Birth Place Matching "Manchester, England, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
2. Olivia Cooke
Actress | Ready Player One
Olivia Cooke was born and raised in Oldham, a former textile manufacturing town in Greater Manchester, North West England. She comes from a family of non-actors; her father, John, is a retired police officer, and her mother is a sales representative. Cooke attended Royton and Crompton Secondary ...
Actor | Downton Abbey
Robert James-Collier was born on September 23, 1976 in Stockport (Salford), Greater Manchester, England. He is an actor, known for Downton Abbey (for which he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series), The Ritual (2017) and Coronation Street (...
Actress | Willow
British-born actress Joanne Whalley has graced the big and small screens for decades. Known for such films as Scandal and Willow, she was a firm fixture on British TV screens including the hit series, The Singing Detective and nuclear industry drama The Edge Of Darkness, for which she received a ...
Actress | White Collar
Marsha Thomason was born and raised in Manchester, England. Her love for acting began after watching the musical "Bugsy Malone". Soon after, aged 12, she joined Oldham Theatre Workshop, where she performed many diverse stage plays, including "Our Day Out" by Willy Russell and "Peace" by Aristophanes...
9. Linus Roache
Actor | Mandy
Linus Roache began his acting career with a two-week appearance as a young Barlow on Coronation Street (1960) at the age of 11. He also played a boy with the bubonic plague in The Onedin Line (1971). He spent much of the next two decades on stage. In 1986 he had brief appearances in a few films, ...
10. David Warner
David Hattersley Warner was born July 29, 1941 in Manchester, England, to Ada Doreen (Hattersley) and Herbert Simon Warner. He was born out of wedlock and often accepted to be raised by each of his parents, eventually settling with his father and stepmother. His father changed jobs often and moved ...
11. Suranne Jones
Actress | Doctor Foster
Suranne Jones was born on August 27, 1978 in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England as Sarah Anne Jones. She is an actress and writer, known for Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned (2015), Scott & Bailey (2011) and Coronation Street (1960). She has been married to Laurence Akers since August 4, 2015. ...
12. Lewis Tan
Actor | Wu Assassins
Lewis Tan is a half Chinese half English, film, television and theatre actor. He plays as the series regular Gaius Chau on season three of AMC's "Into The Badlands" ; Lu Xin Lee on Netflix's first Asian American original series "Wu Assassins" and many films including the record breaking Marvel film...
14. Reshma Shetty
Actress | Royal Pains
Reshma Shetty was born on November 2, 1977 in Manchester, England, UK to Hindu parents. She was raised in England and Richmond, Virginia in the United States. She is a graduate of the famed Opera department at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. On stage, Reshma received rave reviews in 2006 for ...
16. Michelle Keegan
Actress | Coronation Street
Michelle Keegan was born on June 3, 1987 in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England as Michelle Elizabeth Keegan. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Our Girl (2014) and Drunk History: UK (2015). She has been married to Mark Wright since May 24, 2015.
17. Bernard Hill
Bernard Hill was born on December 17, 1944 in Manchester, England. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and Titanic (1997). He is married to Marianne. They have one child.
18. Judith Shekoni
Judith Shekoni has been in the industry for over 15 years. Her earlier work included included Eastenders (BBC) and gritty Hallmark drama The Hidden City, Judiths' acting career then took her to America where she worked on every major US network. Mike and Molly opposite Melissa McCarthy (CBS), ...
21. Lesley Nicol
Actress | Downton Abbey
Born in 1953, to a mother who had worked in television, Lesley Nicol was a shy 16-year-old at St. Elphin's Boarding School in Derbyshire when she expressed a desire to go out and see the world - not, she recalls, to be an actress but to kiss boys. She went to a technical college in Manchester to ...
22. David Threlfall
Actor | Shameless
David Threlfall was born on October 12, 1953 in Burnage, Manchester, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Shameless (2004), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) and Hot Fuzz (2007). He has been married to Brana Bajic since 1995. They have two children.
23. John Thaw
Actor | Inspector Morse
He was the working class boy from Manchester whose intensity and natural honesty made him British television's most bankable actor. He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His first starring role on TV was as Sgt John Mann in Redcap (1964). His first great success, though, was as Detective...
27. Jamie Draven
Actor | Residue
Born in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England. Jamie is the youngest of three brothers. Early in life Jamie wanted to be a footballer, but turned his attentions to acting at age 16. He had no theatrical training and no CV. At age 19, he won the lead role in Butterfly Collectors opposite Pete ...
29. David Bamber
Actor | Valkyrie
David Bamber was born on September 19, 1954 in Manchester, Lancashire, England as David James Bamber. He is an actor, known for Valkyrie (2008), Miss Potter (2006) and The Bourne Identity (2002). He has been married to Julia Swift since July 1982. They have two children.
31. David Schofield
Actor | Gladiator
David Schofield was born in 1951, in Manchester, England. He was one of ten children in a working-class family. His first acting experience was at Manchester boy's school at the age of 12. In 1967, he was accepted as student assistant stage manager at a local repertory theatre. He started on the ...
33. Nico Mirallegro
Actor | Hollyoaks
Nico Mirallegro was born in Manchester, England, to an Italian father and Anglo-Irish mother. He attended The Manchester school of Acting for 3 years. He is best known for his roles in The Village, My Mad Fat Diary, Common and the recent British film Spike Island. Nico was selected in the 2012 ...
34. Robert Powell
Actor | The Italian Job
Robert Powell was born on Thursday, June 1st, 1944, five days before D-Day, on Tuesday, June 6th, 1944, in Salford, Manchester, England. In 1964, he started his acting career while attending Manchester University. In 1967, he made his film debut, and later landed his first starring role in The ...
38. Kenneth Colley
Kenneth Colley was born on December 7, 1937 in Manchester, England. He is an actor and director, known for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Firefox (1982). He has been married to Mary Dunne since 1962.
39. James Murray
Actor | Cucumber
James Murray was born on January 22, 1975 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England. He is an actor and director, known for Cucumber (2015), 6 Underground (2019) and Defiance (2013). He has been married to Sarah Parish since December 15, 2007. They have two children.
40. Andrew Knott
Actor | The Secret Garden
Andrew Knott was born on the 22nd of November 1979 in Salford, Manchester. He started acting at a young age appearing in various British TV and radio programs. Throughout his younger years he trained at The Oldham Theater Workshop. His first big screen appearance was in The Secret Garden (1993) ...
43. Robert Donat
Actor | The 39 Steps
Robert Donat's pleasant voice and somewhat neutral English accent were carefully honed as a boy because he had a stammer and took elocution lessons starting at age 11 to overcome the impediment. It was not too surprising that freedom from such a vocal embarrassment was encouragement to act. His ...
46. Davy Jones
Actor | The Monkees
Davy Jones left home to become a jockey. While he was an apprentice, he was encouraged to go into acting and got a role in a production of "Peter Pan". From there, he played on Coronation Street (1960) and The Pickwick Papers (1952) before landing the role of "The Artful Dodger" in "Oliver!". This ...
47. Karl Pilkington
Producer | The Ricky Gervais Show
Karl Pilkington is best known as the star of Sky 1 travel documentary series An Idiot Abroad and The Moaning of Life. Karl is also a Sunday Times best-selling author, having written seven books. Hist first scripted comedy series Sick of It debuted on Sky 1 in 2018 and series 2 will launch in 2019.
49. Paula Wilcox
Actress | Man About the House
Paula Wilcox was born on December 13, 1949 in Manchester, England as Mary Paula Wilcox. She is an actress, known for Man About the House (1973), The Lovers! (1973) and Scoop (2006). She has been married to Skip Riddle since 1991. She was previously married to Derek Seaton.
50. Matt Greenwood
Actor | Bohemian Rhapsody
Matt Greenwood was born in Manchester, England on 27th February 1995. He began acting at the age of 6, starting at the Helen O'Grady Children's Drama Academy where he trained up until the age of 10. It was then from ages 10 to 16 that he trained at the Carol Godby Theatre Workshop. It was during ...