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Famous Film Actors From Paisley

Updated October 13, 2018 4.8k views21 items

List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Paisley, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Paisley, as in some cases Paisley may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Paisley 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 Paisley, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

List below includes Gerard Butler, Tom Conti and more items.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Paisley?" and "Which famous actors were born in Paisley?"
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    Films Acted InPope Joan, An Awfully Big Adventure, The Statement, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear

    BirthplaceBradford, Yorkshire, England, UK

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    ChildrenArthur Petherbridge, Dora Petherbridge, David Petherbridge

    Edward Petherbridge (born on 3 August 1936) is an English actor, writer and artist. Among his many roles, he portrayed Lord Peter Wimsey in the 1987 BBC television adaptations of Dorothy L. Sayers'...  more
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    Alan Orr is a Scottish actor, voice actor, singer and musician, born in Paisley. Orr has appeared in Postmortem with Charlie Sheen, Nickelodeon's LOL: Laugh Out Loud and STV's The Silly Billys. He...  more
  • 3

    Films Acted InThree Mothers

    BirthplaceScotland, Paisley

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    ChildrenMadison Blue, Quentin Blue

    Christopher John Blue is a composer, screenwriter, actor, film director, cinematographer and film producer....  more
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    Dec. at 65 (1922-1987)

    Films Acted InLocal Hero, Defence of the Realm, Water, Britannia Hospital, Porridge

    BirthplacePaisley, United Kingdom

    NationalityScotland

    William Fulton Beith Mackay (12 August 1922 – 6 June 1987) was a Scottish actor and playwright, best known for his role as prison officer Mr. Mackay in the 1970s television sitcom Porridge....  more
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    Films Acted InHow to Train Your Dragon, 300, P.S. I Love You, Tomorrow Never Dies, Reign of Fire

    BirthplacePaisley, United Kingdom

    NationalityScotland, United Kingdom

    Height6'2"

    Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor, producer, singer and musician. After studying law, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as...  more

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    Hector Nicol (1920 – 2 July 1985) was a Scottish comedian, singer and actor....  more
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    Jack Carlyle was an actor....  more
  • 8
    Age: 80

    Films Acted InOrlando

    BirthplaceScotland, Paisley

    NationalityScotland, United Kingdom

    ChildrenXavier Byrne, John Byrne, Celie Byrne, Honor Byrne

    John Patrick Byrne (born 6 January 1940) is a Scottish playwright and artist. He wrote The Slab Boys Trilogy, plays which explore working-class life in Scotland, and the TV dramas "Tutti Frutti" and...  more
  • 9

    Films Acted InYou Instead

    BirthplaceScotland, Paisley

    NationalityScotland

    Kari Corbett (born 16 February 1984) is a Scottish actress, artist and filmmaker. Corbett is perhaps best known for portraying Ruby Hepburn in Channel 4 comedy drama Shameless, Nurse Marian McKaig in...  more
  • 10
    Dec. at 69 (1945-2014)

    Films Acted InThe Dogs of War, Salome's Last Dance, The Big Man, The Young Visiters

    BirthplacePaisley, Scotland

    NationalityScotland

    George Ian Kenneth "Kenny" Ireland (7 August 1945 – 31 July 2014) was a Scottish actor and theatre director. Ireland was best known to television viewers for his role in Victoria Wood As Seen on TV...  more
  • 11
    Age: 50

    Films Acted InFreight, The Best Years

    BirthplaceScotland, Paisley

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    David James "Matt" Healy (born 16 July 1970) is a Scottish actor. He is best known for his roles as Matthew King in Emmerdale from 2004 to 2008 and in The Bill as Alan Morton....  more
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    Films Acted InPlunkett & Macleane, Lady Audley's Secret, The Be All and End All, Salvage, Spring 1941

    BirthplacePaisley, United Kingdom

    NationalityScotland

    Neve McIntosh (born Carol McIntosh on 9 April 1972) is a Scottish actress....  more
  • 13

    Films Acted InThe Rocker

    BirthplaceScotland, Paisley

    NationalityScotland

    Nick Spencer is an actor....
  • 14

    Films Acted InStar Trek, Tomorrowland, Replicant, The Deal, Confined

    BirthplaceScotland, Paisley

    NationalityScotland

    Height1.78

    ChildrenHugh McGillion

    Paul McGillion (born January 5, 1969) is a Scottish actor, who has worked in television, film and theatre. He is best known for his role on the television series Stargate Atlantis as Dr. Carson...  more

    #112 of 145 The Best Hallmark Channel Actors#252 of 310 Hallmark Channel Actors and Actresses

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    Paul McGuinness is an actor....  more
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    Films Acted InYoung Alexander the Great, Son of Morning, Bunker

    BirthplacePaisley, Scotland

    NationalityScotland

    Paul Telfer (born 30 October 1979) is a Scottish actor. He portrays the role of Xander Kiriakis on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives....  more
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    Films Acted InNineteen Eighty-Four, Secrets & Lies, Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life, Nativity!, Day of the Flowers

    BirthplaceScotland, Paisley

    NationalityScotland

    ChildrenDavid McNally

    Phyllis Logan (born 11 January 1956) is a Scottish actress, known for playing Lady Jane Felsham in Lovejoy (1986–93) and Mrs Hughes (later Carson) in Downton Abbey (2010–15). She won the BAFTA Award...  more
  • 18
    Dec. at 80 (1924-2004)

    Films Acted InThe Love Bug, Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter, Cold Comfort Farm, John Wycliffe, Dark River

    BirthplaceScotland, Paisley

    NationalityScotland

    Robert James (28 March 1924 – 31 July 2004) was a Scottish actor, who was best known for his television work.Born in Paisley, Scotland, Robert James trained to be a lawyer, before being spotted by a...  more
  • 19
    Age: 79

    Films Acted InThe Dark Knight Rises, Derailed, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, The Wall

    BirthplacePaisley, Scotland, UK

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Height5'10"

    ChildrenNina Conti

    Thomas Antonio Conti (born 22 November 1941) is a Scottish actor, theatre director, and novelist. He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1979 for his performance in Whose Life Is It Anyway?...  more
  • 20
    Age: 51

    Films Acted InThe Illusionist, Burke & Hare

    BirthplacePaisley, Scotland

    NationalityScotland

    Tom Urie is a Scottish actor from Glasgow, best known for his role as Big Bob in the BBC Scotland soap opera River City....  more
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    Films Acted InGuitar Artistry of Tony McManus: Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar, The Braveheart Trilogy

    BirthplaceScotland, Paisley

    Tony McManus may refer to: Tony McManus (musician) (born 1965), Scottish steel-string guitarist Tony McManus (soccer) (born 1980), American soccer player Tony McManus (Gaelic footballer) (born...  more