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
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
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
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
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
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
Murder, She Wrote, Great Performances
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Hugh Bonneville is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from London
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
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
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
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
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
Kunal Nayyar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from London
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
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
E!'s Pam: Girl on the Loose!, Zomercarroussel, Elton John: Me
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
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
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.
Derek Jacobi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from London
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
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
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