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Blackadder Cast List

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Blackadder cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the Blackadder main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these Blackadder stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from Blackadder focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on Blackadder that are on here as well.

Examples of items on this list include Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry

If you are wondering, "Who are the actors from Blackadder?" or "Who starred on Blackadder?" then this list will help you answer those questions.

In most cases you can click on the names of these popular Blackadder actors and actresses to find out more information about them. If you're looking for a particular Blackadder actor or actress, then type their name into the "search" bar to find them directly.
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Adrian Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Blackadder Cast List
The Young Ones, Bottom, Jonathan Creek
Adrian Charles Edmondson (born 24 January 1957) is an English comedian, actor, musician and television presenter. He was part of the alternative comedy boom in the early 1980s and had roles in ...more
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Brian Blessed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Blackadder Cast List
The Black Adder, I, Claudius
Brian Blessed, (; born 9 October 1936) is an English actor, writer and presenter. He is known for his booming voice and his roles in Z-Cars, I, Claudius, Blackadder, and Flash Gordon.
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Elspet Gray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Blackadder Cast List
The Black Adder, Prince Edmund, The Black Adder
Elspet Jean Gray, Lady Rix (née Gray; 12 April 1929 – 18 February 2013) was a Scottish actress, who first became well known for her partnership with her husband, Lord Rix, and was later ...more
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Helen Atkinson-Wood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Blackadder Cast List
The Black Adder, KYTV, O.T.T.
Helen Atkinson-Wood (born 14 March 1955) is an English actress and comedian born in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. She studied fine art at the Ruskin School, Oxford University, where she performed ...more
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Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Blackadder Cast List
House, The Black Adder, Tracey Takes On...
James Hugh Calum Laurie, (; born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, director, singer, musician, comedian and author. Laurie first gained recognition for his work as one half of the comedy double ...more
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Chris Barrie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Blackadder Cast List
Red Dwarf, Spitting Image, Pushing Up Daisies
Christopher Jonathan Brown, known professionally as Chris Barrie (born 28 March 1960), is a British actor, comedian and impressionist. He worked as a vocal impressionist on the ITV sketch show ...more
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Miranda Richardson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Blackadder Cast List
The Black Adder, Merlin, Rubicon
Miranda Jane Richardson (born 3 March 1958) is an English actress. She made her film debut playing Ruth Ellis in Dance with a Stranger (1985) and went on to receive Academy Award nominations for ...more
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Patrick Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Blackadder Cast List
The Black Adder, Tugs, The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer
John Keith Patrick Allen (17 March 1927 – 28 July 2006) was a British actor and voice actor.
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Frank Finlay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Blackadder Cast List
The Black Adder, Count Dracula, Life Begins
Francis Finlay, (6 August 1926 – 30 January 2016), known as Frank Finlay, was an English stage, film and television actor. He was Oscar-nominated for his supporting role as Iago in Laurence ...more
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Patsy Byrne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Blackadder Cast List
The Black Adder, Blackadder II, David Copperfield
Patricia "Patsy" Byrne (13 July 1933 – 17 June 2014) was an English actress, best known for her role as "Nursie" in Blackadder II as well as Malcolm's domineering mother in ...more
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Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Blackadder Cast List
The Black Adder, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, A Bit of Fry & Laurie
Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English actor, comedian and writer. He and Hugh Laurie are the comic double act Fry and Laurie, who starred in A Bit of Fry & Laurie and Jeeves ...more
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Tim McInnerny is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Blackadder Cast List
The Black Adder, Tracey Takes On..., Blackadder II
Tim McInnerny ( MAK-i-NUR-nee; born 18 September 1956) is an English actor. He is known for his many roles on television and stage. Early in his career he featured as Lord Percy Percy and ...more
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Geoffrey Palmer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Blackadder Cast List
As Time Goes By, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, Whoops Apocalypse
Geoffrey Dyson Palmer, (born 4 June 1927) is an English actor known for his roles in British television sitcoms playing Jimmy Anderson in The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976–79), Ben ...more
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Tony Robinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Blackadder Cast List
The Black Adder, Blackadder II, Airline
Sir Anthony Robinson (born 15 August 1946) is an English actor, comedian, author, presenter and political activist. He played Baldrick in the BBC television series Blackadder and has hosted ...more
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Robert East is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Blackadder Cast List
The Black Adder
Robert Gwyn East (born 7 July 1943) is a Welsh theatre and TV actor. He also wrote Incident at Tulse Hill, first produced at the Hampstead Theatre in December 1981 under the direction of Harold ...more
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Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Blackadder Cast List
Mr. Bean, The Black Adder, The Thin Blue Line
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson (born January 6, 1955), CBE is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Mr. Bean and Blackadder. Atkinson first came to ...more
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Hugh Paddick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Blackadder Cast List
Tell Tarby, Jackson Pace: The Great Years, The Larkins
Hugh William Paddick (22 August 1915 – 9 November 2000) was an English actor, whose most notable role was in the 1960s BBC radio show Round the Horne, in sketches such as "Charles and ...more
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Lee Cornes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Blackadder Cast List
Colin's Sandwich, Tugs
Lee Cornes is an English television actor and writer born in Hayes in 1951. A stand up comedian since 1980, he was a regular compere at London's Comedy Store throughout the 1980s and won best ...more
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Mark Arden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Blackadder Cast List
Teenage Kicks, Teenage Health Freak, The Estate Agents
Mark David Darwin Arden (born 31 July 1956) is an English comedian and actor, best known for being one half of comic double act "The Oblivion Boys" with Stephen Frost. Arden was born ...more
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Miriam Margolyes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Blackadder Cast List
The Black Adder, Tinga Tinga Tales, Monkey
Miriam Margolyes, (; born 18 May 1941) is a British-Australian actress and voice artist. Her earliest roles were in theatre and after several supporting roles in film and television she won a ...more
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Nigel Planer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Blackadder Cast List
The Young Ones, The Magic Roundabout, Hogfather
Nigel George Planer (born 22 February 1953) is an English actor, comedian, novelist and playwright who played Neil in the cult BBC comedy The Young Ones and Ralph Filthy in Filthy Rich & ...more
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Rik Mayall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Blackadder Cast List
The Black Adder, The Young Ones, Bottom
Richard Michael Mayall (7 March 1958 – 9 June 2014) was an English comedian, actor and writer. Mayall formed a close partnership with Ade Edmondson while they were students at Manchester ...more
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Robbie Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Blackadder Cast List
The Black Adder, Cracker, Alfresco
Anthony Robert McMillan (born 30 March 1950), known professionally as Robbie Coltrane, is a Scottish actor and author. He is known for his roles as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, as ...more
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Tony Aitken is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Blackadder Cast List
No. 73, End of Part One
Tony Aitken (born 20 June 1946 in Solihull, Warwickshire) is an English actor, known for playing a variety of parts in popular television programmes. He attended Belmont Abbey School, Hereford, ...more
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Vincent Hanna is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Blackadder Cast List
This is also the name of a character played by Al Pacino in the 1995 film, Heat.Vincent Leo Martin Hanna (9 August 1939 – 22 July 1997) was a Northern Irish television journalist famed for his ...more