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Famous TV Actors from Wales

Updated June 14, 2019 41.6k views231 items

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

    Anthony Hopkins

    Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends, War and Peace

    BirthplaceMargam, United Kingdom

    NationalityWales, United States of America, United Kingdom

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

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    Roald Dahl
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    Dawn French

    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 on Wikipedia

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    John Rhys-Davies

    John Rhys-Davies

    Sliders, Shōgun

    BirthplaceAmmanford, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

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

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    Terry Jones

    Terry Jones

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

    BirthplaceColwyn Bay, United Kingdom

    NationalityWales, United Kingdom

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

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Catherine Zeta-Jones

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

    BirthplaceSwansea, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

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

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    Bertrand Russell
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    Ruth Jones

    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 on Wikipedia
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    Keith Allen

    Keith Allen

    Robin Hood, Making Out

    BirthplaceGorseinon, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,Wales

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

    Pam Ferris

    Call The Midwife, Little Dorrit

    BirthplaceHanover, Germany

    NationalityGermany

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

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    Ioan Gruffudd

    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 on Wikipedia

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    Michael Sheen

    Michael Sheen

    Masters of Sex, The Grand

    BirthplaceNewport, United Kingdom

    NationalityWales

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

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    Richard Burton

    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 on Wikipedia

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    Andrew Davies
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    Rob Brydon

    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 on Wikipedia

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    Timothy Dalton

    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 on Wikipedia

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    Joanna Page

    Joanna Page

    Gavin & Stacey, Gavin and Stacey

    BirthplaceTreboeth, United Kingdom

    NationalityWales

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

    Ray Milland

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

    BirthplaceNeath, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited States of America, United Kingdom, Wales

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

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    Paul Whitehouse

    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 on Wikipedia
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    Russell T Davies

    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 on Wikipedia
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    Griff Rhys Jones

    Griff Rhys Jones

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

    BirthplaceCardiff, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

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

    Jonathan Pryce

    Game of Thrones, Clone

    BirthplaceCarmel, Flintshire, United Kingdom

    NationalityWales

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

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    Tim Vincent

    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 on Wikipedia
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    Glynis Johns

    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 on Wikipedia