List of people from Stockport
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This is a list of people from Stockport, in North West England. The demonym of Stockport is Stopfordian, however, this list may include people from Bredbury, Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Marple, Reddish and Romiley, all from the wider Metropolitan Borough of Stockport. This list is arranged alphabetically by surname:
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- Joan Bakewell (b. 1933): TV presenter, newsreader and journalist
- Peter Barkworth (1929–2006): actor. Born Margate, moved to Bramhall as young child.
- Peter Boardman (1950–1982): mountaineer who died on Everest North-East Ridge, he was born in Bramhall and went to school at Stockport Grammar.
- John Bradshaw (1602–1659), regicide.
- Liam Broady (born 1994): 2010 Wimbledon Boy's Doubles champion. Born Manchester, now lives in Stockport.
- Andrew Buchan (born 1979): TV and stage actor, who was born in Stockport and raised in the Bolton suburb of Lostock.
- Peter Butterworth (1917–1978) : Film actor, well known for appearances in "Carry on" films
- Kirsten Cassidy (b. 1990): actress who went to school in Cheadle Hulme, best known for playing Tanya Young in Grange Hill
- James Conway (1922–1942): Royal Navy marine, born Edgeley, shot on "Cockleshell Heroes" commando raid.
- David Dickinson born David Gulessarian (b. 1941): antiques expert and television presenter.
- Sacha Dhawan (b.1984)Sacha Dhawan is an English actor. He has performed on stage, film, television and radio. Dhawan was born in Bramhall, Stockport.
- Paul Eastham: singer-songwriter and musician of celtic rock band Coast
- Norman Foster (b. 1935): Stockport-born architect who was made Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Reddish, in 1999. Only a week after being born, he was raised, in Levenshulme, Manchester which borders Heaton Chapel, Stockport.
- Yvette Fielding (b. 1968): Actress and television presenter
- Sarah Harding (b. 1981):of pop group Girls Aloud
- Ricky Hatton (b. 1978), professional boxer. Light welterweight world champion.
- James Hickman (b. 1976):5 times world champion swimmer and TV producer.
- Wendy Hiller (1912–2003): film and stage actress
- William Houldsworth, industrialist and politician born in Manchester, who built Houldsworth Mill, the surrounding housing and St Elizabeth's Church in Reddish.
- Dominic Howard (b. 1977): Stockport-born drummer of the alternative rock band Muse.
- Arthur Kadmon, guitarist with post-punk bands from Manchester, like Ludus and The Fall.
- Michelle Keegan, plays Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street.
- Horace Lamb, FRS, (1849–1934), applied mathematician and technical author
- Sally Lindsay (b. 1973), actress, Shelley Unwin in Coronation Street
- Alan Lowndes, (1921–1978), painter
- Will Mellor (b. 1976): actor, well known as Gaz in "Two Pints of Lager"
- Dominic Monaghan (b. 1976) film actor known for his role as Merry Brandybuck in Lord of the Rings
- Alan Morrissey (b. 1982) actor, born and raised in Stockport and is best known for his role of Nicky Van Barr in Holby City alongside a well credited theatre career.
- Tim McInnerny (b. 1956): actor who was born and raised in Cheadle Hulme and is best known for his roles as Lord Percy and Captain Darling in Blackadder.
- Roger Moorhouse (b. 1968): Stockport-born historian and author
- Paul Morley (b. 1957): Music journalist, musician, producer and founder of record label ZTT
- Matthew Walker(b.1978) is a British swimmer who has participated in four Paralympic Games, winning eleven medals. He competes in the S7 (butterfly and freestyle), SM7 (medley) and SB7 (breaststroke) classifications.
- Fred Perry (1909–1995): former World No.1 tennis player and Wimbledon Champion born in Portwood and granted the freedom of Stockport in 1934.
- Samuel Perry (1877–1954) : MP for Kettering and father of Fred Perry.
- Fred Ridgway (b. 1923): first-class cricketer who played for Kent and represented England in five Test matches and was born in Stockport.
- Daz Sampson (b.1974) a British music/television producer and 2006 UK Eurovision Song Contest contestant.
- Richard Sykes (1839-1923) was a rugby player who helped found two major clubs and became a landowner in North Dakota, USA founding five towns there one named after his birthplace Edgeley
- Maurice Tremlett (1923–1984): first-class cricketer who played for Somerset and represented England in three Test matches and was born in Stockport.
- Paul Warhurst (b. 1969): Stockport-born footballer who played for many clubs including Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Oldham Athletic, and Sheffield Wednesday.
- Joanne Whalley (b. 1964): aka Joanne Whalley-Kilmer. Actress born in Salford who grew up in Stockport.
- Hannah Whelan (b. 1992): gymnast who represented the United Kingdom at the 2008 Summer Olympics who lives and trains in Stockport.
- Sir Joseph Whitworth (1803–1887): prominent Victorian engineer who has given his name to many Manchester buildings and streets was born in Stockport
- Rick Witter (b. 1972): Stockport-born singer, songwriter and frontman of the York-based rock band, Shed Seven.
- "Peter Barkworth", The Independent (London), 25 October 2006
- Oxford DNB article: Boardman, Peter David, Oxford Database of National Biography, retrieved 16 May 2009
- ODNB entry: Retrieved 30 January 2012. Subscription required
- Cambers, Simon (4 July 2010). "Wimbledon 2010: Britons Broady and Farquharson win boys' doubles". The Guardian (London).
- Minard, Jennifer (9 October 2006), "A classic role for TV star Andrew", The Bolton News (Newsquest Media Group)
- 20 Questions With ... Andrew Buchan. WhatsOnStage. Retrieved 31 October 2009.
- Andrew Buchan at the Internet Movie Database
- Peter Butterworth biography
- haile, deborah (12 February 2003), "TV terror Tania is a class act", Manchester Evening News (M.E.N. Media), retrieved 25 January 2009
- Taylor, Paul (31 March 2011), "How the Cockleshell Heroes paddled their way into legend", Manchester Evening News (M.E.N. Media), retrieved 12 December 2011
- David Dickinson biography
- "Lord Norman Foster portrait", The Telegraph (London: Telegraph Media Group), 24 June 2008, retrieved 24 May 2009
- Sarah Harding biography
- "Ricky Hatton: Fighting back from near-suicide is my greatest victory". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
- Wendy Hiller biography
- "Houldsworth Clock and Fountain". Public Monument and Sculpture Association. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- Cheal, David (18 September 2003), "Hurrah, it's the end of the world!", The Telegraph (London: Telegraph Media Group), retrieved 29 June 2009
- Larkin, Colin. The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music P. 2577. 1561591769, 9781561591763
- "Choir girl to Corrie barmaid - our Sal's a big hit!", Stockport Express (M.E.N. Media), 2 May 2001, retrieved 13 December 2011
- Will Mellor biography
- Dominic Monaghan biography
- Holby Cast
- "Tim McInnerny Biography", film reference (Advameg), retrieved 25 January 2009
- Matt Walker (swimmer)
- Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Fred Perry Way, Stockport.gov.uk, retrieved 5 April 2010
- Roberts, John (3 February 1995), "OBITUARIES : Fred Perry", The Independent (London), retrieved 13 December 2011
- Fred Ridgway player profile, Cricinfo.com, retrieved 27 August 2007
- Samantha Strips for Cancer, Manchester Evening News, 25 February 2008, retrieved 24 May 2009[dead link]
- Wisden Cricket Monthly, Maurice Tremlett player profile, Cricinfo.com, retrieved 27 August 2007
- "Double cup boost for County", Stockport Express (M.E.N. Media), 8 January 2002, retrieved 24 May 2009
- Paul Warhurst, Soccerbase.com, retrieved 24 May 2009
- Hannah Whelan, British-gym.com, retrieved 24 May 2009
- Davis, Matthew (13 August 2008), "Burgess eyes a new target after near miss", Stockport Express (M.E.N. Media), retrieved 24 May 2009
- "Sir Joseph Whitworth, Engineer". The Industrial Heritage of Britain. Peter J Whitehead. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
- "Manchester Celebrities - Philanthropy, Philosophy & Religion (2 of 5)". Papillon Graphics' Virtual Encyclopedia of Greater Manchester. John Moss, Papillon (Manchester UK) Limited. 14 Mar 09. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
- "Feature: Shed Seven". ready-steady-go.org.uk. Retrieved 26 October 2009.[dead link]
- "Mike Yarwood". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2 February 2012.