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

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

List TV actors include Sarah Silverman, Morrissey and more.

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

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Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Bob's Burgers, Mr. Show with Bob and David, Greg the Bunny Sarah Kate Silverman is an American stand-up comedian, writer, producer and actress. Her satirical comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics, such as racism, having her comic ...more

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David Warner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Wallander, Hogfather David Warner is an English actor who is known for playing both romantic leads and sinister or villainous characters, across a range of media, including stage, film, animation, television and ...more

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Holliday Grainger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
The Borgias, M.I. High, The Royal Holliday Clark Grainger, also credited as Holly Grainger, is a British screen and stage actress. Some of her prominent roles include Lucrezia Borgia in the Showtime series The Borgias and ...more

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Matt Czuchry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
The Good Wife, Gilmore Girls, Justice League Matthew Charles "Matt" Czuchry is an American actor. He portrayed Logan Huntzberger on Gilmore Girls and since 2009 has been co-starring as Cary Agos on the CBS television series The

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Burt Kwouk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Last of the Summer Wine, Banzai, Noble House Herbert "Burt" Kwouk, OBE is an English actor of Chinese descent, known for many television appearances and for his role as Cato in the Pink Panther films,. Also for his portrayal in ...more

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Bernard Hill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
The Grid, Boys from the Blackstuff, Five Days Bernard Hill is an English film, stage and television actor. He is known for playing Yosser Hughes, the troubled 'hard man' whose life is falling apart in Alan Bleasdale's groundbreaking 1980s ...more

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David Greene is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
L. David Syms-Greene, born Lucius David Syms Brian Lederman, was a British television and film director who was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in ...more

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Chris Addison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Skins, The Thick of It, Lab Rats Chris Addison is a British comedian, writer, actor and director from Manchester. He is perhaps best known for his role as a regular panellist on Mock the Week. He is also known for his ...more

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Paula Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Man About the House, Miss Jones And Son, The Smoking Room Paula Wilcox is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Chrissy Plummer in the British comedy Man About the House and later as Hilary Potts in Emmerdale.

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Sam Kelly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
'Allo 'Allo!, Porridge, Barbara Roger Michael Kelly, known by the stage name Sam Kelly; was an English actor who appeared in film, television, radio and theatre. He is best known for his roles as Captain Hans Geering in 'Allo ...more

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Brenda Bruce is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Connie, David Copperfield (1986), Goodbye Cruel World Brenda Bruce was a British actress. She had a long and successful career in the theatre, radio, film and television.

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Linus Roache is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Law & Order, Vikings, The Ten Commandments Linus Roache is an actor.

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Barbara Kellerman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
The Chronicles of Narnia, The Glittering Prizes, The Lion Barbara R. Kellerman is an English actress, noted for her film and television roles. She trained at Rose Bruford College. Kellerman's Jewish father, Dr Walter Kellermann, had fled Nazi Germany ...more

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Brian Trueman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
DangerMouse, Danger Mouse, Count Duckula Brian Trueman is an English writer and broadcaster known mainly for his work with the animation studio Cosgrove Hall. He wrote and/or narrated many fondly remembered children's cartoon series, ...more

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Caroline Catz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Doc Martin, The Vice, DCI Banks Caroline Catz is an English film, television, theatre and radio actress.

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James Scott Murray is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Cutting It, CHAOS, Other People's Children James Murray is an English actor.

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David Bamber is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Rome, Pride and Prejudice, Daniel Deronda David James Bamber is an English actor, known for his television and theatre work. He is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

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William Lucas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
The Adventures of Black Beauty, Eldorado, Squadron William Lucas is a British film and television actor. His first acting role was in the film Portrait of Alison, and later appeared in many Hammer Film Productions such as The Shadow of the Cat. ...more

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David Threlfall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Shameless, Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll David Threlfall is an English stage, film and television actor and director best known for playing Frank Gallagher in Channel 4's series Shameless. He has also directed several episodes of the ...more

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Davy Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
The Monkees, The People's Court, Meet the Royals David Thomas "Davy" Jones was an English singer-songwriter, musician, actor and businessman best known as one of the Monkees four man pop rock group and co-star of the TV series of the ...more

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Ben Crompton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Game of Thrones, Ideal, Man Stroke Woman Benjamin "Ben" Lorton Crompton is an English actor, best known as one of the stars of the BBC sketch show Man Stroke Woman and Eddison Tollett in the HBO series Game of Thrones. In ...more

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David Schofield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
The Street, Our Friends in the North, Band of Gold David Schofield is an English actor who was born in Wythenshawe, Manchester in 1951. He has appeared in numerous television programmes and feature films during his career.

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Raoul Bhaneja is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
The Dresden Files, Medabots, Train 48 Raoul Bhaneja is an English-Canadian actor, musician, writer and producer. His father is South Asian and mother is Irish. He has appeared in over seventy five different film and television ...more

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Alan Cassell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
The Micallef P(r)ogram(me), Special Squad, The Power Alan Cassell is an Australian actor, born in the UK and best known for his roles in film and television. Cassell was one of the actors who worked in Bruce Beresford's early Australian films. ...more

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John Henshaw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Early Doors, Born and Bred, The Cops John Henshaw is a British actor, best known for his roles as Ken Dixon the landlord in Early Doors, Wilf Bradshaw in Born and Bred and PC Roy Bramwell in The Cops. Often associated with ...more

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Ashley Taylor Dawson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Hollyoaks, Hollyoaks Later, Starstreet Philip Ashley Taylor Dawson is an English actor and singer. He is best known for his role as Darren Osborne in the British Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, in which he is one of the longest ...more

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Benedict Wong is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
15 Storeys High, State of Play, TLC Benedict Wong is a British actor.

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Geoff Breton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
The Diary of Anne Frank, The Rotters' Club, The Diary of Anne Frank Geoff Breton is a British actor. He graduated from the Drama Centre London in 2006.

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Christopher Stone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
The Bionic Woman, Spencer's Pilots, The Interns Christopher Stone was an American actor.

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Andy Gibb is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Solid Gold, The Bee Gees Special Andrew Roy "Andy" Gibb was an English singer, songwriter, musician, performer, and teen idol. He was the younger brother of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, the members of Bee Gees. Gibb ...more

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Craig Cash is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
The Royle Family, Early Doors, Mrs Merton and Malcolm Craig Cash is an English comedian, actor, director and BAFTA award-winning writer and producer. His best known work is in the television shows The Royle Family, The Fast Show, The Mrs Merton ...more

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Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Steven Patrick Morrissey, commonly known by his last name, Morrissey, or Moz, is a British singer and lyricist. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the rock band ...more

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Alexander Nathan Etel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Cranford, The Cranford Chronicles Alexander Nathan "Alex" Etel is an English actor, who began his career as a child actor.

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Olivia Hamnett is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Pacific Drive, Return to Eden, Rush Olivia Hamnett was a British actress who found success after emigrating to Australia in 1971. In the UK, Hamnett had guest roles in such television programmes as Department S and Randall and ...more

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David Gray is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
David Gray is an English indie rock singer-songwriter. Gray released his first studio album in 1993 and received worldwide attention after the release of White Ladder six years later. It was the ...more

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Christopher Truswell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Hey Dad..! Christopher Truswell, is an English- born Australian actor and voiceover best known as Gerald "Nudge" Niritas in the Australian TV sitcom Hey Dad...! He voiced the character of ...more

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Esther Hall is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Waking the Dead, Queer as Folk, True Dare Kiss Esther Jane Hall is an English actress who has had high-profile roles in a number of television dramas. Born in Manchester in 1970 and brought up in Cheshire, she took A levels in Manchester ...more

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Peter Howitt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Defying Gravity, Bread, Civvies Peter Howitt is an English actor and film director.

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George Coulouris is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
The Doombolt Chase, Pathfinders to Venus, Pathfinders to Mars George Coulouris was an English film and stage actor.

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Ciarán Griffiths is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Shameless, Emmerdale, The Bill Ciarán Joseph Griffiths is an English actor, best known for his roles as Gary Best in The Bill, Mickey Maguire in Shameless and Dylan Hodge in Waterloo Road.

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Kenneth Colley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Casualty 1909, Casualty 1900s, Pennies From Heaven Kenneth Colley is an English actor. A long-time character actor, he came to wider prominence through his role as Admiral Piett in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars ...more

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Christian Coulson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
The Forsyte Saga Christian Coulson is an English actor best known for playing Tom Marvolo Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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Alan Badel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Shōgun, Where Adam Stood Alan Fernand Badel was an English stage actor who also appeared frequently in the cinema, radio and television and was noted for his richly textured voice which was once described as "the ...more

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Tamzin Malleson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Midsomer Murders, Bodies, Dangerfield Tamzin Malleson is an English actress.

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Eamon Boland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Fox, Law and Disorder, The Uninvited Eamon Denis Boland is an English actor. He has played Tony Walker in Casualty, Frank O'Connor in Coronation Street, Gerry Hollis in Kinsey, Jim Gray in The Chief and Phil Fox in Fox. He has also ...more

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Lee Boardman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Rome, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Making Waves Lee Boardman is an English actor and narrator.

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Caroline Milmoe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Bread, Hot Metal Caroline Milmoe is an English stage, film and television actress best known for playing Julie in the first two series of Carla Lane's Liverpool-based BBC sit-com Bread and Lisa Duckworth in ...more

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Lorraine Ashbourne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Jane Eyre, Playing the Field, Housewife Lorraine Ashbourne is an English stage, film and television actress.

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Lyndsey Marshal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Rome, Kiss of Death, Garrow's Law Lyndsey Marshal is an English actress best known for her performance in The Hours, and as the recurring character Cleopatra on HBO's Rome, and as Lady Sarah Hill in BBC period drama Garrow's

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Brenda De Banzie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from Manchester
Brenda Doreen Mignon de Banzie was a British actress of stage and screen. She was the daughter of Edward Thomas de Banzie, conductor and musical director, and his second wife Dorothy, whom he ...more