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List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in Bradford.

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

TV actors here include everything from Georgie Henley to Kiki Dee.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Bradford?" and "Who are the most famous Bradford actors?"

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Bernard Hepton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Bernard Hepton I, Claudius, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Bernard Hepton is a British actor of stage, film and television.

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Adrian Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Adrian Edmondson The Young Ones, Bottom, Jonathan Creek Adrian Charles "Ade" Edmondson is an English comedian, actor, writer, musician, television presenter and director. He came to prominence in the early 1980s and was part of the ...more

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Timothy West is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Timothy West Bleak House, Masada, Titanic Timothy Lancaster West, CBE is an English film, stage and television actor.

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Peter Firth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Peter Firth Spooks, Heartbeat, That's Life Peter Firth is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Sir Harry Pearce in the BBC One show Spooks, in which he is the only actor to have starred in every episode of the show's ...more

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Clare Higgins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Clare Higgins Pride and Prejudice, The Citadel, Hideaway Clare Frances Elizabeth Higgins is an English actress. She is a three-time Olivier Award winner. Higgins is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She received the first of ...more

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Andrew-Lee Potts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Andrew-Lee Potts Primeval, Alice, Ideal Andrew Lee Potts, usually stylized as Andrew-Lee Potts, is an English actor and director. He is best known for his role as the quirky Connor Temple on ITV's science fiction programme Primeval, a ...more

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George Layton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
George Layton It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Doctor in the House, Minder George Layton is an English actor, director, screenwriter and author. He was educated at Belle Vue Boys' Grammar School in Bradford and studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts where ...more

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Edward Petherbridge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Edward Petherbridge The Guardians, A Dorothy L Sayers Mystery, The Brief Edward Petherbridge is an English actor, writer and artist. Among his many roles, he portrayed Lord Peter Wimsey in the 1987 BBC television adaptations of Dorothy L. Sayers's novels. He created ...more

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Derek Benfield is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Derek Benfield Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, First of the Summer Wine, Rumpole of the Bailey Derek Benfield was a British playwright and actor. He was born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, and educated at Bingley Grammar School. He was the author of the stage farce Running Riot ...more

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Duncan Preston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Duncan Preston Dinnerladies, Chalk, Victoria Wood Duncan Preston is an English actor probably best known for his appearances in television productions written by Victoria Wood. His best remembered roles are Clifford in the Victoria Wood As Seen ...more

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Chris Fountain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Chris Fountain Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Five Days Christopher Ryan "Chris" Fountain is an English actor perhaps best known for his role as Justin Burton in the Channel 4 teen soap Hollyoaks, a role he played from 2003 to 2009 and his ...more

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Sarah-Jane Potts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Sarah-Jane Potts Gracepoint, The Broker's Man, Sugar Rush Sarah-Jane Potts is an English actress, best known for her roles as Saint in Sugar Rush, as Ellie, Abs' on/off girlfriend on Casualty and as Jo Lipsett in Waterloo Road. Potts is the sister of ...more

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James Thornton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
James Thornton Emmerdale, David Copperfield, The Lakes James Thornton is an English actor and voice-over artist. He is best known for portraying farmer John Barton on the long-running British soap opera Emmerdale from 2009 to 2012.

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Heather Peace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Heather Peace The Chase, Waterloo Road, London's Burning Heather Peace is an English actress, musician, and director from Bradford, England.

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Christian Cooke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Christian Cooke Witches of East End, Magic City, Trinity Christian Louis Cooke is an English actor. He is known for playing Luke Kirkwall in Where the Heart Is, Luke Rutherford in Demons, Dorian Gaudain in Trinity, Freddie Taylor in Cemetery Junction ...more

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Rosemary Nicols is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Rosemary Nicols Department S, General Hospital, Undermind Rosemary Nicols is an Actor.

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Mary Tamm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Mary Tamm Jane Eyre, Brookside, Diamond Geezer Mary Tamm was a British actress, known for her role as Romana in the BBC's science fiction television series Doctor Who, starring opposite Tom Baker in the 1978–79 story arc The Key to Time.

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Bruce Bould is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Bruce Bould The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, Howards' Way, Strangers Bruce Bould is an English actor. Bould began his own acting career aged 17 at the Birmingham Repertory, before joining RADA. Best known for playing David Harris-Jones in the television sitcom ...more

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Edward Peel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Edward Peel Juliet Bravo, Breakaway Edward Peel is a British actor. He has mostly appeared on television, his roles include Shogun, Juliet Bravo, Cracker, Emmerdale Farm and London's Burning. He appeared as Kane, the main villain ...more

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John Sharp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
John Sharp The Corridor People, The Old Curiosity Shop, Her Majesty's Pleasure John Sharp was a British television actor. He made more than 100 appearances in television and occasionally films between 1949 and 1991. Sharp began as a film actor in 1949 and appeared in films ...more

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Gareth Gates is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Gareth Gates Celebrity Driving School Gareth Paul Gates is an English singer-songwriter. He was the runner-up in the first series of the ITV talent show Pop Idol. Gates has sold over 3.5 million records in the UK. He is also known ...more

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Vinette Robinson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Vinette Robinson Sherlock, Waterloo Road, Hope Springs Vinette Robinson is an English actress.

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Anita Rani is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Anita Rani Cricket AM, Rogue Restaurants Anita Rani is an English radio and television presenter and journalist of Indian descent.

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David Hockney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
David Hockney Behind the Scenes David Hockney, OM CH RA is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. He lives in Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, and Kensington, London. Hockney ...more

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Donal Donnelly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Donal Donnelly Yes - Honestly Donal Donnelly was an English-born Irish theatre and film actor. Perhaps best known for his work in the plays of Brian Friel, he had a long and varied career in film, on television and in the ...more

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Enzo Cilenti is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Enzo Cilenti Game of Thrones Enzo Cilenti is an English actor.

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Kimberley Walsh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Kimberley Walsh Popstars: The Rivals, The Girls Aloud Party, Trapped Kimberley Jane Walsh is an English singer-songwriter, model, television presenter, actress and dancer. She rose to fame in late 2002 when she auditioned for the reality television show Popstars: ...more

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Michael Rennie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Michael Rennie The Third Man Michael Rennie was an English film, television, and stage actor, perhaps best known for his 1951 starring role as the space visitor Klaatu in the 20th Century Fox classic science fiction film ...more

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Leslie Sands is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Leslie Sands Z-Cars, Cluff Leslie Sands was a British actor and writer of TV and film. Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, Sands usually specialized in dour types in authority, often policemen. He was married to Pauline ...more

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Bramwell Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Bramwell Fletcher Bramwell Fletcher was an English stage, film and television actor. Fletcher appeared on the stage in 1927 and made his Broadway debut in 1929. Hollywood and sound films soon beckoned. He made ...more

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Natalia Kills is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Natalia Kills All About Me Natalia Noemi Cappuccini-Sinclair, better known by her stage name Natalia Kills, is an English singer and actress. She was born, and raised for part of her early life, in Bradford. Kills studied ...more

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Marilyn Horne is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Marilyn Horne Marilyn Horne is an American mezzo-soprano opera singer. She specialized in roles requiring a large sound, beauty of tone, excellent breath support, and the ability to execute difficult ...more

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Natalie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Natalie Anderson Emmerdale, The Royal Natalie Jane Anderson is an English actress best known for her roles as Alicia Metcalfe in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale and Stella Davenport in the medical drama The Royal.

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David Roper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
David Roper Harry, The Cuckoo Waltz David Roper is a British film and television actor, best known for his roles on The Cuckoo Waltz and Leave It to Charlie. He also played "Geoff Barnes" on EastEnders.

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Nicky Evans is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Nicky Evans Shameless, Bob & Rose, Bob and Rose Nicky Evans, is an English actor who is best known for playing the roles of Shane Maguire on channel 4's Shameless and Roy Glover in the popular British soap Emmerdale. He has also played roles ...more

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Verity Rushworth is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Verity Rushworth Emmerdale, Soapstar Superstar Verity Charlotte Rushworth is an English actress who is best known for her role as Donna Windsor in the ITV1 soap Emmerdale, having taken over the role from Sophie Jeffery in 1998.

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Ken Kitson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Ken Kitson Last of the Summer Wine, Danger UXB, Mapp and Lucia Kenneth "Ken" Kitson is a British actor who has been active on British television since the early 1970s. He made his television debut in 1972 as a fight arranger in The Adventures of ...more

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Stephanie Turner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Stephanie Turner Juliet Bravo Stephanie Turner is an actress. She is best known for the lead role of Inspector Jean Darblay in the first three series of the 1980s television BBC police drama Juliet Bravo. Prior to this, she ...more

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Matthew Corbett is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Matthew Corbett Rainbow, The Sooty Show, Sooty & Co. Matthew Corbett is an English television personality, best known for presenting The Sooty Show and later Sooty and Co. He is the son of Sooty's creator, Harry Corbett. He took over Sooty from ...more

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Rachel Leskovac is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Rachel Leskovac Rachel Leskovac is an Olivier award-nominated British actress known for playing serial killer nurse Kelly Yorke in the BBC medical drama Holby City and hairdresser Natasha Blakeman in the ITV ...more

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Jonathan Linsley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Jonathan Linsley Last of the Summer Wine Jonathan Linsley is an English actor who made his professional debut in 1980. He appeared on television in Last of the Summer Wine as "Crusher" Milburn, and his recent film roles ...more

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Jennifer Metcalfe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Jennifer Metcalfe Hollyoaks Jennifer Joanne Metcalfe is an English actress. She joined the cast of soap opera Hollyoaks in June 2006, playing Mercedes McQueen for 8 years. Metcalfe left Hollyoaks in November 2014 when her ...more

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Wilfrid Lawson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Wilfrid Lawson The Hunchback of Notre Dame Wilfrid Lawson was an English character actor of stage and screen. He became known for his heavy drinking as well as his many starring roles.

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Richard Whiteley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Richard Whiteley ITV News Calendar John Richard Whiteley, OBE, DL was an English broadcaster and journalist, best known for his twenty-three years as host of the game show Countdown. Countdown was the launch programme for Channel ...more

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Melanie Kilburn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Melanie Kilburn All The Small Things Melanie Kilburn is an English actress, well known for playing PC Laura Bryant in ITV's, The Bill. She was brought up in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, and attended the Guildhall School of ...more

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John Middleton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
John Middleton Emmerdale John Middleton is an English actor well known for his part in ITV's Emmerdale as Ashley Thomas. He has also appeared in many other TV programmes, most notably as John Hargreaves in Coronation ...more

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Jennifer Stoute is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Jennifer Stoute Gladiators Jennifer Elaine Stoute is an English former sprinter. She represented Great Britain at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul and the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, where she won a bronze medal in ...more

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Gloria De Piero is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero is a British Labour Party politician and journalist who has been the Member of Parliament for Ashfield since 2010. She was previously known for her work on GMTV.

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Jonathan Mason is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Jonathan Mason The Revenge Files of Alistair Fury Jonathan Mason is an English actor. He stars in the lead role of the 2005 version of Lassie. He is most notable for the part of Joe Carraclough in Lassie and as the roles of James, in Nits and ...more

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Isabella Eades-Jones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from Bradford
Isabella Eades-Jones Isabella Eades-Jones is an actress.