikipedia
  • Rick Lees

    Rick Lees

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceAshton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom

    Richard Ian "Rick" Lees (born 21 December 1985) is an English musician, DJ and artist, best... more on Wikipedia
  • Barry Dyson

    Dec. at 53 (1942-1995)

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    John Barry Dyson (6 September 1942 – 26 February 1995; better known as Barry Dyson) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Ian Mercer

    Ian Mercer

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    Ian Clive Mercer (born 7 January 1961) is an English actor. He is known for playing Gary... more on Wikipedia
  • Vinny Burns

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    Vinny Burns (born 4 April 1965, Oldham, Lancashire) is an English hard rock guitarist and... more on Wikipedia
  • Judith Barker

    BirthplaceOldham, England

    Judith Barker (born 22 June 1943, Oldham, Lancashire) is an English actress, best known for... more on Wikipedia