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Famous Film Actors From Cornwall

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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Cornwall, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Cornwall, as in some cases Cornwall may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Cornwall then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Cornwall, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

List is made up of a variety of items, including Jimmy Cliff and Kristin Scott Thomas.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Cornwall?" and "Which famous actors were born in Cornwall?"
  • 1

    Alan Opie

    Age: 74

    Films Acted InAlbert Herring (Glyndebourne Opera)

    BirthplaceEngland, Redruth

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Alan Opie (born 22 March 1945 in Redruth, Cornwall) is an English baritone, primarily known... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Alex Reid

    Alex Reid

    Age: 39

    Films Acted InDescent, The Descent Part 2, Wilderness, Arachnid, The Honeymooners

    BirthplacePenzance, England


    Alex Reid (born 23 December 1980, in Penzance, Cornwall, UK) is an English actress, trained at... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Andy Mackay

    Films Acted InRoxy Music: Live at the Apollo

    BirthplaceEngland, Lostwithiel

    Andrew "Andy" Mackay (born 23 July 1946) is an English multi-instrumentalist, best known as a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Anna Palk

    Anna Palk

    Dec. at 49 (1941-1990)

    Films Acted InFahrenheit 451, Tower of Evil, The Nightcomers, The Skull, Play It Cool

    BirthplaceLooe, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Anna Palk (23 October 1941 – 1 July 1990) was an English actress. Palk was born in Looe,... more on Wikipedia
  • 5

    Anne Nabors

    Anne Nabors is an actress.
  • 6
    Arthur Gould-Porter

    Arthur Gould-Porter

    Dec. at 82 (1905-1987)

    Films Acted InBedknobs and Broomsticks, National Velvet, Torn Curtain, Darling Lili, Houdini

    BirthplacePenzance, United Kingdom

    Arthur Gould-Porter was an actor.
  • 7

    Ben Faulks

    Age: 40

    Films Acted InWarrior Queen

    BirthplaceTruro, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Ben Faulks is an actor and writer from Cornwall, best known for his role as Mr Bloom in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Benjamin Luxon

    Benjamin Luxon

    Age: 82

    Films Acted InMozart: The Magic Flute, Britten: Owen Wingrave, The Glyndebourne Festival Opera: A Gala Evening, Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro (Glyndebourne Opera), Die Fledermaus (Royal Opera)

    BirthplaceEngland, Redruth

    Benjamin Matthew Luxon (born 24 March 1937, Redruth, Cornwall) is a retired British... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Calvin Dean

    Films Acted InThe Duchess, Tormented

    BirthplaceTruro, United Kingdom


    Calvin Ainsley Dean (born 21 May 1985) is an award-winning English actor, best known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Cerris Morgan-Moyer

    Cerris Morgan-Moyer

    Age: 46

    Films Acted InAppaloosa, Rule of Three

    BirthplaceEngland, Truro


    Cerris Morgan-Moyer is an actress.
  • 11

    Films Acted InPicture Perfect, The Murder of Mary Phagan

    BirthplaceCornwall, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    David Cromwell is an actor.
  • 12

    Ethel Pepperell

    Dec. at 94 (1898-1992)

    Films Acted InThe Mainspring

    BirthplaceSaltash, England

    Ethel Pepperell was an actress.
  • 13

    Georgina Cookson

    Dec. at 93 (1918-2011)

    Films Acted InThe Naked Truth, Catacombs, A Question of Adultery, Solution by Phone, The Picasso Summer

    BirthplaceMevagissey, England

    Antoinette Georgina Cookson (19 December 1918 – 1 October 2011) was a British film, stage and... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Harvey Hall

    Dec. at 66 (1931-1997)

    Films Acted InLust for a Vampire

    BirthplaceEngland, St Columb Minor

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Harvey Hall was an actor and a teacher.
  • 15

    Horace Hodges

    Dec. at 86 (1865-1951)

    Films Acted InNight in Montmartre, The Show Goes On, London Melody, Summer Lightning, Old Roses

    BirthplaceFalmouth, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Horace Hodges (19 December 1863 – 6 July 1951) was a British stage and film actor and... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Films Acted InLeonie, Devolved

    BirthplaceCornwall, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Jan Milligan is an actor.
  • 17
    Jen Gatien

    Jen Gatien

    Age: 45

    Films Acted InBelly, Shampoo Horns

    BirthplaceCornwall, Canada


    Jen Gatien is a film producer.
  • 18

    John Treleaven

    Age: 69

    Films Acted InWhite Noise: The Light, Pressure, Rusalka, Tristan und Isolde (Barcelona Opera House)

    BirthplaceCornwall, England


    John Treleaven is an actor and an opera singer.
  • 19

    Films Acted InSylvia, Perfect

    BirthplaceEngland, Truro

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Katherine Tozer is an actress.
  • 20
    Kristin Scott Thomas

    Films Acted InThe English Patient, Mission: Impossible, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Gosford Park, The Golden Compass

    BirthplaceRedruth, United Kingdom

    NationalityFrance, United Kingdom

    Dame Kristin Ann Scott Thomas (born 24 May 1960) is an English actress. Five times a BAFTA... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Leon Ockenden

    Films Acted InDread, Mr. Right, The Cosmonaut, The Private Life of Samuel Pepys

    BirthplaceCornwall, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Leon Ockenden (born 1978) is an English actor, director and writer who works in TV, film,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22

    Films Acted InNewsies

    BirthplaceCornwall, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Louise Bale is an actress and the sister of film actor Christian Bale.
  • 23

    MacDonald Parke

    Dec. at 69 (1891-1960)

    Films Acted InThe Mouse That Roared, Summertime, A Tale of Five Cities, The March Hare, No Orchids for Miss Blandish

    BirthplaceCornwall, Canada


    MacDonald Parke was an actor.
  • 24

    Marilea Butler

    Age: 60

    Films Acted InCheerleader Autopsy

    BirthplaceCornwall, Canada


    Marilea Butler is an actor.
  • 25

    Films Acted InTommy Boy, Repo Men, Rub & Tug, Shoes Off!, Brothers of the Frontier

    BirthplaceCornwall, Canada


    Michael Cram (born July 11, 1968) is a Canadian actor as well as a singer-songwriter.