Actors Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh

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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Edinburgh, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Edinburgh, as in some cases Edinburgh may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

List items range from Shirley Manson to Arthur Conan Doyle.

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

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Adrienne Corri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 87 Adrienne Corri is a British actress. She was born Adrienne Riccoboni, the daughter of Olive Smethurst and Italian father Luigi Riccoboni. Her distinctive auburn hair came from her mother's ...more

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Ainslie Henderson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 39 Ainslie Thomas Henderson is a Scottish singer-songwriter. He is best known for his appearance on the BBC's television programme, Fame Academy, and his subsequent Top 5 UK single, "Keep Me a ...more

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Alan Myerson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 78 Alan Myerson, is an American film and television director.

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Alastair Duncan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 60 Alastair Neil Duncan is a Scottish television, film and stage actor, and real estate broker. He is sometimes credited as Neil Duncan.

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Alastair Sim is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Died at 76 (1900-1976) Alastair George Bell Sim, CBE, was a Scottish character actor who began his theatrical career at the age of thirty, but quickly became established as a popular West End performer, remaining so ...more

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Andrew Downie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Andrew Downie Died at 87 (1922-2009) Andrew Downie was an actor.

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Anthony Dawson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Died at 76 (1916-1992) Anthony Douglas Gillon Dawson was a Scottish-born actor, best known for his supporting roles in British films.

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Arthur Conan Doyle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Died at 71 (1859-1930) Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones ...more

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Benjamin Davies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 38 Benjamin John Gareth Davies is a Scottish actor.

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Billy Hartman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 61 Billy Hartman is a Scottish actor, well known for playing the part of Terry Woods on ITV's Emmerdale from 1995 until his character was killed off in 2011. He also played a small role in the film ...more

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Brigit Forsyth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 78 Brigit Forsyth is a Scottish actress, best known for her roles as Thelma Ferris in the BBC comedy Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? and Helen Yeldham in the ITV drama Boon.

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C.M. Cree is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Died at 61 (1897-1958) C.M. Cree was an actor.

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C.M. Hallard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Died at 77 (1865-1942) C. M. Hallard was a British actor. In 1895 he appeared in the popular drama Trilby with Herbert Beerbohm Tree at the Haymarket Theatre.

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Cecil Beresford Ramage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Died at 93 (1895-1988) Cecil Beresford Ramage, MC was a British barrister, actor and Liberal politician.

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Celia Lipton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Died at 88 (1923-2011) Celia Lipton is an actor.

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Chris Connelly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 54 Chris Connelly is a Scottish author and musician who became famous for his industrial music work of the late 1980s and early 1990s, particularly his involvement with the Revolting Cocks and ...more

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Christopher Downie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 33 Christopher Downie is a film and television director,producer,editor,actor,cinematographer and screenwriter.

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Christopher Flockton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 51 Christopher Flockton is an actor.

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Claire Goose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 43 Claire Goose is a British actress. She played nurse Tina Seabrook in the BBC television drama Casualty and DS Mel Silver in Waking the Dead. She also commentates on the TV show 'Road Wars'

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Colin Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 52 Colin Buchanan is a Scottish actor who is best known for playing Pascoe in the BBC television series Dalziel and Pascoe which commenced in March 1996 and ran until June 2007.

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David Goodall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 54 David Goodall is a director, producer, composer, fight director and actor born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1964. He was awarded "Best Director" at the New York International Film ...more

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David Paton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 69 David Paton is a Scottish bass and guitar player, most notably with three different bands: Pilot, The Alan Parsons Project and Camel. He has also worked as a solo artist, session musician, and ...more

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David Torrence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Died at 87 (1864-1951) David Torrence was a Scottish-born film actor. His birth name was David Tayson. He appeared in 104 films between 1913 and 1953. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was the brother of ...more

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Don Burnett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Don Burnett age 89 Don Burnett is an actor.

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Gary Dubin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 59 Gary Dubin is an actor who portrayed Punky Lazaar, a friend of Danny's on The Partridge Family. He also voiced Toulouse in The Aristocats in 1970 and played part of ill-fated teenager Eddie ...more

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Dot Allison is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 49 Dot Allison is a Scottish singer and songwriter, who has made significant inroads in electronic music circles, most notably as a result of her tenure fronting the band One Dove in the early ...more

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Duncan Duff is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 54 Duncan Duff is a British actor.

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Ella Atherton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Ella Atherton is an actress.

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Emun Elliott is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 35 Emun Elliott is a Scottish actor, known for portraying Dr. Christian King in Paradox, Richie in Threesome and John Moray in The Paradise.

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Ernest Torrence is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Died at 55 (1878-1933) Ernest Torrence was a Scottish born film character actor who appeared in many Hollywood films, including Broken Chains with Colleen Moore, Mantrap with Clara Bow, and Fighting Caravans with Gary ...more

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Ewan Roberts is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Died at 69 (1914-1983) Ewan Roberts was a British film and television actor.

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Ewen Bremner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 46 Ewen Bremner is a Scottish actor. His roles have included Daniel "Spud" Murphy in Trainspotting, SPC Shawn Nelson in Black Hawk Down, and Lt. Red Winkle in Pearl Harbor.

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Finlay Currie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Died at 90 (1878-1968) Finlay Jefferson Currie was a Scottish actor of stage, screen, and television. Currie was born in Edinburgh, where he later attended George Watson's College. His acting career began on the ...more

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Frank Gilhooley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 47 Frank Gilhooley is an actor.

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Irvine Welsh is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 60 Irvine Welsh is a Scottish novelist, playwright and short story writer. He is recognised for his novel Trainspotting, which was later made into a critically acclaimed film of the same name. His ...more

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Freya Blackwood is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 43 Freya Blackwood is an Australian illustrator and special effects artist. She worked on special effects for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy from 2001 to 2003 and won the Kate Greenaway Medal ...more

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Frieda Inescort is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Died at 75 (1901-1976) Frieda Inescort was a Scottish-born actress best known for creating the role of Sorel Bliss in Noël Coward's play Hay Fever. She played the shingled lady in John Galsworthy's 1927 Broadway ...more

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Gail Porter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 47 Gail Porter is a Scottish television presenter and former model. In the 1990s she became known for photos in men's magazines such as FHM, including one nude which was projected on to the Houses ...more

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Georgia King is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 32 Georgia May King is a Scottish actress.

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Graham Crowden is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Died at 88 (1922-2010) Clement Graham Crowden was a Scottish actor. He was best known for his many appearances in television comedy dramas and films, often playing eccentric "offbeat" scientist, teacher and ...more

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Gwenllian Gill is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Died at 89 (1915-2004) Gwenllian Gill was an actress.

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Hannah Gordon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 77 Hannah Cambell Grant Gordon is a Scottish actress who is well known in the United Kingdom for her television work, including My Wife Next Door, Upstairs, Downstairs, Telford's Change, Joint ...more

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Hugh McDermott is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Died at 64 (1908-1972) Hugh McDermott was a British actor who made a number of film and television appearances between 1936 and 1972. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1908 and made his screen debut in Well Done, ...more

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Hugh Munro is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Died at 82 (1916-1998) Hugh Munro is a film and television actor and director.

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Iain Glen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 57 Iain Glen is a Scottish film, television, and stage actor. Glen is best known for his roles in the Resident Evil films and for portraying Ser Jorah Mormont on Game of Thrones.

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Ian A. Wallace is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Ian A. Wallace is an actor.

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Ian Charleson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Died at 41 (1949-1990) Ian Charleson was a Scottish stage and film actor. He is best known internationally for his starring role as Olympic athlete and missionary Eric Liddell, in the Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots ...more

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Ian Hanmore is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
age 70 Ian Hanmore is a Scottish actor known for his role as the warlock Pyat Pree in the second season of the HBO series Game of Thrones.

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Ian McQue is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Ian McQue is an actor and a voice actor.

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Ian Richardson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh
Died at 73 (1934-2007) Ian William Richardson, CBE was a Scottish actor of film, stage and television. He is well known for his portrayal of the Machiavellian Tory politician Francis Urquhart in the BBC's House of ...more