Play for Today Cast List

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Play for Today cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the Play for Today 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 Play for Today stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from Play for Today focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on Play for Today that are on here as well.

Items on this list include Helen Mirren and Tim Curry

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

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Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Play for Today Cast List
Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends, War and Peace, Great Expectations
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
Celia Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Play for Today Cast List
Play for Today, The Potting Shed
Dame Celia Elizabeth Johnson DBE was an English actress. She began her stage acting career in 1928, and subsequently achieved success in West End and Broadway productions. She also appeared in ...more
Colin Welland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Play for Today Cast List
Z-Cars, Play for Today, Blue Remembered Hills
Colin Welland is a British actor and screenwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his script for Chariots of Fire. Born in Leigh, Lancashire, Welland grew up as a ...more
Ben Kingsley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Play for Today Cast List
Anne Frank: The Whole Story, The Adventurer, Dickens Of London
Sir Ben Kingsley is an English actor. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, two Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards. He is known for his starring role ...more
John Le Mesurier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Play for Today Cast List
Dad's Army, Brideshead Revisited, Bod
John Le Mesurier was an English actor. He is perhaps best remembered for his comedic role as Sergeant Arthur Wilson in the BBC television situation comedy Dad's Army. A self-confessed ...more
Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Play for Today Cast List
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Big C, Liberty's Kids
Liam John Neeson, OBE is an Irish actor. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years. He then acted in the Arthurian film, Excalibur. Between 1982 and 1987, Neeson ...more
Patricia Hayes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Play for Today Cast List
The Benny Hill Show, Hancock's Half Hour, Play for Today
Patricia Lawlor Hayes, OBE was an English character actress. Hayes was born in Streatham, London. As a child Hayes attended the Sacred Heart School in Wandsworth. She was featured in many radio ...more
Bob Hoskins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Play for Today Cast List
The Forgotten Toys, The Street, Softly
Robert William "Bob" Hoskins was an English actor. His best known works include lead roles in The Long Good Friday, Mona Lisa, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Mermaids, Super Mario Bros., and ...more
Peter Barkworth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Play for Today Cast List
Play for Today, Telford's Change, Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years
Peter Wynn Barkworth was an English actor.
Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Play for Today Cast List
Prime Suspect, Elizabeth I, BBC2 Playhouse
Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE, is an English actor. Mirren has won an Academy Award for Best Actress, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress ...more
Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Play for Today Cast List
Coronation Street, Vicious, The Prisoner
Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn ...more
Julie Walters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Play for Today Cast List
Dinnerladies, Talking Heads, G.B.H.
Julia Mary "Julie" Walters, CBE is an English actress and writer. She has won two BAFTA Film Awards, four BAFTA TV Awards and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2014. Walters first came ...more
Marc Zuber is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Play for Today Cast List
The Sweeney, Armchair Thriller, Family Pride
Marc Zuber was an actor. Film appearances include: The Satanic Rites of Dracula, The Wind and the Lion, The Sea Wolves, Shirley Valentine and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Television credits ...more
Paul McGann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Play for Today Cast List
Doctor Who, Luther, Zero Hour
Paul John McGann is an English actor. He came to prominence for portraying Percy Toplis in the 1986 television serial The Monocled Mutineer. He later starred in the 1987 dark comedy Withnail and ...more
Pierce Brosnan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Play for Today Cast List
Remington Steele, Bag of Bones, Around the World in 80 Days
Pierce Brendan Brosnan, is an Irish-American actor, film producer and environmentalist. After leaving comprehensive school at 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration. He then went ...more
Tim Curry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Play for Today Cast List
Darkwing Duck, It, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
Timothy James "Tim" Curry is an English actor, singer, and composer, known for his work in a diverse range of theatre, film, and television productions, often portraying villainous ...more