Actors TV Actors from Leicester

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

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

This list features TV actors like Richard Armitage and Graham Chapman.

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

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Richard Armitage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Strike Back, Spooks, Robin Hood Richard Armitage is a voice actor.

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Kate O'Mara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Dynasty, Emergency – Ward 10, Family Affairs Kate O'Mara was an English film, stage and television actress, and writer. She was perhaps most widely known for her 1986 role as Caress Morell, the scheming sister of Alexis Colby in the ...more

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Michael Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Foyle's War, Oliver Twist, To Play the King Michael Kitchen is an English actor and television producer, best known for his role as Chief Superintendent Foyle in the ITV drama series Foyle's War since 2002.

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Graham Chapman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Big Show, Monty Python Live At Aspen Graham Arthur Chapman was an English comedian, writer, actor, and one of the six members of the surreal comedy group Monty Python.

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Barry Letts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
The Moonstone, City Beneath the Sea, The Silver Sword Barry Leopold Letts was a British actor, television director, writer and producer. Born in Leicester, he worked on the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who and produced the BBC's ...more

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Parminder Nagra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
ER, The Blacklist, Alcatraz Parminder Kaur Nagra is an English film and television actress, known for playing Jess in the 2002 film Bend It Like Beckham and Dr. Neela Rasgotra in the NBC medical drama ER from 2003 to 2009. ...more

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Colin Wilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Colin Henry Wilson was a prolific English writer who first came to prominence as a philosopher and novelist. He also wrote widely on true crime, mysticism and the paranormal. Wilson called his ...more

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Stephen Frears is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Stephen Arthur Frears is an English film director. Frears directed several critically acclaimed British feature films since the 1980s including My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, High ...more

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Wallas Eaton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Up Pompeii!, The Sullivans, The Lost Islands Wallas Eaton, sometimes credited as Wallace Eaton or Wallis Eaton, was an English film, radio, television and theatre actor. He is perhaps best remembered for his voice roles between 1949 and ...more

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Andy Nyman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Dead Set, Chuggington, Playhouse Presents Andy Nyman is an English actor and magician.

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Dominic Keating is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Star Trek: Enterprise, Species: The Awakening, Desmond's Dominic Keating is an English television, film and theatre actor, known for his portrayal of Tony in the Channel 4 sitcom Desmond's and Lieutenant Malcolm Reed on Star Trek: Enterprise.

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John Leeson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Doctor Who, Sarah Jane's Alien Files, K-9 and Company John Leeson is a British actor who is best known for voicing K-9 on the television series Doctor Who from 1977 to 1979, then from 1980 to 1981, and has returned for two single episode in the ...more

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Alison King is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Coronation Street, Mile High, Dream Team Alison King is an English actress. She has had major television roles as Lynda Block in the Sky One television series Dream Team, and since 2006 as Carla Connor in the ITV soap opera Coronation ...more

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Sheila Fearn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Emergency – Ward 10, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, The Likely Lads Sheila Fearn is a British actress best known for playing Audrey, the sister of Terry Collier in BBC situation comedies The Likely Lads and Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, and also later ...more

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Jo Kendall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
At Last the 1948 Show, Broaden Your Mind, The Pallisers Jo Kendall, born in Leicester, England, is a British actress. She played Desdemona in a production of Othello at the ADC Theatre, Cambridge in 1962. In August 1963 she appeared in the West End ...more

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David Icke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
David Vaughan Icke is an English writer, public speaker and a former professional footballer and sports broadcaster. He promotes conspiracy theories about global politics and has written ...more

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Richard Wilson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Monkey Trousers, Duck Patrol, Hot Metal Richard Wilson is a British-born Australian actor.

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Betty Driver is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Coronation Street, Pardon the Expression Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Driver, MBE was an English actress, singer and author, best known for her role as Betty Williams on the British soap opera, Coronation Street from 1969-2011, ...more

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Gary Lineker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Underground Ernie, We Are the Champions, They Think It's All Over Gary Winston Lineker, OBE is an English former footballer and current sports broadcaster. He holds England's record for goals in FIFA World Cup finals, with 10 scored. Lineker's media career ...more

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Elaine Klimaszewski is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge Elaine Klimaszewski is an actress.

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Josette Simon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Blake's 7, Seekers Josette Patricia Simon OBE is a British actor from Leicester of Antiguan descent. She trained for the stage at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

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Quentin Willson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Top Gear, Britain's Worst Celebrity Driver Quentin Willson is an English TV presenter, motoring journalist, author, TV producer and former car dealer, perhaps most widely known as a presenter of the motoring programmes Britain's Worst ...more

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Gok Wan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Gok's Fashion Fix, Miss Naked Beauty Gok Wan is an English fashion consultant, author and television presenter, perhaps best known for his Channel 4 television programme How to Look Good Naked. Initially training in the performing ...more

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James Acheson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
James Acheson is a British costume designer. Born in Leicester, Acheson has a twin brother, Patrick. In the early 1950s, Acheson was a pupil at St. Marys Convent School, in Priory Street, ...more

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Helen Pearson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
EastEnders, Hollyoaks Helen Pearson is an English television actress, currently seen as Frankie Osborne in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks. She has been in three of the United Kingdom's major soap operas, ...more

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Sue Townsend is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Susan Lillian "Sue" Townsend, FRSL was an English writer and humorist whose work encompasses novels, plays and works of journalism. She was best known for creating the character Adrian ...more

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Philip Voss is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Philip Voss is a British stage, radio, film and television actor. He has played small roles since the 1960s, but more notable ones include roles in such as the 1964 Doctor Who serial, ...more

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Royston Tickner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Breaking Point (UK) Royston Tickner was a British actor. Born Roy A. Tickner in Leicester, a tailor's son, he trained as an actor at Scarborough repertory theatre. He served in the Royal Navy in World War II: ...more

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Suzanna Leigh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Suzanna Leigh is an English actress known for her film and television roles in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Joe Tucker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Joe Tucker is an actor.

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Dion Dublin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Ford Super Sunday, Super Sunday Dion Dublin is an English former footballer and TV presenter. Born in Leicester, Leicestershire, he was capped four times for England. Dublin started his career as a centre-back with Norwich ...more

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Peter Shilton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Peter Leslie Shilton OBE is a former English footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He currently holds the record for playing more games for the England men's team than anyone else, earning 125 ...more

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Noel Coleman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Noel Coleman Noel Coleman was an English actor who appeared in many television roles. He appeared in the 1969 Doctor Who serial The War Games as General Smythe and he appeared in Red Dwarf as the Cat Priest ...more

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Paven Virk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Paven Virk is a film actor.

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Selina Chilton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from Leicester
Selina Chilton Doctors Selina Chilton is an English actress who has appeared in theatre and television productions. Chilton is best known for her role as Ruth Pearce in the BBC soap opera; Doctors, which began in ...more