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

List people include David Dickinson, Adam le Fondre and many additional people as well.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Stockport?" or "Which celebrities were born in Stockport?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Karl Davies is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Karl Davies age 35 Karl Davies is an English actor, who portrayed Lyle Anderson in the TV series Kingdom. Previously he had portrayed Robert Sugden in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale.

Claire Foy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Claire Foy age 31 Claire Foy is an English actress, best known for playing the title role in the BBC One production of Little Dorrit, Anna in the 2011 film Season of the Witch, Erin Matthews in the Channel 4 ...more

Joan Bakewell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Joan Bakewell age 84 Joan Dawson Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell, DBE is an English journalist, television presenter and Labour Party Peer. Baroness Bakewell is President of Birkbeck, University of London.

James Wright is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Stockport
James Wright age 31 James Wright, is a speedway rider in the United Kingdom. Wright was also a squad member for Unia Tarnow in Liga I in Poland along with his Belle Vue Aces team mates Steve Boxall and Patrick ...more

Frederic Calland Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Frederic Calland Williams Died at 66 (1911-1977) Sir Frederic Calland Williams, CBE, FRS, known as 'F.C. Williams' or 'Freddie Williams', was an English engineer.

Steven Pimlott is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Steven Pimlott Died at 54 (1953-2007) Steven Charles Pimlott OBE was an English opera and theatre director, whose obituary in The Times hailed him as "one of the most versatile and inventive theatre directors of his ...more

Malcolm J. Williamson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Malcolm J. Williamson age 68 Malcolm John Williamson is a British mathematician and cryptographer. In 1974 he developed what is now known as Diffie–Hellman key exchange. He was then working at GCHQ and was therefore unable ...more

Ted Allbeury is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Ted Allbeury Died at 88 (1917-2005) Ted Allbeury is an author.

Joseph Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Joseph Whitworth Died at 84 (1803-1887) Sir Joseph Whitworth, 1st Baronet was an English engineer, entrepreneur, inventor and philanthropist. In 1841, he devised the British Standard Whitworth system, which created an accepted ...more

Daz Sampson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Daz Sampson age 44 Darren "Daz" Sampson is a British singer, producer and broadcaster. Sampson was known for his commercial dance music, often reworkings of older songs as a solo act and as a member of ...more

Blanche Partington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Blanche Partington Died at 85 (1866-1951) Blanche Partington was a prominent San Francisco journalist and member of the San Francisco Bay Area literary and cultural scene. She is particularly noted for her relationships with prominent ...more

Martin Bland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Martin Bland age 71 John Martin Bland, known as Martin Bland, is a British statistician. He has been professor of health statistics at the University of York since 2003. Bland is known for his work on medical ...more

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Hilary Spurling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Hilary Spurling age 77 Hilary Spurling, CBE, FRSL is a British writer, known for her work as a journalist and biographer. Spurling was educated at Clifton High School, an independent school in Bristol in South West ...more

Dominic Howard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Dominic Howard age 40 Dominic James Howard is an English musician, best known as the drummer, percussionist and co-producer for the English rock band Muse. He also contributes to the synthesised and electronic-based ...more

Anthony Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Anthony Flanagan age 45 Anthony Flanagan is an English actor most widely known for his portrayal of policeman Tony in Channel 4's comedy-drama series Shameless.

Liam Broady is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Liam Broady age 24 Liam Tarquin Broady is a tennis player who in 2010 won the Boys' Doubles at Wimbledon partnered with fellow Briton Tom Farquharson, and in 2012 won the Boys' Doubles at the Australian Open ...more

Yvette Fielding is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Yvette Fielding age 49 Yvette Fielding is an English broadcaster, producer and actress. She is best known for being the presenter of the TV shows Blue Peter, Most Haunted, Most Haunted Live!, and Ghosthunting

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Stephen Hodder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Stephen Hodder age 62 Stephen Hodder MBE is an English architect who won the RIBA's Stirling Prize in 1996. He is also a partner at his own practice Hodder Associates which was founded in 1992 in Manchester. In 2012 ...more

Paul Manning is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Paul Manning age 43 Paul Christian Manning MBE is a former English professional track and road bicycle racer who rode for the UCI Professional Continental team Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner in 2007 and 2008. He ...more

George Back is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Stockport
George Back Died at 82 (1796-1878) Admiral Sir George Back FRS was a British naval officer, explorer of the Canadian Arctic, naturalist and artist.

Judith Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Judith Chalmers age 81 Judith Chalmers OBE is an English television presenter who is best known for presenting the travel programme Wish You Were Here...? in the 1970s and 1980s.

Jennifer Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Jennifer Hennessy age 48 Jennifer Hennessy is an English actress best known for playing Mrs Brazendale in the BBC TV series Lilies. She trained for three years at the Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating in ...more

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Sally Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Sally Lindsay age 44 Sally Jane White née Lindsay, is an English actress and television presenter known for her role as Shelley Unwin in the long-running ITV Soap opera Coronation Street.

David Coram is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Stockport
David Coram age 35 David Coram is a Gibraltarian cricket player.

James Spencer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Stockport
James Spencer age 32 James Matthew Spencer is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for F.C. United of Manchester.

Will Keane is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Will Keane age 25 William David "Will" Keane is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Sheffield Wednesday on loan from Manchester United. Having been with Manchester United since ...more

Adam le Fondre is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Adam le Fondre age 31 Glenville Adam James le Fondre, known as Adam le Fondre, is an English professional footballer who plays for Bolton Wanderers, on loan from Cardiff City, as a striker. He previously played for ...more

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Amanda Barr is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Amanda Barr age 35 Amanda Jayne Barr is an English football striker who plays club football for FA Women's Premier League team Nottingham Forest Ladies. She scored ten goals in 37 appearances for the England ...more

Harry Hardy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Harry Hardy Died at 74 (1895-1969) Henry "Harry" Hardy was a football player from Stockport, England, regarded as one of the best players that Stockport County have ever had. He was the first, and to date the only, ...more

Matt Walker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Matt Walker age 39 Matthew "Matt" Benedict Walker MBE is a British swimmer who has participated in four Paralympic Games, winning eleven medals. He competes in the S7, SM7 and SB7 classifications.

Andy Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Andy Thorpe age 57 Andrew "Andy" Thorpe is an English former footballer who played as a defender in the Football League for Stockport County, Tranmere Rovers and Doncaster Rovers. He holds the title of ...more

David Wightman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Stockport
David Wightman age 38 David Wightman is an English painter known for his abstract and landscape acrylic paintings using collaged wallpaper. He graduated with an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in 2003. ...more

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Charlie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Charlie Wilson Charlie Wilson was an English footballer who played for Liverpool and Stockport County. He won the League Title with Liverpool in 1901, but was forced to retire through injury four years later. ...more

Peter Suddaby is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Peter Suddaby age 70 Peter Suddaby is an English former professional footballer. He played as a defender.

Phil Burrows is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Phil Burrows age 72 Philip Arthur "Phil" Burrows is an English former footballer who played as a defender.

Robert Garside is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Robert Garside age 51 Robert Garside, calling himself The Runningman, is a British runner who is credited by Guinness World Records as the first person to run around the world. Garside began his record-setting run ...more

Thomas Higson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Thomas Higson Died at 76 (1873-1949) Thomas Atkinson Higson was an English cricketer who played first class cricket for Oxford University in 1892, for Derbyshire in 1899, 1909 and 1910 and for Lancashire between 1905 and 1923. ...more

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Darryl Fitton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Darryl Fitton age 55 Darryl Fitton is an English professional darts player currently playing in BDO events. He is nicknamed The Dazzler and comes to the stage dancing to the Madness song "One Step Beyond" ...more

William Walmsley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Stockport
William Walmsley Died at 69 (1892-1961) William Walmsley was with William Lyons a co-founder of the Swallow Sidecar Company, which later became the Jaguar car company.

Chris Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Chris Gilmour age 45 Born in Stockport in Great Britain in 1973, Gilmour received his BA from the University of the West of England in Bristol, and studied at South Trafford College in Manchester. In 1997 he moved ...more

Dave Ridgway is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Dave Ridgway age 58 David "Dave" Ridgway was a placekicker for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. His CFL career began in 1981 when he was drafted by the Montreal Alouettes. He ...more

Ray Drake is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Ray Drake Died at 79 (1934-2013) Raymond "Ray" Drake was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Stockport County.

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Roger Hammond is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Roger Hammond Died at 76 (1936-2012) Roger Hammond was an English character actor who appeared in many films and television series. Hammond's father was a chartered accountant and managing director of a cotton mill. He attended ...more

Maura McGiveney is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Maura McGiveney Died at 51 (1939-1990) Maura McGiveney was an actress.

Peter Riley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Peter Riley age 78 Peter Riley is a contemporary English poet, essayist, and editor. Riley is known as a Cambridge poet, part of the group vaguely associated with J. H. Prynne which today is acknowledged as an ...more

Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Tony Parker Died at 73 (1923-1996) Tony Parker was an oral historian whose work was dedicated to giving a voice to British and American society's most marginalised figures, from single mothers to lighthouse keepers to criminals, ...more

Gillian Bevan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Gillian Bevan age 62 Gillian Bevan is an English actress, best known for her roles in British television shows and West End theatre. In 1988 she played Dorothy in the Royal Shakespeare Company's revival of their ...more

Donald Gee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Donald Gee age 80 Donald Gee is an actor.

Betty Jardine is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Betty Jardine Died at 42 (1903-1945) Betty Jardine was an actress.

Patrick Mercer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Stockport
Patrick Mercer age 61 Colonel Patrick John Mercer, OBE is an author and former British politician. He was Conservative shadow homeland security spokesman before being forced to resign by David Cameron in 2007 for ...more