Pride in Place - Oldham

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Brian Cox

Brian Edward Cox OBE FRS (born 3 March 1968) is an English physicist who serves as professor of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester.  He is best known to the public as the presenter of science programmes, especially the Wonders of... series and for popular science books, such as Why Does E=mc²? and The Quantum Universe. He has been the author or co-author of over 950 scientific publications.  Before his academic career, Cox was a keyboard player for the bands D:Ream and Dare.

Phillip Schofield

Phillip Bryan Schofield (born 1 April 1962) is an English television presenter currently employed by ITV. He is most recognised for presenting the lifestyle programme This Morning, which he has co-hosted since 2002, and has also hosted other programmes on the channel.  Schofield has co-presented numerous television shows with Fern Britton, Holly Willoughby, and Christine Lampard. He currently presents ITV game shows All Star Mr and Mrs (2008–present), The Cube (2009–2015) and 5 Gold Rings (2017–present).

Mark Owen

Mark Anthony Patrick Owen (born 27 January 1972), is an English singer and songwriter. He is a member of pop-group Take That. As a solo artist, Owen had sold over 500,000 records worldwide and 45 million with Take That.

David Platt

David Andrew Platt (born 10 June 1966) is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.  Born in Chadderton, Oldham, Lancashire.

Michael Atherton

Michael Andrew Atherton OBE (born 23 March 1968) is a broadcaster, journalist and a former England international cricketer. A right-handed opening batsman for Lancashire and England, and occasional leg-break bowler, he achieved the captaincy of England at the age of 25 and led the side in a record 54 Test matches.

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield, MBE (born 12 September 1980 in Oldham) is an English former professional rugby league player who captained Leeds Rhinos in Super League. Sinfield played his entire professional career with Leeds and is one of the most successful players in Super League history. He holds records as the highest points-scorer in Leeds Rhinos history, the highest points-scorer in Super League history and the third highest points-scorer in British rugby league history.  Sinfield is also the only captain to ever lead a team to win three back-to-back-to-back Super League titles.

Agyness Deyn

From Failsworth Agyness was "spotted" while shopping in London.  She then signed with SELECT model management.

In May 2007, she was featured on the cover of American Vogue,  as one of  "The World's Next Top Models." She has also been featured on the covers of: UK Vogue, the Observer Woman supplement, The Sunday Times Style, Pop, Grazia, Time, Style & Life, Vogue Italia and numerous other international publications.  She has walked the catwalk for alots of top fashion houses. 

Sarah Lancashire

Sarah-Jane Abigail Lancashire, OBE (born 10 October 1964) is an English actress from Oldham, Lancashire. She graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1986 and began her career in local theatre, whilst teaching drama classes at the University of Salford. Lancashire found popular success in television programmes including Coronation Street (1991–1996, 2000). Since 2012 Lancashire has earned extensive critical acclaim for her roles in the contemporary drama series Last Tango in Halifax (2012–present) and Happy Valley (2014–present).

Siobhan Finneran

Siobhan Margaret Finneran (born 27 April 1966) is an English television, film and theatre actress of Irish descent.  She made her screen debut in the 1987 Independent film Rita, Sue and Bob Too subsequently worked consistently in television drama including roles in Coronation Street, (1989–1990) and Clocking Off (2000–2002) and Downton Abbey. Also a comedy performer, Finneran appeared as a leading character in the first seven series of popular ITV sitcom Benidorm (2007–2015).

Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes born 16 November 1974) is a retired English footballer who played his entire professional career for Manchester United. He is currently co-owner of Salford City and a television pundit for BT Sport. He is the most decorated English footballer of all time, and one of the most successful footballers in history, having won a total of 25 trophies, featuring 11 Premier League titles and two Champions League titles.