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TV Actors from Bolton

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

TV actors on this list include Wallace Ford and Sammy Winward.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Bolton?" and "Who are the most famous Bolton actors?"
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Phil Hayes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
Phillip Lee "Phil" Hayes is an English cricketer. Hayes is a left-handed batsman who bowls leg break. He was born in Bolton, Greater Manchester and educated at Bury College. While ...more
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Maxine Peake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
Shameless, Little Dorrit, Dinnerladies
Maxine Peake is an English stage, film and television actress known for playing Twinkle in Victoria Wood's sitcom dinnerladies, Veronica in Channel 4's Manchester-based drama series Shameless, ...more
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Bernard Kay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
Century Falls, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Bernard Kay was a British actor with an extensive theatre, television and film repertoire.
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Paul Nicholls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
EastEnders, Earthfasts, The Passion
Paul Nicholls is an English actor from Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. He is best known for his roles as Joe Wicks in BBC's EastEnders, and as DS Sam Casey in ITV's Law & Order: UK.
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Glyn Owen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
Emergency – Ward 10, Howards' Way, The Brothers
Glyn Griffith Owen was a British stage, television and film actor, best known to British TV viewers for two roles: that of Dr Patrick O'Meara in the long-running ITV hospital drama Emergency - ...more
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Nicholas Gleaves is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
The Chase, Scott & Bailey, Survivors
Nicholas Gleaves is a British actor and playwright. Originally from the Halliwell area of Bolton, England he attended Sharples School from 1980-1985. After completing his schooling his mother ...more
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Amy Nuttall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
Downton Abbey
Amy Nuttall is an English actress and singer known for playing Chloe Atkinson in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale from 2000 until 2005, and housemaid Ethel Parks in ITV period drama Downton Abbey.
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Peter Kay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, Phoenix Nights, Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere
Peter John Kay is an English comedian. His last stand-up comedy tour was officially inaugurated into the Guinness World Records as the most successful of all time, playing to over 1.2 million ...more
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Wallace Ford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
The Deputy
Wallace Ford was an English born stage television and film actor, usually playing wise cracking supporting characters with his friendly appearance and with his stocky build later in life, ...more
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Anna Dawson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
Keeping Up Appearances, The Benny Hill Show, Bad Boyes
Anna Dawson is an English actress and singer. Born in Bolton, Lancashire, Dawson spent part of her childhood in Tanganyika, where her father worked. She attended the Elmhurst Ballet School and ...more
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Amir Khan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
Amir Iqbal Khan is a British professional boxer. He is a former two time world champion by winning WBA, WBA and IBF Light Welterweight titles. Khan is the youngest British Olympic boxing ...more
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Sara Cox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
The Big Breakfast, Only Fools on Horses, Born Sloppy
Sarah Joanne Cyzer née Cox more commonly known by her radio name "Sara Cox" is an English broadcaster, best known for presenting The Radio 1 Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 1 ...more
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Kristian Ayre is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
Space Cases, The New Ghostwriter Mysteries, Alien Defender Geo-Armor
Kristian Ayre is a Canadian actor best known for his portrayal of the character Radu from the Nickelodeon children's science fiction show Space Cases.
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Al Weaver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
Five Days
Alex "Al" Weaver is an English actor.
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Paddy McGuinness is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, Phoenix Nights, Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere
Patrick Joseph "Paddy" McGuinness is an English comedian, comedy actor, television personality and presenter, best known for his roles within ITV and Channel 4, most famously as the ...more
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Stephen Billington is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
Coronation Street, Out of the Blue, The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous
Stephen Billington is an English actor, best known for playing Greg Kelly in Coronation Street. He has worked with many leading film directors, including Peter Greenaway, Franco Zeffirelli, and ...more
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Shirley Anne Field is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
Shirley Anne Field is an English actress who has performed on stage, film and television since 1955.
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James Carlton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
Days Like These, Merseybeat
James Carlton is an English actor best known for playing Jason Kirk in Emmerdale and PC Steve Crane in Heartbeat. He played Jason Kirk from 1999 to 2002 and 35 episodes as Steve Crane from 2003 ...more
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Sammy Winward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
Emmerdale, Soapstar Superstar
Samantha Kate "Sammy" Winward is an English actress, singer and model. She is best known for playing the role of Katie Sugden in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale from 2001 to 2015.
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Mark Charnock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
Emmerdale, Cadfael
Mark Charnock is an English actor, best known for his part in ITV's Emmerdale as Marlon Dingle. Charnock also plays 'Brother Oswin' in Cadfael. With friend Dominic Brunt Charnock produces a ...more
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Ian Aspinall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
City Central
Ian Aspinall is a British actor who is well known for the role of Mubbs Hussein in Holby City, which he played from 2001 to 2005. Aspinall was born in Bolton, Lancashire. He has been in City ...more
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Paul Slabolepszy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
Paul Slabolepszy, or Paul "Slab", is a South African actor and playwright.
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Vernon Kay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
Beat the Star, Just the Two of Us, Play Your Cards Right
Vernon Charles Kay is an English television presenter, radio DJ and former model best known for his television roles with ITV, presenting shows such as All Star Family Fortunes, Beat the Star ...more
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Julie Westwood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
Julie Westwood LazyTown, The Hoobs, Allsorts
Julie Westwood is an English voice actress and the voice of Bessie Busybody and the voice of Pixel in the English version of the children's TV show LazyTown, as well as a career of other voices. ...more
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Stu Francis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Bolton
The Comedians
Stu Francis is a British comedian with a camp style of delivery who achieved celebrity as lead presenter on the children's television programme Crackerjack. His principal "co host" was ...more