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List of famous TV actors from Wales, listed alphabetically with photos of the actors when available. Wales 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 Welsh TV stars that have ever lived, so if you're an aspiring actor or actress from Wales this list should contain many of your idols. If you're looking for a particular popular actor or actress from Wales then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list contains TV actors like Trystan Gravelle and Ieuan Rhys.

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

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

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Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends, War and Peace, Great Expectations Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE is a Welsh actor of film, stage, and television, and a composer and painter. After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, he ...more

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Roald Dahl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. Born in Wales to Norwegian parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during World War II, in which ...more

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Dawn French is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
The Vicar of Dibley, French & Saunders, French and Saunders Dawn Roma French is an English actress, writer, and comedian, best known for starring in and writing for the comedy sketch show French and Saunders with comedy partner Jennifer Saunders and for ...more

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John Rhys-Davies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Sliders, Shōgun, Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire John Rhys-Davies is a Welsh actor and voice actor. He portrayed the dwarf Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the charismatic Arab excavator Sallah in the Indiana Jones films. He also ...more

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Terry Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Monty Python's Flying Circus, Do Not Adjust Your Set, Twice a Fortnight Terence Graham Parry "Terry" Jones is a British comedian, screenwriter, actor, film director and author. He is best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy team.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
The Darling Buds of May, The Catherine Cookson Anthology: The Cinder Path, The Scrat Show Catherine Zeta-Jones CBE is a Welsh actress. She began her career on stage at an early age. After starring in a number of British and U.S. television films and small roles in films, which ...more

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Bertrand Russell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist. At various points in his ...more

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Ruth Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Little Britain, Gavin & Stacey, Gavin and Stacey Ruth Alexandra Elizabeth Jones, MBE is a Welsh TV actress and writer. She co-starred in and co-wrote the award-winning British TV comedy Gavin & Stacey, and has appeared in many television ...more

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Keith Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Robin Hood, Making Out, Bodies Keith Howell Charles Allen is a British actor, comedian, musician, singer-songwriter, artist, author and television presenter. He is the father of singer Lily Allen and actor Alfie Allen, and ...more

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Pam Ferris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Call The Midwife, Little Dorrit, Rosemary & Thyme Pamela "Pam" Ferris (born 11 May 1948) is a German-born Welsh actress. She is best known for her starring roles on television as Ma Larkin in The Darling Buds of May, as Laura Thyme in ...more

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Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses. Bale first caught the public eye at ...more

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Ioan Gruffudd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Ringer, Ben 10: Alien Force, Forever Ioan Gruffudd is a Welsh actor. Having trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he started off in Welsh language film productions, then came to international attention as Fifth Officer ...more

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Michael Sheen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Masters of Sex, The Grand, Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire Michael Christopher Sheen, OBE is a Welsh actor and director. After training at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he made his professional debut in 1991, starring in When She Danced at the ...more

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Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Ellis Island, Wagner Richard Burton, CBE (10 November 1925 – 5 August 1984) was a Welsh actor. He was nominated seven times for an Academy Award, six of which were for Best Actor in a Leading Role (without ever ...more

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Andrew Davies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Andrew Wynford Davies is a British writer of screenplays and novels, best known for Marmalade Atkins and A Very Peculiar Practice, and his adaptations of Vanity Fair and Pride and Prejudice. He ...more

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Rob Brydon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Gavin & Stacey, Gavin and Stacey, Oliver Twist Robert Brydon Jones, MBE, known as Rob Brydon, is a Welsh actor, comedian, radio and television presenter, singer and impressionist. He played Dr Paul Hamilton in the Australian/British comedy ...more

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Timothy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Penny Dreadful, Centennial, Scarlett Timothy Peter Dalton is a British actor of film and television. Dalton is known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill, as well as Rhett Butler in the television ...more

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Joanna Page is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Gavin & Stacey, Gavin and Stacey, The Secret Saturdays Joanna Louise Page is a Welsh actress, best known for her role as Stacey in the BAFTA-winning television series Gavin & Stacey.

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Ray Milland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby, The Dream Merchants, Meet Mr. McNutley Ray Milland was a Welsh actor and director. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, and he is best remembered for his Academy Award–winning portrayal of an alcoholic writer in The Lost Weekend, ...more

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Paul Whitehouse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
The Fast Show, Harry Enfield's Television Programme, The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer Paul Julian Whitehouse is a Welsh actor, writer and comedian. He became known for his work with Harry Enfield and as one of the stars of the popular BBC sketch show, The Fast Show. In a 2005 ...more

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Russell T Davies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Torchwood Declassified Stephen Russell Davies, OBE, better known by his pen name Russell T Davies, is a Welsh television producer and screenwriter whose works include Queer as Folk, Bob & Rose, The Second Coming, ...more

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Griff Rhys Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Whose Line Is It Anyway? (UK), Not the Nine O'Clock News Griff Rhys Jones is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter. He starred in a number of television series with his comedy partner Mel Smith. Rhys Jones came to national attention ...more

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Jonathan Pryce is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Game of Thrones, Clone, Victoria & Albert Jonathan Pryce, CBE is a Welsh actor and singer. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and meeting his longtime girlfriend, English actress Kate Fahy, in 1974, he began his career ...more

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Tim Vincent is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Access Hollywood, Children's Ward, Dangerfield Tim Vincent is a Welsh actor and television presenter, best known for appearing on children's programme Blue Peter between 1993 and 1997. His broadcasting career has expanded in range and he has ...more

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Glynis Johns is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School, The Happy Prince, Glynis Glynis Johns is an actress.

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Bernard Fox is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
The Andy Griffith Show, Bewitched Bernard Fox is a retired Welsh film and television actor, whose best remembered roles are Dr. Bombay from Bewitched, and the naive, bumbling Colonel Crittendon on Hogan's Heroes.

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Tom Ellis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Miranda, The Fades, Rush Tom Ellis is a Welsh actor best known for playing Dr. Oliver Cousins in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and Detective Sergeant Sam Speed in a Life on Mars parody on The Catherine Tate Show. He was ...more

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Matthew Rhys is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
The Americans, Brothers & Sisters, P.O.W. Matthew Rhys Evans, known as Matthew Rhys, is a Welsh actor best known as Kevin Walker in the ABC family drama Brothers & Sisters, and as Dylan Thomas in The Edge of Love. He stars as Philip ...more

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Roger Rees is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Boston Common, M.A.N.T.I.S., Bouquet of Barbed Wire Roger Rees is a Welsh actor and director. He is best known to American audiences for playing the characters Robin Colcord on the American television sitcom show Cheers and Lord John Marbury on ...more

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Charlotte Church is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
The Charlotte Church Show Charlotte Maria Church is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress and television presenter. She rose to fame in childhood as a classical singer before branching into pop music in 2005. By 2007, she ...more

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Ken Follett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett is a film producer and writer.

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Owen Teale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Game of Thrones, Murphy's Law, Island at War Owen Teale is a Welsh actor.

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Paul Rhys is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Murdoch Mysteries, The Assets, Great Expectations Paul Rhys is a Welsh television, film and theatre actor. Rhys was born in Neath, Glamorgan, and studied at RADA, leaving with the Bancroft Gold Medal in 1987. While there, he obtained his first ...more

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Duffy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Amie Ann Duffy, known as Duffy, is a Welsh singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Born in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, her career began when she recorded and released her debut EP, Aimée ...more

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Kate Burton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Ellis Island Katherine "Kate" Burton is a Swiss-born Welsh-American actress and the daughter of actor Richard Burton and Sybil Burton. On television, Burton received critical acclaim for ...more

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Vinnie Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Elementary, Galavant, The Cape Vincent Peter "Vinnie" Jones is a British actor and former professional footballer who played as a midfielder from 1984 to 1999 notably for Wimbledon, Leeds United, Sheffield United ...more

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Perdita Weeks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
The Tudors, Great Expectations, Lost in Austen Perdita Rose Annunziata Weeks is a Welsh actress.

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Charles Dale is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
The Lakes, Belonging, Rocket Man Charles Dale is a Welsh actor who is well known for playing Dennis Stringer in Coronation Street, Gary "Chef" Alcock in The Lakes, Clive Eustace in The Eustace Bros. & Big Mac in

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Peter Wingfield is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Highlander: The Series, Queen Of Swords, Queen of Swords Peter Wingfield is a Welsh born television actor, well known for his television roles as Dan Clifford in Holby City, Dr. Robert Helm in Queen of Swords and Inspector Simon Ross in Cold Squad but ...more

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Siân Phillips is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
I, Claudius, The Magician's House Siân Phillips, CBE, is a Welsh actress.

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Eve Myles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Torchwood, Little Dorrit, Torchwood Declassified Eve Myles is a Welsh television, film, stage and voice actress who graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2000. Later that year, Myles began portraying Ceri Lewis in the ...more

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Gareth Gwenlan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Gareth Gwenlan OBE is a British television producer, best known for his work on shows such as The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, To the Manor Born, Only Fools and Horses, and High Hopes. In ...more

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Kenneth Griffith is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Shaka Zulu Kenneth Reginald Griffith was a Welsh actor and documentary filmmaker.

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Margaret John is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Crossroads, The District Nurse, Eyes Down Margaret John was a Welsh, BAFTA award-winning actress, best known for her role as Doris in Gavin & Stacey. She has been described, by fellow actress Ruth Jones, as "an absolute

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Jimmy Sangster is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
James Henry Kinmel Sangster was a Welsh screenwriter and director, known for his work for horror film producers Hammer Film Productions, including scripts for The Curse of Frankenstein and ...more

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Robert Pugh is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
The Virgin Queen, The Lakes, The Shadow Line Robert Pugh is a Welsh film and television actor.

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Emlyn Williams is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
The Great War Emlyn Williams is a director, screenwriter and playwright.

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Martin Amis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Martin Louis Amis is an English novelist. His best-known novels are Money and London Fields. He has received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his memoir Experience and has been listed for ...more

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Kevin Allen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
The Thin Blue Line Kevin Allen is a Welsh actor, screenwriter, film director and film producer. He is noted for writing and directing the cult black comedy feature Twin Town set in Swansea. The film was entered ...more

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Stanley Baker is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
How Green Was My Valley, Orzowei Sir William Stanley Baker was a Welsh actor and film producer.