Famous People Born In Oldham

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Brian Cox
(Physicist Best Known as the Presenter of Science Programme 'Wonders of Life')
Brian Cox
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Birthdate: March 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces

Brian Cox is an English physicist and former musician. He has presented numerous science programs for BBC radio and TV, especially the Wonders of... series. He is also the author of several popular science books. He has been lauded for his efforts to publicize science and was awarded the British Association's Lord Kelvin Award in 2006. 

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Sarah Lancashire
(Actress)
Sarah Lancashire
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Birthdate: October 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Ricky Whittle
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Richard Whittle began his career as a model for Reebok. He is best known for his roles of Calvin Valentine in the soap Hollyoaks and Lincoln in The 100. He was also part of the reality show Strictly Come Dancing and the Netflix comedy film Nappily Ever After
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Phillip Schofield
(English TV Host and Co-Presenter of ITV's ‘This Morning’ and ‘Dancing on Ice’)
Phillip Schofield
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Birthdate: April 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries

Phillip Schofield is an English TV presenter. Over the years, Schofield has been playing an important role in the success of ITV's This Morning and Dancing on Ice. He is also a humanitarian as he has been serving as a patron of Shooting Star Children's Hospices, which aids families of children with terminal illnesses.

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Karen Elson
(English Model and Singer-Songwriter)
Karen Elson
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Bernard Cribbins
(English Actor and Singer )
Bernard Cribbins
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Birthdate: December 29, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 28, 2022
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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William Walton
(Composer)
William Walton
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 29, 1902
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 8, 1983
 8 
Mark Owen
(British Singer and Former Member of 'Take That')
Mark Owen
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Multiple Brit Award-winning singer Mark Owen soared to fame as a member of the pop group Take That. He went solo later and released hit albums such as The Art of Doing Nothing. He also played professional football and worked at Barclays before joining Take That.

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Ian Kershaw
(Best Known for His Non-fiction Work About Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Regim)
Ian Kershaw
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Birthdate: April 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Warren Clarke
(Actor)
Warren Clarke
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Birthdate: April 26, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 12, 2014
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Nick Grimshaw
(Best Known as the Host of a Variety of Shows on BBC Radio 1)
Nick Grimshaw
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Birthdate: August 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo

Nick Grimshaw is an English TV and radio presenter who has hosted a variety of shows on BBC Radio 1. After attending the University of Liverpool, he began his career hosting shows for teenagers. He proved to be popular and went on to host The Radio 1 Breakfast Show. He is also an ambassador for The Albert Kennedy Trust.  

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Christopher Biggins
(English Actor and Television Presenter)
Christopher Biggins
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Birthdate: December 16, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Carl Cox
(Record producer)
Carl Cox
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
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Barbara Knox
(Actress)
Barbara Knox
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Birthdate: September 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
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Jordan Rhodes
(British Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker )
Jordan Rhodes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Scottish footballer and Huddersfield Town striker Jordan Rhodes had begun his career with Ipswich Town. The son of a professional footballer, he followed in his father’s footsteps and later won honors such as a EFL Championship win with Norwich City. He was also named the 2007-08 Ipswich Town Young Player of the Year.

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Eric Sykes
(British Comedian, Actor and Writer Known for His Work in Several BBC Comedy Programs)
Eric Sykes
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Birthdate: May 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 4, 2012

English actor-writer Eric Sykes started his career with the radio and gained fame with The Goon Show. He ruled the 1970s with his own show Sykes. He was made an OBE and then promoted to CBE. Due to his partial hearing disability, he would always wear spectacles that contained hearing aids.

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Bobby Ball
(Actor)
Bobby Ball
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Birthdate: January 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 28, 2020
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Henry Taylor
(English Competitive Swimmer and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Henry Taylor
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 17, 1885
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 28, 1951
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Kevin Sinfield
(English Rugby Union Coach and Former Professional Rugby League Player)
Kevin Sinfield
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo

Kevin Sinfield is a former professional rugby league player turned coach.  He played his entire professional career with Leeds and is considered one of the most successful players in Super League history. He shifted to coaching after his retirement as a player and is currently the defensive coach for the Leicester Tigers, who play in Premiership Rugby.   

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John Julius Norwich
(Television presenter, Politician, Historian, Diplomat, Writer)
John Julius Norwich
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Birthdate: September 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo

Born to a popular politician father and a socialite mother, John Julius Norwich was educated at Eton and later served the navy. A diplomat, historian, and traveler, he is known for his books such as Absolute Monarchs and for hosting documentaries such as Maestro and the BBC radio show My Word!

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Munira Mirza
(Politician)
Munira Mirza
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Mike Ford
(Baseball player)
Mike Ford
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Quentin Skinner
(Philosopher, Historian, University teacher)
Quentin Skinner
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Birthdate: November 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Walter Winterbottom
(Football team manager)
Walter Winterbottom
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 31, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 16, 2002
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Mike Ford
Mike Ford
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Ted Mulry
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Ted Mulry
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 1, 2001
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Louise Brown
(First in-vitro baby)
Louise Brown
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
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John Robert Clynes
(Politician)
John Robert Clynes
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 27, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 23, 1949