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TV Actors from London

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Updated October 13, 2018 14.6k views 1,502 items

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?"
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Neil Ross is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from London
The Transformers, G.I. Joe, Jem

Birthplace: England, London

Nationality: United States of America, United Kingdom, England

Neil Ross (born 31 December 1944) is a British-American voice actor and announcer, now resident in the United States, working in Los Angeles. Noted for his Trans-Atlantic accent, Ross has ...more
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Charles Shaughnessy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from London
The Nanny, Happily Divorced, Squirrel Boy

Birthplace: England, London

Nationality: England

Charles George Patrick Shaughnessy, 5th Baron Shaughnessy (born 9 February 1955) is a British television, theatre, voice and film actor. Shaughnessy is known for his roles on American ...more
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David Walliams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from London
Little Britain, EastEnders, Little Britain USA

Birthplace: England, London, London Borough of Merton

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

David Edward Walliams (born 20 August 1971) is an English actor, comedian, writer, and television personality. He is best known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the BBC One sketch comedy ...more

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Anthony Stewart Head is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from London
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin, Little Britain

Birthplace: Camden Town, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Anthony Stewart Head (born 20 February 1954) 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 ...more

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Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from London
Prime Suspect, Elizabeth I, BBC2 Playhouse

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, (born 26 July 1945) is an English actor. Mirren began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967 and is one of the few performers who have achieved the ...more

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Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from London
Murder, She Wrote, Great Performances

Birthplace: England, Poplar, London

Nationality: United States of America, United Kingdom

Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury (born October 16, 1925) is a British-American-Irish actress who has appeared in theatre, television, and film. Her career has spanned eight decades, much of it in the ...more

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from London

Birthplace: England, London

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (, BOH-ee), was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry ...more

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Christopher Lee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from London
Shaka Zulu, The Colour of Magic, Gormenghast

Birthplace: England, London

Nationality: England

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English actor, singer and author. With a career spanning nearly 70 years, Lee was well known for portraying villains and ...more

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Adnan Sami is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from London
Indian Idol

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Nationality: Pakistan, India, United Kingdom

Adnan Sami Khan (born 15 August 1971) is an Indian singer, musician, music composer, pianist and actor. He performs Indian and western music, specially for Hindi movies. His most notable ...more
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David Jason is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from London
Only Fools and Horses, DangerMouse, Danger Mouse

Birthplace: Edmonton, London, London, England

Nationality: United Kingdom

Sir David John White, (born 2 February 1940), known professionally by his stage name David Jason, is an English actor and comedian. He is best known for his roles has appeared as Derek "Del ...more

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Kate Beckinsale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from London
Emma

Birthplace: Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Kathrin Romary Beckinsale (born 26 July 1973) is an English actress and model. After some minor television roles, she made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing (1993) while still a student ...more

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Michael Dobson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from London
X-Men: Evolution, Krypto the Superdog, Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Birthplace: England, London

Nationality: Canada, United Kingdom

Michael Richard Dobson (born August 12, 1966) is an English-Canadian actor, voice actor and voice director who works for Ocean Studios and various other studios in British Columbia, Canada. He ...more
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Hugh Bonneville is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from London
Downton Abbey, Doctor Zhivago, Lost in Austen

Birthplace: Blackheath, London, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Hugh Richard Bonneville Williams (born 10 November 1963) is an English actor. He is best known for playing Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham in the ITV historical drama series Downton Abbey and ...more

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Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from London
Young Hercules, Road to Avonlea, Breaker High

Birthplace: London, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is a Canadian actor and musician. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's The Mickey Mouse Club (1993–1995), and went on to ...more

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Jhumpa Lahiri is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from London
MTVU Stand In

Birthplace: England, London

Nationality: India, United States of America

Nilanjana Sudeshna "Jhumpa" Lahiri (born July 11, 1967) is an American author of Indian descent known for her short stories, novels and essays in English, and, more recently, in ...more
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Hamilton Camp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from London
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, DuckTales, The Smurfs

Birthplace: England, London

Nationality: United States of America, United Kingdom

Hamilton Camp (30 October 1934 – 2 October 2005) was an English-American singer-songwriter, actor and voice actor.
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Alfred Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from London

Birthplace: England, London

Nationality: United States of America, United Kingdom

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer, widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. Known ...more

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Kunal Nayyar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from London
The Big Bang Theory

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: India, United Kingdom

Kunal Nayyar (, kuu-NAHL NY-ər; born 30 April 1981) is an Indian-American actor and comedian known for his role as Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. According to ...more
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John Gielgud is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from London
Merlin, Brideshead Revisited, Scarlett

Birthplace: South Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH ( 14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000) was an English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades. With Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, he was ...more

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from London
E!'s Pam: Girl on the Loose!, Zomercarroussel, Elton John: Me

Birthplace: England, London

Nationality: United Kingdom

Sir Elton Hercules John (born 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 ...more

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Michelle Collins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from London
EastEnders, French and Saunders, French & Saunders

Birthplace: London Borough of Hackney, England, London

Nationality: England

Michelle Danielle Collins (born 28 May 1962) is an English actress and TV presenter, best known for her roles in the British soap operas EastEnders and Coronation Street. Collins played Cindy ...more
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Lucy Punch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from London
Ben and Kate, Doc Martin, The 10th Kingdom

Birthplace: England, London

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Lucy Punch (born 30 December 1977) is an English actress. She has appeared in films such as Ella Enchanted, Hot Fuzz, Bad Teacher, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Dinner for Schmucks, and ...more
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Derek Jacobi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from London
The Borgias, I, Claudius

Birthplace: England, London

Nationality: England

Sir Derek George Jacobi (; born 22 October 1938) is an English actor and stage director. A "forceful, commanding stage presence", Jacobi has enjoyed a successful stage career, ...more

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Claudia Winkleman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from London
French & Saunders, French and Saunders, Golden Globes Red Carpet Live

Birthplace: England, London

Nationality: England

Claudia Anne Winkleman (born 15 January 1972) is an English television presenter, model, film critic, radio personality, and journalist. Between 2004 and 2010, she presented Strictly Come ...more
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Louise Jameson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from London
Doctor Who, EastEnders, Doc Martin

Birthplace: England, London

Nationality: United Kingdom

Louise Jameson (born 20 April 1951) is an English actress, with a wide variety of television and theatre credits. She is known for her appearances in television series such as EastEnders, Doctor ...more