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TV Actors from Manchester

Updated October 13, 2018 17.5k views158 items

List RulesOnly 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 Silverman1

    Sarah Silverman

    Bob's Burgers, Mr. Show with Bob and David

    BirthplaceManchester, New Hampshire, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, actress,... more on Wikipedia

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  • David Warner2

    David Warner

    Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Wallander

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom


    David Hattersley Warner (born 29 July 1941) is an English actor who played romantic leads and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Holliday Grainger3

    Holliday Grainger

    The Borgias, M.I. High

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom


    Holliday Clark Grainger (born 27 March 1988), also credited as Holly Grainger, is an English... more on Wikipedia
  • Matt Czuchry4

    Matt Czuchry

    The Good Wife, Gilmore Girls

    BirthplaceManchester, New Hampshire, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Matthew Charles Czuchry (; born May 20, 1977) is an American actor. He is known for his roles... more on Wikipedia
  • Burt Kwouk5

    Burt Kwouk

    Last of the Summer Wine, Banzai

    BirthplaceWarrington, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,England,China

    Herbert Tsangtse Kwouk, OBE (; Chinese: 郭弼; 18 July 1930 – 24 May 2016) was an English actor,... more on Wikipedia
  • Bernard Hill6

    Bernard Hill

    The Grid, Boys from the Blackstuff

    BirthplaceBlackley, United Kingdom


    Bernard Hill (born 17 December 1944) is an English film, stage and television actor. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • David Greene7
    L. David Syms-Greene (22 February 1921 – 7 April 2003), born Lucius David Syms Brian Lederman,... more on Wikipedia
  • Chris Addison8

    Chris Addison

    Skins, The Thick of It

    BirthplaceCardiff, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,England

    Christopher David Addison (born 5 November 1971) is a British comedian, writer, actor, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Paula Wilcox9

    Paula Wilcox

    Man About the House, Miss Jones And Son

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Paula Wilcox (born 13 December 1949) is an English actress. She is best known for roles in TV... more on Wikipedia
  • Sam Kelly10

    Sam Kelly

    'Allo 'Allo!, Porridge

    BirthplaceEngland, Manchester


    Roger Michael Kelly (19 December 1943 – 14 June 2014), known by the stage name Sam Kelly, was... more on Wikipedia
  • Brenda Bruce11

    Brenda Bruce

    Connie, David Copperfield (1986)

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom, Prestwich

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Brenda Bruce OBE (7 July 1919 – 19 February 1996) was a British actress. She had a long and... more on Wikipedia
  • Linus Roache12

    Linus Roache

    Law & Order, Vikings

    BirthplaceManchester, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Linus William Roache (born 1 February 1964) is an English actor. He is known for playing... more on Wikipedia
  • Barbara Kellerman13

    Barbara Kellerman

    The Chronicles of Narnia, The Glittering Prizes

    BirthplaceEngland, Manchester


    Barbara Kellerman (née Kellermann; born 30 December 1949) is an English actress, known for her... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Brian Trueman

    DangerMouse, Danger Mouse

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Brian Trueman (born 16 May 1932) is an English writer and broadcaster known mainly for his... more on Wikipedia
  • Caroline Catz15

    Caroline Catz

    Doc Martin, The Vice

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom


    Caroline Catz (born Caroline Caplan, 1970) is an English film, television, theatre and radio... more on Wikipedia
  • James Scott Murray16

    James Scott Murray

    Cutting It, CHAOS

    BirthplaceManchester, England


    James Murray (born 22 January 1975), also known as Jim Murray, is an English actor, artist and... more on Wikipedia
  • David Bamber17

    David Bamber

    Rome, Pride and Prejudice

    BirthplaceWalkden, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    David James Bamber (born 19 September 1954) is an English actor. He has worked in television... more on Wikipedia
  • William Lucas18

    William Lucas

    The Adventures of Black Beauty, Eldorado

    BirthplaceEngland, Manchester

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    William Thomas Clucas (14 April 1925 – 8 July 2016), better known as William Lucas, was an... more on Wikipedia
  • David Threlfall19

    David Threlfall

    Shameless, Sex

    BirthplaceBurnage, United Kingdom


    David Threlfall (born 12 October 1953) is an English stage, film and television actor and... more on Wikipedia
  • Davy Jones20

    Davy Jones

    The Monkees, The People's Court

    BirthplaceOpenshaw, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    David Thomas Jones (30 December 1945 – 29 February 2012) was an English singer-songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ben Crompton21

    Ben Crompton

    Game of Thrones, Ideal

    BirthplaceStockport, England


    Benjamin Lorton Crompton (born 1974) is an English actor and standup comedian, best known for... more on Wikipedia
  • David Schofield22

    David Schofield

    The Street, Our Friends in the North



    David Schofield (born 1951) is an English actor. He has appeared in television programmes and... more on Wikipedia
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    Raoul Bhaneja

    The Dresden Files, Medabots

    BirthplaceManchester, England


    Raoul Bhaneja (Hindi: रौल भनेजा; born 6 June 1974) is an English-Canadian actor, musician,... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Alan Cassell

    The Micallef P(r)ogram(me), Special Squad

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom


    Alan Louis Cassell (16 February 1932 – 30 August 2017) was an English Australian actor, on... more on Wikipedia
  • 25

    John Henshaw

    Early Doors, Born and Bred



    John Henshaw (born 1951) is a British actor, best known for his roles as Ken Dixon the... more on Wikipedia