Actors Robert Duvall and Tom Cruise chat to a journalist before a Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in 2012 (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

21 times famous people visited Manchester – including The Beatles, Julia Roberts and Tom Cruise

It’s not every day you spot Hollywood megastars or pop icons in Manchester - but you might just get lucky as these photos show.

Manchester is one of the UK’s biggest and busiest cities in the country, attracting millions of visitors each year – and famous folk are no exception judging by these great photos we found in the archives.

Concerts, book signings and charity events are among the reasons celebs find themselves in Manchester, but the most popular reason by a mile has to be football with two of the world’s most famous clubs in the city.

Here are some of the many times famous faces have been spotted in Manchester over the years, captured in some striking and memorable pictures.

And you’ve ever snapped a celebrity selfie of your own, share it by emailing us at [email protected] or messaging us on Facebook.

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