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TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne

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List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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

With TV actors ranging from Charlie Hunnam to Alan Shearer, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Newcastle upon Tyne?" and "Who are the most famous Newcastle upon Tyne actors?"
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Anne Reid is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
Upstairs, Downstairs, Dinnerladies
Anne Reid, MBE (born 28 May 1935) is an English stage, film and television actress, known for her roles as Valerie Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street (1961–71); Jean in the sitcom ...more
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Declan Donnelly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
Declan Donnelly Byker Grove, The Northern Rock All*Star Cup, All*Star Cup
Declan Joseph Oliver Donnelly (born 25 September 1975) is an English television presenter, producer and actor. He is best known for working alongside Anthony McPartlin as part of the presenting ...more
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Charlie Hunnam is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
Sons of Anarchy, Undeclared, Byker Grove
Charles Matthew Hunnam (born 10 April 1980) is an English actor and model. He is known for his roles as Jackson "Jax" Teller in the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014) for ...more
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Janet McTeer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
Battle Creek, Sense and Sensibility, Parade's End
Janet McTeer (born 5 August 1961) is an English actress. In 1997, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, the Olivier Award for Best Actress, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding ...more
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Greg Wise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
Cranford, The Riff Raff Element, The Cranford Chronicles
Matthew Gregory Wise (born 15 May 1966) is an English actor and producer. He has appeared in many British television works, as well as several feature films (notably the role of John Willoughby ...more
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Kevin Whately is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
Inspector Morse, Lewis, Inspector Lewis
Kevin Whately (born 6 February 1951) is an English actor. Whately is primarily known for his role as Robert "Robbie" Lewis in the crime dramas Inspector Morse from 1987-2000 and Lewis ...more
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Bill Travers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
Hallmark Hall of Fame, Lorna Doone (1963)
William Inglis Lindon-Travers (3 January 1922 – 29 March 1994) was an English actor, screenwriter, director and animal rights activist, known professionally as Bill Travers. Prior to his show ...more
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Colin Douglas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
The Nanny (UK), A Family At War, A Family at War
Colin Douglas (28 July 1912 – 21 December 1991) was an English actor. Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, Douglas was educated at the Farm School in Cumberland. Following his elder ...more
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Andrea Riseborough is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
The Devil's Whore, Party Animals, The Long Walk to Finchley
Andrea Louise Riseborough (born 20 November 1981) is an English actress. She made her film debut in Venus (2006), and has subsequently appeared in Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), Never Let Me Go, ...more
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Lesley Dunlop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
Emmerdale, A Little Princess, Angels
Lesley Jane Dunlop (born 10 March 1956) is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Norna in the Doctor Who serial Frontios, Anna Kirkwall in Where the Heart Is and Zoë Angell ...more
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Jimmy Nail is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Crocodile Shoes
James Michael Aloysius Bradford (born 16 March 1954), known as Jimmy Nail, is an English singer-songwriter, actor, film producer, and television writer. He is known for his role as Leonard ...more
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Emily Woof is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
Emily Woof Oliver Twist, Daylight Robbery, Killer Net
Emily Woof (born 1967) is an English actress and author, best known for film and TV roles including Nancy in Oliver Twist (1999 miniseries), The Full Monty, The Woodlanders, Velvet Goldmine, ...more
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Anthony McPartlin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
Ant & Dec's Push the Button
Anthony David McPartlin (born 18 November 1975) is an English television presenter, producer and actor. He is best known for working alongside Declan Donnelly as part of the presenting duo Ant ...more
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Jill Halfpenny is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
EastEnders, Byker Grove, Waterloo Road
Jill Halfpenny (born 15 July 1975) is an English actress. Her notable roles include Rebecca Hopkins in ITV soap opera Coronation Street (1999–2000); Kate Mitchell in BBC One soap opera ...more
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Alexandra Davies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
All Saints, Young Lions
Alexandra Davies (born 8 March 1977) is an English-born Australian actress.
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Ian La Frenais is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
Ian La Frenais (born 7 January 1936) is an English writer best known for his creative partnership with Dick Clement. They are most famous for television series including The Likely Lads, ...more
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Alan Shearer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
Alan Shearer, CBE, DL (born 13 August 1970) is an English retired footballer. He played as a striker in the top level of English league football for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle ...more
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Grant Taylor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
UFO, Emergency – Ward 10, The Adventures Of Long John Silver
Grant Taylor (6 December 1917 – 1971), full name Ronald Grant Taylor, was an English-born actor best known as the abrasive General Henderson in the Gerry Anderson science fiction series UFO and ...more
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Jack Douglas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
Carry On Laughing, Shillingbury Tales, Not On Your Nellie
John Douglas Roberton (26 April 1927 – 18 December 2008), known professionally as Jack Douglas, was an English actor most famous for his roles in the Carry On films.
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Donna Air is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
Byker Grove, Supply and Demand, Kitchen Burnout
Donna Air (born 2 August 1979) is an English singer, actress and presenter.
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Ben Price is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
Footballers' Wives
Ben Price (born 1 January 1972) is a British actor, director and writer. He has played the role of Nick Tilsley in the ITV soap opera, Coronation Street and made three films as a ...more
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Su Elliott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
Breeze Block
Sue Elliott (born 18 December 1950) is a British actress. She was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. Her film roles include Alice in The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood (1984), ...more
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Bill Ward is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
Coronation Street
Bill Ward (born 5 May 1967) is an English actor. He is known for his soap opera roles as Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street and James Barton in Emmerdale.
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Donald Pickering is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
The Cleopatras, Executive Stress
Donald Ellis Pickering (15 November 1933 – 19 December 2009) was an English actor.Pickering appeared in many stage, television, film and radio roles. His television appearances include three ...more
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Susan Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne
The Family-Ness, Albert the Fifth Musketeer, Noddy's Toyland Adventures
Susan Haydn Thomas (18 March 1947 – 8 August 2015) better known as Susan Sheridan, was an English actress and voice actress. Her voice acting roles included Noddy in Noddy's Toyland Adventures, ...more