Actors TV Actors from London

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

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

TV actors here include everything from Kate Beckinsale to Justin Bieber.

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

Neil Ross is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from London
Neil Ross The Transformers, G.I. Joe, Jem Neil Ross is an English-born voice actor and announcer, now resident in the United States, working in Los Angeles. He has provided voices in many American cartoons, most notably Voltron, G.I. ...more

Charles Shaughnessy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from London
Charles Shaughnessy The Nanny, Happily Divorced, Squirrel Boy Charles George Patrick Shaughnessy, 5th Baron Shaughnessy, simply known as Charles Shaughnessy, is a British peer and television, theatre and film actor. He is known for his roles on American ...more

David Walliams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from London
David Walliams Little Britain, EastEnders, Little Britain USA David Edward Williams, known as David Walliams, is an English comedian, actor, author, television presenter and activist, best known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the BBC One sketch ...more

Anthony Stewart Head is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from London
Anthony Stewart Head Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin, Little Britain Anthony Stewart Head is an English actor and musician. He rose to fame in the UK following his role in the Gold Blend couple television advertisements for Nescafé Gold Blend, and is known ...more

Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from London
Helen Mirren Prime Suspect, Elizabeth I, BBC2 Playhouse Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE, is an English actor. Mirren has won an Academy Award for Best Actress, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress ...more

Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from London
Angela Lansbury Murder^! She Wrote, Great Performances, The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury, DBE is an Anglo-Irish-American actress and singer who has appeared in theatre, television, and films. Her career has spanned seven decades, much of it based in the ...more

David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from London
David Bowie David Bowie is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He is also a painter and collector of fine art. Bowie has been a major figure in the ...more

Christopher Lee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from London
Christopher Lee Shaka Zulu, The Colour of Magic, Gormenghast Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ, is an English actor, singer and author. Lee initially portrayed villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a string of ...more

Adnan Sami is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from London
Adnan Sami Indian Idol Adnan Sami is a singer, musician, pianist, actor and composer with a command of Indian and Western Classical/Semi-Classical music, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Indian Classical music, Fusion & Indian ...more

David Jason is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from London
David Jason Only Fools and Horses, DangerMouse, Danger Mouse Sir David John White, OBE, known by his stage name David Jason, is an English actor. He played Derek "Del Boy" Trotter in the BBC comedy series Only Fools and Horses, and Detective ...more

Kate Beckinsale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from London
Kate Beckinsale Emma Kathrin Romary "Kate" Beckinsale is an English actress. After some minor television roles, she made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing while still a student at Oxford University. ...more

Michael Dobson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from London
Michael Dobson X-Men: Evolution, Krypto the Superdog, Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu Michael Richard Dobson Originally from the UK is one of the three Dobson brothers, all of whom have made themselves known prominently in the voice acting community. Arrived in Canada and he ...more

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Hugh Bonneville is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from London
Hugh Bonneville Downton Abbey, Doctor Zhivago, Lost in Austen Hugh Richard Bonneville Williams, known professionally as Hugh Bonneville, is an English stage, film, television and radio actor, who is best known for playing Robert Crawley in the ITV period ...more

Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from London
Ryan Gosling Young Hercules, Road to Avonlea, Breaker High Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor, film director, screenwriter, musician and businessman. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club and went on to ...more

Jhumpa Lahiri is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from London
Jhumpa Lahiri MTVU Stand In Jhumpa Lahiri is an Indian American author. Lahiri's debut short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies, won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and her first novel, The Namesake, was ...more

Hamilton Camp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from London
Hamilton Camp Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, DuckTales, The Smurfs Hamilton Camp was a British singer-songwriter, actor and voice actor.

Alfred Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from London
Alfred Hitchcock Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE was an English film director and producer. Often nicknamed "The Master of Suspense", he pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological ...more

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Kunal Nayyar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from London
Kunal Nayyar The Big Bang Theory Kunal Nayyar is a British-Indian actor and writer known for his role as Dr. Raj Koothrappali in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

John Gielgud is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from London
John Gielgud Merlin, Brideshead Revisited, Scarlett Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH, was an English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades. With Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, he was one of the trinity of actors who ...more

Elton John is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from London
Elton John E!'s Pam: Girl on the Loose!, Zomercarroussel, Elton John: Me^! Myself and I Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since ...more

Michelle Collins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from London
Michelle Collins EastEnders, French and Saunders, French & Saunders Michelle Danielle Collins is an English actress and TV presenter, best known for her roles in the British soap operas EastEnders and Coronation Street. Collins played Cindy Beale in the BBC soap ...more

Lucy Punch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from London
Lucy Punch Ben and Kate, Doc Martin, The 10th Kingdom Lucy Punch is an English film, stage and television actress. Her feature film credits include Hot Fuzz, Bad Teacher, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Dinner for Schmucks, and Into the Woods.

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Derek Jacobi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from London
Derek Jacobi The Borgias, I, Claudius Sir Derek George Jacobi CBE is an English actor and stage director. A "forceful, commanding stage presence", Jacobi has enjoyed a highly successful stage career, appearing in such ...more

Claudia Winkleman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from London
Claudia Winkleman French & Saunders, French and Saunders, Golden Globes Red Carpet Live Claudia Anne Winkleman is a television presenter, film critic, radio personality and journalist, best known for her current work with the BBC. Since 2010 she has co-presented Strictly Come ...more

Louise Jameson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from London
Louise Jameson Doctor Who, EastEnders, Doc Martin Louise Jameson is an English actress, with a wide variety of British TV and theatre credits. She is best known for her appearances in British TV series EastEnders, Doctor Who, Bergerac, and

Callum Blue is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from London
Callum Blue Smallville, Dead Like Me, The Tudors Daniel James Callum Blue, better known as Callum Blue, is an English actor. Blue is known for his roles on the Showtime series Dead Like Me and The Tudors, as well as his roles as Zod in the ...more

Alexander Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from London
Alexander Armstrong The Sarah Jane Adventures, To the Manor Born, Sarah Jane's Alien Files Alexander Henry Fenwick Armstrong is an English comedian, actor and television presenter, best known as one half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller with Ben Miller, and as host of the BBC ...more

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Sarah Alexander is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from London
Sarah Alexander Coupling, Green Wing, Smack the Pony Sarah Alexander is an English actress. She is best known for her roles in British series such as Armstrong and Miller, Smack the Pony, Coupling, The Worst Week of My Life, Green Wing, and ...more

Jessica Tandy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from London
Jessica Tandy O'Hara^! U.S. Treasury, The Alcoa Hour, Producers' Showcase Jessica Alice Tandy was a British-American stage and film actress, who spent most of her 67-year career in the United States. She appeared in over 100 stage productions and had more than 60 ...more

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from London
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Lost, Oz, Hunted Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is an English actor and former fashion model, best known for his roles as Lock-Nah in The Mummy Returns, Nykwana Wombosi in The Bourne Identity, Mr. Eko on Lost and ...more

Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from London
Emma Thompson Angels in America, Playhouse Presents, Alfresco Emma Thompson is a British actress, comedienne, screenwriter and author. Cited as one of the greatest British actresses of her generation, she is known for her portrayals of reticent women in ...more

Victor Garber is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from London
Victor Garber Alias, Eli Stone, Charlie's Angels Victor Joseph Garber is a Canadian and a film, stage and television actor and singer. He is known for playing Jesus in Godspell, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, Jack Bristow in the television ...more

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Adrian Truss is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from London
Adrian Truss Totally Spies!, Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, Peep and the Big Wide World Adrian Truss is a British-born actor, writer, and director now living in Canada whose more recent work is as a voice actor for animated children's TV shows, Movies and commercials.

Doon Mackichan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from London
Doon Mackichan Smack the Pony, Stressed Eric, Bob and Margaret Doon Mackichan is an English comedian and actress.

Matt Lucas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from London
Matt Lucas Little Britain, Little Britain USA, Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire Matthew Richard "Matt" Lucas is an English comedian, screenwriter, actor and singer, best known for his work with David Walliams in the television show Little Britain as well as for ...more

Vanessa Redgrave is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from London
Vanessa Redgrave Call The Midwife, The Day of the Triffids, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story Vanessa Redgrave, CBE is an English actress of stage, screen and television, as well as a political activist. She is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee, and received the 2010 BAFTA ...more

Colin Salmon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from London
Colin Salmon Strike Back, Keen Eddie, Hex Colin Salmon is an English actor best known for playing Charles Robinson in three James Bond films and James "One" Shade in the Resident Evil film series. He currently has a recurring ...more

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Keeley Hawes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from London
Keeley Hawes Upstairs^! Downstairs, Spooks, Ashes to Ashes Keeley Hawes is an English actress and former model. She starred in The Last September and has voiced roles in video games, such as Lara Croft in several of the Tomb Raider games. She is also ...more

Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from London
Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock, Parade's End, The Last Enemy Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio. The son of actors Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, he ...more

Kiefer Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from London
Kiefer Sutherland 24, Touch, Amazing Stories Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland is a British-born Canadian actor, film producer, and film director. He is best known for his portrayal of Jack Bauer on the Fox series ...more

Naveen Andrews is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from London
Naveen Andrews Lost, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, The Beast Naveen William Sidney Andrews is a British Indian actor. He is best known for portraying Sayid Jarrah in the television series Lost, Kip in the film The English Patient and Sanjay in the 2002 ...more

Andrew Lloyd Webber is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from London
Andrew Lloyd Webber I'd Do Anything, The 100 Greatest Musicals, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre. Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway. He ...more

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Peter Ustinov is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from London
Peter Ustinov Jesus of Nazareth, Doctor Snuggles, Victoria & Albert Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE was an English actor, writer and dramatist. He was also renowned as a filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, author, screenwriter, comedian, ...more

Harry Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from London
Harry Lloyd Game of Thrones, Robin Hood, Great Expectations Harry Charles Salusbury Lloyd is an English actor. He is known for his roles as Will Scarlet in the 2006 BBC drama Robin Hood, Jeremy Baines in the 2007 Doctor Who episodes "Human ...more

Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from London
Helena Bonham Carter Miami Vice, Absolutely Fabulous, Merlin Helena Bonham Carter CBE is an English actress. She made her acting debut in a television adaptation of K. M. Peyton's A Pattern of Roses before her debut film role as the titular character in ...more

Alfred Molina is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from London
Alfred Molina Law & Order: LA, Ladies Man, Monday Mornings Alfred Molina is an English actor, known for his roles in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Prick Up Your Ears, Boogie Nights, The Man Who Knew Too Little, Spider-Man 2, Maverick, Species, Not Without My ...more

Denholm Elliott is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from London
Denholm Elliott Bangkok Hilton, Bleak House, The Bourne Identity Denholm Mitchell Elliott, CBE was an English film, television and theatre actor with more than 120 film and television credits. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. In the ...more

Keira Knightley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from London
Keira Knightley Doctor Zhivago, Oliver Twist Keira Christina Knightley is an English actress. She began acting as a child on television and made her film debut in 1995. She had a supporting role as Sabé in Star Wars Episode I: The ...more

Rupert Penry-Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from London
Rupert Penry-Jones French & Saunders, French and Saunders, Spooks Rupert William Penry-Jones is an English actor, known for his role as Adam Carter in the BBC One spy drama series Spooks, as Clive Reader QC in BBC One legal drama Silk and policeman DI Joseph ...more

Vanessa Angel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from London
Vanessa Angel Weird Science, Veronica's Closet, Planet Raptor Vanessa Madeline Angel is an English actress and former model. She played the role of Lisa on the television series Weird Science. She is also known for her role as Claudia in the film Kingpin.