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

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

TV actors here include everything from Roald Dahl to Charlotte Church.

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

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Ioan Gruffudd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Ioan Gruffudd Ringer, Ben 10: Alien Force, Forever Ioan Gruffudd is a Welsh actor. Having trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he started off in Welsh language film productions, then came to international attention as Fifth Officer ...more

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Roald Dahl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Roald Dahl Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. Born in Wales to Norwegian parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during World War II, in which ...more

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Griff Rhys Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Griff Rhys Jones Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Whose Line Is It Anyway? (UK), Not the Nine O'Clock News Griff Rhys Jones is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter. He starred in a number of television series with his comedy partner Mel Smith. Rhys Jones came to national attention ...more

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Peter Wingfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Peter Wingfield Highlander: The Series, Queen Of Swords, Queen of Swords Peter Wingfield is a Welsh born television actor, well known for his television roles as Dan Clifford in Holby City, Dr. Robert Helm in Queen of Swords and Inspector Simon Ross in Cold Squad but ...more

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Tom Ellis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Tom Ellis Miranda, The Fades, Rush Tom Ellis is a Welsh actor best known for playing Dr. Oliver Cousins in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and Detective Sergeant Sam Speed in a Life on Mars parody on The Catherine Tate Show. He was ...more

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Perdita Weeks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Perdita Weeks The Tudors, Great Expectations, Lost in Austen Perdita Rose Annunziata Weeks is a Welsh actress.

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Matthew Rhys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Matthew Rhys The Americans, Brothers & Sisters, P.O.W. Matthew Rhys Evans, known as Matthew Rhys, is a Welsh actor best known as Kevin Walker in the ABC family drama Brothers & Sisters, and as Dylan Thomas in The Edge of Love. He stars as Philip ...more

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Colin Jackson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Colin Jackson I'm Famous and Frightened!, Sunday Life, The 2006 Commonwealth Games (UK) Colin Ray Jackson, CBE is a Welsh former sprint and hurdling athlete who specialised in the 110 metres hurdles. During a career in which he represented Great Britain and Wales, he won an Olympic ...more

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Charlotte Church is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Charlotte Church The Charlotte Church Show Charlotte Maria Church is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress and television presenter. She rose to fame in childhood as a classical singer before branching into pop music in 2005. By 2007, she ...more

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Peter Baynham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Peter Baynham Bob and Margaret, Fist of Fun, The Saturday Night Armistice Peter Baynham is a Welsh comedian, screenwriter, and performer. Baynham often collaborates with Armando Iannucci, Chris Morris and Steve Coogan and has worked with Stewart Lee and Richard ...more

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John Bach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
John Bach Kidnapped, This Is Not My Life, Duggan John Bach is a New Zealand actor who has acted on stage, television and film over a period of more than three decades. Though born in Wales, he has spent most of his career living and working in ...more

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Martin Amis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Martin Amis Martin Louis Amis is an English novelist. His best-known novels are Money and London Fields. He has received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his memoir Experience and has been listed for ...more

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Ken Follett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Ken Follett The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett is a film producer and writer.

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Rakie Ayola is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Rakie Ayola My Almost Famous Family, Soldier Soldier, Being April Rakie Olufunmilayo Ayola is a Welsh actress, best known for her role as Kyla Tyson in the BBC medical drama Holby City. She first rose to prominence in the lead role of the 1993 Jeanette ...more

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Dave Edmunds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Dave Edmunds David William "Dave" Edmunds is a Welsh singer, guitarist and record producer. Although he is mainly associated with pub rock and new wave, and had many hits in the 1970s and early ...more

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Katy Wix is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Katy Wix Not Going Out, Miranda, Headcases Katy Wix is a Welsh actress and comedienne. She has appeared in Not Going Out, Rush Hour, Miranda and Torchwood.

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Honeysuckle Weeks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Honeysuckle Weeks Foyle's War, The Wild House Honeysuckle Weeks is a British actress known for her starring role as Samantha Stewart in the ITV wartime drama series Foyle's War beginning in 2002.

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Sophie Stanton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Sophie Stanton Get Real, The Wilsons Sophie Stanton is a Welsh actress, director and playwright. She is best known for her role as DCI Jill Marsden in the BBC soap opera EastEnders in which she has appeared on and off since 2001.

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Tessie O'Shea is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Tessie O'Shea The Word (US), As Good Cooks Go Teresa Mary "Tessie" O'Shea was a Welsh entertainer and actress.

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Peter Penry-Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Peter Penry-Jones Howards' Way, Colditz Peter David Penry-Jones was a Welsh actor, born in Cardiff.

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Andrew Howard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Andrew Howard Hatfields & McCoys Andrew Howard is a Welsh theatre, television and film actor.

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Ronan Vibert is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Ronan Vibert Hatfields & McCoys, The Scarlet Pimpernel Ronan Vibert is an English actor, known for his appearances on British television.

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Downtown Julie Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Downtown Julie Brown I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, 1987 MTV Video Music Awards, 1986 MTV Video Music Awards Downtown Julie Brown, is a London-based actress and former MTV VJ. Brown is most known as the host of Club MTV.

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Gethin Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Gethin Jones Uned 5 Gethin Clifford Jones is a Welsh television presenter. An active rugby union player while at Manchester Metropolitan University and, for a time, after graduation, Jones began his television ...more

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Cerys Matthews is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Cerys Matthews Cerys Elizabeth Matthews, MBE is a Welsh singer/songwriter, author and broadcaster, a founding member of Welsh rock band Catatonia. Matthews programmes and hosts a weekly music show on BBC Radio ...more

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George Benson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
George Benson George Benson was an actor.

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Margaret Courtenay is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Margaret Courtenay The House of Windsor, The Old Curiosity Shop Margaret Courtenay was an actress.

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Jon Ronson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Jon Ronson Revelations: How To Find God, The Crazy Rulers of the World Jon Ronson is a Welsh journalist, author, documentary filmmaker, and radio presenter, whose works include the best-selling The Men Who Stare at Goats. He has been described as a gonzo ...more

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Matthew Pritchard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Matthew Pritchard Dirty Sanchez, Wrecked, Balls of Steel Matthew Pritchard is an actor and a professional skateboarder.

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Brian Badcoe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Brian Badcoe Brian Badcoe was an actor.

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James Fox is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
James Fox Fame Academy, Art of Cornwall James Fox is a Welsh pop singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist. He represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 in Istanbul. In 2008 he wrote and recorded the Cardiff ...more

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Kate Jarman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Kate Jarman Alys Kate Jarman is a Welsh actress. She is most well known for playing lead characters in Hearts of Gold, Nice Girl and Pobol Y Cwm.

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Lisa Rogers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Lisa Rogers Lock, Stock..., Scrapheap Challenge Lisa Rogers is a Welsh television presenter. She has appeared in films, television programmes, theatre and radio.

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Tanni Grey-Thompson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Tanni Grey-Thompson Carys Davina "Tanni" Grey-Thompson, Baroness Grey-Thompson, DBE, DL is a British former wheelchair racer and is a parliamentarian and television presenter. She was born in Cardiff, ...more

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Donna Lewis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Donna Lewis Donna Lewis is a Welsh singer-songwriter and record producer, best known for the 1996 pop hit single "I Love You Always Forever", and the adult contemporary chart-topper "At the ...more

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John Stone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
John Stone Quatermass II, Abigail and Roger, Abigail And Roger John Stone was a Welsh actor.

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Shakin' Stevens is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Shakin' Stevens Michael Barratt better known by his stage name Shakin' Stevens is a platinum-selling Welsh rock and roll singer and songwriter who was the UK's biggest-selling singles artist of the 1980s. His ...more

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Noel Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Noel Sullivan Noel Sullivan is a Welsh singer and actor. He was a member of the British pop group Hear'Say. Like the other members of the group, he won his part through the talent show Popstars.

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Alec Templeton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Alec Templeton It's Alec Templeton Time Alec Templeton was a Welsh composer, pianist and satirist. Templeton was born in Cardiff, Wales. There is some confusion concerning Alec Templeton's year of birth. Most published and Internet ...more

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Rhys Hartley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff

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Jason Mohammad is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Jason Mohammad Jason Mohammad is a Welsh radio and television presenter.

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Jonathan Legard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from Cardiff
Jonathan Legard Jonathan Legard, is a sports journalist, best known as the lead commentator for the BBC's Formula One TV coverage in 2009 and 2010. Legard has been the BBC's motor racing and football ...more