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

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Barbara Stanwyck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
The Big Valley, The Colbys, The Thorn Birds
Barbara Stanwyck was an American actress. She was a film and television star, known during her 60-year career as a consummate and versatile professional with a strong, realistic screen presence, ...more
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Barry Corbin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
One Tree Hill, Northern Exposure, Anger Management
Leonard Barrie Corbin, known as Barry Corbin, is an American actor with more than one hundred film, television and video game credits.
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Brett Cullen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
Falcon Crest, Devious Maids, The Young Riders
Brett Cullen is an actor and the father of Giovanna Cappetta in Celebrity Ghost Stories on the Biography Channel network and The Haunting Of Brett Cullen on Lifetime Movie Network.
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Bryan Brown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
On the Beach, The Thorn Birds, Two Twisted
Bryan Neathway Brown, AM is an Australian actor.
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Chard Hayward is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
Number 96, The Thorn Birds
Chard Hayward is a Welsh-born television actor who worked in Australia where he was best known for his long-running role of Dudley Butterfield in the 1970s television soap opera Number 96. He ...more
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Christopher Plummer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
Jesus of Nazareth, The World of David the Gnome, SuperTed
Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer CC is a Canadian theatre, film and television actor. After making his film debut in 1958's Stage Struck, Plummer went on to successful film career that has ...more
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Earl Holliman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
Police Woman, Night Man, The Thorn Birds
Henry Earl Holliman is an American actor. He most notably portrayed the role of Police Sergeant Bill Crowley on the television police drama Police Woman throughout its 1974 - 1978 run.
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Jean Simmons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
North and South, Dark Shadows, The Thorn Birds
Jean Merilyn Simmons, OBE was a British actress. One of J. Arthur Rank's "well-spoken young starlets", she appeared predominantly in films, beginning with those made in Great Britain ...more
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John de Lancie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, The Thorn Birds, Trial and Error
John de Lancie is an American actor, producer, musician, and writer. He has been featured in several recurring roles on American television series, including Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation, ...more
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Ken Howard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
Crossing Jordan, The White Shadow, The Colbys
Kenneth Joseph "Ken" Howard, Jr. is an American actor, best known for his roles as Thomas Jefferson in 1776 and as basketball coach and former Chicago Bulls player Ken Reeves in the ...more
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Mare Winningham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
Hatfields & McCoys, Mildred Pierce, The Thorn Birds
Mary Megan "Mare" Winningham is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is an Academy Award, Tony Award and eight-time Emmy Award nominee, winning Emmys in 1980 and 1998. ...more
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Philip Anglim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
The Thorn Birds
Philip Charles Anglim is an American actor best known for his performance as Joseph Merrick in the stage and television versions of The Elephant Man, a role for which he received a Best Actor ...more
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Piper Laurie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
Twin Peaks, St. Elsewhere, Partners
Piper Laurie is a theatre director.
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Rachel Ward is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
On the Beach, The Thorn Birds, Rain Shadow
Rachel Claire Ward, AM is an English actress, columnist, film director, and screenwriter who has primarily pursued her career in Australia.
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Rance Howard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
The Thorn Birds, Sasquatch Mountain, Gentle Ben
Rance Howard is an American actor who has starred in film and on television.
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Richard Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
Challenge of the Super Friends, Centennial, Shōgun
George Richard Chamberlain is an American stage and screen actor and singer, who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare. Since then, he has appeared in several ...more
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Richard Kiley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
The Ray Bradbury Theater, The Thorn Birds, Do You Remember Love
Richard Paul Kiley was an American stage, television, and film actor. He is best known for his distinguished theatrical career in which he twice won the Tony Award for Best Actor In A Musical. ...more
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Sydney Penny is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
The Thorn Birds, Largo Winch, The New Gidget
Sydney Margaret Penny is an American Daytime Emmy-nominated actress best known for the roles of Julia Santos Keefer on the soap opera All My Children and Samantha "Sam" Kelly on the ...more
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John Friedrich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
The Thorn Birds
John Friedrich is an American film actor. A character actor of the 1970s and early 1980s, John Friedrich is probably best known for his portrayal of Joey Capra in The Wanderers, Philip Kaufman's ...more
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Han Hye-jin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
Jumong, 1% of Anything, Jejoongwon
Han Hye-jin is a South Korean actress. Han made her breakthrough in 2005 when she starred as a young widow in her 20s working as an outgoing hairdresser in the hit daily drama Be Strong, ...more
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Kim Min-jung is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
The Thorn Birds, Save the Last Dance for Me, Fashion 70s
Kim Min-jung is a South Korean actress.