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Famous Film Actors From Oxford

Updated October 13, 2018 6.2k views75 items

List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Oxford, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Oxford, as in some cases Oxford may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Oxford then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Oxford, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

Hugh Laurie and Winston Churchill are included in this list.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Oxford?" and "Which famous actors were born in Oxford?"
  • Adam Clayton1

    Films Acted InU2: Rattle and Hum, U2 3D, Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man, U2: Popmart: Live from Mexico City, U2: Zoo TV: Live from Sydney

    BirthplaceChinnor, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom


    ParentsJo Clayton, Brian Clayton

    Adam Charles Clayton (born 13 March 1960) is an English-born Irish musician who is the bass... more on Wikipedia

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  • Annabelle Wallis2

    Films Acted InX-Men: First Class, Snow White and the Huntsman, Body of Lies, Annabelle, W.E.

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom


    Annabelle Frances Wallis (born 5 September 1984) is an English actress who has played Jane... more on Wikipedia
  • Arthur Bowen3

    Films Acted InHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

    BirthplaceEngland, Oxford

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

  • Benjamin Chavis4

    Films Acted InBelly

    BirthplaceOxford, North Carolina, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Dr. Benjamin Franklin Chavis Jr. (born January 22, 1948) is an African-American civil rights... more on Wikipedia
  • Benjamin Whitrow5

    Films Acted InChicken Run, Quadrophenia, Chaplin, A Man for All Seasons, Scenes of a Sexual Nature

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    ChildrenAngus Imrie, Hannah Mary Whitrow, Thomas George Whitrow

    Benjamin John Whitrow (17 February 1937 – 28 September 2017) was an English actor. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • Brian Deacon6

    Brian Deacon

    Age: 70

    Films Acted InJesus, Vampyres, A Zed & Two Noughts, The Triple Echo, The Story of Jesus for Children

    BirthplaceEngland, Oxford


    ChildrenLara Parker Deacon

    Brian Deacon is an English actor. Best known for portraying Jesus in the 1979 film Jesus,... more on Wikipedia
  • 7

    Cecille Evans

    Dec. at 58 (1902-1960)

    Films Acted InHis New Mamma, The Cat's Meow, Asleep at the Switch, Flip Flops

    BirthplaceOxford, Kansas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Cecille Evans was an actress.
  • 8

    Films Acted InCeltic Pride, Johnny Was, Holla, Don't Fade Away, Nailed

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited States of America, England

    Charles Porter is an actor.
  • Colin Greenwood9

    Films Acted In7 Television Commercials

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom


    ChildrenJesse Greenwood, Asa Greenwood, Henry Greenwood

    Colin Charles Greenwood (born 26 June 1969) is an English musician and the bassist for the... more on Wikipedia
  • David Baerwald10

    Films Acted InThe Crossing Guard

    BirthplaceOhio, Oxford, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsDiane Moore, Hans Baerwald

    David Francis Baerwald (born July 11, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • David Benson11

    Films Acted InWedding Espresso, Camouflage

    BirthplaceEngland, Oxford


    David Benson (born David Hodgson on 11 January 1962) is an English theatre actor, writer and... more on Wikipedia
  • David Dundas12

    Films Acted InWhen the Wind Blows, Mosquito Squadron

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom


    ParentsPenelope Pike, Lawrence Dundas, 3rd Marquess of Zetland

    ChildrenDaisy Star, Thomas Harry Django, Finn Arthur Ebenezer

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  • David Oyelowo13

    Films Acted InLincoln, The Help, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Interstellar, The Last King of Scotland

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom



    ChildrenAsher Oyelowo, Caleb Oyelowo

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  • David Tomlinson14

    David Tomlinson

    Dec. at 83 (1917-2000)

    Films Acted InMary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Tom Jones, The Love Bug, The Magic Box

    BirthplaceHenley-on-Thames, England



    ParentsClarence Tomlinson

    ChildrenWilliam Tomlinson, Henry Tomlinson, James Adam Tomlinson, David Tomlinson Jr.

    David Cecil MacAlister Tomlinson (7 May 1917 – 24 June 2000) was an English stage, film and... more on Wikipedia
  • Earle Fox15

    Earle Fox

    Dec. at 82 (1891-1973)

    Films Acted InThe Informer, Four Sons, Hangman's House, The Fatal Ring, A Trip to Chinatown

    BirthplaceOxford, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsEva May Herron, Charles Aldrich Fox

    ChildrenChester Earle Fox

    Earle Foxe (born Earl Aldrich Fox; December 25, 1891 – December 10, 1973) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Films Acted InTimelash, A Zed & Two Noughts, The Sex Thief

    BirthplaceEngland, Oxford


    Eric Deacon (born 25 May 1950 in Oxford, Oxfordshire) is an English actor perhaps best known... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Oxford

    NationalityUnited States of America


    Eric M. Ghiaciuc [GUY-check] (born May 28, 1981) is a former American football offensive... more on Wikipedia
  • 18

    Films Acted InGodzilla, Permanent Midnight, Alex & Emma, Catch That Kid, Single White Female 2: The Psycho

    BirthplaceEngland, Oxford

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    François Giroday is an actor.
  • Frank Butler19

    Frank Butler

    Dec. at 77 (1890-1967)

    Films Acted InThe Sheik, The King of the Wild Horses, Behold My Wife!, The Call of the Wild

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited States of America, United Kingdom

    ChildrenHugo Butler

    Frank Butler (December 28, 1890 — June 10, 1967) was an American film and theatre actor and... more on Wikipedia
  • Geoffrey Keen20

    Geoffrey Keen

    Dec. at 89 (1916-2005)

    Films Acted InDoctor Zhivago, The Third Man, A View to a Kill, Treasure Island, Moonraker

    BirthplaceEngland, Wallingford, Oxfordshire

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    ParentsMalcolm Keen

    ChildrenMary Keen, Jemma Hyde

    Geoffrey Keen (21 August 1916 – 3 November 2005) was an English actor who appeared in... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Gladys Jennings

    Dec. at 91 (1903-1994)

    Films Acted InHindle Wakes, The Prude's Fall, In the Night, Sometimes Good, To Oblige a Lady

    BirthplaceEngland, Oxford

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Gladys Jennings was an English actress.
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw22

    Films Acted InLarry Crowne, Jupiter Ascending, Odd Thomas, Belle, Born Equal

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom



    ParentsPatrick Mbatha, Anna Mbatha

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  • 23

    Guy Fithen

    Age: 57

    Films Acted InKing Ralph, Shipwrecked

    BirthplaceEngland, Oxford

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Guy L. Fithen (born 1962 in Oxford) is a British actor and screenwriter best known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    H. Cooper Cliffe

    Dec. at 77 (1862-1939)

    Films Acted InLove's Redemption, Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman, Arms and the Woman, Half an Hour

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom


    ParentsAgnes Kemble, Clifford Cooper

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  • Heather Angel25

    Heather Angel

    Dec. at 77 (1909-1986)

    Films Acted InPeter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Lifeboat, Pride and Prejudice, Suspicion

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom


    Heather Grace Angel (9 February 1909 – 13 December 1986) was a British actress.