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'I studied at a Cheshire college with Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh - this is what she was like'

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Michelle Yeoh made history when she became the first Asian woman to win the Best Actress Oscar at the Academy Awards earlier this month.

The Malaysian film star told millions of watchers as she held the award for her stunning performance in the highly acclaimed film Everything Everywhere All At Once: "This is a beacon of hope and possibilities." And it's a journey that has strong roots in the north west.

Mancunians were stunned to learn that Michelle had graduated with a BA in creative arts from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1983.

And before this she was honing her skills at Crewe and Alsager College. Her close friend at college Steve Barlow has now given a great insight into their time at the college more than 40-years-ago. READ MORE: The 'terrifying' row threatening the heart and soul of the Northern Quarter Steve told CheshireLive: "Nobody at that stage, during a degree course, would expect themselves to go on that kind of trajectory." They met in the 1982/83 academic year and specialised in dance in their final year.

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