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

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

This list is made up of TV actors like Lauren Holly and Stephen Merchant.

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

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Stephen Merchant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Extras, Green Wing, The Ricky Gervais Show Stephen James Merchant is an English writer, director, radio presenter, comedian, and actor. He is best known for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais, as the co-writer and co-director of the ...more

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Tom Hollander is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
The Company, Wives and Daughters, Freezing Thomas Anthony "Tom" Hollander is an English actor. Hollander began his career in theater, winning the Ian Charleson Award in 1992 for his performance as Witwoud in The Way of the ...more

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Lauren Holly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
NCIS, Picket Fences, Chicago Hope Lauren Michael Holly is an American-Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in the TV series Picket Fences, as Mary Swanson in the 1994 film Dumb & ...more

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Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Cary Grant was an English stage and Hollywood film actor who became an American citizen in 1942. Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor and "dashing good looks", Grant ...more

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Poul Anderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Poul William Anderson was an American science fiction author who began his career during the Golden Age of the genre and continued to write and remain popular into the 21st century. Anderson ...more

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Kevin McNally is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
TURN: Washington's Spies, I, Claudius Kevin Robert McNally is an English actor who has worked in theatre and radio extensively as well as in film and television.

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Chris Morris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
The IT Crowd, Jam, Brass Eye Christopher Morris is an English comedian, writer, director, actor, voice actor, and producer, known for his black humour, surrealism, and controversial subject matter. He has been hailed for ...more

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Christopher Ryan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
The Young Ones, Bottom, The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle Christopher Ryan is an English actor. Ryan is perhaps best known for his role as Mike "The Cool Person" in the BBC comedy series The Young Ones.

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Veronica Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
The X-Files, Eastwick, Daniel Boone Veronica A. Cartwright is an English-born American actress who has worked mainly in American film and television in a career spanning six decades. As a child actress she appeared in supporting ...more

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Robert Stephens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
QB VII, Lizzie's Pictures, Fortunes of War Sir Robert Graham Stephens was a leading English actor in the early years of Britain's Royal National Theatre. He was one of the most respected actors of his generation and was at one time ...more

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Lynn Farleigh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
The Guardians, Wycliffe, Affairs of the Heart Lynn Farleigh is an English actress of stage and screen.

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Joan Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Mixed Blessings, Please Sir!, Me and My Girl Joan Sanderson was an English television and stage actress. During a long career, the tall and commanding actress played dowagers, spinsters and matrons, as well as intense Shakespearean roles.

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Christopher Beeny is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Upstairs, Downstairs, Miss Jones And Son Christopher Beeny is an English actor. A former child actor, he is probably best known for his work as the footman Edward on the 1970s television series Upstairs, Downstairs.

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Nick Brimble is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Masada, Lock, Stock... Nick Brimble is an English actor whose long career takes in theatre, television, film and voice work.

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Navin Chowdhry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
A Touch of Cloth, Five Days, Teachers Navin Chowdhry is a British television actor.

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Lee Evans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Dinotopia, Channel 4's Comedy Gala, So What Now? Lee Martin John Evans is an English stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and musician. He is a director of Little Mo Films, which he had co-directed with the late Addison Cresswell, who was also ...more

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Forbes March is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Mutant X, Northwood Forbes March is a British-born Canadian actor. Although born in Bristol, England, he was raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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James Redmond is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Mile High, SMTV Live, CD:UK James William Forbes Redmond is an English actor, presenter and comedian. He was educated at Clifton College in Bristol and lives in London. Redmond first rose to fame when he began modelling in ...more

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Michael Redgrave is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
The Great War Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave CBE was an English stage and film actor, director, manager and author.

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John Fortune is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Bremner, Bird and Fortune, BBC-3 John Fortune was an English satirist, comedian, writer, and actor, best known for his work with John Bird and Rory Bremner on the TV series Bremner, Bird and Fortune. He was educated at Bristol ...more

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Tyrone Benskin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Wimzie's House, 10.5: Apocalypse, Charlie Jade Tyrone Benskin is a Canadian actor and politician. He was elected Member of Parliament in the Jeanne-Le Ber riding, in Montreal, Quebec, in the 2011 Canadian federal election.

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Milton Johns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
The Scarlet Pimpernel, Hell's Bells, Foxy Lady Milton Johns is an English actor whose thin features and talent for obsequious or oily characters has often influenced the many television parts he has received. He trained at the Bristol Old ...more

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Jacqueline Tong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Upstairs, Downstairs, Trust Jacqueline Tong is an English actress who is best known for playing Daisy Barnes in the period drama Upstairs, Downstairs from 1973 to 1975. In 1975, she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting ...more

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Ralph Bates is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Moonbase 3, Secret Army, Dear John Ralph Bates was an English film and television actor, known for his role in the British sitcom Dear John and for being one of Hammer Horror's best-known actors from the latter period of the ...more

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Robert Lang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
The Chronicles of Narnia, The Forsyte Saga, Tenko Robert Lang was an English actor of stage and television. When Laurence Olivier invited him to join the new National Theatre Company, at the Old Vic, Robert Lang was already earning high praise ...more

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Norman Eshley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
George and Mildred, Warship, The Outsider (CA) Norman Eshley is an English actor best known for his television roles.

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Jamie Thomas King is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Marchlands Jamie Thomas King is an English actor.

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Adjoa Andoh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Health and Efficiency Adjoa Andoh is a British film, television, stage and radio actress of Ghanaian descent. She is known on the UK stage for lead roles at the RSC, the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre and ...more

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Gary Burghoff is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
America 2-Night, W*A*L*T*E*R, Pets: Part of the Family Gary Rich Burghoff is an American actor, known for playing Charlie Brown in the 1967 Off-Broadway musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and the character Corporal Walter Eugene ...more

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Cyd Hayman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Killer Net, Manhunt Cyd Hayman is an English actress. She appeared in the following films: Percy, Rogue Male, The Human Factor, and The Godsend. Television credits include: Adam Adamant Lives!, The Two Ronnies, ...more

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David Prowse is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
David Prowse, MBE is an English bodybuilder, weightlifter and actor. He played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, though the character's voice was provided by James Earl Jones. He ...more

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Bradley Lavelle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Richard Bradley "Ivan" Lavelle was a British-based Canadian actor. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Lavelle appeared in such films as Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Nightbreed and Memphis Belle. ...more

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Linzi Drew is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
There's A Lot Of It About Lindsey "Linzi" Jane Drew is an English former glamour model, producer, adult model and pornographic actress.

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Peter Jeffrey is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Middlemarch Peter Jeffrey was an English actor with many roles in television and film.

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Nigel Terry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Covington Cross, Resort to Murder Nigel Terry is an English stage and film actor probably best known by film audiences for his portrayal of King Arthur in John Boorman's Excalibur. However, he has had a long career in classical ...more

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Russell Howard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Russell Joseph Howard is an English comedian and presenter best known for his TV show Russell Howard's Good News and his appearances on the topical panel TV show Mock the Week. He won "Best ...more

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Simon Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Peak Practice, Chancer Simon Shepherd is a British actor. He is well known to TV audiences from many appearances, including Dr Will Preston in five series of ITV's Peak Practice. Shepherd was born in Bristol, England. ...more

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April Pearson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Skins April Janet Pearson is an English actress best known for her role as Michelle Richardson in the E4 teen drama series, Skins.

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Alice Evans is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Alice Jane Evans is an American-born British actress.

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Elizabeth Garvie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Pride and Prejudice Elizabeth Garvie is an English actress best known for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the 1980 BBC dramatisation of Pride and Prejudice. Garvie was married to the actor Anton Rodgers until his ...more

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Alice Roberts is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Coast, The Incredible Human Journey, Digging for Britain Alice May Roberts is an English anatomist, osteoarchaeologist, physical anthropologist, palaeopathologist, television presenter and author. She is the Professor of Public Engagement in Science ...more

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James May is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
James May's Top Toys, James May's Man Lab, James May's Big Ideas James Daniel May is a British television presenter and journalist. He is the co-presenter of the motoring programme Top Gear, alongside Richard Hammond and formerly Jeremy Clarkson. May has ...more

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Kimberley Nixon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Fresh Meat, Cranford, The Cranford Chronicles Kimberley Nixon is a Welsh actress. Nixon is known for her role as Sophy Hutton in the BBC One period drama Cranford and various films and for starring as Josie Jones in the Channel 4 ...more

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Tennessee Ernie Ford is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
The Ford Show Ernest Jennings Ford, known professionally as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was an American recording artist and television host who enjoyed success in the country and Western, pop, and gospel musical ...more

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Ben Collins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Top Gear, Top Gear Ben Collins is a racing car driver from Bristol, England. He has competed in motor racing since 1994 in many categories, from Formula Three and Indy Lights to sportscars, GT racing and stock ...more

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John Challis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Only Fools and Horses, Doctor Snuggles, The Green Green Grass John Challis is an English actor. He played Terrance Aubrey "Boycie" Boyce in the long-running BBC television comedy series Only Fools and Horses, and its spin-off The Green Green

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Sophie Anderton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Cirque de Celebrité, Celebrity Fear Factor UK Sophie Louise Anderton, is an English model and reality television personality.

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Mark Watson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Time Trumpet, Channel 4's Comedy Gala, The Comedy Annual Mark Watson is a screenwriter and actor.

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Julian Firth is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Cadfael Julian Firth is an English actor, best known for his roles as troubled inmate Davis in the cinematic version of the film Scum and as Brother Jerome in the long-running television series Cadfael. ...more

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Dolly Read is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from Bristol
Dolly Martin is an English pinup model and actress. She is best remembered for her appearance in Playboy magazine and as the lead character in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. She is sometimes ...more