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Famous Film Actors From Manchester

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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Manchester, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Manchester, as in some cases Manchester may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Manchester then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Manchester, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

List contains items like Sarah Silverman, Morrissey.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Manchester?" and "Which famous actors were born in Manchester?"
  • A Guy Called Gerald1

    Films Acted In!K7

    BirthplaceEngland, Manchester


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  • Adam Gillen2

    Films Acted In4.3.2.1, We Are the Freaks, Set Fire to the Stars

    BirthplaceEngland, Manchester

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Adam Gillen is an English actor, best known for his role as Liam in the ITV hit series... more on Wikipedia
  • Afshan Azad3

    Films Acted InHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I

    BirthplaceLongsight, United Kingdom


    ParentsAbdul Azad

    Afshan Azad (born 12 February 1989) is a British actress and model. She is best known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 4

    Films Acted InBram Stoker's Dracula, The Black Waters of Echo's Pond, Extramarital, The Drone Virus

    BirthplaceEngland, Manchester


    Adam Kendrick (born 26 January 1969 in Manchester, Lancashire), also known as Adamo Palladino,... more on Wikipedia
  • 5

    Adil Mohammed Javed

    Age: 36

    Films Acted InFour Lions

    BirthplaceEngland, Manchester


    Adil Mohammed Javed is an actor.
  • Adrianne Allen6

    Adrianne Allen

    Dec. at 86 (1907-1993)

    Films Acted InVote for Huggett, Bond Street, The October Man, The Morals of Marcus, Black Coffee

    BirthplaceEngland, Manchester


    ChildrenDaniel Massey, Anna Massey

    Adrianne Allen (7 February 1907 – 14 September 1993) was an English stage actress.Most often... more on Wikipedia
  • Alan Badel7

    Alan Badel

    Dec. at 59 (1923-1982)

    Films Acted InThe Day of the Jackal, Nijinsky, Force 10 from Navarone, Telefon, This Sporting Life

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom


    ChildrenSarah Badel

    Alan Fernand Badel (; 11 September 1923 – 19 March 1982) was an English stage actor who also... more on Wikipedia
  • 8

    Films Acted InHarlequin, Puberty Blues, Money Movers, Strange Bedfellows, Squizzy Taylor

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom


    Alan Louis Cassell (16 February 1932 – 30 August 2017) was an English Australian actor, on... more on Wikipedia
  • Alex Price9
    Alex Price (born 8 May 1985) is a British actor who has appeared in various television... more on Wikipedia
  • Alexander Nathan Etel10

    Films Acted InMillions, The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, Ways to Live Forever, From Time to Time

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom


    ParentsJason Hartley, Nicholette Etel

    Alexander Nathan Etel (born 19 September 1994) is an English actor most widely known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    Films Acted InControl

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Andrew Sheridan (born 16 November 1976) is a British actor first known for his role as the... more on Wikipedia
  • Andy Gibb12

    Andy Gibb

    Dec. at 30 (1958-1988)

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    NationalityAustralia, England


    ParentsHugh Gibb, Barbara Gibb

    ChildrenPeta Gibb

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  • Andy Rourke13

    Films Acted InThe Smiths: Still Ill, Inside the Smiths

    BirthplaceEngland, Manchester

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Andrew Michael Rourke (born 17 January 1964) is an English musician, best known as the bassist... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Andy Still

    Age: 45

    Films Acted InTank

    BirthplaceEngland, Manchester


    Andy Still is an actor.
  • Angela Crow15
    Angela Crow is an actress.
  • 16

    Annie Dyson

    Dec. at 88 (1908-1996)

    Films Acted InThe Princess Bride, 84 Charing Cross Road

    BirthplaceEngland, Manchester


    Annie Dyson was an actor.
  • Astrid Allwyn17

    Astrid Allwyn

    Dec. at 73 (1905-1978)

    Films Acted InMr. Smith Goes to Washington, Love Affair, Follow the Fleet, Reno, Dimples

    BirthplaceManchester, Connecticut, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenMelinda O. Fee, Vicki Fee

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  • 18
    Babs Hopkinson is an actress.
  • Bernard Hill19

    Films Acted InTitanic, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Gandhi, ParaNorman

    BirthplaceBlackley, United Kingdom


    ChildrenGabriel Hill

    Bernard Hill (born 17 December 1944) is an English film, stage and television actor. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • Badly Drawn Boy20

    BirthplaceEngland, Dunstable

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    ChildrenOscar Gough, Edith Gough

    Damon Michael Gough (born 2 October 1969, in Dunstable, Bedfordshire), known by the stage name... more on Wikipedia
  • Barbara Kellerman21

    Films Acted InThe Monster Club, The Sea Wolves, Henry VIII, The Silver Chair, Satan's Slave

    BirthplaceEngland, Manchester


    Barbara Kellerman (née Kellermann; born 30 December 1949) is an English actress, known for her... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Barbara Tremain

    Dec. at 87 (1895-1982)

    Films Acted InA Name for Evil, Anne of Green Gables

    BirthplaceEngland, Manchester

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Barbara Tremain was an actress.
  • 23

    Barry Angel

    Age: 57

    Films Acted InThe 17th Bride: A Story of Love and War

    BirthplaceEngland, Manchester


    Barry Angel is an actor.
  • Beatrice Varley24

    Beatrice Varley

    Dec. at 68 (1896-1964)

    Films Acted InGone to Earth, Bedelia, The Man in Grey, So Well Remembered, The Surgeon's Knife

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Beatrice Evelyn Varley (11 July 1896 – 4 July 1964) was an English actress who appeared in... more on Wikipedia
  • Ben Crompton25

    Films Acted In102 Dalmatians, Kill List, All or Nothing, Blow Dry, Nativity!

    BirthplaceStockport, England


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