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TV Actors from Lancashire

Updated October 13, 2018 16.6k views356 items

List RulesOnly 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?"
  • Ian McShane1

    Ian McShane

    Deadwood, Dallas

    BirthplaceEngland, Blackburn

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Ian David McShane (born 29 September 1942) is an English actor. He is known for his television...  more

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  • Jennifer Kendal2
    Jennifer Kapoor (née Kendal, 27 February 1934 – 7 September 1984) was an English actress and...  more
  • Miranda Richardson3

    Miranda Richardson

    The Black Adder, Merlin

    BirthplaceSouthport, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Miranda Jane Richardson (born 3 March 1958) is an English actress. She made her film debut...  more

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  • Ian McKellen4

    Ian McKellen

    Coronation Street, Vicious

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Sir Ian Murray McKellen (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. His career spans genres...  more

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    Chris Wiggins

    The Care Bears, Spider-Man

    BirthplaceBlackpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityCanada, England

    Chris Wiggins (January 13, 1931 – February 19, 2017) was an English-born Canadian actor.He...  more
  • Jason Isaacs6

    Jason Isaacs

    Highlander: The Series, Awake

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom


    Jason Isaacs (born 6 June 1963) is an English actor and producer, best known for playing...  more

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  • John Lennon7

    John Lennon

    The Beatles, Not Only... But Also

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an...  more

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  • Ringo Starr8

    Ringo Starr

    Courage the Cowardly Dog, Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends

    BirthplaceLiverpool, Eurasia, Lancashire, North West England, United Kingdom


    Sir Richard Starkey (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English...  more

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  • George Harrison9
    George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician,...  more

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  • Alison Steadman10

    Alison Steadman

    Pride and Prejudice, Gavin & Stacey

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Alison Steadman (born 26 August 1946) is an English actor. She won the 1991 National Society...  more
  • Jacqueline Leonard11

    Jacqueline Leonard

    EastEnders, River City

    BirthplaceBlackpool, United Kingdom


    Jacqueline Leonard is an English actress. She is known for playing Sarah Preston in the ITV...  more
  • J. Pat O'Malley12

    J. Pat O'Malley

    Maude, My Favorite Martian

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited States of America,United Kingdom,England

    James Patrick Francis O'Malley (March 15, 1904 – February 27, 1985) was an English singer and...  more
  • Paul Barber13

    Paul Barber

    Only Fools and Horses, All Change

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Patrick Barber, known by the stage name Paul Barber (born 18 March 1951), is an English actor...  more
  • Warren Clarke14

    Warren Clarke

    Chuggington, Red Riding

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Warren Clarke (26 April 1947 – 12 November 2014) was an English actor. He appeared in many...  more
  • Jane Horrocks15

    Jane Horrocks

    Absolutely Fabulous, Watership Down

    BirthplaceRawtenstall, United Kingdom


    Barbara Jane Horrocks (born 18 January 1964) is an English actress, voice artist, musician and...  more

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  • Eric Sykes16

    Eric Sykes

    Teletubbies, Sykes

    BirthplaceEurasia, Lancashire, United Kingdom, North West England, England


    Eric Sykes (4 May 1923 – 4 July 2012) was an English radio, stage, television and film...  more
  • Christopher Biggins17

    Christopher Biggins

    Porridge, Psychoville

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Christopher Kenneth Biggins (born 16 December 1948) is an English actor and television...  more
  • Anthony Valentine18

    Anthony Valentine

    Robin of Sherwood, Masada

    BirthplaceBlackburn, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Anthony Valentine (17 August 1939 – 2 December 2015) was an English actor best known for his...  more
  • Lesley Sharp19

    Lesley Sharp

    Afterlife, Red Riding

    BirthplaceManchester, England


    Lesley Sharp (born 3 April 1960) is an English stage, film and television actress whose roles...  more
  • Phil Hayes20
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  • Johnny Vegas21

    Johnny Vegas

    Benidorm, Ideal

    BirthplaceSt Helens, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Michael Joseph Pennington (born 5 September 1970), known professionally as Johnny Vegas, is an...  more

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  • Michael Angelis22

    Michael Angelis

    Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,England

    Michael Angelis (born 18 January 1952) is an English actor. He is best known as the former...  more
  • Ken Jones23

    Ken Jones

    Jesus of Nazareth, The Squirrels

    BirthplaceLiverpool, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Ken Jones (20 February 1930 – 13 February 2014) was an English actor. Jones was born in...  more
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    Liza Tarbuck

    Blockbusters, Airport

    BirthplaceLiverpool, England


    Liza Tarbuck ( LEE-zə; born 21 November 1964) is an English actress and television and radio...  more
  • Clive Barker25
    Clive Barker (born 5 October 1952) is an English writer, film director, and visual artist....  more

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