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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.

Albert Finney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Salford
Albert Finney age 81 Albert Finney is an English actor. Beginning in the theatre, Finney was especially successful in plays by William Shakespeare before he switched to films. He achieved prominence in films in the ...more

Joanne Whalley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Salford
Joanne Whalley age 53 Joanne Whalley is an English actress. After her marriage to actor Val Kilmer, she was credited as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer for some years.

Rebecca Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Salford
Rebecca Atkinson age 34 Rebecca Atkinson is an English actress and model. She is best known for playing Jamie Maguire's wife, Karen Maguire in Channel 4's Shameless, and she has been in the show since the inception. ...more

Paul Scholes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Salford
Paul Scholes age 43 Paul Scholes is a retired English footballer who played his entire professional career for Manchester United and is currently co-owner of Salford City. Born in Salford, but later moving to ...more

Stephen Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Salford
Stephen Gallagher age 63 Stephen Gallagher is an English writer. Gallagher was born in Salford, Greater Manchester. He has written several novels and television scripts, including for the BBC television series Doctor ...more

Kate Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Salford
Kate Ford age 40 Kate Connerty is an English actress known for playing Tracy Barlow in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street between 2002 and 2007, and from 2010 onwards. Connerty was born in Salford, Greater ...more

Di Stewart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Salford
Di Stewart age 39 Diana "Di" Dougherty is an English television presenter, best known as the presenter of Golf Night on Sky Sports. Dougherty was born in Salford, Greater Manchester and educated at ...more

John Motson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Salford
John Motson age 72 John Walker Motson, OBE, also known as Motty, is an English football commentator. Since 1971, he has been a commentator for over 1,500 games on television and radio, including covering all the ...more

Tony Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Salford
Tony Wilson Died at 57 (1950-2007) Anthony Howard "Tony" Wilson was an English record label owner, radio and television presenter, nightclub manager, impresario and journalist for Granada Television and the BBC. Wilson ...more

John Thomson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Salford
John Thomson age 49 John Patrick Thomson is an English comedian and actor, best known for his roles in The Fast Show and Cold Feet.

Alexander Oppenheim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Salford
Alexander Oppenheim Died at 94 (1903-1997) Sir Alexander Oppenheim, OBE FRSE PMN was a British mathematician. In mathematics, his most notable contribution is his Oppenheim conjecture.

Peter Hook is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Salford
Peter Hook age 62 Peter Hook is an English bass player, musician, singer, DJ, nightclub owner and author. He is currently lead vocalist and bassist for Peter Hook and the Light. Hook was a co-founder of the ...more

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Mike Walling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Salford
Mike Walling age 67 Mike Walling is an English comic actor and screenwriter. Mike Walling also guest starred in 'Citizan Khan' 2014

Ayub Khan-Din is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Salford
Ayub Khan-Din age 57 Ayub Khan Din is a British Pakistani actor and playwright. As an actor, Khan Din participated in some 20 British films and TV series in the late 1980s and the 1990s. He made his film debut in My ...more

Tim Burgess is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Salford
Tim Burgess age 50 Timothy Allan Burgess is an English singer-songwriter and record label owner, best known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band The Charlatans.

Nicholas Higham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Salford
Nicholas Higham age 56 Nicholas John Higham FRS is a British numerical analyst and Richardson Professor of Applied Mathematics at the School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester.

Elkie Brooks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Salford
Elkie Brooks age 73 Elkie Brooks is an English singer, a vocalist with the bands Dada and Vinegar Joe, and later a solo artist. She gained her biggest success in the late 1970s and 1980s and has been nominated ...more

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Alexander Stockton Cussons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Salford
Alexander Stockton Cussons Died at 72 (1914-1986) Alexander Stockton Cussons. Born in Salford, England to Alexander Tom Cussons and his wife Emily Jane Cussons. Alexander was the Chairman of Cussons Group, the largest independent soap ...more

John Virgo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Salford
John Virgo age 72 John Virgo is an English former professional snooker player and more recently a snooker commentator and TV personality.

Dionysios Kasdaglis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Salford
Dionysios Kasdaglis Dionysios or Dimitrios Kasdaglis was a Greek-Egyptian tennis player. He competed in the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens and the 1906 Intercalated Games, also in Athens.

Matt Greenhalgh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Salford
Matt Greenhalgh age 46 Matt Greenhalgh is an English screenwriter. An alumnus of Loreto College - Moss Side, City Life Magazine, The Hacienda, Hippos Nightclub Middleton and Warrington Collegiate Institute, he created ...more

Ciaran Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Salford
Ciaran Williams age 30 Ciaran Williams is a British handball player. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed with the Great Britain national handball team in the men's tournament.

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Sinead Moynihan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Salford
Sinead Moynihan age 36 Sinéad Bernadette Moynihan is an English model and actress, best known for her roles as Ashley Webb in Drop Dead Gorgeous, Beth Clement in Hollyoaks, and Abby Jones in How Not to Live

James Prescott Joule is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Salford
James Prescott Joule Died at 71 (1818-1889) James Prescott Joule FRS . This led to the law of conservation of energy, which led to the development of the first law of thermodynamics. The SI derived unit of energy, the joule, is named ...more

Ernest Marriott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Salford
Ernest Marriott Ernest Marriott was a rugby union international who represented England in 1875.

Al Read is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Salford
Al Read Died at 78 (1909-1987) Al Read was a British radio comedian active throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Read was born in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire and was a sausage maker in his father's business. He became known as a ...more

Frank Clempson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Salford
Frank Clempson Died at 40 (1930-1970) Frank Clempson was an English professional footballer born in Salford who played in The Football League for three clubs. He was part of the Manchester United squad when they won the First ...more

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Joe Riley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Salford
Joe Riley age 26 Joseph Michael Riley is an English footballer who plays for Bury as a right back.

Celia Birtwell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Salford
Celia Birtwell age 77 Celia Birtwell, CBE, is a British textile designer and fashion designer, known for her distinctive bold, romantic and feminine designs, which draw influences from Picasso, Matisse and from the ...more

Frank Evans is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Salford
Frank Evans age 75 Francis "Frank" Evans is a British-born bullfighter, known as "El Inglés". He is reputed to be the only British bullfighter currently working professionally. He now

Dean Kiely is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Salford
Dean Kiely age 47 Dean Laurence Kiely is a former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He won 11 caps for the Republic of Ireland. Kiely has worked as the goalkeeping coach at West Bromwich Albion ...more

Adam Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Salford
Adam Eckersley age 32 Adam James Eckersley is an English footballer who plays primarily as a full-back who plays for Scottish club Heart of Midlothian. He is the older brother of Richard Eckersley. He started his ...more

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George Switzer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Salford
George Switzer age 44 George Switzer is an English former footballer most famous for being part of Manchester United's 1992 FA Youth Cup-winning team. A left-back, Switzer played for Darlington, Hyde United, Salford ...more

Jonathan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Salford
Jonathan Thompson age 41 Jonathan Thompson is a British television presenter, but he is also an actor and entrepreneur and photographic model. He is an avid collector of classic arcade games

Nathan McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Salford
Nathan McAvoy age 41 Nathan McAvoy was a professional rugby league player for 15 years and is now a qualified PE teacher and currently teaching in Manchester.

Joe Spence is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Salford
Joe Spence age 92 Joseph Lown "Joe" Spence was an English former footballer.

Harry Dowd is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Salford
Harry Dowd age 79 Henry William "Harry" Dowd was an English former football goalkeeper who played for Manchester City, Stoke City and Oldham Athletic.

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Ben Marshall is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Salford
Ben Marshall age 26 Ben Marshall is an English professional footballer who plays for Blackburn Rovers as a winger.

Danny Livesey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Salford
Danny Livesey age 33 Daniel Richard "Danny" Livesey is an English football player who currently plays for Barrow after being released by Carlisle United. Livesey started his career at Bolton, and made his ...more

Sidney Rix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Salford
Sidney Rix Sidney "Sid" Rix born in Salford, Lancashire, England, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s playing at representative level for England, and Great Britain, ...more

Mike Walker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Salford
Mike Walker age 55 Mike Walker, is a jazz guitar player from Salford, England. Walker has played and recorded with George Russell, Peter Erskine, Steve Swallow, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor and performed with Dave ...more

James W. Gibson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Salford
James W. Gibson Died at 74 (1877-1951) James William Gibson was a British businessman who was the owner of the English football club Manchester United from December 1931 until his death in September 1951.

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Paul Green is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Salford
Paul Green age 41 Paul Green is a former English cricketer. Green was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He was born at Salford, Greater Manchester. Green represented the Lancashire Cricket ...more

Harold Bratt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Salford
Harold Bratt age 78 Harold Bratt was an English footballer. His regular position was at full back. He was born in Salford, Lancashire. He played for Manchester United and Doncaster Rovers.

Chris Morley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Salford
Chris Morley age 44 Christopher "Chris" Morley is a professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s, playing at representative level for Wales, and at club level for St. Helens, Warrington, ...more

Alistair Cooke is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Salford
Alistair Cooke Died at 96 (1908-2004) Alistair Cooke KBE was a British journalist, television personality and broadcaster. Outside his journalistic output, which included Letter from America and Alistair Cooke's America, he was well ...more

Antony Preston is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Salford
Antony Preston Died at 66 (1938-2004) Antony Preston was an English naval historian and editor, specialising in the area of 19th and 20th-century naval history and warship design.

Mike Leigh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Salford
Mike Leigh age 75 Mike Leigh is a film director, screenwriter and actor.

Phil Bardsley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Salford
Phil Bardsley age 32 Phillip Anthony "Phil" Bardsley is a footballer who plays for Stoke City and the Scotland national team. Although born in England, Bardsley qualifies for Scotland through his ...more

Ewan MacColl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Salford
Ewan MacColl Died at 74 (1915-1989) James Henry Miller, better known by his stage name Ewan MacColl, was an England born, Scottish folk singer, songwriter, communist, labour activist, actor, poet, playwright, and record producer. ...more