READ TV Actors from Derry

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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
Silent Witness, Waterloo Road, Brookside
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 ...more

Roma Downey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Derry
Touched by an Angel, The Bible, A Woman Named Jackie
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 ...more

Nadine Coyle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Derry
Popstars: The Rivals, The Girls Aloud Party, Girls Aloud: Off the Record
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 ...more

Bronagh Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Derry
The Fitz, Over The Rainbow (UK)
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 ...more

James Burke is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Derry
British television Apollo 11 coverage, The Day the Universe Changed
James Burke is a British broadcaster, science historian, author, and television producer, who is known, among other things, for his documentary television series Connections, and for its more ...more

Nell McCafferty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Derry
Celebrity Bainisteoir
Nell McCafferty is an Irish journalist, playwright, civil rights campaigner and feminist. In her journalistic work she has written for The Irish Press, The Irish Times, Sunday Tribune, Hot Press ...more

Feargal Sharkey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Derry
Sean Feargal Sharkey is a singer from Northern Ireland who first found fame as the lead vocalist of pop punk band The Undertones, who had seven UK top 40 hits, including "Teenage ...more

Alan Shepard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Derry
Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard, Jr., was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and businessman, who in 1961 ...more

Martin McGuinness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Derry
James Martin Pacelli McGuinness is an Irish republican Sinn Féin politician who has been the deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland since 2007. He was also Sinn Féin's ...more

James Patterson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Derry
James Patterson was an American Tony Award–winning actor for his role in the 1968 Harold Pinter play, The Birthday Party. His best-known film role was in Lilith, and he had numerous guest ...more

Mark Durkan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Derry
Mark Durkan MP is an Irish politician, from Derry, Northern Ireland. Durkan was the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland from 2001 to 2002, and the Leader of the Social Democratic and ...more

Tricia Dunn-Luoma is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Derry
Tricia Dunn-Luoma is an American ice hockey player. She won a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics, silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics. She ...more