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

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

These TV actors, like Michelle Fairley and Alan Shepard include images when available.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Derry?" and "Who are the most famous Derry actors?"
Amanda Burton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Derry
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Amanda Burton is a Northern Irish actress, active from 1981. During her career, Burton was best known for her television roles as Heather Black in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside, Beth Glover in Peak Practice, Sam Ryan in the BBC crime drama series Silent Witness, Clare Blake in The Commander and Karen Fisher in Waterloo Road. ...more

Acted In: Silent Witness, Waterloo Road, Brookside, Boon, Peak Practice, + more

Birthplace: Londonderry, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

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Roma Downey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Derry
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Roma Downey is an Irish actress and Emmy nominated producer from Northern Ireland. She played kind-hearted angel Monica on the American TV series Touched by an Angel, alongside Della Reese; they remained close friends after the series. Downey received two Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her role on the show. Downey is an ambassador for Operation Smile. She is an author of three books for children and producer of the children's series, Little Angels. She was the executive producer of the television miniseries The Bible on the History channel, in which she also played the role of Mary. Downey and her husband Mark Burnett produced the movie version of the series, Son of God, which was ...more

Acted In: Touched by an Angel, The Bible, A Woman Named Jackie, The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage, It's a Miracle

Birthplace: Londonderry, United Kingdom

Nationality: Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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#70 on The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

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Nadine Coyle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Derry
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Nadine Elizabeth Louise Coyle is an Irish singer, songwriter, actress, and model. Coyle rose to fame in the early 2000s as a member of the girl group Girls Aloud. The group amassed a joint fortune of £30 million by May 2010. With Girls Aloud, Coyle has been successful in achieving a string of 20 consecutive UK top ten singles, two UK number one albums, and received nominations for five BRIT Awards, winning Best Single in 2009 for "The Promise". Coyle released her debut solo album Insatiable and its title track was released on 8 November 2010 through her own label, Black Pen Records, in partnership with supermarket giant Tesco. The album peaked at number twenty on the Irish Albums Chart and ...more

Acted In: Popstars: The Rivals, The Girls Aloud Party, Girls Aloud: Off the Record, Popstars: Ireland

Birthplace: Londonderry, United Kingdom

Nationality: Ireland, Northern Ireland

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Bronagh Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Derry
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Bronagh Gallagher is a singer and actress from Derry, Northern Ireland. During her teens she got involved, through school, in drama and music activities, and joined a local amateur dramatics group, the Oakgrove Theatre Company. At one time she was a backing singer in a local band, The Listener. Her big break came when she starred as Bernie in The Commitments. Gallagher has appeared in such films as Thunderpants, You, Me & Marley, Divorcing Jack, Pulp Fiction, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Tristan & Isolde, Last Chance Harvey, Sherlock Holmes and Grabbers, and on stage in a Théâtre de Complicité production of The Street of Crocodiles and The National Theatre's production War Horse ...more

Acted In: The Fitz, Over The Rainbow (UK)

Birthplace: Londonderry, United Kingdom

Nationality: Northern Ireland

Also Ranked

#17 on The Best Irish Actresses of All Time

#24 on The Best Living Irish Actresses

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