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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different TV actors, like Glenda Jackson and Paul O'Grady.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Birkenhead?" and "Who are the most famous Birkenhead actors?"
Patricia Routledge is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Birkenhead
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Katherine Patricia Routledge, CBE, is an English actress, singer and author . She is best known for her role as Hyacinth Bucket in the British television series Keeping Up Appearances, which ran from 1990 to 1995. Routledge made her professional stage debut at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1952 and her Broadway debut in How's the World Treating You in 1966. In 1968, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in Darling of the Day. Other theatre credits include Candide, for which she won the 1988 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. On television, she came to prominence during the 1980s in monologues written by Victoria Wood and Alan Bennett, appearing as Kitty in ...more

Acted In: Keeping Up Appearances, Talking Heads, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Missing Persons, Victoria Wood As Seen On TV, + more

Birthplace: Tranmere, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

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Paul O'Grady is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Birkenhead
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Paul James Michael O'Grady, MBE is an English comedian, television presenter, actor, writer and radio disc-jockey. He rose to prominence in the United Kingdom for his comedic drag queen character, Lily Savage, and later became well known for presenting daytime talk show The Paul O'Grady Show. Born to a working-class Irish migrant family in Birkenhead, Cheshire, O'Grady moved to London in the late 1970s, there working as a peripatetic care officer for Camden Council. It was here in 1978 that he developed his drag act, basing the character of Lily Savage upon traits found among female relatives. Touring Northern England as part of drag mime duo, the Playgirls, he eventually went solo as a ...more

Acted In: Blankety Blank, Playhouse Presents, The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle, The New Statesman, Chimera, + more

Birthplace: Birkenhead, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

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#77 on Celebrities You Feel Like You Know

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Glenda Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Birkenhead
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Glenda May Jackson, CBE is a British Labour Party politician and former actress. She first became a Member of Parliament in 1992, and represented Hampstead and Kilburn until 2015. As a professional actress from the late 1950s, she spent four years as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1964, being particularly associated with the work of director Peter Brook. During her film career, she won two Academy Awards for Best Actress: for Women in Love and A Touch of Class. Other award-winning performances include Alex in the film Sunday Bloody Sunday and the BBC television serial Elizabeth R; for the latter she received an Emmy. Before 2010, Jackson was the MP for Hampstead and Highgate, ...more

Acted In: Elizabeth R

Birthplace: Birkenhead, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

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#62 on The Best Living English Actresses

#54 on Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#22 on The Best English Actresses of All Time

#35 on The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar

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Barbara Steele is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Birkenhead
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Barbara Steele is an English film actress. She is best known for starring in Italian gothic horror films of the 1960s. Her breakthrough role came in Italian director Mario Bava's Black Sunday, now hailed as a classic. Steele starred in a string of horror films, including The Horrible Dr. Hichcock, The Ghost directed by Riccardo Freda, and Roger Corman's 1961 adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Pit and the Pendulum, among others. She guest starred on various British television shows including the spy drama, Danger Man starring Patrick McGoohan. She made her American television debut in 1960 as Dolores in the "Daughter of Illusion" episode of the ABC series, Adventures in Paradise, ...more

Acted In: Dark Shadows

Birthplace: Birkenhead, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

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