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

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

With TV actors ranging from Shirley Manson to Iain Glen, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Edinburgh?" and "Who are the most famous Edinburgh actors?"

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Iain Glen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Agatha Christie's Poirot 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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Lindsay Duncan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
Rome, Lost in Austen, G.B.H. Lindsay Vere Duncan, CBE is a Scottish stage, television and film actress. On stage she has won two Olivier Awards, a Tony Award for her performance in Private Lives, and another Tony Award ...more

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Ian Richardson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
House of Cards, Hogfather, Terry Pratchett's Hogfather 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

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Duncan Duff is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
Big Kids, River City Duncan Duff is a British actor.

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Ronnie Corbett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
The Frost Report, Small Talk, Monkey Trousers Ronald Balfour "Ronnie" Corbett, CBE is a Scottish actor and comedian who had a long association with Ronnie Barker in the television comedy series The Two Ronnies. He achieved ...more

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Kirsty Gallacher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
The Games, Gladiators, Soccer AM Kirsty Jane Gallacher, is a British television presenter.

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Adrienne Corri is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
Sword of Freedom, You're Only Young Twice (1971), Vienna 1900 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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Graham Crowden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
Waiting for God, A Very Peculiar Practice, The Cleopatras 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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Sara Stewart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
Drop the Dead Donkey, Rebus, The Take Sara Scott Griffith is a Scottish actress, best known for her role as Stella in Sugar Rush.

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Ken Stott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
Rebus, The Vice, The Singing Detective Kenneth Campbell "Ken" Stott is a Scottish actor, particularly known in the United Kingdom for his many roles in television. He is best known for his roles as the eponymous title ...more

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Alastair Duncan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
The Batman, A Difficult Woman, Birds in the Bush 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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Ewen Bremner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
The Lost Room, The Virgin Queen, The Day of the Triffids 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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Claire Goose is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
Waking the Dead, Mount Pleasant, Secret Smile 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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Tony Blair is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
ITV News at 6:30, ITV Evening News, The Blair Years Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. He now runs a consultancy business and performs ...more

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Alastair Sim is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
Misleading Cases 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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Brigit Forsyth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, Boon, Spark 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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Hannah Gordon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
Upstairs, Downstairs, Watching 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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Finlay Currie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
United! 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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Rory Bremner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
Bremner, Bird and Fortune, Headcases Roderick "Rory" Keith Ogilvy Bremner, FKC is a Scottish impressionist and comedian, noted for his work in political satire and impressions of British public figures. He is also known ...more

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Paul Young is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
Still Game, The Crow Road, No Job for a Lady Paul Young is a Scottish television actor and presenter. He is the son of the actor John Young. Educated at George Heriot's School in Edinburgh. A former child actor, some of his later credits ...more

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Pippa Guard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
Scarlett, Roger Roger, Close to Home Pippa Guard is a British actress. Guard belongs to a theatrical family, whose members include her uncle Philip Guard and her cousins Christopher Guard and Dominic Guard. She is also a cousin of ...more

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Muriel Spark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
Dame Muriel Spark, DBE, FRSE, FRSL was an award-winning Scottish novelist. In 2008 The Times newspaper named Spark in its list of "the 50 greatest British writers since 1945", at No.

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Jamie Sives is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
To the Ends of the Earth, Rockface Jamie Sives is a Scottish actor. Sives studied at Leith Academy and worked as a scaffolder, as a postman and as a club doorman in Edinburgh before turning to acting full time. He is currently ...more

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Robert Cavanah is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
Doctors, The Royal Robert Cavanah is a Scottish actor/writer/director/producer. Cavanah was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and lives in London. He is a father of two, and a fluent Spanish speaker. Attended James ...more

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Shirley Manson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Edinburgh
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Shirley Ann Manson is a Scottish singer, songwriter, musician and actress, best known internationally as the lead singer of the alternative rock band Garbage. For much of her international ...more