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TV Actors from Essex

Updated October 13, 2018 12.2k views141 items

List RulesOnly 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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This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Essex?" and "Who are the most famous Essex actors?"
  • Stephen Moyer1

    Stephen Moyer

    True Blood, Ultraviolet

    BirthplaceBrentwood, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Stephen Moyer (born Stephen John Emery; 11 October 1969) is an English film and television...  more

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  • Rik Mayall2

    Rik Mayall

    The Black Adder, The Young Ones

    BirthplaceHarlow, United Kingdom


    Richard Michael Mayall (7 March 1958 – 9 June 2014) was an English comedian, actor and writer....  more

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  • Sean Maguire3

    Sean Maguire

    EastEnders, Off Centre

    BirthplaceIlford, London, United Kingdom


    Sean Maguire (born 18 April 1976 in Ilford, London) is an English actor and singer, who rose...  more
  • Chris Haywood4

    Chris Haywood

    Pacific Drive, Return to Eden

    BirthplaceBillericay, England


    Chris Haywood (born 24 July 1948) is an English Australian-based film and television actor,...  more
  • Tamzin Outhwaite5

    Tamzin Outhwaite

    EastEnders, Men Behaving Badly

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Tamzin Maria Outhwaite (; born 5 November 1970) is an English actress and narrator. Since...  more
  • Nick Frost6

    Nick Frost

    Spaced, Green Wing

    BirthplaceDagenham, London, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Nicholas John Frost (born 28 March 1972) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter,...  more

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  • Dermot O'Leary7

    Dermot O'Leary

    A League of Their Own, Channel 4's Comedy Gala

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, Ireland, England

    Sean Dermot Fintan O'Leary Jr. (born 24 May 1973), better known as Dermot O'Leary, is a...  more
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    Amanda Root

    The Forsyte Saga, Daniel Deronda

    BirthplaceChelmsford, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Amanda Root (born 1963) is an English stage and screen actress and a former voice actress for...  more
  • Phil Davis9

    Phil Davis

    Being Human, Whitechapel

    BirthplaceEast of England, Grays, Eurasia, United Kingdom, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Philip Davis (born 30 July 1953) is an English actor, writer, and director....  more
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor10

    Chiwetel Ejiofor

    The Shadow Line, Dancing on the Edge

    BirthplaceForest Gate, England


    Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor ( CHOO-ə-tel EJ-ee-oh-for; born July 7, 1977) is a British...  more

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  • Russell Brand11

    Russell Brand

    Brand X with Russell Brand, Russell Brand's Ponderland

    BirthplaceGrays, United Kingdom


    Russell Edward Brand (born 4 June 1975) is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author, and...  more

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  • Margaret Tyzack12

    Margaret Tyzack

    EastEnders, I

    BirthplaceEngland, Essex


    Margaret Maud Tyzack (9 September 1931 – 25 June 2011) was an English actress. Her television...  more
  • Hermione Norris13

    Hermione Norris

    Spooks, Wire in the Blood

    BirthplaceEssex, England


    Hermione Jane Norris (born 12 February 1967) is an English actress. She attended the London...  more
  • Ben Shephard14

    Ben Shephard

    The Krypton Factor, Soapstar Superstar

    BirthplaceEpping, United Kingdom


    Benjamin Peter Sherrington Shephard (born 11 December 1974) is an English television...  more
  • Ross Kemp15

    Ross Kemp

    EastEnders, Emmerdale

    BirthplaceLondon, Barking, United Kingdom


    Ross James Kemp (born 21 July 1964) is an English actor, author and investigative journalist....  more
  • Jaime Murray16

    Jaime Murray

    Dexter, Warehouse 13

    BirthplaceEssex, United Kingdom


    Jaime Murray (born 21 July 1976) is an English actress, known for playing Stacie Monroe in the...  more
  • Juliet Stevenson17

    Juliet Stevenson

    The Hour, Masterpiece

    BirthplaceKelvedon, United Kingdom


    Juliet Anne Virginia Stevenson, (born 30 October 1956) is an English actress of stage and...  more

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  • Jeremy Sheffield18

    Jeremy Sheffield

    Merlin, Hollyoaks

    BirthplaceChelmsford, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Jeremy Sheffield (born 17 March 1966) is a British actor and former professional ballet dancer...  more
  • Beth Goddard19

    Beth Goddard

    Gimme Gimme Gimme, Peak Practice

    BirthplaceColchester, England


    Elizabeth Jane Goddard (born 31 March 1969) known as Beth Goddard is a British actress....  more
  • Charlotte Rampling20

    Charlotte Rampling

    My Uncle Silas

    BirthplaceSturmer, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Tessa Charlotte Rampling (born 5 February 1946) is an English actress, model and singer,...  more

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    Sanjeev Bhaskar

    Goodness Gracious Me, Mumbai Calling

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    NationalityIndia, United Kingdom, England

    Sanjeev Bhaskar, OBE (born 31 October 1963) is an English comedian, actor and broadcaster,...  more
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    Rhys Thomas

    The Fast Show, Nathan Barley

    BirthplaceEast of England, Eurasia, United Kingdom, England, United Kingdom


    Rhys Thomas (born 12 December 1978) is a British director, producer, actor, comedian and...  more
  • Ken Campbell23

    Ken Campbell

    Law and Order, Law & Order

    BirthplaceEast of England, Eurasia, United Kingdom, Ilford, United Kingdom


    Kenneth Victor Campbell (10 December 1941 – 31 August 2008) was an English writer, actor,...  more
  • Daniel Mays24

    Daniel Mays

    Ashes to Ashes, Red Riding

    BirthplaceEngland, Epping


    Daniel Mays (born 31 March 1978) is an English actor....  more
  • Alex Jennings25

    Alex Jennings

    Whitechapel, Cranford

    BirthplaceEssex, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Alex Jennings (born 10 May 1957) is an English actor, who has worked extensively with the...  more