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

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

List includes Charles Barkley, Tom Wilkinson and more.

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

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Malcolm McDowell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Heroes, Phineas and Ferb, Fantasy Island Malcolm McDowell is an English actor, known for his boisterous and sometimes villainous roles, whose career spans more than four decades. He trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music ...more

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Tom Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
John Adams, The Kennedys, Stay Lucky Thomas Geoffrey "Tom" Wilkinson, OBE is an English actor. He has twice been nominated for an Academy Award, for his roles in In the Bedroom and Michael Clayton. In 2009, he won Golden ...more

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John Simm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Life on Mars, State of Play, The Devil's Whore John Ronald Simm is an English actor. He has starred in many television dramas, including Life on Mars, Cracker, The Lakes, Sex Traffic, State of Play, Crime and Punishment, and Exile. He has ...more

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Angela Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Coronation Street, Lewis, Inspector Lewis Angela Mellissa Griffin is an English actress and television presenter who has been active on British television since the early 1990s.

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Steven Waddington is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
The Tudors, Titanic, Vital Signs Steven Waddington is an English actor known for his supporting role in Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans.

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Vic Reeves is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Catterick, Vic Reeves Big Night Out, The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer James Roderick Moir, better known by the stage name Vic Reeves and sometimes credited as Jim Moir, is an English comedian, artist, actor and television presenter best known for his double act ...more

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Melanie Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Melanie Janine Brown, better known as Mel B or Melanie B, is a British recording artist, songwriter, dancer, actress, author, television presenter, talent competition judge and model. Brown rose ...more

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Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Costas Now, NBA on TNT, Inside the NBA Charles Wade Barkley is a retired American professional basketball player and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Nicknamed "Chuck", "Sir Charles", and ...more

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James Frain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
The Tudors, The Cape, Arabian Nights James Dominic Frain is an English stage and screen actor. He is known for his role in the Showtime series The Tudors, in which he appeared as Thomas Cromwell from 2007-09. Other starring roles ...more

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Bob Peck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
An Ungentlemanly Act, Edge of Darkness, After Pilkington Robert "Bob" Peck was an English stage, television and film actor who was best known for his roles as Ronald Craven in the television serial Edge of Darkness and as gamekeeper Robert ...more

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Jack Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Count Dracula, Wycliffe, The Murder Room Jack Shepherd is an English actor, playwright, theatre director, saxophone player and jazz pianist, who made his film debut in 1969 with All Neat in Black Stockings and The Virgin Soldiers. He ...more

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Frances White is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Peppa Pig, May to December, I Woke Up One Morning Frances White is a British actress, perhaps best known for her roles as Kate Hamilton in Crossroads and as Miss Flood in the BBC sitcom May to December. She is very much involved with Ireland ...more

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Christian Cooke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Witches of East End, Magic City, Trinity Christian Louis Cooke is an English actor. He is known for playing Luke Kirkwall in Where the Heart Is, Luke Rutherford in Demons, Dorian Gaudain in Trinity, Freddie Taylor in Cemetery Junction ...more

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Diana Coupland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Triangle, Bless This House, Dickens Of London Diana Coupland was an English actress best remembered for her role as Jean Abbott on Bless This House, which she played from 1971 to 1976.

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Geoffrey Bayldon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Worzel Gummidge, Catweazle, Fort Boyard Geoffrey Bayldon is a British actor. After playing roles in many dramas including Shakespeare, he became known for portraying the title role of the children's series Catweazle, after turning ...more

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Felicity Montagu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
I'm Alan Partridge, Nighty Night, Suburban Shootout Felicity J. Montagu is an English actress.

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Gaynor Faye is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Dani's House, The Chase, Playing the Field Gaynor Kay Mellor, better known as Gaynor Faye, is an English actress, best known for playing Judy Mallett in Coronation Street from 1995 until 1999 and Megan Macey in Emmerdale since 2012.

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Julian Barratt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
The Mighty Boosh, Nathan Barley, AD/BC: A Rock Opera Julian Barratt Pettifer, known professionally as Julian Barratt, is an English comedian, actor, musician, music producer and member of surreal comedy troupe The Mighty Boosh. He played Howard ...more

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Corinne Bailey Rae is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Corinne Bailey Rae is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist from Leeds, West Yorkshire. Bailey Rae was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2006 in an annual BBC poll of music ...more

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Andrew Dunn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Dinnerladies, The Knock, Scream of the Shalka Andrew Dunn is an actor.

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Alex Zane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Popworld, Balls of Steel, Rude Tube Alex Zane is an English television presenter and DJ.

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Chris Moyles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Children in Need, The Big Breakfast, Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack Christopher Moyles is an English radio and television presenter and author, best known for presenting BBC Radio 1's The Chris Moyles Show from 2004 to 2012 and Chris Moyles' Quiz Night between ...more

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Leigh Francis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Celebrity Juice, A Bear's Christmas Tail, A Bear's Tail Leigh Francis is an English stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, and voice artist, best known for creating Channel 4's Bo' Selecta! and portraying Keith Lemon in several ITV ...more

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Daniel Percival is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Vital Signs, Sinchronicity Daniel Percival is an English television, theatre and film actor. Percival was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He has brown eyes and black hair, is 5 ft 10 in tall, and is not to be confused ...more

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Geoffrey Davies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Doctor in the House, Doctor at Large, Doctor At The Top Geoffrey Davies is a British actor.

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Vinette Robinson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Sherlock, Waterloo Road, Hope Springs Vinette Robinson is an English actress.

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Matthew Lewis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Where the Heart Is, The Syndicate, City Central Matthew David "Matt" Lewis is an English film, television and stage actor, best known for playing Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, Jamie Bradley in The Syndicate and ...more

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Barry Cryer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
At Last the 1948 Show, Cross Wits, Crosswits Barry Charles Cryer OBE is a British writer and comedian. Cryer has written for many noted performers, including Dave Allen, Stanley Baxter, Jack Benny, Rory Bremner, George Burns, Jasper ...more

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Beverley Callard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Beverley Jane "Bev" McEwan is an English actress, known for her role as Liz McDonald in ITV's Coronation Street, and Flo Henshaw in BBC Three's Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of

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John Craven is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Newsround, Saturday Superstore, Multi-Coloured Swap Shop John Craven OBE is an English journalist and television presenter, best known for presenting the BBC programmes Newsround, Countryfile and Beat the Brain.

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Steve Huison is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
The Last Train, The Royal Today Steve Huison, is a British actor, mostly on TV and occasional films. He trained at the Rose Bruford College in Sidcup, Kent. He is best known for his role as "Lomper" in the massively ...more

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Paul Shelley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Paradise Postponed, Secret Army, The Fourth Arm Paul Shelley is an English actor. Shelley was born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, and trained at RADA. Since then he has mainly worked in the theatre as a classical actor. He has worked ...more

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Bryan Mosley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Queenie's Castle Bryan Mosley was a British actor, known best as grocer Alf Roberts in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street.

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Jeremy Paxman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Breakfast Time, The Victorians, J. K. Rowling: The Interview Jeremy Dickson Paxman is an English broadcaster, journalist and author. He has worked for the BBC since 1972 and is known for his forthright and abrasive interviewing style, particularly when ...more

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Gabby Logan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
The Vault, Inside Sport, BBC Olympics 2008 Gabrielle Nicole "Gabby" Logan is a British presenter and a former Wales international gymnast who is best known for her presenting roles with BBC Sport and ITV. Logan hosted Final ...more

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Angela Bruce is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Rock Follies, Takin' Over the Asylum Angela Bruce is an English actress, noted for her television work. Bruce was born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire to a West Indian father and white mother, but was put up for adoption aged ...more

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Ernie Wise is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Piccadilly Palace Ernest Wiseman, OBE, known by his stage name Ernie Wise, was an English comedian, best known as one half of the comedy duo Morecambe and Wise, who became a national institution on British ...more

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Anthony Lewis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Children's Ward Anthony Lewis is an English actor. Lewis began acting at just nine years old with early roles in many popular television shows, including Heartbeat, A Touch Of Frost and Cracker as well as a ...more

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Angela Morley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Angela Morley was an English composer and conductor. Morley was born in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1924, and played saxophone in a number of dance bands, and in 1944 became a member of Geraldo's band. ...more

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David Fleeshman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
David Fleeshman is an actor.

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George A. Cooper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
King of the River, Billy Liar George A. Cooper is a retired English actor. One of his best-known roles was as the caretaker Mr. Griffiths in the long-running children's TV series Grange Hill. He also enjoyed acclaim as ...more

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Keith Waterhouse is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Keith Spencer Waterhouse CBE was a British novelist, newspaper columnist, and the writer of many television series.

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Jeremy Dyson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
The League of Gentlemen Jeremy Dyson is an English screenwriter and, along with Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, a participant in the television series The League of Gentlemen. He has also created and ...more

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Jimmy Savile is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Celebrity Big Brother, Jim'll Fix It, Jim'll Fix It Strikes Again Sir James Wilson Vincent "Jimmy" Savile, OBE, KCSG was an English DJ, television presenter, media personality and charity fundraiser. He hosted the BBC television show Jim'll Fix It, ...more

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Steve O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Bottom, So What Now?, How to be a Little Sod Steven O'Donnell is an English actor. Before O'Donnell became an actor, he spent five years working at Charing Cross Hospital as a Scientific Officer in a medical laboratory. He has appeared in ...more

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Ralph Ineson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
The Office, Case Sensitive Ralph Michael Ineson is an English actor. He played Chris Finch on the BBC television programme The Office. He has a strong Yorkshire accent and is a supporter of Leeds United

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Carolynne Good is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Fame Academy Carolynne Poole is an English singer-songwriter, actress and former model. She is a founding member of the Carolynne Good Band, based in Leeds and London. She is best known for finishing in ...more

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Philip Stone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Doomwatch, The Rat Catchers, John Browne's Body Philip Stone was an English actor.

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Michael Barratt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Nationwide Michael Barratt is an English television presenter and announcer. He is mainly known for his lengthy period as the main presenter on Nationwide.

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Jenny Tomasin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from Leeds
Upstairs, Downstairs Jenny Tomasin was an English actress best known for her roles in Upstairs, Downstairs and Emmerdale.