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Famous People From Salford

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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
age 82
Albert Finney (May 9, 1936-February 7, 2019) was an English actor. Beginning in the theatre, Finney was especially successful in plays by William Shakespeare before he switched to films. He ...more
Joanne Whalley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Salford
age 54
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
age 35
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
age 44
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
age 64
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
age 41
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 40
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
age 73
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
Dec. 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
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
Dec. 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
age 63
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
Mike Walling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Salford
age 68
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
age 58
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
age 51
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 57
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
age 74
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
Alexander Stockton Cussons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Salford
Alexander Stockton Cussons Dec. 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
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 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
age 47
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 31
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.
Sinead Moynihan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Salford
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
Dec. 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.