Physicist Brian Cox was born in Oldham in 196. He attended Hulme Grammar School in Oldham from 1979 to 1986.

15 famous people and celebrities who went to school in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester has been the educational home to actors, musicians and footballers.

It can be hard to imagine famous faces sitting down at school desks in their youth.

But even the richest celebs were once children learning their ABCs and 123s like the rest of us.

There are tons of famous people who went to school in Greater Manchester including actor Sir Ian McKellan, footballer Marcus Rashford and scientist Brian Cox.

To find out who else learnt their core life lessons in our city-region, have a look at our gallery of famous faces.

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