List of people from Manchester

This is a list of people from Manchester, a city in North West England. The demonym of Manchester is Mancunian. This list is arranged alphabetically by surname:

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  • Judy Finnigan - Television presenter and columnist. She has usually co-presented with her husband, Richard Madeley, and the two are collectively known, informally, as Richard and Judy.[22]



  • Howard Jacobson - a Man Booker Prize-winning British Jewish author and journalist. He is best known for writing comic novels that often revolve around the dilemmas of British Jewish characters.[26]


  • Brian Kidd - An English football coach, (currently assistant manager at Manchester City) and former player. He was assistant manager to Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in the 1990s was a member of the Manchester United team that won the European Cup in 1968. Born in Collyhurst. [27]
  • Burt Kwouk - English actor of Chinese descent, famous for his role as Kato in The Pink Panther[28]








  • Peter Saville - Manchester-born artist and designer, best known for his work with Factory Records.[48]
  • Nobby Stiles MBE - Collyhurst - An English former football midfielder. Stiles, Bobby Charlton and Ian Callaghan are the only Englishmen to have won both World and European Cups.[49]
  • Bernard Sumner - An English singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboard player and producer, best known as a founding member of two bands, Joy Division and New Order[35]


  • John Thaw - actor best known for his roles in The Sweeney, Inspector Morse and Kavanagh QC.[50] Born in Gorton, raised in Burnage.
  • J. J. Thomson - a physicist and Nobel laureate, credited with the discovery of the electron and of isotopes, and the invention of the mass spectrometer. He was awarded the 1906 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the electron and his work on the conduction of electricity in gases.[51]


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  18. ^ Ian Curtis biography
  19. ^ Monsignor Mark Davies announced as new Coadjutor Bishop of Shrewsbury. Catholic Communications Network: England and Wales. Date Published: 22 December 2009.
  20. ^ Bishop Mark Davies ordained as Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Shrewsbury. The Catholic Church in England and Wales website. Retrieved on 12 March 2010.
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  22. ^ Judy Finnigan - Biography, 
  23. ^ a b Oasis' Noel Gallagher slams Mick Hucknall after Manchester comment, NME, 22 November 2008,  Retrieved on 21 December 2008.
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  25. ^ "Trevor Griffiths". Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  26. ^ Howard Jacobson Wins the Booker Prize, BBC Online, 12 October 2010,  Retrieved August 2011.
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  29. ^ Richard W. Stevenson (8 August 1995), Lord Lever, Millionaire Adviser To British Laborites, Dies at 81, New York Times,  Retrieved on 21 December 2008.
  30. ^ Taylor, Paul (21 February 2007). "Mr Supersaver's on a mission". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  31. ^ David Lloyd George, BBC Online,  Retrieved on 21 December 2008.
  32. ^ Ward, David (27 February 2008), Obituary: Sunny Lowry, London: The Guardian, 
  33. ^ (2007-06-18). "Controversial British comedian Bernard Manning dies at 76". Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  34. ^ "Race-row comedian Bernard Manning dies". The Independent. 2007-06-19. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  35. ^ a b Phelan, Laurence (18 July 1999), "How we met: Johnny Marr & Bernard Sumner", The Independent (London), 
  36. ^ IMDB, Ian McShane - Biography,  Retrieved Retrieved 11th Aug 2009.
  37. ^ Morrissey biography
  38. ^, Daniel Moult Biography, 
  39. ^ Gary "Mani" Mounfield, 
  40. ^ Doug Naylor -IMDB, 
  41. ^ Bartley 2002, pp. 18–19.
  43. ^ John C. Polanyi Biography, 
  44. ^ Lindop, Grevel (2004), "Quincey, Thomas Penson De (1785–1859)" (Subscription or UK public library membership required), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford: Oxford University Press,, retrieved 2011-07-27 
  45. ^ Marc Riley - Fancy A Brew, Planetbods, 
  46. ^ Facts about Andy Rourke, 
  47. ^ Shaun Ryder biography
  48. ^ Peter Saville,,, retrieved 2010-04-08 
  49. ^ Wembley, End of an Era, BBC Sport, 1 October 2000,  Retrieved January 2009
  50. ^ Tom Vallance (23 February 2002), John Thaw obituary, London: The Independent,  Retrieved on 21 December 2008.
  51. ^ Unknown (23 February 2002), J. J. Thomson - Nobel Prize,,  Retrieved 3rd January 2009.
  52. ^ England deal Ghana another blow with Welbeck call-up, 
  53. ^ The Danny Webber Column: Intro, Injury Update and Portsmouth Back from the Brink, 
  54. ^ (30 August 2007), "Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Michael Wood, television historian", The Independent (London), 
  55. ^ Alan "Reni" Wren Biography - The Stone Roses Drummer, 
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