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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, as well as Rhett Butler in the television miniseries Scarlett, an original sequel to ...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.