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List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in Rochdale.

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

List features TV actors like Anna Friel, Bill Oddie and more!

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Rochdale?" and "Who are the most famous Rochdale actors?"
Anna Friel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Rochdale
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Anna Louise Friel is an English actress. Born in Rochdale, she has been acting since the age of 13, appearing in a number of British television programmes. She played Beth Jordache in the Channel 4 soap Brookside which had the first lesbian kiss in a British soap opera in January 1994. She made her West End stage début in London in 2001, and has subsequently appeared on stage in several productions, including an adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's and as Yelena in a 2012 production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Friel made her film debut in 1998 in David Leland's Land Girls and has since made a number of films appearing with such notable co-stars as Christian Bale, Gerard Butler, Colin Farrell, ...more

Acted In: Pushing Daisies, Brookside, G.B.H., Our Mutual Friend, The Street, + more

Birthplace: Rochdale, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

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#63 on The Best English Actresses of All Time

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Bill Oddie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Rochdale
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William Edgar "Bill" Oddie OBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter. He became famous as one of The Goodies. A birdwatcher since his childhood in Quinton, Birmingham, Oddie has now established a reputation as an ornithologist, conservationist, and television presenter on wildlife issues. Some of his books are illustrated with his own paintings and drawings. His wildlife programmes for the BBC include: Springwatch/Autumnwatch, How to Watch Wildlife, Wild In Your Garden, Birding with Bill Oddie, Britain Goes Wild with Bill Oddie and Bill Oddie Goes Wild. ...more

Acted In: The Goodies, Bananaman, At Last the 1948 Show, Broaden Your Mind, Twice a Fortnight, + more

Birthplace: Rochdale, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

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Michelle Holmes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Rochdale
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Michelle Holmes, is an English actress who has appeared in several television serials. Born in Rochdale, Lancashire, she performed in a pop band called the Dunky Dobbers. After changing her professional name to gain entry to the actors' union Equity, she came to prominence as Sue, one of the babysitters in Rita, Sue and Bob Too who are seduced by an older man. A year later she appeared as Goth Jenny in Damon and Debbie, and as Tina Fowler in Coronation Street. She played Yvonne Sparrow in the first three series of Goodnight Sweetheart, and Maggie Coles in Firm Friends. She appeared as Marie in two seasons of Common as Muck. Holmes has appeared in Emmerdale twice: first in 1992 as Lindsay ...more

Acted In: Above Suspicion, The Chase, Life Begins, Damon and Debbie, Common As Muck, + more

Birthplace: Rochdale, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

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Christine Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Rochdale
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Christine Bottomley is an English actress. ...more

Acted In: Early Doors, Hope Springs, The Street, Land Girls, The Innocence Project, + more

Birthplace: Rochdale, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

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