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

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

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Stephen Moyer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Essex
True Blood, Ultraviolet, Grand
Stephen Moyer is an English film and television actor and director who is best known as vampire Bill Compton in the HBO series True Blood since 2008. Moyer's first television role was in 1993 as ...more
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Rik Mayall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Essex
The Black Adder, The Young Ones, Bottom
Richard Michael "Rik" Mayall was an English comedian, writer, actor and voice-over artist. Mayall was a pioneer of alternative comedy in the early 1980s. He formed a comedy partnership ...more
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Sean Maguire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Essex
EastEnders, Off Centre, Grange Hill
Sean Maguire is an English actor and singer, who rose to fame in 1988 when at the age of eleven he took on the role of "Tegs" Ratcliffe on the BBC children's drama Grange Hill, in ...more
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Chris Haywood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Essex
Pacific Drive, Return to Eden, False Witness
Chris Haywood is an English Australian-based film and television actor/producer.
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Tamzin Outhwaite is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Essex
EastEnders, Men Behaving Badly, The Fixer
Tamzin Maria Outhwaite is an English actress. She became known for her role as Melanie Owen in the British soap opera EastEnders, whom she portrayed from 1998 until 2002. In 2012, she appeared ...more
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Nick Frost is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Essex
Spaced, Green Wing, Man Stroke Woman
Nicholas John "Nick" Frost is an English actor, comedian and screenwriter. He is best known for his work in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy of films, consisting of Hot Fuzz, and ...more
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Dermot O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Essex
A League of Their Own, Channel 4's Comedy Gala, The Big Breakfast
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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Amanda Root is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Essex
The Forsyte Saga, Daniel Deronda, The Robinsons
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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Phil Davis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Essex
Being Human, Whitechapel, Bleak House
Philip Davis is an English film actor, writer and director who has appeared in many films and television series. He has written and directed various dramas during his career.
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Chiwetel Ejiofor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Essex
The Shadow Line, Dancing on the Edge, Tsunami: The Aftermath
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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Russell Brand is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Essex
Brand X with Russell Brand, Russell Brand's Ponderland, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year
Russell Edward Brand is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist. In 2004, Brand achieved notoriety as the host of Big Brother's Big Mouth, a Big Brother spin-off. In 2007, ...more
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Margaret Tyzack is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Essex
EastEnders, I, Claudius
Margaret Maud Tyzack, CBE was a British actress.
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Hermione Norris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Essex
Spooks, Wire in the Blood, Kingdom
Hermione Norris is an English actress. She attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in the 1980s, before taking small roles in theatre and on television. In 1996, she was cast in ...more
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Ben Shephard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Essex
The Krypton Factor, Soapstar Superstar, Who Dares
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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Ross Kemp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Essex
EastEnders, Emmerdale, The Chief
Ross James Kemp is an English actor, author and BAFTA award-winning investigative journalist who rose to prominence in the role of Grant Mitchell in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Since 2006, ...more
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Jaime Murray is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Essex
Dexter, Warehouse 13, Ringer
Jaime Murray is an English actress, known for playing Stacie Monroe in the BBC series Hustle and Lila West in the Showtime series Dexter. She is also known for her recurring roles as Gaia in ...more
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Juliet Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Essex
The Hour, Masterpiece, The Legends of Treasure Island
Juliet Anne Virginia Stevenson, CBE is an English actress of stage and screen. She won an Olivier Award in 1992 and was made a CBE in the 1999 Queens Birthday Honours. Stevenson joined the Royal ...more
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Jeremy Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Essex
Merlin, Hollyoaks, Holby City
Jeremy Sheffield is an English actor and former professional ballet dancer. He is most noted for his role in Holby City on television, as well as in the films Creep and The Wedding Date. He ...more
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Beth Goddard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Essex
Gimme Gimme Gimme, Peak Practice, Daylight Robbery
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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Charlotte Rampling is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Essex
My Uncle Silas
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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Sanjeev Bhaskar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Essex
Goodness Gracious Me, Mumbai Calling, Chopratown
Sanjeev Bhaskar, OBE is a British comedian, actor and broadcaster, best known for his work in the BBC Two comedy series Goodness Gracious Me and as host of The Kumars at No. 42. He also ...more
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Rhys Thomas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Essex
The Fast Show, Nathan Barley, Bang
Rhys Thomas is a British BAFTA nominated, Emmy and Rose D'Or winning director, producer, actor and writer. He is most famous for his roles in Star Stories, The Fast Show, Sirens and Nathan ...more
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Ken Campbell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Essex
Law and Order, Law & Order, Herman's Head
Kenneth Victor Campbell was an English writer, actor, director and comedian known for his work in experimental theatre. He has been called "a one-man dynamo of British theatre." ...more
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Daniel Mays is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Essex
Ashes to Ashes, Red Riding, Outcasts
Daniel Alan Mays is an English actor.
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Alex Jennings is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Essex
Whitechapel, Cranford, The State Within
Alex Jennings is an English actor whose roles have included Prince Charles in The Queen.