Famous People From Salford

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

List is made up of a variety of people, including Stuart Campbell and Jason Manford.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Salford?" or "Which celebrities were born in Salford?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    • Birthplace: Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    Albert Finney (9 May 1936 – 7 February 2019) was an English actor who worked in film, television and theatre. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and worked in the theatre before attaining ...more
    • Birthplace: Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    Joanne Whalley (born 25 August 1961) is an English actress who began her career in 1974. She has appeared primarily on television, but also in nearly 30 feature films, including Dance with a Stranger ...more
    • Birthplace: Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    Rebecca Atkinson (born 22 September 1983) is an English actress, known for portraying Karen Maguire in Shameless from 2004 until 2013.
    • Birthplace: Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    Paul Scholes ( SKOHLZ; born 16 November 1974) is a co-owner of Salford City, an English football coach and former player. He spent his entire professional playing career with Manchester United, for ...more
    • Birthplace: Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    Stephen Gallagher (born 13 October 1954) is an English screenwriter and novelist. Gallagher was born in Salford, Greater Manchester.
  • Kate Ford
    Age: 45
    • Birthplace: City of Salford, Swinton, United Kingdom
    Kate Ford (born 29 December 1976) is an English actress known for playing Tracy Barlow in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street between 2002 and 2007, and from 2010 onwards Ford was born in Salford, ...more