58 Notable alumni of
University of Salford

The University of Salford is 582nd in the world, 205th in Europe, and 49th in the United Kingdom by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 58 notable alumni from the University of Salford sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Ben Kingsley

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    Ben Kingsley
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    film actoractorcharacter actorstage actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Sir Ben Kingsley is an English actor. Throughout his career spanning over five decades, he has garnered numerous accolades, including a Grammy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA Award, and an Academy Award from four nominations.

  2. Jim Sturgess

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    Jim Sturgess
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    actorsingersongwriterfilm actorstage actor
    Biography

    James Anthony Sturgess is an English actor and singer-songwriter. His first major role was as Jude in the musical romance drama film Across the Universe (2007). In 2008, he played the male lead role of Ben Campbell in 21. In 2009, he played Gavin Kossef in the crime drama Crossing Over, appearing with Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, and Ashley Judd. In 2010, Sturgess starred in the film The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir. Sturgess co-starred in the 2012 epic science fiction film Cloud Atlas.

  3. Christopher Eccleston

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    Christopher Eccleston
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actorexplorercharacter actor
    Biography

    Christopher Eccleston is an English actor. A two-time BAFTA Award nominee, he is best known for his television and film work, which includes his role as the ninth incarnation of the Doctor in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who, playing Pastor Matt Jamison in The Leftovers, and his collaborations with filmmakers Danny Boyle and Michael Winterbottom.

  4. Peter Kay

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    Peter Kay
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    comedianactorscreenwriterstand-up comedianfilm actor
    Biography

    Peter John Kay is an English actor, comedian and singer. He has written, produced, and acted in several television and film projects, and authored three books.

  5. Robert Powell

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    Robert Powell
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    actorstage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Robert Powell is an English actor who is known for the title roles in Mahler (1974) and Jesus of Nazareth (1977), and for his portrayal of secret agent Richard Hannay in The Thirty Nine Steps (1978) and its subsequent spinoff television series. Other major screen roles have included Tobias "Toby" Wren in the BBC science-fiction programme Doomwatch (1970), David Briggs in the sitcom The Detectives (1993–1997) alongside Jasper Carrott, and Mark Williams in the medical drama Holby City (2005–2011).

  6. Maxine Peake

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    Maxine Peake
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Maxine Peake is an English actress and narrator. She appeared as Twinkle in dinnerladies and Veronica Ball in Shameless, barrister Martha Costello in the BBC legal drama Silk, and Grace Middleton in the BBC drama series The Village, and starred in the Black Mirror episode "Metalhead". She has also played the title role in Hamlet, as well as the notorious serial killer, Myra Hindley, in the critically acclaimed ITV dramatization of the Moors Murders, See No Evil: The Moors Murders, in 2006.

  7. Jason Manford

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    Jason Manford
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    actorstand-up comediantelevision presentertelevision actor
    Biography

    Jason John Manford is an English comedian, singer, television presenter, radio presenter and actor.

  8. Rob James-Collier

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    Rob James-Collier
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    actormodelstage actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Robert James-Collier is a British actor and model. He is known for his roles as Thomas Barrow in Downton Abbey and as Liam Connor in Coronation Street.

  9. L. S. Lowry

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    L. S. Lowry
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1887-1976 (aged 89)
    Enrolled in the University of Salford
    Studied in 1925
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Laurence Stephen Lowry was an English artist. His drawings and paintings depict Pendlebury, Lancashire, where he lived and worked for more than 40 years, Salford and its vicinity.

  10. Kate Abdo

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    Kate Abdo
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    journalistsports journalisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Kate Abdo is a British sports broadcaster who throughout her career has worked internationally in the UK, Spain, France, Germany and the US. She currently hosts UEFA Champions League football for the American sports television network CBS Sports.

  11. Afshan Azad

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    Afshan Azad
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    actormodelfilm actorYouTuber
    Biography

    Afshan Noor Azad-Kazi is a British actress, model, and media personality. She is best known for playing the role of Padma Patil in the Harry Potter film series, beginning in 2005 with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

  12. Alok Sharma

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    Alok Sharma
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Alok Sharma is a British politician. He is currently serving as President for COP26, based in the Cabinet Office, and is a full member of the Cabinet. He has been the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Reading West since 2010.

  13. Norman Whiteside

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    Norman Whiteside
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    association football playerautobiographer
    Biography

    Norman Whiteside is a Northern Irish former professional footballer who played as a midfielder and as a striker.

  14. Nigel Adkins

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    Nigel Adkins
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    association football playerassociation football manager
    Biography

    Nigel Howard Adkins is an English professional football manager and former player and physiotherapist. He is currently the manager and head coach of EFL League One club Charlton Athletic.

  15. Richard Tice

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    Richard Tice
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Richard James Sunley Tice is a British businessman and politician who has been Leader of Reform UK since 6 March 2021.

  16. Steve Edge

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    Steve Edge
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    actorcomedianstand-up comediantelevision actor
    Biography

    Steve Edge is an English actor, writer and former stand-up comedian. He is most famous for his work on Starlings, Phoenix Nights, The Cup, The Visit, Peep Show and the satirical magazine show Star Stories.

  17. Debbie Abrahams

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    Debbie Abrahams
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Deborah Angela Elspeth Marie Abrahams is a British Labour Party politician who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Oldham East and Saddleworth since 2011.

  18. Gary Stevens

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    Gary Stevens
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Gary Michael Stevens is an English physiotherapist and retired footballer who played as a right back.

  19. Ross Adams

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    Ross Adams
    Occupations
    actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Ross Adams is an English actor. He plays the role of Scott Drinkwell in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks and previously played the role of Jeff Bowyer in the BBC Three sitcom The Gemma Factor.

  20. Gail Dines

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    Gail Dines
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    authorwritersociologist
    Biography

    Gail Dines is professor emerita of sociology and women's studies at Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts.

  21. Hong Nam-ki

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    Hong Nam-ki
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Hong Nam-ki is a South Korean politician currently serving as Minister of Economy and Finance and as an ex officio Deputy Prime Minister of South Korea under President Moon Jae-in from November 2018. Hong is considered a veteran technocrat working at mostly at budget-related departments under both conservative and liberal governments for over three decades.

  22. Trudy Harrison

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    Trudy Harrison
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Trudy Lynne Harrison is a British Conservative Party politician. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Copeland since winning the seat at the February 2017 by-election. It was the first time Copeland had elected a Conservative MP since 1931, and it was also the first time Copeland had elected a female MP. Harrison was then re-elected in the June 2017 and December 2019 general elections.

  23. Andrew Gwynne

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    Andrew Gwynne
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Andrew John Gwynne is a British politician. A member of the Labour Party, he has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Denton and Reddish in Greater Manchester since 2005, when he replaced the retiring Andrew Bennett.

  24. Ruth Cadbury

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    Ruth Cadbury
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ruth Margaret Cadbury is a British Labour Party politician serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Brentford and Isleworth since 2015, and the Shadow Minister for Planning since 2021. A former planning consultant, she previously served on the opposition front bench as the Shadow Minister for Housing from 2016 to 2017.

  25. Matthew Goodwin

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    Matthew Goodwin
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    political scientistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Matthew James Goodwin is a British academic who is currently Director of the Centre for UK Prosperity at the Legatum Institute, Professor of Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent.

  26. Rob Hulse

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    Rob Hulse
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Robert William Hulse is an English former footballer who played as a striker.

  27. Dave Challinor

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    Dave Challinor
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    association football playerassociation football manager
    Biography

    David Paul Challinor is an English professional football manager who is currently manager of Hartlepool United and former player who played as a centre back. He played in the Football League as a professional from 1994 until 2008 with Tranmere Rovers, Stockport County and Bury.

  28. Sydney Chapman

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    Sydney Chapman
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1888-1970 (aged 82)
    Enrolled in the University of Salford
    Studied in 1902-1904
    Occupations
    mathematicianastronomerphysicistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Sydney Chapman was a British mathematician and geophysicist. His work on the kinetic theory of gases, solar-terrestrial physics, and the Earth's ozone layer has inspired a broad range of research over many decades.

  29. Anwar Choudhury

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    Anwar Choudhury
    Born in
    Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Anwar Bakht Choudhury is a British diplomat of Bangladeshi origin, who is currently Director for Consular Strategy. He was Governor of the Cayman Islands until he was recalled in June 2018 after less than three months in post. Prior to that, he was British Ambassador to Peru, Director of International Institutions at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and High Commissioner to Bangladesh.

  30. Ieuan Evans

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    Ieuan Evans
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    rugby union playerentrepreneur
    Biography

    Ieuan Cennydd Evans is a former rugby union player who played on the wing for Wales and the British and Irish Lions. He is the fourth highest try scorer for Wales behind Shane Williams, George North and Gareth Thomas and joint 24th in the world on the all-time test try scoring list. Evans held the record for the most Wales caps as captain with 28, a record overtaken by Ryan Jones in 2012.

  31. George Howarth

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    George Howarth
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sir George Edward Howarth is a British Labour Party politician who serves as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Knowsley. He also served the seat's predecessors since being elected in a by-election in 1986, firstly as the MP for Knowsley North (until 1997) and then Knowsley North and Sefton East (1997–2010).

  32. Barbara Keeley

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    Barbara Keeley
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    engineerpolitician
    Biography

    Barbara Mary Keeley is a British Labour Party politician who has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 2005, first for Worsley and then for Worsley and Eccles South since 2010. She was Deputy Leader of the House of Commons from 2009 to 2010 and served in Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Cabinet Minister for Mental Health and Social Care from 2016 to 2020.

  33. John Longworth

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    John Longworth
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John Longworth is a British business consultant and politician. He was the director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce from September 2011 until March 2016, when he departed in controversy by breaking with the organisation's line on Brexit on the day of its conference.

  34. Petrus du Plessis

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    Petrus du Plessis
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Petrus du Plessis is a professional rugby coach and former player, most recently for Glasgow Warriors. He played as a Tighthead Prop and acted as player-coach at the club.

  35. Rosie Smith

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    Rosie Smith
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    musiciansaxophonist
    Biography

    Rosemary Ellen "Rosie" Smith is an English rock and metal musician, best known as the former keyboardist of the British extreme metal band Cradle of Filth, with whom she remained until 2009.

  36. Robert Garner

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    Robert Garner
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    political scientistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Robert Garner is a British political scientist, political theorist, and intellectual historian. He is a Professor Emeritus in the politics department at the University of Leicester, where he has worked for much of his career. Before working at Leicester, he worked at the University of Exeter and the University of Buckingham, and studied at the University of Manchester and the University of Salford.

  37. Ben Futcher

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    Ben Futcher
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Benjamin Paul Futcher is an English former professional footballer and was assistant manager of Mansfield Town, following his then-manager at Swindon Town, David Flitcroft, who was appointed to Mansfield Town on 1 March 2018, until the contracts of both were terminated 14 May 2019.

  38. Jodie Broughton

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    Jodie Broughton
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    rugby league player
    Biography

    Jodie Broughton is an English rugby league footballer who plays on the wing for the Batley Bulldogs in the Betfred Championship. He is a four-time England Knights international.

  39. Caroline Redman Lusher

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    Caroline Redman Lusher
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriter
    Biography

    Caroline Redman Lusher is an English singer and musician, best known for being the founder and director of Rock Choir, the world's largest amateur contemporary choir. She is considered to be "responsible for the contemporary choir movement in the UK", and "the businesswoman behind one of Britain's biggest brands". She has also enjoyed a successful career as a solo artist, performing on the Together album by vocal group Blake and several albums by The Soldiers, including Coming Home, which reached double platinum status.

  40. Andrew Procter

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    Andrew Procter
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Andrew John Procter is a retired footballer and a former England C international.

  41. Rashid Al Leem

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    Rashid Al Leem
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Biography

    H.E Dr. Rashid Al Leem is the former chairman of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA). The ruler of Sharjah, His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi chose him at the young age to the project of building and economic zone in the emirate. He has also written several books. The Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, honoured him the title Ambassador of Knowledge of the UAE.

  42. John Thompson

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    John Thompson
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    John Paul Thompson is an Irish former professional footballer. He was a tough-tackling versatile defender, although he was equally comfortable in midfield. He was a full Irish International who has also played for Nottingham Forest, Tranmere Rovers, Oldham Athletic, Notts County and Mansfield.

  43. David Slinn

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    David Slinn
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    David Arthur Slinn is a retired British diplomat. He was Chargé d'Affaires to Albania in 1995 to 1996. Slinn was the first British ambassador to North Korea. Slinn was head of the Helmand Provincial Reconstruction Team between 2007-08. He was appointed ambassador to Croatia in 2012 and retired from the Diplomatic Service in 2015. He also held posts in Geneva, Ulan Bator, Pretoria, Tirana, Belgrade, and Pristina. He is now working to get more external information into North Korea.

  44. Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman

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    Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dato' Ir. Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman is a Malaysian politician and a member of the People's Justice Party (PKR), which forms part of the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition. He is currently one of the two Deputy Chief Ministers of the Malaysian state of Penang, and an Executive Councillor in the Penang state government for the portfolios of industrial development, Islamic affairs and community relations. He concurrently serves as the incumbent State Assemblyman for the Pinang Tunggal constituency in Seberang Perai, Penang.

  45. James Gourlay

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    James Gourlay
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in the University of Salford
    Graduated with Doctor of Music Arts
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    James Gourlay is a Scottish conductor and tubist.

  46. Simon Haskel, Baron Haskel

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    Simon Haskel, Baron Haskel
    Born in
    Lithuania Flag Lithuania
    Years
    1934-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Simon Haskel, Baron Haskel is a British politician from the Labour Party.

  47. Joe Edwards

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    Joe Edwards
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Joseph Robert Edwards is an English professional footballer who plays for EFL League One side Plymouth Argyle, as a midfielder or as a full-back.

  48. Nathan McAvoy

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    Nathan McAvoy
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    rugby league playerrugby union player
    Biography

    Nathaniel Joseph McAvoy, also known by the nickname of "Macca", is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1990s and 2000s, and as of 2011, he is a qualified PE teacher and teaches in Manchester.

  49. Michael Dexter

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    Michael Dexter
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    hematologist
    Biography

    (Thomas) Michael Dexter FRS (born 15 May 1945) is a British haematologist and director of the Wellcome Trust, from 1998 to 2003.

  50. Jody Handley

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    Jody Handley
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Jody Handley is an English former footballer from Stafford, who most recently played for FA WSL 2 club Doncaster Rovers Belles. A pacy and intelligent attacking player, she featured as both a wide midfielder and striker for England as well as clubs including Wolves Women, Liverpool Ladies and Everton Ladies. She has featured in four FA Women's Cup finals with three clubs, losing the first three but captaining Everton Ladies to their win in 2010.

  51. Pacome Moubelet Boubeya

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    Pacome Moubelet Boubeya
    Born in
    Gabon Flag Gabon
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Pacôme Moubelet-Boubeya is a Gabonese politician. He currently serves as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Gabon since 2020, he previously served in the same role from 2016 to 2017. He also was Minister of the Interior from 2015 to 2016.

  52. Neil Yates

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    Neil Yates
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    jazz musician
    Biography

    Neil Yates is a British jazz and folk musician.

  53. Derek Ryan

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    Derek Ryan
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    squash player
    Biography

    Derek Ryan is a retired Irish professional squash player who at the peak of his career rose to No. 7 in the world rankings, and for many years was the Irish men's number 1 player.

  54. Roma Babuniak

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    Roma Babuniak
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Roma Babuniak is an artist whose work is associated with bone china and unglazed biscuit porcelain. She lived and worked in Germany from 1981 to 2014, and is currently living and working in Western Australia. She has won many prizes and awards, in 1986, the 1st International Ceramics Contest Mino, Japan, (Award with Honorable Mention for outstanding achievement) and the 1999 Premio Diputacio da Valencia; International BiennalManises, Museu de ceramic de Manises, Spain among others.

  55. Paul Scott

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    Paul Scott
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Paul Scott is an English professional footballer who now plays for Wakefield City FC.

  56. Andrew James Bond

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    Andrew James Bond
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Biography

    Andrew James Bond is a former Chief Executive Officer of Asda having resigned in April 2010.

  57. Michael Atchia

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    Michael Atchia
    Born in
    Mauritius Flag Mauritius
    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Michael Atchia is a Mauritian academician. He is the former chief and programme director with the United Nations Environment Programme. He is a pioneering specialist in the field of sustainable development and has worked internationally in educational reform, international and regional environmental project management and conflict resolution, environmental education and curriculum development. As international consultant he has undertaken numerous consultancies in more than 50 countries and has worked with organizations such as UNESCO, World Health Organization, UNDP, ILO, GTZ/DSE of Germany and the British Council.

  58. Raymond Leonard

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    Raymond Leonard
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Raymond Leonard is Emeritus Professor of Industrial Technology at Manchester University, known for both his scientific and literary work.