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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
Dec. at 79 (1926-2005)
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Alex Hassell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Essex
age 39
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 62
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 58
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 56
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
Dec. 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 79
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 62
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
Dec. 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 45
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
Dec. 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 26
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 50
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 62
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
Dec. 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 55
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
Dec. 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 52
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 Dec. 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 42
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 73
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 42
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 71
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 52
Cindy Marshall-Day is an actress.