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TV Actors from Derry

Updated October 13, 2018 4.1k views12 items

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

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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?"
  • 1

    Amanda Burton

    Silent Witness, Waterloo Road

    BirthplaceBallougry, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Irene Amanda Burton (born 10 October 1956) is an Irish actress, well known for her television roles, including Heather Black in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside, Beth Glover in Peak Practice, Sam...  more
  • 2

    Roma Downey

    Touched by an Angel, The Bible

    BirthplaceLondonderry, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland, United Kingdom

    Roma Downey (born 6 May 1960) is an actress, producer, and author from Derry, Northern Ireland. She produced the mini-series, The Bible, for the History Channel and also starred in it, as Mary,...  more
  • 3

    Nadine Coyle

    Popstars: The Rivals, The Girls Aloud Party

    BirthplaceDerry, United Kingdom

    NationalityIreland, Northern Ireland

    Nadine Elizabeth Louise Coyle (born 15 June 1985) 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...  more

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  • 4

    Bronagh Gallagher

    The Fitz, Over The Rainbow (UK)

    BirthplaceDerry, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Bronagh Gallagher (born 26 April 1972) is an Irish singer and actress from Northern Ireland. Gallagher had her first acting role in the 1989 television movie Dear Sarah....  more

    #29 of 46 The Best Irish Actresses Working Today#16 of 36 The Best Irish Actresses of All Time#26 of 26 The Best Living Irish Actresses

  • 5

    James Burke

    British television Apollo 11 coverage, The Day the Universe Changed

    BirthplaceLondonderry, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, Northern Ireland

    James Burke (born 22 December 1936) is a British broadcaster, science historian, author, and television producer. He was one of the main presenters of the BBC1 science series Tomorrow's World from...  more
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    Nell McCafferty

    Celebrity Bainisteoir

    BirthplaceLondonderry, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Nell McCafferty (born 28 March 1944) 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...  more
  • 7

    Feargal Sharkey


    BirthplaceLondonderry, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Seán Feargal Sharkey (born 13 August 1958) is a singer from Northern Ireland most widely known as the lead vocalist of pop punk band The Undertones in the 1970s and 1980s, and for solo works in the...  more

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    Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. (November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998) was an American astronaut, naval aviator, test pilot, and businessman. In 1961 he became the first American to travel into...  more

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    James Martin Pacelli McGuinness (Irish: Séamus Máirtín Pacelli Mag Aonghusa; 23 May 1950 – 21 March 2017) was an Irish republican politician who, as a member of Sinn Féin, was the deputy First...  more
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    James Patterson (June 29, 1932 – August 19, 1972) 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...  more
  • 11
    Mark Durkan (born 26 June 1960) is an Irish politician from Northern Ireland. Durkan was the deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland from 2001 to 2002, and the Leader of the Social Democratic and...  more
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    Patricia A. Dunn-Luoma (born April 25, 1974) 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...  more