List of people from Salford
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This is a list of people from Salford, a city in North West England. This list includes people from Salford and the wider City of Salford, and thus may include people from Eccles, Swinton, Worsley and other outlying areas of Salford. This list is arranged alphabetically by surname:
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- Harold Brighouse - playwright and author best known for Hobson's Choice.
- Hazel Blears - Labour Party politician and former cabinet minister.
- Harold Brighouse - playwright and author best known for Hobson's Choice, set in Salford.
- Elkie Brooks - singer, born in Salford.
- John Cooper Clarke - performance poet from Higher Broughton.
- William Cooke (1821–1894) - clergyman hymn-writer, born in Eccles
- Rob James-Collier - actor and model known for his roles as Liam Connor in Coronation Street and Thomas Barrow in Downton Abbey
- Alfred Darbyshire - Architect and painter
- Sir Peter Maxwell Davies - Salford-born composer and Master of the Queen's Music.
- Brenda De Banzie - Actress, lived there as a child and played Maggie in Hobson's Choice, set in Salford.
- Shelagh Delaney - playwright, best known for the play A Taste of Honey, born in Salford in 1939.
- Arthur Thomas Doodson - oceanographer.
- Terry Eagleton - literary theorist born in Salford and educated at De La Salle College in Weaste.
- Christopher Eccleston - Salford-born, Little Hulton-raised stage, film and television actor.
- Albert Finney - actor on Film and Stage
- James Fearnley – musician and member of the Pogues
- Clinton Ford - classic-pop singer, born in Salford.
- Walter Greenwood - novellist, best known for the book and film Love on the Dole was born in Ellor Street, Salford in 1903.
- Ryan Giggs
- Isabel Hodgins - Actress currently portraying Victoria Sugden on ITV's serial drama Emmerdale
- Peter Hook - Bassist of the bands Joy Division and New Order
- Ayub Khan-Din - actor and playwright who grew up in Salford
- Yousaf Ali Khan - film director
- Dean Kiely - Salford-born, Irish goalkeeper
- Pat Kirkwood - musical theatre actress, born in Pendleton
- Ewan MacColl - folk singer/writer (known for "Dirty Old Town", a song about Salford, and "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face") born in Broughton.
- Jason Manford - comedian and former host of the BBC's The One Show
- Sir Norman Moore - doctor and medical historian, born in Higher Broughton.
- Adrian Morley - Great Britain and England and Warrington Wolves rugby league player.
- Emmeline Pankhurst - one of the founders of the British suffragette movement, who for a time lived in Salford.
- Robert Powell - Salford-born television presenter and film actor, known for his roles as Jesus in Jesus of Nazareth and Richard Hannay in the Thirty-nine Steps
- Sacha Parkinson - Salford-born actor, Sian Powers in Coronation Street.
- Joe Riley - footballer at Bolton Wanderers.
- Shaun Ryder - vocalist and songwriter with the Happy Mondays.
- Mark E. Smith - lead vocalist and lyricist with The Fall, born in Broughton, Salford
- Paul Scholes - England and Manchester United midfielder.
- Edward Schunck - chemist
- Randolph Schwabe - draughtsmen and painter who was the Slade Professor of Fine Art from 1930 to 1948.
- Arthur Woolliscroft - footballer, who played for Manchester City, Leicester City, Watford and Northwich Victoria.
- Tony Warren - Swinton-born television scriptwriter, best known as the creator of Coronation Street.
- Joanne Whalley - actor, Salford-born, brought up in Stockport, aka Joanne Whalley-Kilmer.
- Tony Wilson - Salford-born Factory Records and The Haçienda owner, radio and TV presenter, and journalist for Granada Television and the BBC.
- Russell Watson - Salford-born tenor.
- Don Whillans - Salford born climber and mountaineer
- William Webb Ellis - Claimed inventor of rugby football
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