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List of famous film actors and actresses from Wales, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Wales has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Welsh screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Wales and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

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Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
The Silence of the Lambs, Thor, Thor: The Dark World
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE is a Welsh actor of film, stage, and television, and a composer and painter. After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, he ...more

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Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises
Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses. Bale first caught the public eye at ...more

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Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
The Longest Day, Where Eagles Dare, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Richard Burton, CBE (10 November 1925 – 5 August 1984) was a Welsh actor. He was nominated seven times for an Academy Award, six of which were for Best Actor in a Leading Role (without ever ...more

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Jonathan Pryce is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Jonathan Pryce, CBE is a Welsh actor and singer. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and meeting his longtime girlfriend, English actress Kate Fahy, in 1974, he began his career ...more

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Catherine Zeta-Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Chicago, High Fidelity, Traffic
Catherine Zeta-Jones CBE is a Welsh actress. She began her career on stage at an early age. After starring in a number of British and U.S. television films and small roles in films, which ...more

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John Rhys-Davies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
John Rhys-Davies is a Welsh actor and voice actor. He portrayed the dwarf Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the charismatic Arab excavator Sallah in the Indiana Jones films. He also ...more

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Terry Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Terence Graham Parry "Terry" Jones is a British comedian, screenwriter, actor, film director and author. He is best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy team.

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Michael Sheen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Gladiator, Alice in Wonderland, Underworld
Michael Christopher Sheen, OBE is a Welsh actor and director. After training at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he made his professional debut in 1991, starring in When She Danced at the ...more

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Rhys Ifans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
The Amazing Spider-Man, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I, The Replacements
Rhys Ifans is a Welsh actor and musician. He is most famously known for playing Eyeball Paul in Kevin & Perry Go Large. He is also known for his portrayal of characters such as Spike in ...more

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Ray Milland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Dial M for Murder, Love Story, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Ray Milland was a Welsh actor and director. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, and he is best remembered for his Academy Award–winning portrayal of an alcoholic writer in The Lost Weekend, ...more

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Desmond Llewelyn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Goldfinger, GoldenEye, Thunderball
Desmond Wilkinson Llewelyn was a Welsh actor. He played Q in 17 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1999.

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Georgia Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Possession, Franklyn, Kovak Box
Georgia Mackenzie is a British actress born in Abergavenny, South Wales. Mackenzie's notable screen credits include Sarah Beckenham in the BBC's BAFTA nominated series Outlaws, Jackie Haggar in ...more

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Glynis Johns is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Mary Poppins, While You Were Sleeping, The Ref
Glynis Johns is an actress.

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Ioan Gruffudd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Titanic, Black Hawk Down, Fantastic Four
Ioan Gruffudd is a Welsh actor. Having trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he started off in Welsh language film productions, then came to international attention as Fifth Officer ...more

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Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Layer Cake, Flypaper, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Matt Ryan is a Welsh actor from Swansea, Wales.

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Keith Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Trainspotting, The Others, Shallow Grave
Keith Howell Charles Allen is a British actor, comedian, musician, singer-songwriter, artist, author and television presenter. He is the father of singer Lily Allen and actor Alfie Allen, and ...more

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Roger Rees is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
The Prestige, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, The New World
Roger Rees is a Welsh actor and director. He is best known to American audiences for playing the characters Robin Colcord on the American television sitcom show Cheers and Lord John Marbury on ...more

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Kate Burton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Big Trouble in Little China, 127 Hours, Unfaithful
Katherine "Kate" Burton is a Swiss-born Welsh-American actress and the daughter of actor Richard Burton and Sybil Burton. On television, Burton received critical acclaim for ...more

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Kenneth Griffith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
The Lion in Winter, A Night to Remember, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
Kenneth Reginald Griffith was a Welsh actor and documentary filmmaker.

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Luke Evans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Clash of the Titans, Fast & Furious 6
Luke Evans is a Welsh actor and singer. Evans began his career on the stage, performing in many of London's West End productions such as Rent, Miss Saigon, and Piaf before getting his ...more

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Shefali Chowdhury is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Shefali Chowdhury is an actress.

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Robert Pugh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Kingdom of Heaven, The Ghost Writer
Robert Pugh is a Welsh film and television actor.

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Stanley Baker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Zulu, The Guns of Navarone, Richard III
Sir William Stanley Baker was a Welsh actor and film producer.

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Mervyn Johns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Scrooge, Moby Dick, The Day of the Triffids
Mervyn Johns was an actor.

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Hugh Griffith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Ben-Hur, Oliver!, Kind Hearts and Coronets
Hugh Emrys Griffith was a Welsh film, stage and television actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Ben-Hur and received an additional Oscar nomination for the ...more