Actors TV Actors from Sunderland

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

List is made up of many different TV actors, including Callum Keith Rennie and James Bolam.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Sunderland?" and "Who are the most famous Sunderland actors?"

Callum Keith Rennie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
Battlestar Galactica, The Killing, Californication Callum Keith Rennie is an English-born Canadian television and film actor. He started his career in Canadian film and television projects, where his portrayal of Stanley Raymond Kowalski in the ...more

James Bolam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
New Tricks, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, The Likely Lads James Christopher Bolam, MBE is an English actor, best known for his roles as Jack Ford in When the Boat Comes In, Trevor Chaplin in The Beiderbecke Trilogy, Terry Collier in The Likely Lads and ...more

Gina McKee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
The Forsyte Saga, The Silence, The Lost Prince Georgina "Gina" McKee is an English actor known for her television roles in Our Friends in the North, The Lost Prince and The Forsyte Saga; her portrayal of Bella in the film Notting ...more

Melanie Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
Bread, Waterloo Road, Auf Wiedersehen Melanie Hill is an English actress who was born in Sunderland, County Durham.

Maurice Roeves is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
The Nightmare Man, Tutti Frutti, Danger UXB John Maurice Roëves is an English-born Scottish actor, born in Sunderland, County Durham on 19 March 1937, who moved to Scotland in 1945. His television roles include Danger UXB, The ...more

Rob Rackstraw is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
Bob the Builder, The Octonauts, Watership Down Robert "Rob" Rackstraw is a British voice actor well known for his various voice-over roles in the popular television series Bob the Builder, mainly the scarecrow Spud.

Berwick Kaler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
Crocodile Shoes, The Worst Witch, Spender Berwick Kaler is a British actor most famous for playing the dame in York Theatre Royal's annual pantomime, which he also writes and directs. He has been awarded the freedom of the city, and in ...more

William Russell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
Doctor Who, The Adventures of Sir Lancelot, Breaking Point (UK) William Russell Enoch, better known as William Russell, is an English actor, mainly known for his television work. He was born in Sunderland, County Durham. He is probably best known for the ...more

David Parfitt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
...And Mother Makes Five, ...And Mother Makes Three David Parfitt is a film producer and actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1998 for Shakespeare in Love. Parfitt was born in Sunderland. He was awarded a Honorary Doctorate of Arts ...more

Bob Willis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
Robert George Dylan Willis MBE, known as Bob Willis, is an English former cricketer who played for Surrey, Warwickshire, Northern Transvaal and England. A right-handed and aggressive fast bowler ...more

Alan Browning is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
The Newcomers Alan Browning was an English actor. He is best remembered for portraying Alan Howard in the television series Coronation Street, a role he played from 1969 to 1973. He was married to his ...more

Debbie Arnold is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
EastEnders, The Funny Side Debbie Arnold is a British actress and voice artist. She is best known for her work on British television, which includes portraying April Branning in soap opera EastEnders between 1995 and ...more

Christine Norden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
Christine Norden was a British actress.

Lauren Laverne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
Orange Playlist, CD:UK, Transmission Lauren Cecilia Fisher, known professionally as Lauren Laverne, is an English radio DJ, television presenter, author, singer and comedienne. She presents a radio show on BBC Radio 6 Music, and ...more

Mike Elliott is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
At Last...It's Mike Elliott Michael "Mike" Elliott, also known as Mike the Mouth, was an English stand-up comedian, actor, television presenter, radio personality and comedian. On December 23, 2014, Elliott died ...more

David Wheatley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Sunderland
David Wheatley was a British film and television director. His Royal College of Art graduation film was on the Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte, after his tutor Gavin Millar showed ...more