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TV Actors from Sunderland

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List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Sunderland, with photos when available. These renowned Sunderland 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 Sunderland, but everyone on this list grew up in Sunderland and considers it to be their home. This list includes Sunderland TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Sunderland then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Sunderland. Various bits of information are available for these Sunderland celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

List is made up of many different TV actors, including Callum Keith Rennie and James Bolam.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Sunderland?" and "Who are the most famous Sunderland actors?"
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    Callum Keith Rennie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
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    Callum Keith Rennie is an English-born Canadian television and film actor. He started his career in Canadian film and television projects, where his portrayal of Stanley Raymond Kowalski in the TV series Due South was his first international success. After years acting in over ninety Canadian and ...more

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    • Acted In: Battlestar Galactica, The Killing, Californication, Due South, Tin Man, + more
    • Birthplace: Sunderland, England
    • Nationality: Canada, England
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    James Bolam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
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    James Christopher Bolam, MBE is an English actor, best known for his roles as Jack Ford in When the Boat Comes In, Trevor Chaplin in The Beiderbecke Trilogy, Terry Collier in The Likely Lads and its sequel Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, Roy Figgis in Only When I Laugh, Dr Arthur Gilder in Born ...more

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    • Acted In: New Tricks, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, The Likely Lads, The Beiderbecke Affair, The Beiderbecke Tapes, + more
    • Birthplace: England, Sunderland
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Gina McKee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
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    Georgina "Gina" McKee is an English actor known for her television roles in Our Friends in the North, The Lost Prince and The Forsyte Saga; her portrayal of Bella in the film Notting Hill; and her portrayal of Caterina Sforza in the Showtime series The Borgias. more

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    • Acted In: The Forsyte Saga, The Silence, The Lost Prince, Tsunami: The Aftermath, The Aftermath, + more
    • Birthplace: Peterlee, England
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
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    Melanie Hill is an English actress who was born in Sunderland, County Durham. more

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    • Acted In: Bread, Waterloo Road, Auf Wiedersehen^! Pet, Crocodile Shoes, Playing the Field, + more
    • Birthplace: England, Sunderland
    • Nationality: England
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    Maurice Roeves is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
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    John Maurice Roëves is an English-born Scottish actor, born in Sunderland, County Durham on 19 March 1937, who moved to Scotland in 1945. His television roles include Danger UXB, The Nightmare Man, the 1984 Doctor Who serial The Caves of Androzani, Days of Our Lives, Tutti Frutti, Rab C. Nesbitt, The ...more

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    • Acted In: The Nightmare Man, Tutti Frutti, Danger UXB, Shadow of the Tower, The Shadow of the Tower
    • Birthplace: England, Sunderland
    • Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom, England
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    Robert "Rob" Rackstraw is a British voice actor well known for his various voice-over roles in the popular television series Bob the Builder, mainly the scarecrow Spud. more

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    • Acted In: Bob the Builder, The Octonauts, Watership Down, The Secret Show, The Koala Brothers, + more
    • Birthplace: England, Sunderland
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Berwick Kaler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
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    Berwick Kaler is a British actor most famous for playing the dame in York Theatre Royal's annual pantomime, which he also writes and directs. He has been awarded the freedom of the city, and in 2002 received an honorary degree from the University of York. Having grown up in "the slums of Sunderland", ...more

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    • Acted In: Crocodile Shoes, The Worst Witch, Spender, Breeze Block, Bad Boyes
    • Birthplace: England, Sunderland
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    William Russell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
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    William Russell Enoch, better known as William Russell, is an English actor, mainly known for his television work. He was born in Sunderland, County Durham. He is probably best known for the role of companion Ian Chesterton in Doctor Who, from the show's first episode in 1963 until 1965. more

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    • Acted In: Doctor Who, The Adventures of Sir Lancelot, Breaking Point (UK), Nicholas Nickleby (1957)
    • Birthplace: England, Sunderland
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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