Christine first made her name on our TV screens as charming barmaid Mel in BBC comedy Early Doors, and has since gone on to star in Funny Cow. Credit: GettyChristine first made her name on our TV screens as charming barmaid Mel in BBC comedy Early Doors, and has since gone on to star in Funny Cow. Credit: Getty
Christine first made her name on our TV screens as charming barmaid Mel in BBC comedy Early Doors, and has since gone on to star in Funny Cow. Credit: Getty | getty

Nine famous names from Rochdale - including Steve Coogan and Anna Friel

It’s a Greater Manchester borough bursting with talent in the worlds of acting, music and more.

Rochdale may not have the huge football stadiums or shiny arts venues that the city of Manchester does, but it still punches above its weight when it comes to producing talent in many fields.

The borough has been home to future politicians, singers and Hollywood stars over the decades. Here are nine famous folk you may not have known were born in or grew up in Rochdale.

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