List of famous people from Rochdale, 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 Rochdale, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Rochdale 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 Rochdale, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.
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- Age: 44
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomAnna Louise Friel (born 12 July 1976) is an English actress. Born in Rochdale, Greater... more
- Age: 56
Birthplace: Rochdale, United Kingdom
- Dec. at 92 (1872-1964)
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomAlexander Meiklejohn (; 3 February 1872 – 17 December 1964) was a philosopher, university... more
- Dec. at 73 (1804-1877)
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomSir James Phillips Kay-Shuttleworth, 1st Baronet (20 July 1804 – 26 May 1877) (born James Kay)... more
- Age: 72
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomKieran Prendiville (born 25 December 1947) is a television writer, producer and presenter.
Jo BannisterAge: 69
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomJo Bannister (born 31 July 1951 in Rochdale, Lancashire) is a British crime fiction novelist.
- Dec. at 88 (1896-1984)
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomJohn Aubrey Conway Howarth, (19 February 1896 – 31 March 1984) was an English stage, radio... more
John BrightDec. at 78 (1811-1889)
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomJohn Bright (16 November 1811 – 27 March 1889) was a British Radical and Liberal statesman,... more
Jonathan EntwistleAge: 36
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomJonathan Entwistle is a director and screenwriter.
Stephen ButterworthDec. at 73 (1885-1958)
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomStephen Butterworth (1885–1958) was a British physicist who invented the filter that bears his... more
Richard CloggAge: 81
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomRichard Clogg (born 1939 at Rochdale) is a British historian.
Joe BennettAge: 30
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomJoseph Bennett (born 28 March 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays as a... more
Mike DolanAge: 47
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomMike Dolan appeared in the 2007 film The Mark of Cain.
David BuchananAge: 34
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomDavid Buchanan may refer to: David L. Buchanan (Scientist) (1962- ?), Physiologist,... more
William LawDec. at 41 (1851-1892)
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomWilliam Law (9 April 1851 – 20 December 1892) was an English amateur first-class cricketer,... more
Paul BlackAge: 30
Birthplace: Middleton, United KingdomPaul Michael Black (born 18 January 1990) is an English footballer.
Michael RatuAge: 32
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomMichael Ratu (born (1987-10-16)16 October 1987) is a Fijian international rugby league... more
Elwyn WatkinsAge: 56
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomRobert Elwyn James Watkins, born in Rochdale, is a British Liberal Democrat politician. He... more
Kevin WalshAge: 92
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomKevin Walsh (born 11 February 1928) is an English footballer who played as a wing half in the... more
Ed FryattAge: 49
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomEdward Fryatt is an English professional golfer. His father Jim Fryatt was a professional... more
David TaylorDec. at 79 (1934-2013)
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomDavid Conrad Taylor, BVMS, FRCVS, FZS, was a British veterinary surgeon. He was the first... more
- Age: 79
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomWilliam Edgar Oddie, (born 7 July 1941) is an English writer, comedian, composer, musician,... more
- Dec. at 81 (1898-1979)
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomDame Gracie Fields, (born Grace Stansfield; 9 January 1898 – 27 September 1979) was an... more
Jack CrabtreeAge: 82
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomJack Crabtree is a contemporary English figurative painter and teacher. He is known for a... more
- Dec. at 53 (1951-2004)
Birthplace: Rochdale, United KingdomRobert William Mason (29 July 1951 – 21 September 2004) was a British actor and writer, born... more