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TV Actors from Blackburn

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List Criteria: Only TV actors who were born or grew up in Blackburn.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Blackburn, with photos when available. These renowned Blackburn actors and actresses are listed by popularity, so the names at the top of the list will be the most recognizable. A few of these actors may not have technically been born in Blackburn, but everyone on this list grew up in Blackburn and considers it to be their home. This list includes Blackburn TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Blackburn then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Blackburn. Various bits of information are available for these Blackburn celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

List features TV actors like Ian McShane, Susan Boyle and more!

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Blackburn?" and "Who are the most famous Blackburn actors?"


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    Ian David McShane is an English actor, director, producer and voice artist. Despite appearing in numerous films, McShane is best known for his television roles, particularly BBC's Lovejoy and HBO's drama series Deadwood. McShane starred as King Silas Benjamin in the NBC series Kings, Bishop Waleran in ...more

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    • Acted In: Deadwood, Dallas, Jesus of Nazareth, The Pillars of the Earth, Kings, + more
    • Birthplace: Blackburn, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
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    Anthony Valentine
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    Anthony Valentine is an English actor known for his TV roles: the ruthless Toby Meres in Callan, the sinister Major Mohn in Colditz, as the title character in Raffles. Valentine was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, and educated at the Valerie Glynne School and Acton County Grammar School, London. From age ...more

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    • Acted In: Robin of Sherwood, Masada, Callan, The Fifth Corner, A for Andromeda, + more
    • Birthplace: England, Blackburn
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
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    Steve James Pemberton is an English actor, writer, comedian and screenwriter, best known as a member of The League of Gentlemen with Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss, and Jeremy Dyson. Pemberton and Shearsmith also wrote and appeared in the sitcom Psychoville. His other television credits include Doctor ...more

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    • Acted In: The League of Gentlemen, Whitechapel, Benidorm, Psychoville, Gormenghast, + more
    • Birthplace: Blackburn, England
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
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    David Ross is an English actor who has worked in theatre, cinema and television. His best-known roles include playing the first appearance of Kryten and the voice of the Talkie Toaster on the science fiction comedy series Red Dwarf, Elgin Sparrowhawk in the BBC sitcom The Green Green Grass, and as Mr.more

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    • Acted In: Oliver Twist, The Green Green Grass, Roger Roger, Scully, 32 Brinkburn Street, + more
    • Birthplace: Blackburn, England
    • Nationality: England
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    Anthony Green is an English actor best known for playing Station Officer Mick Callaghan in the series finale of London's Burning.more

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    • Acted In: Cold Case Files, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Beech is Back
    • Birthplace: England, Blackburn
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Michael Billington
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    Michael Billington was a British film and television actor. He was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, England.more

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    • Acted In: UFO, The Onedin Line, The Quest, Hadleigh, United!, + more
    • Birthplace: England, Blackburn
    • Nationality: England
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    Madge Railton, better known as Madge Hindle is an English actress, best known for her roles in television series.more

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    • Acted In: Nearest and Dearest, The Picnic, Barbara, By the Sea, On the Margin, + more
    • Birthplace: Blackburn, England
    • Nationality: England
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    Susan Boyle
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    Susan Boyle is a contestant on the third season of Britain's Got Talent.more

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    • Acted In: I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story
    • Birthplace: Blackburn, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom
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    Kathleen Harrison
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    Kathleen Harrison was a prolific English character actress best remembered for her role as Mrs Huggett in a trio of British post-war comedies about a working-class family's misadventures. To modern viewers she may be best remembered as Mrs Dilber, Scrooge's charwoman, appearing opposite Alastair Sim in ...more

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    • Acted In: Mrs Thursday
    • Birthplace: England, Blackburn
    • Nationality: England
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    Wendi Peters
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    Wendi Louise Peters, is an English actress. She is known for playing Cilla Battersby-Brown in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street.more

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    • Acted In: Coronation Street, Bad Girls, Soapstar Superstar
    • Birthplace: Blackburn, England
    • Nationality: England
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    Cat Simmons is an English actress, best known for her role as DC Kezia Walker in the long-running ITV drama The Bill. And for starring in Family Affairs as Scarlett Anderson. Simmons also plays a character called "Sista Twista" in a film called "Life & Lyrics". She also made appearances in No Angels and ...more

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    • Birthplace: England, Blackburn
    • Nationality: England
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    Polly James born as Pauline Devaney, is an English actress with a career in theatre, film, television and radio spanning nearly 50 years. She has worked extensively with leading directors including John Schlesinger and Peter Brook. Born in Blackburn, Lancashire, after graduating from RADA, her TV career ...more

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    • Acted In: The Liver Birds
    • Birthplace: Blackburn, England
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Diana Vickers is a British singer-songwriter, actress, fashion designer and model who initially came to public attention as a semi-finalist on The X Factor in 2008. In 2009, Vickers signed a record deal with RCA Records and after touring with her fellow finalists from The X Factor, played the title role ...more

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    • Birthplace: Blackburn, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: England
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    Kevin O'Connor is a professional footballer and coach who is captain of Brentford. A one club man, he is currently Brentford's longest serving player, having signed his first professional contract in 1999. He is a utility player and a free kick and penalty specialist. O'Connor passed the 500 appearance ...more

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    • Birthplace: Blackburn, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: England
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    Jon Walmsley
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    Jon Walmsley is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, actor and producer. Walmsley is a veteran of the stage and studio, having worked with many notable artists including Richard Marx, Brian Setzer, David Pack, David Koz, the Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald, Gregg Allman, Merle Haggard, Roy ...more

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    • Acted In: The Waltons
    • Birthplace: England, Blackburn
    • Nationality: England
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    Debbie Travis is a British-Canadian television personality, self-taught interior decorator, and former fashion model. She is best known as the host of Debbie Travis' Facelift and Debbie Travis' Painted House. The shows were based out of Montreal, Quebec and Facelift was produced for Home & Garden ...more

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    • Acted In: Corrie Crazy - Canada Loves Coronation Street
    • Birthplace: Blackburn, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: Canada, United Kingdom
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    Graham Duff is an English writer, actor and producer. He was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, and currently resides in Brighton on the south coast of England. He attended and graduated from the University of Brighton. His work for TV and radio is typified by intricate plotting, large casts, frequently ...more

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    • Acted In: Ideal
    • Birthplace: Blackburn, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: England
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    Russell Harty was a British television presenter of arts programmes and chat shows.more

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    • Acted In: Aquarius, Harty, Russell Harty, Now!, Harty Goes To ...
    • Birthplace: Blackburn, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Karen Kay

    Karen Kay is a British former jazz singer, cabaret singer, comedienne and impressionist. She is the mother of acid jazz singer Jay Kay.more

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    • Birthplace: Blackburn, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: England
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