Film Actors Famous Film Actors From Essex

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

Items include everything from Shaquille O'Neal to Whitney Houston.

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

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Alastair Duncan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
Died at 79 (1926-2005)

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Alex Hassell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 38 Alex Hassell is a British actor born September 17, 1980 in Southend. He trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama after completing GCSE and A-Level courses at Moulsham High School, in ...more

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Alex Jennings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 61 Alex Jennings is an English actor whose roles have included Prince Charles in The Queen.

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Alison Moyet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 57 Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet is an English singer, songwriter and performer noted for her bluesy contralto voice. She came to prominence as half of the duo Yazoo and since has mainly ...more

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Amanda Root is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 55 Amanda Root is an English stage and screen actress and a former voice actress for children's programmes. Root is known for her starring role in the 1995 BBC film adaptation of Jane Austen's ...more

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Anna Neagle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
Died at 82 (1904-1986) Dame Anna Neagle, DBE, born Florence Marjorie Robertson, was a popular English stage and film actress and singer. Neagle proved to be a box-office sensation in British films for over 25 years ...more

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Annette Robertson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 78 Annette Robertson is an actress.

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Anthony Michaels-Moore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
Anthony Michaels-Moore age 61 Anthony Michaels-Moore is an English operatic baritone. After beginning studies in singing in 1981 and attending the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama from 1984–85, his career has ...more

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Basil Sydney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
Died at 74 (1894-1968) Basil Sydney was an English actor who made over fifty screen appearances, most memorably as Claudius in Laurence Olivier's 1948 film of Hamlet. He also appeared in classic films like Treasure ...more

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Ben Shephard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 44 Benjamin "Ben" Peter Sherrington Shephard is an English television presenter and journalist who is currently employed by both ITV and Sky Sports. His most recognised role was as a main ...more

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Cardew Robinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
Died at 75 (1917-1992) Cardew Robinson was an actor.

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Ben Walker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 25 Ben Walker is an actor.

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Beth Goddard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 49 Elizabeth Jane "Beth" Goddard is a British actress. She grew up in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex and attended Clacton County High School and the Rose Bruford College in Sidcup, Kent, from 1986 ...more

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Billy Bragg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 61 Stephen William "Billy" Bragg is an English singer-songwriter and left-wing activist. His music blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs, and his lyrics mostly deal ...more

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Bobby Moore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
Died at 52 (1941-1993) Robert Frederick Chelsea "Bobby" Moore OBE was an English professional footballer. He captained West Ham United for more than ten years and was captain of the England team that won the ...more

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Cara Seymour is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 54 Cara Seymour is an English actress. She has appeared in films such as American Psycho, Adaptation., Gangs of New York, Hotel Rwanda, The Savages, and An Education. She appeared on stage in the ...more

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Carole Lesley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
Died at 39 (1935-1974) Carole Lesley was a British actress who had a short but significant career as a "blonde bombshell". Lesley ran away from home at the age of 16, "aiming to become a star". She ...more

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Cathy Murphy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 51 Cathy Murphy born as Catherine McKevitt Murphy, is a British actress who studied at the Sylvia Young Theatre School. She played the role of Lorna in 1991, a love interest of Mark Fowler in soap ...more

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Charles Stapley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
Charles Stapley Died at 86 (1925-2011) Charles Stapley was an actor.

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Charlotte Milchard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 41 Charlotte Milchard is an English actress who has received critical acclaim for her stage performances.

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Charlotte Rampling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 72 Tessa Charlotte Rampling, OBE, is an English actress. In a career spanning fifty years, she has appeared in English language, French and Italian cinema. She was appointed an Officer of the Order ...more

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Chiwetel Ejiofor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 41 Chiwetelu Umeadi "Chiwetel" Ejiofor, OBE is an English actor of film, television, and theatre. After enrolling at the National Youth Theatre in 1995, and then subsequently gaining a ...more

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Chris Haywood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 70 Chris Haywood is an English Australian-based film and television actor/producer.

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Chrissy Monk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
Chrissy Monk Chrissy Monk is an actress and stunt performer.

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Cindy Marshall-Day is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
Cindy Marshall-Day age 51 Cindy Marshall-Day is an actress.

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Daniel Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 45 Daniel Jones is a musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his part in the hugely popular Australian pop duo Savage Garden, whose international hit singles included the ...more

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Daniel Mays is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 40 Daniel Alan Mays is an English actor.

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Danny Young is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 32 Daniel "Danny" Young is an English actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Warren Baldwin on the popular long-running soap Coronation Street, and for his participation in the ...more

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Darren Day is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 50 Darren Day is an English actor, singer and television presenter, well known for his West End theatre starring roles.

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Darren Kent is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
Darren Kent is an actor.

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Dave Brown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 45 Dave Brown is a British comedian. He is most famous for his work with The Mighty Boosh. His most prominent role is that of Bollo the ape. He also plays Joey Moose, and several others, as well as ...more

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Ian Holm is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 87 Sir Ian Holm CBE is an English actor known for his stage work and many film roles. He received the 1967 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his performance as Lenny in The Homecoming and the ...more

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Dave Gahan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 56 David "Dave" Gahan is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the baritone lead singer for the British electronic music band Depeche Mode since their debut in 1980. He is also an ...more

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David Farrar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
Died at 87 (1908-1995) David Farrar was an English stage and film actor, born in Forest Gate, east London. He gained fame in the 1940s playing Sexton Blake in a pair of low-budget thrillers which were enormously ...more

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David Irving is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 80 David John Cawdell Irving is an English Holocaust denier and author who has written many books on the military and political history of World War II, with a focus on Nazi Germany. His works ...more

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David Massam is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 36 David Massam is an actor and a gymnast.

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Dennis Chinnery is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
Died at 85 (1927-2012) Dennis Chinnery was a British actor, noted for his performances in television. His credits include: Hancock's Half Hour, Dixon of Dock Green, Z-Cars, Softly, Softly, The Saint, The Avengers, The ...more

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Dermot O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 45 Seán Dermot Fintan O'Leary, Jr., better known as Dermot O'Leary, is a British-Irish television and radio presenter, best known for his current television and radio work with ITV and BBC ...more

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DJ Nihal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 47 DJ Nihal is an English radio and TV presenter who broadcasts on BBC Asian Network and since August 2010 BBC Radio 5 Live.

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Dominic Colenso is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
Dominic Colenso age 37 Dominic James Colenso is Speaker, Communications Expert and former Professional Actor.

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Dougie Poynter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 31 Dougie Lee Poynter is an English singer, musician, songwriter and the bassist and youngest member of pop rock band McFly. He also won the eleventh series of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! ...more

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Elizabeth Inglis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
Died at 94 (1913-2007) Elizabeth Inglis was an English actress, known for her role in The Letter, opposite Bette Davis.

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Elliott Jordan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 35 Elliott Jordan in London, England, is an English actor who has appeared in Film, Theatre and Television. Following a successful time with the National Youth Theatre, Jordan went on to work on a ...more

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Faris Badwan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 32 Farris Rotter is a member of the musical group The Horrors.

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June Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 78 June Wilkinson is an English model and actress, known for her appearances in Playboy magazine and in films of the 1960s. One of the world's most-photographed women in the late 1950s and early ...more

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Francis de Wolff is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
Died at 71 (1913-1984) Francis de Wolff was an English character actor. Large, bearded, and beetle-browed, he was often cast as villains in both film and television. Born in Essex, he made his film debut in Flame in ...more

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Frazer Irving is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
Frazer Irving is a British comic book artist known for the 2000 AD series Necronauts. Irving studied art at the University of Portsmouth, England, after which he took various temporary jobs in ...more

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Garth Jennings is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 46 Garth Jennings is a film and music video director and actor.

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Kristen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 49 Kristen Wilson is an American actress.

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Gary Lucy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 37 Gary Edward Lucy is an English actor and model. He is best known for his roles as DC Will Fletcher in the ITV police drama The Bill, Kyle Pascoe in the ITV football drama Footballers' Wives, ...more