Map shows famous people linked to each Greater Manchester borough, The Manc

Map shows famous people linked to each Greater Manchester borough

Which big names can you trace back to your hometown?

There’s a new map that you can use to find the most famous people connected to your town or city in Greater Manchester.

Of course, Manchester’s no stranger to famous faces. We’ve given the world many. From brilliant authors like Anthony Burgess and Elizabeth Gaskell to game-changing scientists like Alan Turing, and actors like Sir Ian McKellan, we’re not short of bragging rights that’s for sure.

But now there’s a new map you can use to find the most famous person connected with your local city, town or even village. Based on the last four years’ worth of Wikipedia search data, it replaces area names with the most-searched local celeb.

Created by The Pudding, the People Map of the UK replaces towns and city names in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland with those of famous residents or people either born or connected to the place.

Map shows famous people linked to each Greater Manchester borough, The Manc
Famous people in Greater Manchester / Image: The Pudding

Here’s a quick breakdown of the famous faces from each borough:

Manchester

Billy Duffy – Hulme 

Emmeline Pankhurst – Moss Side

Bee Gees (Brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb) – Chorlton

Bernard Manning – Ancoats

Les Dawson – Collyhurst

Martin Hannett – Miles Platting

Map shows famous people linked to each Greater Manchester borough, The Manc
Emmeline Pankhurst, November 1913 / Image: Levan Ramishvili


J. J. Thomson – Cheetham Hill 

Akinwale Arobieke – Crumpsall 

Anthony Burgess – Harpurhey

Johnny Marr – Ardwick

Tina O’Brien – Rusholme 

Mike Joyce – Fallowfield 

Tyson Fury – Wythenshawe

John Mahoney – Withington 

Noel Gallagher – Longsight 

Tony Carroll – Levenshulme 

Holliday Grainger – Didsbury

Liam Gallagher – Burnage

John Thaw – Gorton

Judy Finnigan – Newton Heath

Marsha Thomason – Moston 

Map shows famous people linked to each Greater Manchester borough, The Manc
Sir Ian McKellen at Manchester Pride 2010 / Image: Pete Birkinshaw

Bolton

SIr Ian McKellan – Bolton

Jack Hylton – Great Lever 

Edwin Davies CBE – Little Lever

Peter Kay – Farnworth

Maxine Peake – Westhoughton 

Ian Ramsey – Kearsley

Sam Hart – Horwich


Wigan

Frank Randle – Aspull 

Ashley Slanina-Davies – Standish 

Oliver Gildart – Hindley

Robert Trent Jones Snr – Ince-in-Makerfield 

Joe Gormley – Ashton-in-Makerfield

Katie White – Lowton 

Georgie Fame – Leigh

Eric Laithwaite – Atherton

Jeffrey Dench – Tyldesley 


Salford

Ian Curtis – Salford

Shaun Ryder – Little Hulton 

Sir Ben Kingsley – Pendlebury

David Bamber – Walkden

Peter Hook – Broughton

Chris Addison – Worsley 

Emma Lowndes – Irlam

‘Giant Haystacks’/Martin Austin Ruane – Swinton

Christopher Eccleston – Pendleton

Benedict Wong – Eccles


Trafford

Ian McShane – Davyhulme 

Morrisey – Stretford

Judy Lowe – Urmston

Faye Brookes – Flixton

David Gray – Sale 

Angela Cartwright – Altrincham

Frederick Griffith – Hale

Map shows famous people linked to each Greater Manchester borough, The Manc
Mick Hucknall of Simply Red / Image: Simplyred Ltd



Stockport

Lord Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank – Reddish

John Amaechi – Heaton Moor 

Christopher Priest – Cheadle 

Tim McInnery – Cheadle Hulme 

Sacha Dhawan – Bramhall

Claire Foy – Stockport

James Horsfield – Hazel Grove

Danny Miller – Bredbury 

Timmy Mallet – Marple

Toby Harnden – Romiley 

Mick Hucknall – Denton 


Tameside

Ricky Hatton – Hyde 

Frank Hampson – Audenshaw

Howard Donald – Droylsden 

Shirley Stelfox – Dukenfield

Rob Holding – Stalybridge

Sir Geoff Hurst – Ashton-under-Lyne 

Gerard Kearns – Mossley 


Oldham

Agyness Dean – Failsworth

Philip Woolas – Lees

Olivia Cooke – Oldham

Suranne Jones – Chadderton 

Annie Kenney – Saddleworth 

Jodie Conner – Shaw and Crompton

Rochdale

Steve Coogan – Middleton 

John Milne – Milnrow 

Anna Friel – Rochdale

Elliot Tittensor – Heywood

Chris Schofield – Wardle 

Map shows famous people linked to each Greater Manchester borough, The Manc
A mural of Victoria Wood by AkseP19 in Prestwich / Image: David Dixon 


Bury

Victoria Wood – Prestwich

Dodie Smith – Whitefield

Danny Boyle – Radcliffe

Gemma Atkinson – Bury 

Vicky Binns – Tottington

Sir Robert Peel – Ramsbottom 

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