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TV Actors from London

Updated October 13, 2018 16.0k views1.5k items

List RulesOnly 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 Ross1

    Neil Ross

    The Transformers, G.I. Joe

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited States of America,England

    Neil Ross (born 31 December 1944) is a British-American voice actor and announcer, now...  more
  • Charles Shaughnessy2

    Charles Shaughnessy

    The Nanny, Happily Divorced

    BirthplaceLondon, England


    Charles George Patrick Shaughnessy, 5th Baron Shaughnessy (born 9 February 1955) is a British...  more
  • David Walliams3

    David Walliams

    Little Britain, EastEnders

    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Merton, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    David Edward Walliams (born 20 August 1971) is an English actor, comedian, writer, and...  more

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  • Anthony Stewart Head4

    Anthony Stewart Head

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin

    BirthplaceCamden Town, England, London


    Anthony Stewart Head (born 20 February 1954) is an English actor and musician. He rose to fame...  more
  • Helen Mirren5

    Helen Mirren

    Prime Suspect, Elizabeth I

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, (born 26 July 1945) is an English actor. Mirren began her acting...  more

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  • Angela Lansbury6

    Angela Lansbury

    Murder, She Wrote

    BirthplacePoplar, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited States of America, United Kingdom

    Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury (born October 16, 1925) is a British-American-Irish actress who...  more

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  • David Bowie7
    David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (,...  more

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  • Christopher Lee8

    Christopher Lee

    Shaka Zulu, The Colour of Magic

    BirthplaceBelgravia, London, United Kingdom


    Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English actor, singer...  more

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  • Adnan Sami9

    Adnan Sami

    Indian Idol

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    NationalityPakistan, India, United Kingdom

    Adnan Sami Khan (born 15 August 1971) is an Indian singer, musician, music composer, pianist...  more
  • David Jason10

    David Jason

    Only Fools and Horses, DangerMouse

    BirthplaceEdmonton, London, London, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Sir David John White, (born 2 February 1940), known professionally by his stage name David...  more

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  • Kate Beckinsale11

    BirthplaceFinsbury Park, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Kathrin Romary Beckinsale (born 26 July 1973) is an English actress and model. After some...  more

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    Michael Dobson

    X-Men: Evolution, Krypto the Superdog

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    NationalityCanada, United Kingdom

    Michael Richard Dobson (born August 12, 1966) is an English-Canadian actor, voice actor and...  more
  • Hugh Bonneville13

    Hugh Bonneville

    Downton Abbey, Doctor Zhivago

    BirthplaceBlackheath, London, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Hugh Richard Bonneville Williams (born 10 November 1963) is an English actor. He is best known...  more

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  • Ryan Gosling14

    Ryan Gosling

    Young Hercules, Road to Avonlea

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada


    Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is a Canadian actor and musician. He began his...  more

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  • Jhumpa Lahiri15

    Jhumpa Lahiri

    MTVU Stand In

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    NationalityIndia, United States of America

    Nilanjana Sudeshna "Jhumpa" Lahiri (born July 11, 1967) is an American author of Indian...  more
  • Hamilton Camp16

    Hamilton Camp

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, DuckTales

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    NationalityUnited States of America, England

    Hamilton Camp (30 October 1934 – 2 October 2005) was an English-American singer-songwriter,...  more
  • Alfred Hitchcock17
    Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and...  more

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  • Kunal Nayyar18

    Kunal Nayyar

    The Big Bang Theory

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityIndia, United Kingdom

    Kunal Nayyar (, kuu-NAHL NY-ər; born 30 April 1981) is an Indian-American actor and comedian...  more
  • John Gielgud19

    John Gielgud

    Merlin, Brideshead Revisited

    BirthplaceSouth Kensington, London, United Kingdom


    Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH ( 14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000) was an English actor and...  more

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  • Elton John20

    Elton John

    E!'s Pam: Girl on the Loose!, Zomercarroussel

    BirthplacePinner, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Sir Elton Hercules John (born 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and...  more

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  • Michelle Collins21

    Michelle Collins

    EastEnders, French and Saunders

    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Hackney, London, England


    Michelle Danielle Collins (born 28 May 1962) is an English actress and TV presenter, best...  more
  • Lucy Punch22

    Lucy Punch

    Ben and Kate, Doc Martin

    BirthplaceLondon, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Lucy Punch (born 30 December 1977) is an English actress. She has appeared in films such as...  more
  • Derek Jacobi23

    Derek Jacobi

    The Borgias, I

    BirthplaceLeytonstone, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Sir Derek George Jacobi (; born 22 October 1938) is an English actor and stage director. A...  more

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  • Claudia Winkleman24

    Claudia Winkleman

    French & Saunders, French and Saunders

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,England

    Claudia Anne Winkleman (born 15 January 1972) is an English television presenter, model, film...  more
  • Louise Jameson25

    Louise Jameson

    Doctor Who, EastEnders

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Louise Jameson (born 20 April 1951) is an English actress, with a wide variety of television...  more