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Famous People From Wigan

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

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Bryan Talbot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Wigan
age 67
Bryan Talbot (born 24 February 1952) is a British comics artist and writer, best known as the creator of The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and its sequel Heart of Empire, as well as the ...more
Ivor Abrahams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Wigan
age 84
Ivor Abrahams (1935) is a British sculptor.
Fran Cotton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Wigan
age 72
Francis Edward Cotton (born 3 January 1947) is a former rugby union prop forward who played for England and the British Lions. His clubs included Coventry R.F.C. and Sale. After retiring, he ...more
Simon Tong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Wigan
age 46
Simon Tong (born 9 July 1972) is an English guitarist and keyboardist who was a member of The Verve between 1996 and 1999 and is currently a member of Erland and the Carnival and Transmission. ...more
Edward Bullough is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Edward Bullough Dec. at 63 (1866-1929)
Edward "Ned" Bullough (17 December 1866 – 6 July 1934) was an English rugby union footballer who played in the 1890s. He played at representative level for England, and at club level ...more
Mike Gregory is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Mike Gregory Dec. at 43 (1964-2007)
Michael "Mike" Keith Gregory (20 May 1964 – 19 November 2007) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s and 1990s, and coached in the 1990s and 2000s. ...more
Colin Bean is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Dec. at 83 (1926-2009)
Colin Bean (15 April 1926 – 20 June 2009) was an English actor, best known for his role as Private Sponge in the BBC comedy series Dad's Army.
John Stopford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Wigan
John Stopford Dec. at 62 (1936-1998)
John "Johnny" Stopford (23 August 1936 – 21 August 1998) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s and 1960s. He played at representative level for ...more
Len McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Len McIntyre Dec. at 79 (1933-2012)
James Leonard "Len" McIntyre (birth registered third ¼ 1933 – 25 January 2012), also known by the nickname of "Mac", was an English professional rugby league ...more
Maude Storey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Maude Storey Dec. at 73 (1930-2003)
Maude Storey, CBE, FRCN (24 March 1930 – 29 March 2003) was a British nurse, nursing administrator and writer, as well as President of the Royal College of Nursing from 1988 to 1990.
Andy Farrell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Andy Farrell age 43
Andrew David Farrell, (born 30 May 1975) is an English rugby union coach and former rugby league and rugby union footballer. He is the defence coach for Ireland and head coach designate, taking ...more
Zac Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Zac Thompson age 26
Zac Joseph Thompson is an English footballer who plays for Leeds United as a central midfielder but can also play as a right back. Thompson previously had a loan spell at Bury.
Harry Sharratt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Harry Sharratt Dec. at 73 (1929-2002)
Harold Sharratt (16 December 1929 – 19 August 2002) was an English footballer who represented Great Britain at the 1956 Summer Olympics. Sharratt, who played as a goalkeeper, remained an amateur ...more
Paul Wood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Paul Wood age 37
Paul Wood may refer to: Paul Wood (footballer) (born 1964), English former footballer Paul Wood (rugby league) (born 1981), English rugby league footballer Paul Wood (journalist), correspondent ...more
Barry Mason is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Barry Mason age 83
John Barry Mason (born 12 July 1935), known professionally as Barry Mason, is an English songwriter; he grew up in the village of Coppull, near Chorley in Lancashire. A leading songwriter of the ...more
Andrew Morris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Andrew Morris age 36
Andrew Morris (born 18 March 1982) is an English retired professional footballer who played as a midfielder for Wigan Athletic in the Football League. He made his debut on 7 December 1999, in ...more
Hugh Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Hugh Turner
Hugh Turner may refer to: Hugh Turner (footballer, born 1904) (1904–?), English Huddersfield Town goalkeeper football player Hugh Turner (footballer, born 1917) (1917–1992), English Darlington ...more
Jason Dourakos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Jason Dourakos age 35
Jason Michael Dourakos is a Greek fencer. He competed in the individual and team sabre events at the 2004 Summer Olympics and finished eighth in sabre, team competition.
Mark Gleeson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Mark Gleeson age 36
Mark Gleeson (born 16 July 1982) is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 2000s and 2010s. He was contracted to Halifax until the end of the NL1 2008 season. His brother is the ...more
Jack Baxter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Jack Baxter Dec. at 62 (1889-1951)
John "Jack" Baxter (1889 – 1951) was an English footballer who played for Stoke.
Norman Cherrington is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Norman Cherrington Dec. at 75 (1935-2010)
Norman Cherrington (birth registered fourth ¼ 1935 – 2 December 2010) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s and 1960s. He played at representative ...more
Gerry Ainscough is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Gerry Ainscough age 54
Gerry Ainscough (born 7 August 1964, in Wigan, England) is a former rugby union fly half.
Chris Mayor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Chris Mayor age 36
Chris Mayor born 19 May 1982 in Wigan, England is a former professional rugby league footballer for Wigan Warriors Who most recently played rugby union for Southport in the RFU's Lancs/Cheshire ...more
Jim Featherstone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Jim Featherstone age 96
James "Jim"/"Jimmy" J. Featherstone (first ¼ 1923 – 6 May 2014) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s and 1950s. He played at ...more
Gary Walsh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Wigan
Gary Walsh age 50
Gary Walsh (born 21 March 1968) is an English football coach and former footballer who is currently Head goalkeeping coach at West Bromwich Albion. As a player, he was a goalkeeper from 1985 to ...more