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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

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Bertrand Russell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Aman Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist. At various points in his ...more

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Siân Phillips is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Clash of the Titans, The Longest Day, Dune Siân Phillips, CBE, is a Welsh actress.

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Dawn French is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Dawn Roma French is an English actress, writer, and comedian, best known for starring in and writing for the comedy sketch show French and Saunders with comedy partner Jennifer Saunders and for ...more

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Donald Houston is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Clash of the Titans, The Longest Day, Where Eagles Dare Donald Daniel Houston was a Welsh actor whose first two films – The Blue Lagoon with Jean Simmons, and A Run for Your Money with Sir Alec Guinness – were highly successful. Later in his career ...more

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Rob Brydon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Shaun of the Dead, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Robert Brydon Jones, MBE, known as Rob Brydon, is a Welsh actor, comedian, radio and television presenter, singer and impressionist. He played Dr Paul Hamilton in the Australian/British comedy ...more

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Richard Brake is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Batman Begins, Munich, Halloween II Richard Brake is a British-American actor.

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Rachel Roberts is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Murder on the Orient Express, When a Stranger Calls, Foul Play Rachel Roberts was a Welsh actress noted for her fervour and passion. Roberts is best remembered for her forthright screen performances as the older mistress of the central male character in two ...more

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Bernard Fox is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Titanic, The Mummy, The Longest Day Bernard Fox is a retired Welsh film and television actor, whose best remembered roles are Dr. Bombay from Bewitched, and the naive, bumbling Colonel Crittendon on Hogan's Heroes.

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Matthew Rhys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Elizabeth, Titus, Virgin Territory Matthew Rhys Evans, known as Matthew Rhys, is a Welsh actor best known as Kevin Walker in the ABC family drama Brothers & Sisters, and as Dylan Thomas in The Edge of Love. He stars as Philip ...more

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Karl Johnson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Hot Fuzz, The Illusionist, Copying Beethoven Karl Johnson is a Welsh actor, notable for acting on stage, film and television. His most notable role to date was the title role in Derek Jarman's 1993 film Wittgenstein. He is also well known ...more

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Paul Whitehouse is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Alice in Wonderland, Corpse Bride Paul Julian Whitehouse is a Welsh actor, writer and comedian. He became known for his work with Harry Enfield and as one of the stars of the popular BBC sketch show, The Fast Show. In a 2005 ...more

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Joanna Page is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Love Actually, From Hell, Gideon's Daughter Joanna Louise Page is a Welsh actress, best known for her role as Stacey in the BAFTA-winning television series Gavin & Stacey.

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Emlyn Williams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Jamaica Inn, Ivanhoe, The Citadel Emlyn Williams is a director, screenwriter and playwright.

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Richard Pearson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Macbeth, The Blue Bird, The Wind in the Willows Richard de Pearsall Pearson, an English actor, was born and grew up in Monmouth, Wales. He was educated at Aymestrey Court, Worcester, and at Monmouth School, where his father taught French. ...more

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Victor Spinetti is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
A Hard Day's Night, The Return of the Pink Panther, Help! Vittorio Giorgio Andrea Spinetti was a Welsh comedy actor, author, poet and raconteur. He appeared in dozens of films and stage plays throughout his 50-year career and is best remembered today ...more

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Joanna Scanlan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Stardust, In the Loop, Notes on a Scandal Joanna Scanlan is an English actress and television writer, best known for her roles in various British comedy series, such as The Thick of It, Doctors and Nurses, Getting On, Little Britain, ...more

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Peter Wingfield is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
X-Men 2, Catwoman, Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Peter Wingfield is a Welsh born television actor, well known for his television roles as Dan Clifford in Holby City, Dr. Robert Helm in Queen of Swords and Inspector Simon Ross in Cold Squad but ...more

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Rhys Williams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Mrs. Miniver, How Green Was My Valley, The Sons of Katie Elder Rhys Williams was a Welsh character actor in films and television, whose career spanned several decades. He made his film debut in How Green Was My Valley. This film takes place in rural Wales ...more

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Andrew Howard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Hangover Part II, Limitless Andrew Howard is a Welsh theatre, television and film actor.

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Edward E. Clive is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Pride and Prejudice Edward E. Clive was a Welsh stage actor and director who had a prolific acting career in England and America. He also played numerous supporting roles in Hollywood movies between 1933 and his

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George Benson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
The Man in the White Suit, A Jolly Bad Fellow, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes George Benson was an actor.

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Kevin Allen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
Trainspotting, The Skulls, Spice World Kevin Allen is a Welsh actor, screenwriter, film director and film producer. He is noted for writing and directing the cult black comedy feature Twin Town set in Swansea. The film was entered ...more

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Jimmy Sangster is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
James Henry Kinmel Sangster was a Welsh screenwriter and director, known for his work for horror film producers Hammer Film Productions, including scripts for The Curse of Frankenstein and ...more

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Clive Merrison is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
The English Patient, Heavenly Creatures, Firefox Clive Merrison is a Welsh actor of film, television, stage and radio. He trained at Rose Bruford College.

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Emma Catherwood is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Wales
The Reeds, Against the Dark, Spirit Trap Emma Catherwood is a Welsh actress and former model best known for her role as Jo in My Kingdom and for her role in Holby City. Catherwood studied the Meisner technique in London, and has ...more