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Manchester news 15 famous people you never knew were from Bury Manchester united news

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Manchester news  15 famous people you never knew were from Bury Manchester united news
02 August 2020 - 11:24

Breaking News ! Cherie Blair CBE Cherie Blair (Image: Getty Images) Cherie's husband, Tony, might be the more well-known of the pair, but Bury-born Cherie is a successful professional in her own right. Born at Fairfield General Hospital in 1954, the impressive barrister achieved Queen's Counsel status and has used her skills to advocate for women - setting up the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, supporting female entrepreneurs in developing countries. Victoria Derbyshire Victoria Derbyshire (Image: BBC) The prominent BBC journalist became a trusted voice on TV with in-depth investigations on her current affairs and debate programme that proved a hit over the last five years. Victoria was born in Ramsbottom and attended Bury Grammar School for Girls before heading to Liverpool for university. During her long career on BBC Radio 5 Live and the BBC News Channel, she has received praise for her thorough presenting skills during high-pressure interviews. Victoria has been named Presenter of the Year at the Royal Television Society Awards and after the end of her eponymous show, she continued as a nightly news presenter on BBC One. Arlene Phillips Arlene Phillips (Image: Getty Images) Arlene became a famous face as a judge on the likes of Strictly Come Dancing and So You Think You Can Dance, but she has a vast wealth of experience as the choreographer on the West End. Arlene was born in 1943 and grew up in Prestwich, learning her skills on the dance-floor at the Muriel Tweedy School in Manchester. She went on to choreograph some of the most famous shows in the world, including The Wizard of Oz, Flashdance, The Sound of Music and Grease, among a host of others. Antony Cotton Antony Cotton (Image: ITV) Antony Cotton has been a mainstay on the cobbles of Corrie for years. His origins lie not too far from Media City, where the show is now filmed. Antony was born in Bury and attended Woodhey High School in Holcombe Brook. In 2003, he embarked on his role as Sean Tully on Coronation Street and fast became a TV-favourite, winning a slew of awards. Antony has also become a figurehead in the British LGBTQ+ scene, advocating for a number of charities. Lisa Riley Lisa Riley (Image: ITV) Lisa Riley has been a constant fixture on prime time television over the years. Lisa grew up in Tottington and trained at the Oldham Theatre Workshop before taking on roles in Coronation Street and Brookside She finally made a name for herself on Emmerdale, staying on the ITV soap as Mandy Dingle for six years from 1995 to 2001. Lisa then waltzed her way over to Strictly Come Dancing, followed by successful run as a panellist on Loose Women from 2016 to 2018. Last year, the proud Bury native made her big return to the show where she became a famous face, reprising her role in Emmerdale. Danny Boyle Danny Boyle has won Oscars for his films, including Best Picture and Best Director for Slumdog Millionaire (Image: Liverpool Echo/James Maloney) The Oscar-winning director was born in Radcliffe in 1956, attending Thornleigh Salesian College in Bolton. He went on to make critically-acclaimed films and box-office successes alike, including Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, The Beach, 127 Hours and Steve Jobs. Along with his work in cinema, Danny directed the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics - something which has written him into British history for many who loved the show. Danny often recalls his time in Radcliffe, most recently praising the buses he used to catch. Guy Garvey Guy Garvey (Image: Getty Images) The singer-songwriter has won Brit Awards and Mercury Prize nods as part of Pyramid Stage-strutting rock band Elbow. But the bands first performances took place in Guy's home town of Bury, where he formed the band while at sixth-form college in Whitefield with other local musicians, Mark and Craig Potter, Pete Turner, and Richard Jupp. His song One Day Like This became a festival anthem and has brought in Ivor Novello Awards for being the best song of 2009. Much like his fellow Bury-native Danny Boyle, Guy was drafted in to make the 2012 London Olympics a success - writing a theme song and performing it at the closing ceremony. He's since become a favourite on the airwaves with his BBC 6 Music show on Sunday afternoons. The Nevilles Gary Neville, along with his two siblings, has made sporting history (Image: AP) One of England's most famous families comes straight out of Bury. Phil Neville, along with sibling twins Gary and Tracey have taken the sporting world by storm. The two brothers are heroes of football in both Manchester and England, while Tracey has lead England's netball team for years - first as a player, now as a coach. Their father, Neville Neville, was a big name in his own right as a British league cricketer and football director.

. Kieran Trippier Kieran Trippier impressed at the 2018 World Cup in Russia (Image: PA) The sporting talent coming out of Bury did not stop with the Neville family. England and Atlético Madrid player Kieran Trippier also came from the borough. He grew up in Summerseat in Ramsbottom, attending Holcombe Brook Primary School followed by Woodhey Hey School. Perhaps his first big moment in football was helping to bring home the Bury Cup for his primary school with a legendary long-distance goal. The now 29-year-old started out at Manchester City's academy and won the FA Youth Cup in 2008. Just 10 years later, he became one of the most well-known British faces of 2018 after stunning displays at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Sign up to the free MyBury email newsletter Get news updates from Bury direct to your email inbox with the free MyBury newsletter. Simply click on this link, enter your email address, and select 'MyBury News'. Victoria Wood CBE A bronze statue now stands in Bury to honour the comedy legend (Image: Julian Hamilton/Daily Mirror) Born in Prestwich in 1953, Victoria Wood was a treasured Bury-native who broke new ground as a comedian, actress, producer and director. Victoria went to Fairfield County Primary School before going to Bury Grammar School for Girls. By the 1980s, she had established herself as one of the country's favourite stand-up stars before becoming a TV fixture with her shows Victoria Wood as Seen on TV, Pat and Margaret, and Dinnerladies - among many others. The comedian sadly died in 2016 and a statue of her now stands in Bury to commemorate her life and achievements. Gemma Atkinson Gemma Atkinson is the patron of Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary (Image: PA) Gemma rose to fame playing Lisa Hunter on Hollyoaks, but started out life in Bury. She attended Castlebrook High School before making a name for herself on the soap and a variety of other TV shows, including Casualty and Emmerdale. But she hasn't left her roots behind. In 2016, Gemma became the vice-patron of Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary in Edenfield and has raised money for the Christie Hospital by running in the Greater Manchester Run several times. Sir Robert Peel Sir Robert Peel, a British Prime Minister (Image: PA) Sir Robert Peel was born at Chamber Hall in Bury in 1788 and twice served as the British Prime Minister. He is regarded as the founder of modern British policing, creating the Metropolitan Police Service, and is one of the founding members of the modern Conservative Party. Peel Tower was named after his achievements in British politics and a statue commemorates him in the centre of Bury. Jenny Frost Atomic Kitten with Jenny Frost, centre (Image: SHARED CONTENT UNIT) Anyone who loves their 00s tunes will know Jenny. She became a member of chart-topping girl group Atomic Kitten in 2001. But Jenny's origins actually lie in Prestwich - where she was raised in The Grapes Pub in Bury Old Road with her landlord dad. After success with the band, Jenny later went on to host BBC Three dating show Snog, Marry Avoid? and appear on I’m a Celebrity... Suzanne Shaw Suzanne Shaw won Dancing on Ice (Image: Getty Images) Another 00s hit-maker, Suzanne Shaw catapulted to fame as a member of Hear'Say after winning the talent contest Popstars. Raised in Bury, she attended St Joseph's R.C. High School before getting her big break in 2000 on the ITV talent show, alongside Kym Marsh and Myleene Klass. Since her Hear'Say days, she won Dancing on Ice, bagged herself a role on Emmerdale, and has performed on the West End.

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