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List of famous theatre actors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top theatre actors in the world? This includes the most prominent theatre actors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable theatre actors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic theatre actors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned theatre actors.

List below includes William Shakespeare, Ray McAnally and more people.

From reputable, prominent, and well known theatre actors to the lesser known theatre actors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the theatre actor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous theatre actors ever?" and "What are the names of famous theatre actors?" then you're in the right place. (19 items)
William Shakespeare is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Theatre Actors
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William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about ...more

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Age: Died at 52 (1564-1616)

Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Profession: Poet, Lyricist, Author, Playwright

Credits: Romeo + Juliet, Ran, Macbeth, Haider

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Michael Ball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Theatre Actors
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Michael Ashley Ball is an English actor, singer and broadcaster, who is known for his work in musical theatre. He made his West End debut in 1985 playing Marius in the original London production of Les Misérables. In 1989, he reached number two in the UK singles chart with "Love Changes Everything". ...more

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Bromsgrove, United Kingdom

Profession: Television presenter, Actor, Singer

Credits: Les Misérables: The Dream Cast in Concert, The 100 Greatest Musicals, England^! My England, Michael Ball: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Michael Ball: Alone Together: Live at the Donmar, + more

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Bal Dhuri


Bal Dhuri is a Marathi theatre actor. He got married to Jayshree Gadkar, the noted Marathi and Hindi movie actress. He is best known for his portrayal of King Dasharatha in Ramanand Sagar's TV serial, Ramayana. He is instrumental for giving a break to veteran actor Shivaji Satam in the musical drama ...more

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Profession: Actor

Credits: Tere Mere Sapne, Ramayan, Sadarakshanaay, Souten Ki Beti

Harrison Chad is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Theatre Actors
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Harrison Chad is an American actor and voice actor. His roles include young Tarzan in the film Tarzan 2, Boots on Dora the Explorer, the singing voice of Leo on Little Einsteins and Cardigan from Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure. He also has performed in a number of live action movies, ...more

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Age: 23

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Dora the Explorer, Tarzan II, Dora's Dance to the Rescue, ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway, Carry Me Home, + more

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