List of people from Stockport
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 in Margate, moved to Bramhall as a child
- James Johnson Battersby (1875-1949), hat manufacturer, Battersby Hats, RMS Lusitania survivor
- Norman Beaker (b. 1950), British blues artist;[better source needed] official inductee as British Legend in Blues Hall of Fame Born in Longsight, Manchester, he resides in Stockport.
- Blossoms, indie pop band
- Peter Boardman (1950–1982), mountaineer who died on Everest North-East Ridge; born in Bramhall; attended Stockport Grammar
- John Bradshaw (1602–1659), regicide
- Liam Broady (b. 1994), 2010 Wimbledon Boys' Doubles champion; born in Manchester, now lives in Stockport
- Andrew Buchan (b. 1979), TV and stage actor; born in Stockport and brought up in the Bolton suburb of Lostock
- Peter Butterworth (1917–1978), film actor, known for appearances in Carry On films
- Kirsten Cassidy (b. 1990), actress who went to school in Cheadle Hulme; known for playing Tanya Young in Grange Hill
- Nick Cohen, journalist.
- James Conway (1922–1942), Royal Navy marine; born in Edgeley; shot on Cockleshell Heroes commando raid
- Craig Cash, comedy writer and actor, Dave in The Royle Family born and raised in Heaton Norris
- Tess Daly (b. 1969), English model and television presenter, known for co-presenting the BBC One celebrity talent show Strictly Come Dancing
- Karl Davies (b. 1982), English film and television actor
- Sacha Dhawan (b. 1984), English actor, stage, film, television and radio; born in Bramhall, Stockport
- David Dickinson, born David Gulessarian (b. 1941), antiques expert and television presenter
- Paul Eastham, singer-songwriter and musician of Celtic rock band Coast
- Alex Etel (b. 1994), English actor known for Millions and The Water Horse
- Yvette Fielding (b. 1968), actress and television presenter
- Darryl Fitton (b. 1962), English professional darts player currently playing in British Darts Organisation events.
- Norman Foster (b. 1935), Stockport-born architect; made Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Reddish, in 1999; brought up in Levenshulme, Manchester, which borders Heaton Chapel, Stockport
- Nicholas Frankau (b 1968), English actor known for the role of Lt. Carstairs in the British sitcom Allo 'Allo!
- Martin Fry (b. 1958); lead singer of the English new wave band ABC; born in Stretford, moved to Bramhall as a child
- Hughie Fury (b. 1994) is a British professional boxer who fights at heavyweight.
- Claire Foy (b.1984) is an English actress, best known for playing Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix Series The Crown.
- William Garbutt (1883-1964), football player and manager called "the most important man in the history of Italian football" by Vittorio Pozzo
- Sidney Gilliat (1908–1994), film director, producer and writer, The Lady Vanishes, Jamaica Inn
- Roger Hammond (1936–2012), English character actor who appeared in many films and television series
- 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; TV producer
- Wendy Hiller (1912–2003), film and stage actress
- Gerard Horan (b. 1962), actor, Leslie "Charisma" Appleby in London's Burning, 1988–1989 and 1994
- William Houldsworth, industrialist and politician; born in Manchester; 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
- Tom Ince (b. 1992), English footballer who plays for Crystal Palace, on loan from Blackpool, as a winger; son of former England captain Paul Ince
- Paul Jackson (b. 1947), television director, producer and executive
- Owen Jones, journalist
- Barb Jungr, singer, songwriter and musician
- Arthur Kadmon, guitarist with post-punk bands from Manchester, including Ludus and the Fall
- Michelle Keegan, actress, plays Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street
- Michael Keane, professional football player playing for Burnley F.C., twin brother of Will
- Will Keane, professional football player playing for Hull City A.F.C., twin brother of Michael
- Horace Lamb, FRS (1849–1934), applied mathematician and technical author
- Adam le Fondre (b. 1986), English professional footballer who plays for Bolton Wanderers, on loan from Cardiff City, as a striker; previously played for his hometown club Stockport County, Rochdale, Rotherham United, Reading, Cardiff City, Bolton Wanderers, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic.
- Sally Lindsay (b. 1973), actress, Shelley Unwin in Coronation Street
- Alan Lowndes (1921–1978), painter
- Jason Manford (b. 1981), comedian, television presenter and actor, known for roles on comedy panel shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats and Odd One In
- John Mayall British Blues pioneer, born and raised in Cheadle
- Tim McInnerny (b. 1956), actor; born and brought up in Cheadle Hulme; known for his roles as Lord Percy and Captain Darling in Blackadder
- Tyrone Mears (b. 1983), English-Sierra Leonean footballer who plays with Seattle Sounders FC
- Will Mellor (b. 1976) actor, 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
- Roger Moorhouse (b. 1968), Stockport-born historian and author
- Carol Morley (b. 1966), English film director, screenwriter and producer
- Paul Morley (b. 1957), music journalist, musician, producer and founder of record label ZTT
- Alan Morrissey (b. 1982), actor; born and brought up in Stockport; known for his role of Nicky Van Barr in Holby City, alongside a theatre career
- Danny Miller (b. 1991) actor, known for playing Aaron Livesy in Emmerdale
- Tony O'Shea (b. 1961) English darts player who competes in British Darts Organisation events.
- 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; father of Fred Perry
- Christopher Priest (novelist)(1943–) is a British novelist and science fiction writer.
- Julie Page (Athlete) (1983–) Captained Great Britain's Female Basketball Team at the 2012 London Olympics, achieving a record of 0-5. She's also harder than Lauren Jackson
- Fred Ridgway (b. 1923), first-class cricketer; played for Kent; represented England in five Test matches; born in Stockport
- Angela Rayner (b.1980) is a British Labour politician and current Shadow Secretary of State for Education.
- Daz Sampson (b. 1974), music/television producer; 2006 UK Eurovision Song Contest contestant
- Michiel Scheffer (b. 1964), Dutch politician, regional minister for Gelderland
- Darren Shahlavi (1972–2015), English actor, martial artist and stuntman
- Samantha Siddall (b. 1982), Reddish-born actress known for playing Mandy Maguire in Shameless
- Richard Sykes (1839–1923), rugby player who helped found two major clubs; landowner in North Dakota, USA; founded five towns there, one named after his birthplace of Edgeley
- Steve Thomas (b. 1963), retired ice hockey right winger; born in Stockport; played 20 seasons in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Detroit Red Wings
- Maurice Tremlett (1923–1984), first-class cricketer; played for Somerset; represented England in three Test matches; born in Stockport
- Matthew Walker (b. 1978), swimmer who has participated in four Paralympic Games, winning eleven medals; competes in the S7 (butterfly and freestyle), SM7 (medley) and SB7 (breaststroke) classifications
- Paul Warhurst (b. 1969), Stockport-born footballer who played for many clubs, including Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Oldham Athletic, and Sheffield Wednesday
- Joanne Whalley (Joanne Whalley-Kilmer) (b. 1961), actress; born in Salford; grew up in Stockport
- Hannah Whelan (b. 1992), gymnast who represented the United Kingdom at the 2008 Summer Olympics; lives and trains in Stockport
- Sir Joseph Whitworth (1803–1887), Victorian engineer who has given his name to many Manchester buildings and streets; born in Stockport
- Marty Willson-Piper (b.1958), Singer, songwriter, guitarist. Former longtime member of Australian band The Church and UK band All About Eve. Plays guitar in Swedish band Anekdoten and in the USA with HuDost and Acres of Space.
- Rick Witter (b. 1972), Stockport-born singer, songwriter and frontman of the York-based rock band Shed Seven
- Kaye Wragg (b. 1972), The Bill and Holby City actress.
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