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TV Actors from Brighton

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Updated October 13, 2018 12k views 47 items

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

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

With TV actors ranging from Mike Sorrentino to Katie Price, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Brighton?" and "Who are the most famous Brighton actors?"
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Amanda Redman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
Little Dorrit, New Tricks, At Home with the Braithwaites

Birthplace: Brighton, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Amanda Jacqueline Redman, (born 12 August 1957) is an English actress, known for her role as Sandra Pullman in the BBC One series New Tricks (2003–13) and as Dr. Lydia Fonseca in The Good Karma ...more
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Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
Cupid (2003), World Idol, The Importance of Being Famous

Birthplace: Lambeth, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Simon Phillip Cowell (; born 7 October 1959) is an English television music and talent show judge, businessman, A&R executive, talent manager, television producer, and entrepreneur. He has ...more

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Lesley Manville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
Cranford, North and South, North & South

Birthplace: Brighton, England

Nationality: England

Lesley Ann Manville (born 12 March 1956) is an English actress, known for her frequent collaborations with director Mike Leigh, winning the London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress ...more
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Holly Willoughby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
Celebrity Wrestling, Streetmate, X-perimental

Birthplace: Brighton, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Holly Marie Willoughby (born 10 February 1981) is an English television presenter, model and author. She is currently the co-presenter of This Morning (2009–present) and Dancing on Ice ...more
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Derek Francis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
Wild, Wild Women, Oh

Birthplace: Brighton, England

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Derek Francis (7 November 1923 in Brighton – 27 March 1984 in Wimbledon, London) was an English comedy and character actor.He was a regular in the Carry On film players, appearing in six of the ...more
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Amita Dhiri is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
This Life, The Last Train, Happiness

Birthplace: Brighton, England

Nationality: England

Amita Emmanuelle Dhiri (born 1965 in Brighton, England) is an English actress. She has also performed ballet, and contemporary and modern dance.
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Samantha Zoe Womack is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
EastEnders, Game On, Strange

Birthplace: Brighton, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Samantha Zoe Womack (née Janus; born 2 November 1972) is a British actress, singer, model and director who has worked in film, television and stage. Womack made her name in the mid-1990s ...more
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Beth Cordingly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
Dead Set, Family Affairs, Funland

Birthplace: Brighton, England

Nationality: England

Beth Cordingly (born 1 November 1977) is an English actress, known for her appearances in the television series Family Affairs and The Bill.
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Arthur Treacher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
The Merv Griffin Show, You're in the Picture, Down You Go

Birthplace: Brighton, England

Nationality: England

Arthur Veary Treacher (, 23 July 1894 – 14 December 1975) was an English film and stage actor active from the 1920s to the 1960s, and known for playing English stereotypes, especially butler and ...more
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Wanda Ventham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
UFO, Executive Stress, Next of Kin

Birthplace: Brighton, England

Nationality: England

Wanda Ventham (born 5 August 1935) is an English actress, known primarily for her role as Colonel Virginia Lake in the 1970s science-fiction television series UFO, and for her recurring role as ...more
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Bella Emberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
Bella Emberg The Benny Hill Show, Pennies From Heaven, Pennies from Heaven

Birthplace: Hove, England

Nationality: England

Bella Emberg (born Sybil Dyke; 16 September 1937 – 12 January 2018) was an English comedy actress whose television career spanned 60 years.
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Chris Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Brighton

Birthplace: Brighton, England

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Chris Wilson is an actor.
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Brian Hall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
Fawlty Towers, Alfonso Bonzo, Up the Elephant and Round the Castle

Birthplace: Brighton, England

Nationality: England

Brian Charles Hall (20 November 1937 – 17 September 1997) was an English actor. He is best remembered for his role as hotel chef Terry Hugh in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers.
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David Collings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
Monkey, Through the Dragon's Eye, Through The Dragon's Eye

Birthplace: Brighton, England

Nationality: England

David Collings (born 4 June 1940) is an English actor. In an extensive career he has appeared in countless roles on stage, television, film and radio as well as various audio books, voiceovers, ...more
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Geraldine Newman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
Ever Decreasing Circles, Dr. Finlay's Casebook, Dear Mother...Love Albert

Birthplace: Brighton, England

Nationality: England

Geraldine Newman (born 18 February 1934) is an English film and television actress who has acted in more than 30 television programmes and films. Her most notable television performance was in ...more
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Red Symons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
Australia's Got Talent, Hey Hey It's Saturday, Chuck Finn

Birthplace: Victoria, Brighton, Australasia, Melbourne, City of Bayside, + more

Nationality: Australia

Redmond Symons (born 13 June 1949) is an English-born Australian musician, and television and radio personality. He was the lead guitarist in the band Skyhooks, the snide judge of 'Red Faces' (a ...more
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Amber Sealey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Brighton

Birthplace: South East England, Eurasia, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom, Brighton, + more

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Amber Sealey is an actress and a film director.
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Peter Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
Defying Gravity

Birthplace: Brighton, England

Nationality: United Kingdom

Peter Hewitt (born 9 October 1962, Brighton, England) is an English film director.
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Katie Price is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
Katie Price Katie, Katie & Peter: The Baby Diaries, Katie & Peter: The Next Chapter

Birthplace: Brighton, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Katrina Amy Alexandra Alexis Price (née Infield; born 22 May 1978), previously known by the pseudonym Jordan, is an English media personality, model, author, and businesswoman. She was ...more

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Anthony Woodruff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Birthplace: Brighton, England

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

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Lucy Griffiths is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
True Blood, Robin Hood, Collision

Birthplace: Brighton, England

Nationality: England

Lucy Ursula Griffiths (born 10 October 1986) is an English actress best known for her roles as Lady Marian in the BBC drama series Robin Hood (2006–09), as Nora Gainesborough, Eric Northman's ...more
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Natasha Kaplinsky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
Children in Need, Breakfast, ITV News London

Birthplace: Brighton, England

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Natasha Margaret Kaplinsky OBE (born 9 September 1972) is an English newsreader, TV presenter and journalist, best known for her roles as a studio anchor on Sky News, BBC News, Channel 5 and ITV ...more
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Ray Brooks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
EastEnders, Big Deal, Running Wild (1987)

Birthplace: Brighton, England

Nationality: England

Raymond Michael Brooks (born 20 April 1939 in Brighton, Sussex) is an English television and film actor.
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Peter Polycarpou is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Brighton
Birds of a Feather, Sunburn

Birthplace: Brighton, England

Nationality: England

Peter Polycarpou (born 31 March 1957) is an English-Cypriot actor, best known for playing Chris Theodopolopodous in the television comedy series Birds of a Feather.
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Rudy Vallée is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Brighton

Birthplace: Island Pond, Brighton, Vermont, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Hubert Prior "Rudy" Vallée (July 28, 1901 – July 3, 1986) was an American singer, actor, bandleader, and radio host. He was one of the first modern pop stars of the teen idol

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