List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in Belfast.
List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in or whose home town/state is Belfast. Includes TV actors in cartoon, animation, voice-over work. Listed alphabetical, sortable by columns.
Andrea CatherwoodITV News at 6:30, ITV Evening News Andrea Catherine Catherwood is a Northern Irish television presenter and journalist.
Anne Gregg Anne Deirdre Gregg was a travel writer and TV presenter from Northern Ireland. She is perhaps best known for presenting the BBC's travel programme Holiday throughout the 1980s. She was one of ...more
Austin Trevor Austin Trevor was a Belfast born actor who had a long career in British films and television. He played the parson in John Galsworthy's 1927 Broadway production Escape. He was the first actor to ...more
Billy McCombOn The Rocks Billy McComb was a magician and comedian. He was one of the United Kingdom's leading magicians in the 1950s and 1960s. He was hired to perform at the International Of Magicians in 1962 and ...more
Bob Shaw Robert "Bob" Shaw was a science fiction writer and fan from Northern Ireland, noted for his originality and wit. He won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer in 1979 and 1980. His short ...more
Colin MurrayRI:SE, Born Sloppy, Payday Colin Murray is a Northern Irish sports and music radio and television presenter. In 2010, he became host of BBC Television's Match of the Day 2 on BBC Two, while still anchoring shows on BBC ...more
Carole NimmonsBird of Prey, Anna Karenina (1977) Carole Nimmons is an actress.
David Trimble William David Trimble, Baron Trimble, PC, is a British politician who was the first First Minister of Northern Ireland from 1998 to 2002, and the Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party from 1995 to ...more
Ciarán HindsRome, Political Animals, Above Suspicion Ciarán Hinds is a Northern Irish film, television and stage actor. He has built a reputation as a versatile character actor appearing in such high-profile films as Road to Perdition, The ...more
Conor MacNeill Conor MacNeill is an actor from Belfast, Northern Ireland, who has appeared on stage, film and TV.
Declan Mulholland Thomas Declan Mulholland was a Northern Irish character actor of film and television. Born in Belfast, his first role was in H.M.S. Defiant as Morrison. He also played Jabba the Hutt in a ...more
Derek ThompsonCasualty, Rock Follies, The Gentle Touch Derek Thompson is a Northern Irish actor, most notable for playing Charlie Fairhead in the long-running BBC television medical drama series Casualty.
Eamonn HolmesHard Spell, The Rich List, Points of View Eamonn Holmes is an Irish journalist and broadcaster, best known for presenting Sky News, Songs of Praise and This Morning. Holmes co-presented GMTV for twelve years between 1993 and 2005, ...more
Frances TomeltyStrangers, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard Frances Tomelty is a Northern Irish actress.
Frank CarsonThe Comedians, Tiswas, The Ballyskillen Opera House Hugh Francis "Frank" Carson KSG was an Irish comedian and actor, best known on television in series such as The Comedians and Tiswas. He was a member of the entertainment charity the ...more
Gary Moore Robert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer and virtuoso guitarist. In a career dating back to the 1960s, Moore played with musicians including ...more
George Best George Best was a Northern Irish footballer who played as a winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team. In 1968 he won the European Cup with United, and was named the ...more
Gerald HomeThe Boot Street Band Gerald Home is the actor who played Tessek-Squid Head and the Mon Calamari Officer in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
Geraldine Hughes Geraldine Hughes is a Northern Irish actress. She has appeared in films such as Duplex, Rocky Balboa and Gran Torino. She also played Mary Todd Lincoln in Killing Lincoln.
Geraldine O'Rawe Geraldine O'Rawe is a Northern Irish actress. O'Rawe was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London during the mid-1980s, and made her ...more
Gerard McCabe Gerard McCabe is a Northern Irish actor. He was an original member of The Company Youth Theatre and one of the earliest members of the Rainbow Factory, School of the Performing Arts. He has two ...more
Gerard McCarthyHollyoaks Gerard McCarthy is an Irish actor from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Gordon BurnsThe Krypton Factor, A Word in Your Ear Gordon Henry Burns is a Northern Irish born British journalist and broadcaster, best known as the host of Granada Television's popular game show The Krypton Factor for its original 18-year run. ...more
Ian McElhinneyGame of Thrones, Single-Handed, Wokenwell Ian McElhinney is a Northern Irish actor and director. He has appeared in many television series in a career spanning more than thirty years, notable appearances include Taggart, Hornblower, ...more
J. G. DevlinBread, The Newcomers James Gerard Devlin was a Northern Irish actor. In a career spanning nearly fifty years, he played parts in productions such as Z-Cars, Dad's Army, The New Avengers and Bread. He also guest ...more
Jackie WrightThe Benny Hill Show John "Jackie" Wright also nicknamed Little Jackie and Uncle Jackie, was an Irish comedian, best known for being the bald-headed sidekick of Benny Hill on his television programme for ...more
James EllisIn Sickness and in Health, Z-Cars, Nightingales James "Jimmy" Ellis was a Northern Irish actor and stage director with a career stretching over sixty years. Originally a stage actor and director in Northern Ireland, he moved to ...more
JimeoinJimeoin: Over the Top Jimeoin is an English-born Irish stand-up comedian and actor. He rose to prominence in Australia in the early 1990s, and had his own TV show. He came to UK public attention between 2005 and 2008 ...more
James GreeneAlien Nation, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Mapp and Lucia James Greene is an actor who has appeared in numerous plays and series on United Kingdom television over a 40-year period. He has often played lawyers, clergymen, army officers and latterly ...more
James McCaffreyRescue Me, Beautiful People, Viper James G. McCaffrey is an actor best known for his role as Max Payne in the Max Payne video game series.
Joan TurnerThe Roy Hudd Show Joan Turner was a British comedienne and singer born in Belfast and brought up in London. She died of a heart attack.
John FeganHomicide John Fegan was an Irish Australian film and television actor. He appeared in many Australian films and television shows in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, including the long-running series Homicide ...more
John IrvineITV News at 6:30, ITV Evening News John Irvine is a television news journalist, and the principal ITV News overseas journalist. Irvine was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. After attending Campbell College, he went on to study ...more
Kate Thompson Kate Thompson is an Irish actress and romantic novelist who also writes as Pixie Pirelli. She was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and studied English and French at Trinity College, Dublin. ...more
Kenneth BranaghConspiracy, Wallander, Shackleton Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh is an actor, director, producer and screenwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has directed or starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's ...more
Laura DonnellyMissing Laura Donnelly is an actress from Northern Ireland. She made her on-screen debut in 2005 in the Channel 4 drama Sugar Rush, where she featured as a love interest of the female protagonist in two ...more
Maclean Stewart Maclean Stewart is a Northern Irish actor and playwright. He was an original member of The Company Youth Theatre and one of the earliest members of the Rainbow Factory, School of the Performing
Martin McCannThe Pacific, Dry Your Eyes Martin "Marty" McCann is an actor from Northern Ireland.
Michael SmileyLuther, Utopia, Murder Prevention Michael Smiley is a comic and actor from Northern Ireland currently living in London.
Moyna Macgill Moyna Macgill was an Irish stage and film actress and the mother of actress Angela Lansbury and producers Edgar Lansbury and Bruce Lansbury.
Pat BishopNumber 96, Brides of Christ Pat Bishop was an Northern Irish actress noted for her performances in Australian theatre, film and television.
Patricia QuinnI, Claudius, Hammer House of Horror Patricia Quinn, Lady Stephens is a Northern Irish actress and singer best known for her role as Magenta in the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and the original stage play from which it was ...more
Paul LoughranEmmerdale, Blue Murder, I Fought the Law Paul Loughran is a Northern Irish actor. He was educated at Methodist College Belfast. He is best known for portraying Butch Dingle in ITV Soap Opera Emmerdale in which his character died in a ...more
Paula MalcomsonDeadwood, Ray Donovan, Cold Case Paula Malcomson is a Northern Irish actress born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Malcomson is sometimes credited as Paula Williams. She starred as Trixie in the HBO series Deadwood and Colleen in ...more
Peter DicksonMonkey Dust, Test the Nation, Ant & Dec's Gameshow Marathon Peter Dickson is a voice actor.
Rachel TuckerI'd Do Anything Rachel Kelly Tucker is an Northern Irish singer and actress who competed as one of the finalists in the BBC talent show-themed television series I'd Do Anything in 2008. She is perhaps best ...more
Roy WalkerThe Comedians, Catchphrase, I'm Famous and Frightened! Robert "Roy" Walker is a television personality and comedian from Northern Ireland, who worked for many years as both a television presenter and comedy actor. He is best known as the ...more
Sam KyddCurry and Chips, The Tony Hancock Show, Arthur's Treasured Volumes Sam Kydd was an English actor. His best-known roles were as the smuggler Orlando O'Connor in two major British television series of the 1960s, and as a recurring character in Coronation Street. ...more