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Famous TV Actors from Wales

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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.
  • Anthony Hopkins1

    Anthony Hopkins

    Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends, War and Peace

    BirthplaceMargam, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited States of America, United Kingdom

    Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh actor, director, and producer....  more

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  • Roald Dahl2
    Roald Dahl (; 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story...  more

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  • Dawn French3

    Dawn French

    The Vicar of Dibley, French & Saunders

    BirthplaceHolyhead, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, Wales

    Dawn Roma French (born 11 October 1957) is a British actress, writer, comedian and presenter...  more

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  • John Rhys-Davies4

    John Rhys-Davies

    Sliders, Shōgun

    BirthplaceAmmanford, United Kingdom

    NationalityWales, United Kingdom

    John Rhys-Davies (born 5 May 1944) is a Welsh actor, voice actor and producer, known for his...  more

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  • Terry Jones5

    Terry Jones

    Monty Python's Flying Circus, Do Not Adjust Your Set

    BirthplaceColwyn Bay, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Terence Graham Parry Jones (February 1, 1942 - January 21, 2020) is a Welsh actor, writer,...  more

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  • Catherine Zeta-Jones6

    Catherine Zeta-Jones

    The Darling Buds of May, The Catherine Cookson Anthology: The Cinder Path

    BirthplaceSwansea, United Kingdom

    NationalityWales, United Kingdom

    Catherine Zeta-Jones (; born 25 September 1969) is a Welsh actress. Born and raised in...  more

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  • Bertrand Russell7
    Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, (; 18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a...  more

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  • Ruth Jones8

    Ruth Jones

    Little Britain, Gavin & Stacey

    BirthplaceBridgend, United Kingdom

    NationalityWales, United Kingdom

    Ruth Alexandra Elisabeth Jones, (born 22 September 1966) is a Welsh television actress,...  more
  • Keith Allen9

    Keith Allen

    Robin Hood, Making Out

    BirthplaceGorseinon, United Kingdom

    NationalityWales, United Kingdom

    Keith Howell Charles Allen (born 2 September 1953) is a Welsh actor and television presenter....  more
  • Pam Ferris10

    Pam Ferris

    Call The Midwife, Little Dorrit

    BirthplaceHanover, Germany

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, Germany

    Pamela E. Ferris (born 11 May 1948) is a Welsh actress. She starred on television as Ma Larkin...  more
  • Christian Bale11
    Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is a Welsh actor who is known for his...  more

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  • Ioan Gruffudd12

    Ioan Gruffudd

    Ringer, Ben 10: Alien Force

    BirthplaceLlwydcoed, United Kingdom

    NationalityWales, United Kingdom

    Ioan Gruffudd (Welsh: [ˈjɔan ˈɡrɪfɪð] (listen); born 6 October 1973) is a Welsh actor. He...  more

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  • Michael Sheen13

    Michael Sheen

    Masters of Sex, The Grand

    BirthplaceNewport, United Kingdom


    Michael Christopher Sheen (born 5 February 1969) is a Welsh actor. After training at London's...  more

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  • Richard Burton14

    Richard Burton

    Ellis Island, Wagner

    BirthplacePontrhydyfen, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Richard Burton, (; born Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.; 10 November 1925 – 5 August 1984) was a...  more

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  • Andrew Davies15
    Andrew Wynford Davies (; born 20 September 1936) is a Welsh writer of screenplays and novels,...  more
  • Rob Brydon16

    Rob Brydon

    Gavin & Stacey, Gavin and Stacey

    BirthplaceBaglan, Neath Port Talbot

    NationalityWales, United Kingdom

    Robert Brydon Jones, (born 3 May 1965) is a Welsh comedian, actor, radio and television...  more


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  • Timothy Dalton17

    Timothy Dalton

    Penny Dreadful, Centennial

    BirthplaceColwyn Bay, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Timothy Dalton (; born Timothy Leonard Dalton Leggett; 21 March 1946) is a British actor. He...  more

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  • Joanna Page18

    Joanna Page

    Gavin & Stacey, Gavin and Stacey

    BirthplaceTreboeth, United Kingdom


    Joanna Louise Page (born 23 March 1977) is a Welsh actress and comedian, best known for her...  more
  • Ray Milland19

    Ray Milland

    Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby, The Dream Merchants

    BirthplaceNeath, United Kingdom

    NationalityWales, United States of America

    Ray Milland (born Alfred Reginald Jones, 3 January 1907 – 10 March 1986) was a Welsh-American...  more

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  • Paul Whitehouse20

    Paul Whitehouse

    The Fast Show, Harry Enfield's Television Programme

    BirthplaceStanleytown, Rhondda Cynon Taf

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Paul Julian Whitehouse (born 17 May 1958) is a Welsh actor, writer and comedian. He was one of...  more
  • Russell T Davies21

    Russell T Davies

    Torchwood Declassified

    BirthplaceSwansea, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Stephen Russell Davies (born 27 April 1963), better known as Russell T Davies, is a Welsh...  more
  • Griff Rhys Jones22

    Griff Rhys Jones

    Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Whose Line Is It Anyway? (UK)

    BirthplaceCardiff, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, Wales

    Griffith Rhys Jones (born 16 November 1953) is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television...  more
  • Jonathan Pryce23

    Jonathan Pryce

    Game of Thrones, Clone

    BirthplaceCarmel, Flintshire, United Kingdom


    Jonathan Pryce (born John Price; 1 June 1947) is a Welsh actor and singer. After studying at...  more

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  • Tim Vincent24

    Tim Vincent

    Access Hollywood, Children's Ward

    BirthplaceOverton-on-Dee, United Kingdom

    NationalityWales, United Kingdom

    Tim Vincent (born Timothy Russell Walker; 4 November 1972) is a Welsh actor and television...  more
  • Glynis Johns25

    Glynis Johns

    Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School, The Happy Prince

    BirthplacePretoria, South Africa

    NationalityWales, South Africa

    Glynis Johns (born 5 October 1923) is a retired Welsh stage, television and film actress,...  more