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TV Actors from Leeds

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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.