Chris Bisson is of Indian Trinidadian and British descent. He has appeared in several famous television programmes, including two of the country’s leading soaps, Coronation Street and Emmerdale. Starring as Vikram Desai in Coronation Street, Chris played the role between 1999 and 2002. Since 2009, Chris has appeared as Jai Sharma in Emmerdale. He also played a major role in the British Asian hit comedy movie East is East.
Over the course of three decades, Johnny Briggs starred in Coronation Street as Mike Baldwin. He appeared in 2,348 episodes during his tenure and left the soap as his character died in the arms of long-time rival Ken Barlow (William Roach). His last appearance on Coronation Street was in 2012, where he made a special appearance in aid of the charity Text Santa.
Aiden Byrne is a popular and successful television chef and restauranteur. Owner of a number of establishments, Aiden earned a Michelin star for his cooking in The Commons Restaurant in Dublin. Following stints as head chef in numerous reputable establishments, Aiden made his television debut on MasterChef in 2008. Aiden owns two establishments in Cheshire, which include The Church Green in Lymm and the British Grill in Macdonald Hotel near Chester.
Matthew Corbett is famous television personality, known for his personality, writing and puppeteering. He is best known for his role on The Sooty Show and Sooty and Co, which were created by his father in 1976. After retiring from the Sooty show in 1998, Corbett’s television appearances have been few and far between. A little-known fact about the Lymm native is that fish and chip shop chain owner Harry Ramsden was his great uncle.
Surrane Jones, also hailing from Lymm, is a highly popular and successful actress and television personality. Jones has appeared on a number of hit television productions, having gained public prominence through her work in Coronation Street, between 2000 and 2004.
A-list Hollywood actor and veteran philanthropist Rod Bond hails from Lymm.