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TV Actors from Sheffield

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

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

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

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Sheffield?" and "Who are the most famous Sheffield actors?"
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Sean Bean is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Game of Thrones, Missing, Legends
Shaun Mark "Sean" Bean is an English actor. Bean first found success for his portrayal of Richard Sharpe in the ITV series Sharpe. He has since garnered further recognition for his ...more
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Jessica-Jane Clement is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Jessica-Jane Stafford is a British glamour model, actress and TV presenter who is best known for starring in the BBC programme The Real Hustle.
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Dominic West is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
The Wire, The Affair, The Hour
Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West is an English actor. He is best known for portraying Detective Jimmy McNulty in the HBO drama series The Wire, and won the award for Leading Actor at the ...more
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Basil Dignam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
The Six Wives of Henry VIII, United!, Spindoe
Basil Dignam was an English character actor. Basil Dignam was born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire. He acted on film and television between 1951 and 1975. He often appeared as an ...more
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Brian Glover is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Porridge, Campion, Anna Lee
Brian Glover was an English character actor, writer and wrestler. Glover was a professional wrestler, teacher, and finally a film, television and stage actor. He once said, "You play to ...more
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Judy Parfitt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Call The Midwife, Little Dorrit, The Charmings
Judy Parfitt is a BAFTA-nominated English theatre, film and television actress who began her career on stage in 1954.
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Geoffrey Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Little Dorrit, The Worst Week of My Life, Reggie Perrin
Geoffrey Whitehead is an English actor. He has appeared in a huge range of television, film and radio roles. In the theatre, he has played at the Shakespeare Globe, St. Martin's Theatre and ...more
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Joe Cocker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
John Robert "Joe" Cocker, OBE was an English rock, blues and soul singer and musician who came to popularity in the 1960s. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in ...more
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Fred Thompson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Law & Order, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, The Radio Factor
Freddie Dalton "Fred" Thompson is an American politician, actor, attorney, lobbyist, columnist, and radio host. Thompson, a Republican, served in the United States Senate representing ...more
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Maurice Colbourne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
The Day of the Triffids, Howards' Way, Gangsters
Maurice Colbourne was a British stage and television actor. He was born Roger Middleton in Sheffield at the outbreak of the Second World War, and studied acting at the Central School of Speech ...more
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Julian Ovenden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Foyle's War, The Assets, Cashmere Mafia
Julian Mark Ovenden is an English stage, television and film actor and singer. He is one of three children of the Reverend Canon John Ovenden, a former chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II.
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Charlotte Hudson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Bruiser, Divided, Celebrity Fear Factor UK
Charlotte Hudson is an English actress and television presenter. Hudson was born in Sheffield. Her brother is actor Robert Hudson. She also has two younger sisters: Laura and Lydia.
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Thomas Craig is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Murdoch Mysteries, Where the Heart Is, The Match
Thomas Craig, is a British actor best known for his work on the TV series Murdoch Mysteries, Where the Heart Is as Simon Goddard and Hidden, as Tommy Harris in Coronation Street, and in the film ...more
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Andrew Hawley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Wuthering Heights
Andrew Hawley is an actor.
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Richard Coyle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Coupling, Crossbones, Strange
Richard Coyle is an English actor.
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David Blunkett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Banged Up
David Blunkett was until 2015 a British Labour Party politician and the Member of Parliament for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough, having represented Sheffield Brightside from 1987 to 2010. ...more
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Bobby Knutt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
The Comedians, All Change, Earthfasts
Bobby Knutt is a British television actor, who started in entertainment as a stand-up comedian. He is best known for playing Albert Dingle in Emmerdale.
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Christopher Colquhoun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Casualty, Comic Relief Does Fame Academy
Christopher Colquhoun is an English actor who trained at RADA. He is most famous for appearing as Simon Kaminski in the BBC drama series Casualty, from 2002 to 2004. He also appeared in Holby ...more
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Richard McCourt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Dick and Dom in da Bungalow, Are You Smarter than a 10 Year Old?, Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old?
Richard "Dick" McCourt is an English actor and presenter of radio and television, best known as one half of the comic duo Dick and Dom, with the other being Dominic Wood. McCourt is ...more
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Jarvis Cocker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Jarvis Branson Cocker is an English musician, singer-songwriter, radio presenter and editor. He is known as frontman for the band Pulp. Through his work with the band, Cocker became a figurehead ...more
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Darren Bennett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Darren Lee Bennett is a professional dancer, as were his parents. With his wife Lilia Kopylova he has a successful career in professional Latin dancing, competing nationally and internationally. ...more
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Norman Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Are You Being Served?, Come Back Mrs. Noah, Come Back Mrs Noah
Norman Mitchell Driver, better known as Norman Mitchell was an English television, stage and film actor. Born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, his father was a mining engineer and his ...more
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Eddie Laughton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Eddie Laughton
Eddie Laughton was a British film actor. Laughton appeared in over 200 films between 1935 and 1952.
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Tony Pitts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Scott & Bailey
Anthony "Tony" Pitts is an English actor, most notable for playing Archie Brooks in the long-running British soap Emmerdale Farm between 1983 and 1993.
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Alex Blake is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Sheffield
Alex Blake is a film actor.