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Famous Film Actors From Sheffield

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

Examples of items on this list include Joe Cocker and Jessica-Jane Clement.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Sheffield?" and "Which famous actors were born in Sheffield?"
  • 1
    Age: 46

    Films Acted InAmazing Grace, Chatroom, Random

    BirthplaceSheffield, England

    Alex Blake is a film actor....
  • 2

    Films Acted InEvidently... John Cooper Clarke

    BirthplaceHigh Green, United Kingdom

    Alexander David Turner (born 6 January 1986) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is best known as the frontman and principal songwriter of the rock band Arctic Monkeys,...  more

    #398 of 488 The Best Rock Vocalists#395 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time#232 of 298 The Best Frontmen in Rock

  • 3

    Films Acted InSnow White and the Huntsman, A Night in the Woods, Ginger and Rosa, A Spanking in Paradise, Life Just Is

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Andrew Hawley is an actor....  more
  • 4
    Age: 48

    Films Acted In90's Hit Explosion: The Very Best of Eurodance, Summer Vibes, The Hits of the Disco Girls

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Ann Lee (born Annerley Emma Gordon; 12 November 1967) is a British, Italy-based Eurodance singer and songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1990s. She is known primarily for her 1999 hit single "2...  more
  • 5

    Films Acted InNaked Striptease Sextravaganza

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Ashley Bond is an actress....  more
  • 6
    Dec. at 74 (1905-1979)

    Films Acted InGorgo, Heavens Above!, 10 Rillington Place, Young Winston, The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Basil Dignam (24 October 1905 – 31 January 1979) was an English character actor.Basil Dignam was born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire. He acted on film and television between 1948 and 1978. He...  more
  • 7

    Films Acted InCoast to Coast

    BirthplaceSheffield, England

    Robert Andrew Wass (25 November 1945 – 25 September 2017), known professionally as Bobby Knutt, was an English actor and comedian. He was known throughout his acting career for appearing as Albert...  more
  • 8
    Dec. at 63 (1934-1997)

    Films Acted InAn American Werewolf in London, Alien 3, The Company of Wolves, Kes, Snow White: A Tale of Terror

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Brian Glover (2 April 1934 – 24 July 1997) was an English character actor, writer and wrestler. Glover was a professional wrestler, teacher, and finally a film, television and stage actor. He once...  more
  • 9

    Films Acted InI Want Candy, Rabbit Punch, Beat

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Carl James Prekopp (born Sheffield, 1979) is a British actor. He played Richard III at the Riverside Studios (2010) and originated the part of Lawrence in Tim Firth's stage adaptation of Calendar...  more
  • 10

    Films Acted InThe Life and Crimes of William Palmer, The Jealous God

    BirthplaceSheffield, England

    Chloe Newsome (born December 1976) is an English actress who is best known for starring in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street, appearing on and off between 1991 and 1998. She was the...  more
  • 11

    Films Acted InLive in Hyde Park, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood: Live from Madison Square Garden

    BirthplaceSheffield, England

    Christopher Robert "Chris" Stainton (born 22 March 1944) is an English session musician, keyboard player, bassist and songwriter, who first gained recognition with Joe Cocker in the late 1960s. In...  more
  • 12
    Age: 53

    Films Acted InUnbreakable, National Treasure, Animal Factory, Annapolis

    BirthplaceSheffield, England

    Chrismandu is an actor....  more
  • 13

    Films Acted InOh Happy Day

    BirthplaceSheffield, England

    Christopher Colquhoun (born in Carlisle, England) is an English actor who trained at RADA. He is known for appearing as Simon Kaminski in the BBC drama series Casualty, from 2002 to 2004. He also...  more
  • 14

    Films Acted InStrumpet, Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise, The Girls of Belarus, Mysterious Creatures, One in Five

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    David Crellin (born 1961) is an English actor. Crellin, who was born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, is known for roles in Emmerdale as Billy Hopwood, BBC 2's BAFTA award-winning series The...  more
  • 15

    Films Acted InRinaldo, Dido & Aeneas: A Choreographic Opera

    BirthplaceSheffield, England

    Deborah York (born 1964 in Sheffield) is a classical soprano in concert and opera, teacher and conductor living in Berlin since 1996. She has British and German nationality....  more
  • 16

    Films Acted InStar Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, 300, Chicago, John Carter, Punisher: War Zone

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West (born 15 October 1969) is an English actor, director, and musician. He is best known for playing Jimmy McNulty in The Wire (2002–2008) and Noah Solloway in The...  more

    #193 of 220 The Greatest British Actors of All Time#46 of 75 Famous Actors Who Were Almost James Bond#214 of 258 The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever

  • 17

    Films Acted InThe Grateful Dead Movie

    BirthplaceSheffield, Alabama, United States of America

    Donna Jean Thatcher Godchaux-MacKay (born August 22, 1947) is an American singer, best known for having been a member of the Grateful Dead from 1972 until 1979....  more
  • 18
    Dec. at 70 (1898-1969)

    Films Acted InFirst Men in the Moon, A Home of Your Own, Two Wives at One Wedding

    BirthplaceSheffield, England

    Douglas Ives was an actor....  more
  • 19
    Dec. at 48 (1903-1952)

    Films Acted InDisorder in the Court, The Perils of Pauline, You'll Never Get Rich, The Desperadoes, I Was a Prisoner on Devil's Island

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Eddie Laughton (20 June 1903 – 21 March 1952) was an English film actor. Laughton appeared in over 200 films between 1935 and 1952....  more
  • 20

    Films Acted InWilt

    BirthplaceSheffield, England

    Edward Clayton is an actor....  more
  • 21

    Films Acted InMamma Mia!

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Enzo Squillino Jr. is a British actor....  more
  • 22
    Dec. at 97 (1878-1975)

    Films Acted InThe Birds, Werewolf of London, Love Me Tonight, Billy Liar, We Live Again

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Ethel Griffies (born Ethel Woods; 26 April 1878 – 9 September 1975) was an English actress of stage, screen and television. She is perhaps best-known to modern audiences as the ornithologist Mrs....  more
  • 23
    Age: 23

    Films Acted InThe Greening of Whitney Brown

    BirthplaceUSA, Alabama, Sheffield

    Evie Liles is an actress....
  • 24
    Dec. at 73 (1942-2015)

    Films Acted InCape Fear, Die Hard 2, The Hunt for Red October, Days of Thunder, In the Line of Fire

    BirthplaceUSA, Alabama, Sheffield

    Freddie Dalton Thompson (August 19, 1942 – November 1, 2015) was an American politician, attorney, lobbyist, columnist, actor and radio personality. Thompson, a Republican, served in the United...  more

    #237 of 432 Famous Tall Men Over 6'2#16 of 30 31 Actors Who Went Into Politics

  • 25

    Films Acted InHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Smoke

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Funda Önal is an English model and dancer. She has starred in a range of campaigns like Nike and Adidas as well as appearing in music videos for Calvin Harris, Tinie Tempah and Kid Cudi. Önal is also...  more