TV Actors from Manchester

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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?"
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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