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Alan Erasmus is a British actor best known for his involvement in the Manchester music scene starting in the 1970s. He co-founded Factory Records with Tony Wilson, which signed Joy Division and Happy Mondays.[1] He also co-founded The Haçienda with Wilson, Rob Gretton and New Order, a famous Manchester nightclub which closed down in Summer 1997. As an actor, Erasmus appeared in several roles in the 1970s including ITV Playhouse and Play for Today, wherein he played minor roles.[citation needed]

He started off his career as an actor, appearing in the British TV film Hard Labour by Mike Leigh.[citation needed]

He also managed the bands The Durutti Column and Fast Breeder.

Lennie James played him in the 2002 film 24 Hour Party People.


  1. ^ Hoffmann, Frank W.; Ferstler, Howard (2005). Encyclopedia of recorded sound: A-L. CRC Press. p. 385. ISBN 9780415938358. Retrieved 18 November 2012.

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