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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

Birthplace: Blackburn, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Ian David McShane (born 29 September 1942) is an English actor. He is known for his television performances, particularly the title role in the BBC series Lovejoy (1986–1994) and as Al ...more

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Jennifer Kendal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire

Birthplace: Southport, United Kingdom

Nationality: India, United Kingdom

Jennifer Kapoor (née Kendal, 27 February 1934 – 7 September 1984) was an English actress and the founder of the Prithvi Theatre. She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in ...more
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Miranda Richardson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
The Black Adder, Merlin, Rubicon

Birthplace: Southport, England

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Miranda Jane Richardson (born 3 March 1958) is an English actress. She made her film debut playing Ruth Ellis in Dance with a Stranger (1985) and went on to receive Academy Award nominations for ...more

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Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Coronation Street, Vicious, The Prisoner

Birthplace: Burnley, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Sir Ian Murray McKellen (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. His career spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. He is the recipient ...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

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

Nationality: Canada, England

Chris Wiggins (January 13, 1931 – February 19, 2017) was 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 ...more
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Jason Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Highlander: The Series, Awake, Brotherhood

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Jason Isaacs (born 6 June 1963) is an English actor and producer, best known for playing Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, Colonel William Tavington in The Patriot, 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

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the rhythm guitarist for ...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

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Sir Richard Starkey (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. He ...more

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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician, singer-songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the ...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

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Alison Steadman (born 26 August 1946) is an English actor. She won the 1991 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress for the Mike Leigh film Life is Sweet, and the 1993 Olivier ...more
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Jacqueline Leonard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
EastEnders, River City, Peak Practice

Birthplace: Blackpool, England

Nationality: England

Jacqueline Leonard is an English actress. She is 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 to ...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

Birthplace: Burnley, United Kingdom

Nationality: United States of America, United Kingdom, England

James Patrick Francis O'Malley (March 15, 1904 – February 27, 1985) was an English singer and character actor, who appeared in many American films and television programmes from the 1940s to ...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

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Patrick Barber, known by the stage name Paul Barber (born 18 March 1951), is an English actor from Liverpool. In a career spanning more than 30 years, he is best known for playing Denzil in Only ...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

Birthplace: Oldham, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Warren Clarke (26 April 1947 – 12 November 2014) was an English actor. He appeared in many films after a significant role as Dim in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. His 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

Birthplace: Rawtenstall, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Barbara Jane Horrocks (born 18 January 1964) is an English actress, voice artist, musician and singer, who played the roles of Bubble and Katy Grin in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous ...more

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Eric Sykes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Teletubbies, Sykes, Gormenghast

Birthplace: Eurasia, Lancashire, United Kingdom, North West England, England, + more

Nationality: England

Eric Sykes (4 May 1923 – 4 July 2012) was an English radio, stage, television and film writer, comedian, actor, and director whose performing career spanned more than 50 years. He frequently ...more

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Christopher Biggins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Christopher Biggins Porridge, Psychoville, Rentaghost

Birthplace: Oldham, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Christopher Kenneth Biggins (born 16 December 1948) is an English actor and television presenter. He is best known for his role as Lukewarm in the BBC sitcom Porridge.
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Anthony Valentine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Robin of Sherwood, Masada, Callan

Birthplace: England, Blackburn

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Anthony Valentine (17 August 1939 – 2 December 2015) was an English actor best known for his television roles: the ruthless Toby Meres in Callan (1967–72), the sadistic Major Horst Mohn 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

Birthplace: Manchester, England

Nationality: England

Lesley Sharp (born 3 April 1960) is an English stage, film and television actress whose roles on British television include Clocking Off (2000–01), Bob & Rose (2001) and Afterlife (2005–06). ...more
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Phil Hayes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire

Birthplace: Bolton, United Kingdom

Nationality: United States of America, England

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

Birthplace: St Helens, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Michael Joseph Pennington (born 5 September 1970), known professionally as Johnny Vegas, is an English actor and comedian, known for his portly figure and his alter-egos' angry rants, surreal ...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

Birthplace: Liverpool, England

Nationality: England

Michael Angelis (born 18 January 1952) is an English actor. He is best known as the former narrator of the British children's television series Thomas and Friends from 1991 to 2012, as well as ...more
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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

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Ken Jones (20 February 1930 – 13 February 2014) was an English actor. Jones was born in Liverpool. After working as a signwriter and performing as an amateur, he trained at RADA. Known for his ...more
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Liza Tarbuck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire
Blockbusters, Airport, Watching

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Liza Tarbuck ( LEE-zə; born 21 November 1964) is an English actress and television and radio presenter.
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Clive Barker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Lancashire

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Clive Barker (born 5 October 1952) is an English writer, film director, and visual artist. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories, the Books of Blood, which ...more

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