Actors TV Actors from Lancashire

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

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Lancashire, with photos when available. These renowned Lancashire 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 Lancashire, but everyone on this list grew up in Lancashire and considers it to be their home. This list includes Lancashire TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Lancashire then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Lancashire. Various bits of information are available for these Lancashire celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

List TV actors range from John Lennon to George Harrison.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Lancashire?" and "Who are the most famous Lancashire actors?"

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Ian McShane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Deadwood, Dallas, Jesus of Nazareth Ian David McShane is an English actor, director, producer and voice artist. Despite appearing in numerous films, McShane is best known for his television roles, particularly BBC's Lovejoy and ...more

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Jennifer Kendal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Jennifer Kapoor, born Jennifer Kendal, was a British actress who married Shashi Kapoor of the Kapoor family.

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Miranda Richardson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
The Black Adder, Merlin, Rubicon Miranda Jane Richardson is an English stage, film and television actress. She made her film debut playing Ruth Ellis in Dance with a Stranger in 1985, and went on to receive Academy Award ...more

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Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Coronation Street, Vicious, The Prisoner Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn ...more

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Chris Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
The Care Bears, Spider-Man, The Marvel Super Heroes Chris Wiggins is an English-born Canadian actor. He started out as a banker in his home country before he began his acting career in Canada, where he moved in 1952. Wiggins is probably best ...more

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Jason Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Highlander: The Series, Awake, Brotherhood Jason Isaacs is an English actor. He is known for his performance as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, the brutal Colonel William Tavington in The Patriot and as lifelong criminal Michael ...more

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
The Beatles, Not Only... But Also John Winston Ono Lennon MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of ...more

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Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Courage the Cowardly Dog, Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Richard Starkey Jr., MBE, better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. On ...more

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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
George Harrison, MBE was an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. ...more

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Alison Steadman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Pride and Prejudice, Gavin & Stacey, Gavin and Stacey Alison Steadman, OBE is an English actress. She was made an OBE in the 2000 New Year Honours. In a 2007 Channel 4 poll, the "50 Greatest Actors" voted for by other actors, she was ...more

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Jacqueline Leonard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
EastEnders, River City, Peak Practice Jacqueline Leonard is an English actress. She is best known for playing Sarah Preston in the ITV drama Peak Practice from 1993 to 1996, Lorraine Wicks in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 1996 ...more

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J. Pat O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Maude, My Favorite Martian, The Mickey Mouse Club James Patrick O'Malley was an English singer and character actor, who appeared in many American films and television programmes from the 1940s to 1982, using the stage name J. Pat O'Malley. He ...more

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Paul Barber is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Only Fools and Horses, All Change, Boys from the Blackstuff Patrick Barber, known by the stage name Paul Barber, is an English actor from Liverpool. In a career spanning more than 30 years, he is best known for playing Denzil in Only Fools and Horses and ...more

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Warren Clarke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Chuggington, Red Riding, Dalziel and Pascoe Warren Alan James Clarke was an English actor. He was known for his appearances in many films after a significant role as 'Dim' in Stanley Kubrick's Clockwork Orange and for numerous television ...more

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Jane Horrocks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Absolutely Fabulous, Watership Down, Fifi & the Flowertots Barbara Jane Horrocks is an English stage, screen and television actress, voice artist, musician and singer. She played "Bubble" in the TV series Absolutely Fabulous and is known for ...more

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Eric Sykes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Teletubbies, Sykes, Gormenghast Eric Sykes CBE was an English radio, television and film writer, actor and director whose performing career spanned more than 50 years. He frequently wrote for and/or performed with many other ...more

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Christopher Biggins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Porridge, Psychoville, Rentaghost Christopher Kenneth Biggins, often referred to as simply Biggins, is a British actor and television presenter.

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Anthony Valentine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Robin of Sherwood, Masada, Callan Anthony Valentine is an English actor known for his TV roles: the ruthless Toby Meres in Callan, the sinister Major Mohn in Colditz, as the title character in Raffles. Valentine was born in ...more

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Lesley Sharp is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Afterlife, Red Riding, Scott & Bailey Lesley Sharp is an English stage, film and television actress, particularly well known for her variety of British television roles including Clocking Off, Bob & Rose and afterlife.

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Phil Hayes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Phillip Lee "Phil" Hayes is an English cricketer. Hayes is a left-handed batsman who bowls leg break. He was born in Bolton, Greater Manchester and educated at Bury College. While ...more

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Johnny Vegas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Benidorm, Ideal, Tipping the Velvet Michael Joseph Pennington, Sr., better known as Johnny Vegas is an English actor and comedian, known for his angry rants, surreal humour, portly figure and high husky voice. His television roles ...more

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Michael Angelis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, Rolie Polie Olie Michael Angelis is an English actor and voice artist. He is the younger brother of fellow actor Paul Angelis.

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Ken Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Jesus of Nazareth, The Squirrels, The Last Of The Baskets Ken Jones was an English actor. Jones was born in Liverpool. After working as a signwriter and performing as an amateur, he trained at RADA and then joined Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop. He ...more

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Liza Tarbuck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Blockbusters, Airport, Watching Liza Tarbuck is an English actress, television and radio presenter.

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Clive Barker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Clive Barker is an English writer, film director, and visual artist best known for his work in both fantasy and horror fiction. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short ...more

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Tom Baker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Doctor Who, Little Britain, Little Britain USA Thomas Stewart "Tom" Baker is an English actor. He is best known for his role as the fourth incarnation of the Doctor in the science fiction series Doctor Who from 1974 to 1981, a ...more

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Neil Fitzmaurice is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Peep Show, Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, Phoenix Nights Neil Simon Fitzmaurice is an English actor, comedian and writer. He is best known for his acting role as Mark's love rival, Jeff, in the Channel 4 sitcom, Peep Show, but has written for a number ...more

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Sarah Lancashire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Wuthering Heights, Oliver Twist, Lark Rise to Candleford Sarah Lancashire is an English television, film and theatre actress who has also presented and directed for television. Lancashire trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating ...more

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Steve Pemberton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
The League of Gentlemen, Whitechapel, Benidorm Steve James Pemberton is an English actor, writer, comedian and screenwriter, best known as a member of The League of Gentlemen with Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss, and Jeremy Dyson. Pemberton ...more

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Magda Szubanski is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Kath & Kim, The Late Show, Fast Forward Magdalene M. "Magda" Szubanski is an English-born Australian actress, comedian, television presenter, radio host and author. Szubanski's career began while she was studying at ...more

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David Burke is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Sherlock Holmes, The Guardians, The Nanny (UK) David P. Burke is an English actor, known for playing Watson in the initial series of Granada Television's 1980s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, which starred Jeremy Brett in the title role.

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Jennifer Ellison is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Hell's Kitchen, Brookside, The Verdict Jennifer Lesley Ellison is an English actress, glamour model, television personality, dancer and singer. Ellison is perhaps best known for playing Emily Shadwick in the television soap opera ...more

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Derek Nimmo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Oh, Brother!, All Gas and Gaiters Derek Robert Nimmo was an English character actor, producer and author. He was particularly associated with upper class "silly-ass" roles, and clerical roles.

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Nicola Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Strike Back, The Chase, Northern Lights Nicola Stephenson is an English actress. She is known mainly for her roles in television, which include Margaret Clemence in Brookside; Stephenson's on-air kiss with Anna Friel was the first ...more

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Maxine Peake is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Shameless, Little Dorrit, Dinnerladies Maxine Peake is an English stage, film and television actress known for playing Twinkle in Victoria Wood's sitcom dinnerladies, Veronica in Channel 4's Manchester-based drama series Shameless, ...more

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David Thewlis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Dinotopia, A Bit of a Do, Dandelion Dead David Thewlis is an English actor of stage and screen. His most commercially successful role to date has been that of Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter film series. Other notable performances ...more

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Ian Hart is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Luck, Dirt, The Virgin Queen Ian Hart is an English stage, television and film actor best known for playing Professor Quirrell in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone/Sorcerer's Stone.

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Craig Charles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Red Dwarf, Coronation Street, Ghostwatch Craig Joseph Charles is an English actor, comedian, author, poet, television presenter, and DJ. He is known for playing Dave Lister in the British science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf and Lloyd ...more

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Tony Haygarth is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
All Change, The Glittering Prizes, Where the Heart Is Anthony "Tony" Haygarth is an English television, film and theatre actor.

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Norman Rossington is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Curry and Chips, The Army Game, Casanova Norman Rossington was an English actor best remembered for his roles in The Army Game, the Carry On films and The Beatles film A Hard Day's Night.

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Christine Tremarco is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Waterloo Road, Five Days, Clocking Off Christine Tremarco is a British television actress whose career began in 1992. Educated at St Cecilia's Infant School and then Holly Lodge Girls' College, she was spotted in a school play and ...more

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Bernard Kay is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Century Falls, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Bernard Kay was a British actor with an extensive theatre, television and film repertoire.

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Tom Georgeson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Bleak House, Juliet Bravo, G.B.H. Tom Georgeson is a British actor, known for his television and film work. His most notable credits have been supporting parts in Between the Lines and in three dramas by Alan Bleasdale; Boys ...more

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Gillian Kearney is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Shameless, Brookside, The Forsyte Saga Gillian Louise Kearney is an English actress best known for playing Jessica Harrison in the long-running BBC television medical drama series Casualty, and her early role as Debbie McGrath in ...more

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Phillip Schofield is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Winning Lines (UK), The 100 Greatest Musicals, All Star Mr & Mrs Phillip Bryan Schofield is an English television presenter and television personality who is employed by ITV. He is most recognised for presenting the ITV lifestyle programme This Morning, which ...more

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Clive Swift is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Keeping Up Appearances, Born and Bred, The Old Guys Clive Walter Swift is an English actor and songwriter. He is best known for his role as Richard Bucket in the British television series Keeping Up Appearances, but has played many other notable ...more

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Rupert Davies is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Joe 90, War and Peace, Arthur of the Britons Rupert Davies was a British actor best remembered for playing the title role in the BBC's 1960s television adaptation of Maigret, based on Georges Simenon's Maigret novels.

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Peter Serafinowicz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Running Wilde, NTSF:SD:SUV::, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle Peter Szymon Serafinowicz is an English actor, comedian, writer, voice artist and director. He is best known for playing Pete in Shaun of the Dead, dubbing the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars ...more

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Elisabeth Sladen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Sarah Jane's Alien Files Elisabeth Clara Heath-Sladen was an English actress best known for her role as Sarah Jane Smith in the British television series Doctor Who. She was a regular cast member from 1973 to 1976, ...more

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Glyn Owen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Emergency – Ward 10, Howards' Way, The Brothers Glyn Griffith Owen was a British stage, television and film actor, best known to British TV viewers for two roles: that of Dr Patrick O'Meara in the long-running ITV hospital drama Emergency - ...more