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TV Actors from Glasgow

Updated October 13, 2018 14.9k views187 items

List RulesOnly 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 Paterson1

    Bill Paterson

    Outlander, Little Dorrit

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland


    William Tulloch Paterson (born 3 June 1945) is a Scottish actor and commentator. He has...  more
  • David McCallum2

    David McCallum

    NCIS, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    David Keith McCallum, Jr. (born 19 September 1933) is a British-American actor and musician....  more

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  • Barbara Rafferty3

    Barbara Rafferty

    Rab C. Nesbitt, River City

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland


    Barbara Rafferty (born 15 January 1950 in Clydebank), is a Scottish actress. She is known for...  more
  • Ewan Stewart4

    Ewan Stewart

    River City, Rain on the Roof

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Andrew Ewan Stewart (born 26 August 1957) is a Scottish film, television and stage actor....  more
  • James McAvoy5

    James McAvoy

    Band of Brothers, Shameless

    BirthplacePort Glasgow, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    James McAvoy (; born 21 April 1979) is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in...  more

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  • Peter Capaldi6

    Peter Capaldi

    The Hour, The Thick of It

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland

    NationalityScotland, United Kingdom

    Peter Dougan Capaldi (born 14 April 1958) is a Scottish actor, writer and director. He...  more

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  • Gerard Butler7

    Gerard Butler

    Attila, The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star

    BirthplacePaisley, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor, producer, singer and...  more

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  • Laura Fraser8

    Laura Fraser

    Breaking Bad, Single Father

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland


    Laura Fraser (born 24 July 1976) is a Scottish actress. She is best known for portraying Door...  more

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  • Craig Ferguson9

    Craig Ferguson

    The Drew Carey Show, Maybe This Time

    BirthplaceSpringburn, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited States of America, Scotland, United Kingdom

    Craig Ferguson (born 17 May 1962) is a Scottish-American television host, comedian, author,...  more

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    Lorraine McIntosh

    River City, Hope Springs

    BirthplaceScotland, Cumnock

    NationalityScotland, United Kingdom

    Lorraine McIntosh (born 13 May 1964) is a Scottish singer best known as a vocalist with...  more
  • John Barrowman11

    John Barrowman

    Arrow, Torchwood

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    NationalityUnited States of America, Scotland

    John Scot Barrowman (born 11 March 1967) is a Scottish-American actor, singer, presenter,...  more

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  • Eileen McCallum12

    Eileen McCallum

    River City, Take the High Road

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland


    Eileen McCallum, MBE (born 2 December 1936) is a Scottish actress....  more
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    William Ruane

    River City

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland


    William Ruane is an actor and a Disc jockey....  more
  • Armando Iannucci14

    Armando Iannucci

    Time Trumpet, The Armando Iannucci Shows

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    NationalityScotland, United Kingdom

    Armando Giovanni Iannucci (; born 28 November 1963) is a Scottish satirist, writer, ...  more
  • Angus Macfadyen15

    Angus Macfadyen

    TURN: Washington's Spies, Miracles

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Angus Macfadyen (born 21 September 1963) is a Scottish actor. His roles include Robert the...  more
  • Johnny Beattie16

    Johnny Beattie

    River City, Now You See It

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland

    NationalityScotland, United Kingdom

    Johnny Beattie MBE, (born 9 November 1926) is a Scottish actor and stand-up comedian whose...  more
  • Rory McCann17

    Rory McCann

    Game of Thrones, The Book Group

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland


    Rory Philip McCann (born 24 April 1969) is a Scottish actor, best known for portraying Sandor...  more

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  • Alex Norton18

    Alex Norton

    The Black Adder, Taggart

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom


    Alexander Hugh Norton (born 27 January 1950) is a Scottish television, film and voice actor....  more
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    Gordon McCorkell

    Jeopardy, River City

    BirthplaceBarrhead, United Kingdom


    Gordon McCorkell (born 1983, Barrhead, Renfrewshire) is a Scottish actor who is arguably best...  more
  • Tony Curran20

    Tony Curran

    Defiance, The Pillars of the Earth

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland

    NationalityScotland, United Kingdom

    Tony Curran (born December 13, 1969) is a Scottish actor who has appeared in Underworld:...  more
  • Phyllida Law21

    Phyllida Law

    Agatha Christie's Poirot, Kingdom

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland

    NationalityScotland, United Kingdom

    Phyllida Ann Law, (born 8 May 1932) is a Scottish actress, known for her numerous roles in...  more
  • Maxwell Caulfield22

    Maxwell Caulfield

    Ryan's Hope, Emmerdale

    BirthplaceDuffield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited States of America, United Kingdom

    Maxwell Caulfield (né Newby; born 23 November 1959) is a British film, stage, and television...  more
  • Alec Newman23

    Alec Newman

    Frank Herbert's Dune, Frank Herbert's Children of Dune

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Alec Newman (born 27 November 1974) is a Scottish actor best known for portraying Paul...  more
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    Adrienne Corri

    Sword of Freedom, You're Only Young Twice (1971)

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland


    Adrienne Corri (born Adrienne Riccoboni , 13 November 1930 – 13 March 2016) was a...  more
  • Gordon Jackson25

    Gordon Jackson

    Upstairs, Downstairs

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Gordon Cameron Jackson, (19 December 1923 – 15 January 1990) was a Scottish actor best...  more