Actors 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 James 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

Dave Ward is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Pucca, Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy, Erky Perky David 'Squatch' Ward is a Scottish-born Canadian voice actor and actor who has played roles in television and movies. His most popular starring roles have been on the Dragonball and Gundam Wing ...more

Deborah Kerr is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
A Woman of Substance Deborah Kerr CBE was a Scottish-born, internationally known film, theatre and television actress. During her career, she won a Golden Globe for her performance as Anna Leonowens in the motion ...more

Diane Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Lila Diane Sawyer is an American television journalist. Previously, Sawyer had been the former anchor of ABC News's nightly flagship program ABC World News, a co-anchor of ABC News's morning ...more

Gregor Fisher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Rab C. Nesbitt, Oliver Twist, Empty Gregor Fisher is a Scottish comedian and actor.

Andrew Airlie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Reaper, Defying Gravity, Breaker High Andrew Airlie is a Scottish-born Canadian actor. He has starred in television series including Breaker High and his TV credits include guest starring in popular television shows such as Monk, ...more

Cal Macaninch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Silent Witness, Wild at Heart, HolbyBlue Cal MacAninch is a Scottish actor, best known for portraying the character of DI John Keenan in police drama HolbyBlue on BBC1. He is currently appearing in the ITV period drama, Mr Selfridge, ...more

Kelly Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Boardwalk Empire, State of Play Kelly Macdonald is a Scottish actress, known for her role in the independent film Trainspotting and mainstream releases such as Nanny McPhee, Gosford Park, Intermission, No Country for Old Men, ...more

Mark Knopfler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Mark Freuder Knopfler, OBE is a British songwriter, film score composer, guitarist, and record producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, lead singer, and songwriter for the rock band ...more

Ford Kiernan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Still Game, Chewin' the Fat, Happy Hollidays Ford John Kiernan is a Scottish actor and comedian. Along with his former comedy partner, Greg Hemphill, he is best known for his appearances in Still Game as Jack Jarvis. He also starred in ...more

Lulu is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Nellie the Elephant, Bangers and Mash Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, OBE, best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, actress, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s. She ...more

Frank Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Frank William George Lloyd was a Scottish American film director, scriptwriter and producer. Lloyd was among the founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and its president ...more

Joseph McFadden is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Cranford, Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll Joseph 'Joe' McFadden is a television actor. He is also known for playing PC Joe Mason in Heartbeat and has starred in such films as The Trouble with Men and Women, Dad Savage and Small Faces. ...more

Archie Duncan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
The Adventures of Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Orlando Archie Duncan was a Scottish actor born in Glasgow. Duncan's father was a regimental sergeant major in the army and his mother was a postmistress. He attended Govan High School and began his ...more

David O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
The Tudors, The District David Patrick O'Hara (born 9 July 1965) is a Scottish actor. O'Hara was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of Martha (née Scott) and Patrick O'Hara, a construction worker. He has appeared ...more

Derek Riddell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Five Days, Clocking Off, State of Mind Derek Riddell is a Scottish television actor. He is best known for the portrayal of Dr. Jamie Patterson in the Channel 4 television series No Angels. He has also guest starred in Doctor Who, ...more

Iain Cuthbertson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
The Stone Tape, Budgie, The Borderers Iain Cuthbertson was a Scottish character actor. At 6' 4", he was known for his tall imposing build and also his distinctive "gravelly" heavily accented voice.

Morag Hood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Jane Eyre, Families, Hamish Macbeth Morag Hood was a Scottish actress described by many commentators as "a celebrated beauty," who featured in numerous British programmes, stage productions, and audio presentations from ...more

Brian McCardie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Titanic, Lilies, Heroes and Villains Brian McCardie is a Scottish actor. He appears in Jon Baird's Filth, based on the Irvine Welsh novel of the same name, playing Dougie Gillman and is currently playing Jacob Engstrand in Richard ...more

Dawn Steele is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Wild at Heart, Monarch of the Glen, Sea of Souls Dawn Anne Steele is a Scottish actress best known for her portrayals of the characters Alexandra "Lexie" MacDonald from the BBC drama Monarch of the Glen & Alice Trevanion in ITV ...more

Aimi MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Rentaghost, At Last the 1948 Show, The John Davidson Show Aimi MacDonald is a British actress and dancer. She is best known for her role as "The Lovely" Aimi MacDonald in the television sketch comedy show, At Last the 1948 Show.

Alexander Morton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Monarch of the Glen Alexander "Sandy" Morton is a Scottish actor.

Douglas Henshall is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Primeval, The Silence, Playhouse Presents Douglas James Henshall is a Scottish actor probably best known for his role as Professor Nick Cutter in the British science fiction series Primeval and Jimmy Perez in crime drama Shetland.

Duncan Bell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Heartbeat, Scarlett, Hornblower Duncan Bell is a Scottish stage and screen actor. In September 2001 he played Sergeant Dennis Merton in Britain's biggest TV drama series Heartbeat. The role of Merton brought back childhood ...more

Kevin Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Zeroman Kevin Macdonald is a Scottish director. His films include the documentary about the 1972 murder of 11 Israeli athletes, One Day in September, the rock-climbing documentary Touching the Void, the ...more

Angus Lennie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from Glasgow
Crossroads, All Night Long, The Lion Angus Wilson Lennie was a Scottish actor best known for his film appearance as Archibald Ives in The Great Escape. He was also known for being in the television soap opera Crossroads.