TV Actors from Glasgow

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List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in Glasgow.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Glasgow, with photos when available. These renowned Glasgow actors and actresses are listed by popularity, so the names at the top of the list will be the most recognizable. A few of these actors may not have technically been born in Glasgow, but everyone on this list grew up in Glasgow and considers it to be their home. This list includes Glasgow TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Glasgow then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Glasgow. Various bits of information are available for these Glasgow celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different TV actors, including James McAvoy and Deborah Kerr.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Glasgow?" and "Who are the most famous Glasgow actors?"
Bill Paterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Outlander, Little Dorrit, Law & Order: London
Bill Paterson is a Scottish stage, film and television actor.
David McCallum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
NCIS, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Problem Solverz
David Keith McCallum Jr. is a Scottish actor and musician. He is known for his roles as Illya Kuryakin, a Russian secret agent, in the television series The Man From U.N.C.L.E., as ...more
Barbara Rafferty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Rab C. Nesbitt, River City, Hamish Macbeth
Barbara Rafferty, is a Scottish actress.
Ewan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
River City, Rain on the Roof, P.O.W.
Andrew Ewan Stewart is a Scottish film, television and stage actor.
James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Band of Brothers, Shameless, Frank Herbert's Children of Dune
ames McAvoy is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in 1995's The Near Room and continued to make mostly television appearances until the late 2000s. His notable television work ...more
Peter Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
The Hour, The Thick of It, The Devil's Whore
Peter Dougan Capaldi is a Scottish actor and film director. He has played numerous roles in film and television, and is best known for being the twelfth and current actor to play the lead role ...more
Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Attila, The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, The Young Person's Guide To Becoming A Rock Star
Gerard James Butler is a Scottish actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television. A trained lawyer, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as Mrs. ...more
Laura Fraser is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Breaking Bad, Single Father, Neverwhere
Laura Fraser is a Scottish actress. She is best known for portraying Door in the urban fantasy series Neverwhere, Kate in the film A Knight's Tale, Cat MacKenzie in the drama series Lip Service, ...more
Craig Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
The Drew Carey Show, Maybe This Time, The Ferguson Theory
Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist. He was the host of The Late Late Show with Craig ...more
Lorraine McIntosh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
River City, Hope Springs
Lorraine McIntosh is a singer best known as a vocalist with Scottish band Deacon Blue. She has also achieved success as an actress, starring in River City and appearing in Taggart among her most ...more
John Barrowman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Arrow, Torchwood, The Super Hero Squad Show
John Scot Barrowman, MBE, is a Scottish-American actor, singer, dancer, presenter and writer who holds both British and American citizenship. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he emigrated to the ...more
Eileen McCallum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
River City, Take the High Road, The Steamie
Eileen McCallum is a Scottish actress. Her first major soap role was in Garnock Way playing Jean Ross from 1976 to 1979, before starring as Isabel Blair in Take the High Road from 1980 to 2003. ...more
William Ruane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
River City
William Ruane is an actor and a Disc jockey.
Armando Iannucci is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Time Trumpet, The Armando Iannucci Shows, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle
Armando Giovanni Iannucci, OBE is an Oscar and Emmy-nominated Scottish satirist, writer, television director and radio producer of Italian descent. Born in Glasgow, he studied at Oxford ...more
Angus Macfadyen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
TURN: Washington's Spies, Miracles, Jason and the Argonauts
Angus Macfadyen is a Scottish actor known for his roles as Robert the Bruce in Braveheart, Vice-Counsel Dupont in Equilibrium, and McCreedy in Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo. He has made ...more
Johnny Beattie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Johnny Beattie River City, Now You See It
Johnny Beattie MBE, is a Scottish actor and comedian, whose career has spanned for well over five decades. He became known as one of Scotland's earliest comedy figures, others being the likes of ...more
Rory McCann is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Game of Thrones, The Book Group, Heroes and Villains
Rory McCann is a Scottish actor best known for portraying Sandor "The Hound" Clegane on the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Alex Norton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
The Black Adder, Taggart, Prince Edmund
Alexander Hugh "Alex" Norton is a Scottish television and film actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles as DCI Matt Burke in the STV detective drama series Taggart and Eddie in ...more
Gordon McCorkell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Jeopardy, River City, Chewin' the Fat
Gordon McCorkell is a Scottish actor who is arguably best known as Derek 'Deek' Henderson in River City from 2002 to 2012. He has also appeared in the Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill productions, ...more
Tony Curran is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Defiance, The Pillars of the Earth, Gemini Division
Anthony "Tony" Curran is a Scottish actor.
Phyllida Law is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Agatha Christie's Poirot, Kingdom, Miss Austen Regrets
Phyllida Ann Law, OBE, is a Scottish actress.
Maxwell Caulfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Ryan's Hope, Emmerdale, The Colbys
Maxwell Caulfield is a British film, stage, and television actor who is based in the United States. He has appeared in films such as Grease 2, Electric Dreams, The Boys Next Door, The ...more
Alec Newman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Frank Herbert's Dune, Frank Herbert's Children of Dune, Hope Springs
Alec Newman is a Scottish actor.
Adrienne Corri is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Sword of Freedom, You're Only Young Twice (1971), Vienna 1900
Adrienne Corri is a British actress. She was born Adrienne Riccoboni, the daughter of Olive Smethurst and Italian father Luigi Riccoboni. Her distinctive auburn hair came from her mother's ...more
Gordon Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Upstairs, Downstairs, The Professionals
Gordon Cameron Jackson, OBE was a Scottish Emmy Award-winning actor best remembered for his roles as the butler Angus Hudson in Upstairs, Downstairs and as George Cowley, the head of CI5, in The ...more