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11 celebrities born in Lancashire

PUBLISHED: 10:54 27 January 2016 | UPDATED: 09:40 28 January 2016

Prof Brian Cox © Cellanr, Wiki, CC BY SA 2.0

Prof Brian Cox © Cellanr, Wiki, CC BY SA 2.0


From comedians and actors, to singers and physicists, Lancashire has produced endless talent over the years…

2. Professor Brian Cox


Most famous for presenting and narrating documentaries such as the BBC’s ‘Stargazing Live’ and ‘Human Universe’, the acclaimed physicist currently calls the London Borough of Battersea home. But did you know Brian was originally born in Oldham and grew up in the town of Chadderton? He attended Hulme Grammar School and became an Advanced Fellow of particle physics at the University of Manchester.


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