Hey ChatGPT – List of Famous Mancunians

We asked asked ChatGPT the QUESTION “List of famous mancunians” and this is what the AI thought;


Manchester, England, has been the birthplace or home of many notable individuals across various fields. Here’s a list of famous Mancunians:

Music and Entertainment:

  1. The Gallagher Brothers (Liam and Noel Gallagher) – Founding members of the band Oasis.
  2. Morrissey – Lead singer of The Smiths.
  3. Ian Brown – Frontman of the Stone Roses.
  4. Tony Wilson – Founder of Factory Records and the Hacienda nightclub.
  5. Davy Jones – Member of The Monkees.
  6. Rowan Atkinson – Comedian and actor, famous for Mr. Bean.
  7. John Thaw – Actor, known for Inspector Morse.
  8. Ricky Hatton – Former professional boxer.
  9. Maxine Peake – Actress known for her roles in various TV shows and films.
  10. Badly Drawn Boy – Musician and singer-songwriter.


  1. Sir Matt Busby – Legendary football manager of Manchester United.
  2. Ryan Giggs – Former Manchester United footballer and coach.
  3. Eric Cantona – Former Manchester United footballer.
  4. Liam and Noel Gallagher – Both are big supporters of Manchester City Football Club.
  5. Joe Hart – Professional footballer and former Manchester City goalkeeper.
  6. Dame Sarah Storey – British Paralympic athlete, multiple gold medalist in cycling and swimming.
  7. Phil Neville – Former professional footballer and coach.
  8. Mark Hughes – Former Manchester United and Wales footballer, also a manager.
  9. Stacey Copeland – Professional boxer and advocate for women in sport.

Science and Literature:

  1. Alan Turing – Mathematician, computer scientist, and logician, known for his work on the Enigma machine and early computers.
  2. Emmeline Pankhurst – Suffragette and leader of the women’s suffrage movement.
  3. Anthony Burgess – Author of “A Clockwork Orange.”
  4. John Dalton – Chemist, physicist, and meteorologist, famous for his work on atomic theory.
  5. L.S. Lowry – Painter known for his industrial landscapes.
  6. Carol Ann Duffy – Poet and playwright, UK’s former Poet Laureate.

Media and Journalism:

  1. Steve Coogan – Comedian, actor, and writer, known for “Alan Partridge.”
  2. John Peel – Influential radio DJ.
  3. Victoria Derbyshire – Journalist and broadcaster.

Business and Innovation:

  1. John Rylands – Philanthropist and founder of the John Rylands Library.
  2. Alan Sugar – Business magnate, media personality, and political advisor.

Remember, this is not an exhaustive list, and there are many more famous individuals associated with Manchester in various fields.

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