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 Dame Gracie Fields, 

DBE (born Grace Stansfield, 9 January 1898 – 27 September 1979), was an English-born, later Italian-based actresssingerand comedienne and star of both cinema and music hall.

Born9 January 1898
Died27 September 1979 (aged 81)
Il Canzone Del Mare, CapriItaly
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1924–1978

 Writer poet

Edwin Waugh 

(1817 Rochdale – 1890 New Brighton), poet, son of a shoemaker, was born in RochdaleLancashireEngland, and, after a little schooling, apprenticed to a printer, Thomas Holden, at the age of 12. While still a young man he worked as a journeyman printer, travelling all over England, but eventually returned to his old job in Rochdale.[1]

 Trevor Hoyle 

is an English science fiction author. In the late 1970s he gained recognition for his "Q" series, featuring Christian Queghan, a scientific investigator possessing the ability to journey through time as well as to hypothetical worlds.[2] As well as a number of Blake's 7 novels.[3][4] Hoyle also writes as Larry Milne and Joseph Rance.
Trevor Hoyle
BornFebruary 25, 1940 (age 72)

 Colin Baker


was born in London,(born 8 June 1943) 

but moved north to Rochdale with his family early in his life. 6th Doctor Who.             

Doctor Who (1984–1986)

 Julie GoodyearMBE (born Julie Kemp, 29 March 1942)

Julie Goodyear
Born29 March 1942 (age 70)
HeywoodGreater Manchester,England
Years active1966–present
Spouse(s)Ray Sutcliffe (1960–63) (divorced)
Tony Rudman (1973–74) (annulled)
Richard Skrob (1985–87)
Scott Brand (2007–present)

 Bill Oddie


BornWilliam Edgar Oddie
7 July 1941 (age 71)
Rochdale, England
  • Actor
  • writer
  • composer 
  • musician
  • comedian
  • artist
  • television presenter
Known for
  • Jean Hart (divorced)
  • Laura Beaumont (1983-present)

  William "Bill" Edgar Oddie OBE[1] (born 7 July 1941, Rochdale, England[2]) is an English author, actor, comedian, artist, naturalist and musician, who became famous as one of The Goodies.

 Lisa Stansfield 

(born 11 April 1966) is an English singer and songwriter.[1]

Birth nameLisa Jane Stansfield
Born11 April 1966 (age 46)
OriginHeywood, Lancashire, England
Years active1981–present
Associated actsBlue Zone

 Anna Louise Friel (born 12 July 1976) is an English actress. Born in Rochdale she has been acting since the age of 13, appearing in a number of British television programmes, 

 Stephen John "Steve" Coogan

 (born 14 October 1965) is a an English actorcomedianwriterimpressionist and producer. Born in Middleton,Greater Manchester, he began his career as a stand-up comedian and impressionist, working as a voice artist throughout the 1980s on satiricalpuppet show Spitting Image. In the early 1990s, Coogan began creating original comic characters, which he presented in stage shows; this led to him winning the 1992 Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe for his show with long-time collaborator John Thomson. The most prominent characters he developed at this time were Paul Calf, a stereotypical lower class Mancunian, and his sister the promiscuous Pauline (played by Coogan in drag

Christine Bottomley 

(born 27 April 1979 in Rochdale  is a British actress. appearing in Eastenders Earlydoors,Holbycity,Shameless,Torchwood.

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