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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?"
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Bill Paterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Bill Paterson
Outlander, Little Dorrit, Law & Order: London
William Tulloch Paterson (born 3 June 1945) is a Scottish actor and commentator. He has appeared in many film and television projects including Comfort and Joy (1984), Truly, Madly, Deeply ...more
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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. (born 19 September 1933) is a British-American actor and musician. He first gained recognition in the 1960s for playing secret agent Illya Kuryakin in the television ...more

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Barbara Rafferty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Rab C. Nesbitt, River City, Hamish Macbeth
Barbara Rafferty (born 15 January 1950 in Clydebank), is a Scottish actress. She is known for her roles as Ella Cotter in the long-running BBC Two sitcom Rab C Nesbitt, as Shirley Henderson and ...more
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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 (born 26 August 1957) is a Scottish film, television and stage actor.
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James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Band of Brothers, Shameless, Frank Herbert's Children of Dune
James McAvoy (; born 21 April 1979) is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in The Near Room (1995) and made mostly television appearances until 2003, when his feature film ...more

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#9 of 53 The Best Scottish Actors Working Today #43 of 282 The Best (Male) Actors Working Todayfeaturing 14 Things You Didn't Know About James McAvoy

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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 (born 14 April 1958) is a Scottish actor, writer and director. He portrayed the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who (2013–2017) and Malcolm Tucker in The Thick ...more

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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 (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor, producer, singer and musician. After studying law, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such ...more

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#7 of 53 The Best Scottish Actors Working Today #215 of 1,149 The Best Actors in Film Historyfeaturing The Best Gerard Butler Movies

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Laura Fraser is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Breaking Bad, Single Father, Neverwhere
Laura Fraser (born 24 July 1976) 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 ...more
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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 (born 17 May 1962) is a Scottish-American television host, comedian, author, and actor. He hosted the syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game (2014–17), for which he won two ...more

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Lorraine McIntosh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
River City, Hope Springs
Lorraine McIntosh (born 13 May 1964) is a Scottish singer best known as a vocalist with Scottish band Deacon Blue. She has also achieved success as an actress, starring in River City and ...more
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John Barrowman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Arrow, Torchwood, The Super Hero Squad Show
John Scot Barrowman (born 11 March 1967) is a Scottish-American actor, singer, presenter, author, and comic book writer. Born in Glasgow, Barrowman moved to the U.S. with his family in 1975. ...more

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Eileen McCallum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
River City, Take the High Road, The Steamie
Eileen McCallum, MBE (born 2 December 1936) is a Scottish actress.
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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.
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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 (; born 28 November 1963) is a Scottish satirist, writer, director, and radio producer. Born in Glasgow to Italian parents, Iannucci studied at the University of ...more
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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 (born 21 September 1963) is a Scottish actor. His roles include Robert the Bruce, both in Braveheart and again in the nonsequel Robert the Bruce, Vice-Counsel Dupont in ...more
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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, (born 9 November 1926) is a Scottish actor and stand-up comedian whose career has spanned over five decades. He appeared on shows including the sketch show Scotch & Wry ...more
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Rory McCann is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Game of Thrones, The Book Group, Heroes and Villains
Rory Philip McCann (born 24 April 1969) is a Scottish actor, best known for portraying Sandor "The Hound" Clegane on the HBO series Game of Thrones and Michael "Lurch" ...more

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Alex Norton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
The Black Adder, Taggart, Prince Edmund
Alexander Hugh Norton (born 27 January 1950) is a Scottish television, film and voice actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles as DCI Matt Burke in the STV detective drama series Taggart, ...more
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Gordon McCorkell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Jeopardy, River City, Chewin' the Fat
Gordon McCorkell (born 1983, Barrhead, Renfrewshire) 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 ...more
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Tony Curran is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Defiance, The Pillars of the Earth, Gemini Division
Tony Curran (born December 13, 1969) is a Scottish actor who has appeared in Underworld: Evolution, Doctor Who, Roots, and the Netflix historical epic Outlaw King.

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#30 of 53 The Best Scottish Actors Working Today #33 of 61 The Best Scottish Actors of All Time

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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, (born 8 May 1932) is a Scottish actress, known for her numerous roles in film and television.
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Maxwell Caulfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Ryan's Hope, Emmerdale, The Colbys
Maxwell Caulfield (né Newby; born 23 November 1959) is a British film, stage, and television actor and singer. He has appeared in films such as Grease 2 (1982), Electric Dreams (1984), ...more
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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 (born 27 November 1974) is a Scottish actor best known for portraying Paul Atreides in the Sci Fi Channel's 2000 miniseries adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune.
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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 (born Adrienne Riccoboni , 13 November 1930 – 13 March 2016) was a Scottish-Italian actress.
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Gordon Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Upstairs, Downstairs, The Professionals
Gordon Cameron Jackson, (19 December 1923 – 15 January 1990) was a Scottish actor best remembered for his roles as the butler Angus Hudson in Upstairs, Downstairs and as George Cowley, the head ...more