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TV Actors from Newcastle upon Tyne

Updated October 13, 2018 29.3k views49 items

List RulesOnly 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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  • 1
    Upstairs, Downstairs

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    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
  • 2
    Byker Grove, The Northern Rock All*Star Cup

    BirthplaceNewcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UK

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    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 duo...  more
  • 3
    Sons of Anarchy, Undeclared

    BirthplaceNewcastle, England, UK

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    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 which he was twice...  more

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  • 4
    Battle Creek, Sense and Sensibility

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    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
  • 5
    Cranford, The Riff Raff Element

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    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 in...  more

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  • 6
    Inspector Morse, Lewis

    BirthplaceHexham, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    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 from 2006-2015,...  more
  • 7
    Hallmark Hall of Fame, Lorna Doone (1963)

    BirthplaceNorth East England, Eurasia, United Kingdom, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    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
  • 8
    The Nanny (UK), A Family At War

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    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 brother...  more
  • 9
    The Devil's Whore, Party Animals

    BirthplaceJesmond, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    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, Brighton...  more
  • 10
    Emmerdale, A Little Princess

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    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 in May to...  more
  • 11
    Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

    BirthplaceNewcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UK

    NationalityEngland

    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 "Oz"...  more
  • 12
    Oliver Twist, Daylight Robbery

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, England

    NationalityEngland

    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, Wondrous...  more
  • 13
    Ant & Dec's Push the Button

    BirthplaceNewcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UK

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    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
  • 14
    EastEnders, Byker Grove

    BirthplaceGateshead, Tyne and Wear, England, UK

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    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 EastEnders...  more
  • 15
    All Saints, Young Lions

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    NationalityAustralia

    Alexandra Davies (born 8 March 1977) is an English-born Australian actress....  more
  • 16
    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, Whatever...  more
  • 17
    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 United...  more

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  • 18
    UFO, Emergency – Ward 10

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, England

    NationalityEngland

    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 for...  more
  • 19
    Carry On Laughing, Shillingbury Tales

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    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....  more
  • 20
    Byker Grove, Supply and Demand

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Donna Air (born 2 August 1979) is an English singer, actress and presenter....  more
  • 21
    Footballers' Wives

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    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 writer/director, the...  more
  • 22
    Breeze Block

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, England

    NationalityEngland

    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), a...  more
  • 23
    Coronation Street

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    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....  more
  • 24
    The Cleopatras, Executive Stress

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    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 roles in...  more
  • 25
    The Family-Ness, Albert the Fifth Musketeer

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    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