TV Famous TV Actors from Scotland

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List of famous TV actors from Scotland, listed alphabetically with photos of the actors when available. Scotland has given birth to a lot of talented television actors who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, soap operas, reality shows and more. These are some of the funniest and most talented Scottish TV stars that have ever lived, so if you're an aspiring actor or actress from Scotland this list should contain many of your idols. If you're looking for a particular popular actor or actress from Scotland then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Charles Falconer, Baron Falconer of Thoroton and Ian Rankin are included in this list.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Scottish TV actors?" and "Which television actors are from Scotland?"

You can click on the names of these legendary TV stars of Scotland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a TV junkie use this list of talented Scottish actresses to find some new TV stars that you haven't already heard of.

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Richard Madden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Richard Madden Game of Thrones, Hope Springs, Birdsong

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Tony Blair is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Tony Blair ITV News at 6:30, ITV Evening News, The Blair Years

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Brian Cox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Brian Cox The Big C, A Touch of Cloth, The Day of the Triffids

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David Tennant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
David Tennant Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Broadchurch, Gracepoint

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Kevin McKidd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Kevin McKidd Grey's Anatomy, Rome, Journeyman

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Alan Cumming is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Alan Cumming The Good Wife, Arthur, Tin Man

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Peter Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Peter Capaldi The Hour, The Thick of It, The Devil's Whore

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James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
James McAvoy Band of Brothers, Shameless, Frank Herbert's Children of Dune

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Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Gerard Butler Attila, The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, The Young Person's Guide To Becoming A Rock Star

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Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Sean Connery Armchair Theatre, An Age of Kings, Sailor of Fortune

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Ewan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Ewan Stewart River City, Rain on the Roof, P.O.W.

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David McCallum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
David McCallum NCIS, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Problem Solverz

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Ewan McGregor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Ewan McGregor The 100 Greatest Musicals, Lipstick on Your Collar, Race to Dakar

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Barbara Rafferty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Barbara Rafferty Rab C. Nesbitt, River City, Hamish Macbeth

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Iain Glen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Iain Glen Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Agatha Christie's Poirot

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Gray O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Gray O'Brien Coronation Street, River City, Peak Practice

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Henry Ian Cusick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Henry Ian Cusick Lost, Scandal, The 100

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Bill Paterson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Bill Paterson Outlander, Little Dorrit, Law & Order: London

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Craig Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Craig Ferguson The Drew Carey Show, Maybe This Time, The Ferguson Theory

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Kari Corbett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Kari Corbett Jeopardy, River City, The Royal

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Eileen McCallum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Eileen McCallum River City, Take the High Road, The Steamie

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Daniel Schutzmann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Daniel Schutzmann Footballers' Wives, River City, Footballers Wives Franchise

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Duncan Duff is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Duncan Duff Big Kids, River City

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John Barrowman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
John Barrowman Arrow, Torchwood, The Super Hero Squad Show

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Robert Carlyle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Robert Carlyle Once Upon a Time, Stargate Universe, The Last Enemy

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Lorraine McIntosh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Lorraine McIntosh River City, Hope Springs

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Dougray Scott is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Dougray Scott Desperate Housewives, Hemlock Grove, The Day of the Triffids

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Denis Lawson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Denis Lawson Jekyll, Holby City, Bleak House

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Sam Heughan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Sam Heughan Outlander, River City, Island at War

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William Ruane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
William Ruane River City

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Gordon McCorkell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Gordon McCorkell Jeopardy, River City, Chewin' the Fat

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Laura Fraser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Laura Fraser Breaking Bad, Single Father, Neverwhere

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Tilda Swinton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Tilda Swinton Galápagos, Your Cheatin' Heart, Zastrozzi: A Romance

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Johnny Beattie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Johnny Beattie River City, Now You See It

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Kenneth Cranham is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Kenneth Cranham Rome, Brideshead Revisited, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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David Byrne is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland

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Ronnie Corbett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Ronnie Corbett The Frost Report, Small Talk, Monkey Trousers

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Robbie Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Robbie Coltrane The Black Adder, Cracker, Alfresco

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Richard Wilson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Richard Wilson Merlin, One Foot in the Grave, Only When I Laugh

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Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Annie Lennox MTVU Stand In

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Ian Richardson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Ian Richardson House of Cards, Hogfather, Terry Pratchett's Hogfather

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Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Billy Connolly Head of the Class, Billy Connolly's Route 66, Weekend In Wallop

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Ashley Jensen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Ashley Jensen Ugly Betty, Extras, Accidentally on Purpose

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Armando Iannucci is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Armando Iannucci Time Trumpet, The Armando Iannucci Shows, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

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Peter Mullan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Peter Mullan Top of the Lake, Red Riding, The Fixer

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James Cosmo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
James Cosmo Game of Thrones, The Colour of Magic, Take the High Road

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Annette Crosbie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Annette Crosbie One Foot in the Grave, Colin's Sandwich, Oliver Twist

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Lindsay Duncan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Lindsay Duncan Rome, Lost in Austen, G.B.H.

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Gordon Jackson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Gordon Jackson Upstairs, Downstairs, The Professionals

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Alex Norton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous TV Actors from Scotland
Alex Norton The Black Adder, Taggart, Prince Edmund