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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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Anna Friel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
age 42
Anna Louise Friel is an English actress. Born in Rochdale, she has been acting since the age of 13, appearing in a number of British television programmes. She played Beth Jordache in the ...more

Marc Ramsbottom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Rochdale

Alexander Meiklejohn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
Dec. at 92 (1872-1964)
Alexander Meiklejohn was a philosopher, university administrator, educational reformer, and free-speech advocate. He served as dean of Brown University and president of Amherst College.

James Phillips Kay-Shuttlewort... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
Dec. at 73 (1804-1877)
Sir James Phillips Kay-Shuttleworth, 1st Baronet was a British politician and educationist.

Kieran Prendiville is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
age 71
Kieran Prendiville is a television writer, producer and presenter.

Jo Bannister is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
Jo Bannister age 67
Jo Bannister is an Edgar Award nominated writer.

Jack Howarth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
Dec. at 88 (1896-1984)
John Aubrey Conway "Jack" Howarth, MBE was an English television actor best known for his role as Albert Tatlock in the TV series Coronation Street between 1960 and 1984, before this ...more

John Bright is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
John Bright Dec. at 78 (1811-1889)
John Bright, Quaker, was a British Radical and Liberal statesman, one of the greatest orators of his generation and a promoter of free trade policies. He is most famous for battling the Corn ...more

Jonathan Entwistle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
Jonathan Entwistle age 34
Jonathan Entwistle is a director and screenwriter.

Stephen Butterworth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
Stephen Butterworth Dec. at 73 (1885-1958)
}} Stephen Butterworth was a British physicist who invented the Butterworth filter, a class of electrical circuits that are used to separate different frequencies of electrical signals. Stephen ...more

Richard Clogg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
Richard Clogg age 80
Richard Clogg is a British historian.

Joe Bennett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
Joe Bennett age 28
Joseph "Joe" Bennett is an English footballer who plays for Brighton & Hove Albion, on loan from Aston Villa. Born and brought up in Rochdale, Bennett signed his first professional ...more

Mike Dolan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
Mike Dolan age 46
Mike Dolan appeared in the 2007 film The Mark of Cain.

David Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
David Buchanan age 32
David Thomas Hugh Buchanan is a footballer who plays for Preston North End. His cousin is former Lisburn Distillery footballer Wayne Buchanan.

William Law is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
William Law Dec. at 41 (1851-1892)
William Law was an English amateur first-class cricketer, who played four matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club between 1871 and 1873. He also played first-class cricket for Oxford ...more

Paul Black is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
Paul Black age 28
Paul Michael Black is an English footballer, who currently plays for Atlanta Silverbacks in the NASL

Michael Ratu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
Michael Ratu age 31
Michael Ratu is a professional rugby league player. His usual position is centre although he made his First Team debut on the wing as a substitute against Salford City Reds in August 2007. In ...more

Elwyn Watkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
Elwyn Watkins age 55
Robert Elwyn James Watkins, born in Rochdale, is a British Liberal Democrat politician. He narrowly lost to Labour Party candidate Phil Woolas for the Oldham East and Saddleworth seat in the ...more

Kevin Walsh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
Kevin Walsh age 91
Kevin Walsh, is an English footballer who played as a wing half in the Football League.

Ed Fryatt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
Ed Fryatt age 47
Edward Fryatt is an English professional golfer. His father Jim Fryatt was a professional footballer for a number of English clubs. Fryatt was born in Rochdale. At the age of four he moved with ...more

David Taylor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
David Taylor Dec. at 79 (1934-2013)
David Conrad Taylor, BVMS, FRCVS, FZS, was a British veterinary surgeon. He was the first veterinary surgeon to specialise in zoo and wildlife medicine. Taylor worked with zoo and wild animals ...more

Bill Oddie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
age 77
William Edgar "Bill" Oddie OBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter. He became famous as one of The ...more

Gracie Fields is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
Dec. at 81 (1898-1979)
Dame Gracie Fields, DBE, was an English actress, singer and comedienne and star of both cinema and music hall. She spent the later part of her life on the isle of Capri, Italy. Fields was made a ...more

Jack Crabtree is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
Jack Crabtree age 81
Jack Crabtree is a contemporary English figurative painter and teacher. He is known for a series of paintings documenting the South Wales coal industry.

Bob Mason is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Rochdale
Dec. at 53 (1951-2004)
Bob Mason was a British actor, born in Rochdale, Lancashire, who played Terry Bradshaw in Coronation Street and Sergeant Eddie Slater in The Lakes. He also appeared in The Bill, Doctors, ...more