Entertainment 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 88
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 60
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