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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.
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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

Birthplace: Margam, United Kingdom

Nationality: Wales, United States of America, United Kingdom

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh actor, director, and producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992, and was nominated three additional times. Hopkins ...more

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Roald Dahl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales

Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom

Nationality: Wales, United Kingdom

Roald Dahl (; 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies ...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

Birthplace: Holyhead, United Kingdom

Nationality: Wales, United Kingdom

Dawn Roma French (born 11 October 1957) is a British actress, writer, comedian and presenter from Plymouth. She is best known for starring in and writing for the BBC comedy sketch show French ...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

Birthplace: Ammanford, United Kingdom

Nationality: Wales, United Kingdom

John Rhys-Davies (born 5 May 1944) is a Welsh actor, voice actor and producer, known for his portrayal of Gimli and the voice of Treebeard in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Sallah in the ...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

Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom

Nationality: Wales, United Kingdom

Terence Graham Parry Jones (February 1, 1942 - January 21, 2020) is a Welsh actor, writer, comedian, film director and historian was a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. After graduating ...more

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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

Birthplace: Swansea, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Catherine Zeta-Jones (; born 25 September 1969) is a Welsh actress. Born and raised in Swansea, Zeta-Jones aspired to be an actress from a young age. As a child, she played roles in the West End ...more

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Bertrand Russell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales

Birthplace: Trellech, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, (; 18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, essayist, social critic, political ...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

Birthplace: Bridgend, United Kingdom

Nationality: Wales, United Kingdom

Ruth Alexandra Elisabeth Jones, (born 22 September 1966) is a Welsh television actress, novelist and screenwriter. She co-starred in and co-wrote the award-winning British comedy Gavin & ...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

Birthplace: Gorseinon, United Kingdom

Nationality: Wales, United Kingdom

Keith Howell Charles Allen (born 2 September 1953) is a Welsh actor and television presenter. He is the father of singer Lily Allen and actor Alfie Allen, and brother of actor and director Kevin ...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

Birthplace: Hanover, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Pamela E. Ferris (born 11 May 1948) is a Welsh actress. She starred on television as Ma Larkin in The Darling Buds of May, as Laura Thyme in Rosemary & Thyme, Peggy Snow in Where the Heart ...more
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Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales

Birthplace: Haverfordwest, United Kingdom

Nationality: Wales, United Kingdom

Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is a Welsh actor who is known for his intense method acting style, often transforming his body drastically for his roles. Bale is the ...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

Birthplace: Llwydcoed, United Kingdom

Nationality: United States of America, United Kingdom

Ioan Gruffudd (Welsh: [ˈjɔan ˈɡrɪfɪð] (listen); born 6 October 1973) is a Welsh actor. He first came to public attention as Fifth Officer Harold Lowe in Titanic (1997), and then for his ...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

Birthplace: Newport, United Kingdom

Nationality: Wales

Michael Christopher Sheen (born 5 February 1969) is a Welsh actor. After training at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), he worked mainly in theatre throughout the 1990s and made ...more

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Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Ellis Island, Wagner

Birthplace: Pontrhydyfen, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Richard Burton, (; born Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.; 10 November 1925 – 5 August 1984) was a Welsh actor. Noted for his mellifluous baritone voice, Burton established himself as a formidable ...more

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Andrew Davies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales

Birthplace: Rhiwbina, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Andrew Wynford Davies (; born 20 September 1936) is a Welsh writer of screenplays and novels, best known for House of Cards and A Very Peculiar Practice, and his adaptations of Vanity Fair, ...more
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Rob Brydon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Rob Brydon Gavin & Stacey, Gavin and Stacey, Oliver Twist

Birthplace: Baglan, Neath Port Talbot

Nationality: Wales, United Kingdom

Robert Brydon Jones, (born 3 May 1965) is a Welsh comedian, actor, radio and television presenter, singer and impressionist. He played Dr Paul Hamilton in the Australian/British comedy series ...more

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Timothy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Penny Dreadful, Centennial, Scarlett

Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Timothy Dalton (; born Timothy Leonard Dalton Leggett; 21 March 1946) is a British actor. He is best known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989), as ...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

Birthplace: Treboeth, United Kingdom

Nationality: Wales

Joanna Louise Page (born 23 March 1977) is a Welsh actress and comedian, best known for her role as Stacey Shipman 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

Birthplace: Neath, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Ray Milland (born Alfred Reginald Jones, 3 January 1907 – 10 March 1986) was a Welsh-American actor and film director. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, and he is best remembered for his ...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

Birthplace: Stanleytown, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Nationality: Wales

Paul Julian Whitehouse (born 17 May 1958) is a Welsh actor, writer and comedian. He was one of the main stars of the BBC sketch comedy series The Fast Show, and has also starred with Harry ...more
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Russell T Davies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Wales
Torchwood Declassified

Birthplace: Swansea, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Stephen Russell Davies (born 27 April 1963), better known as Russell T Davies, is a Welsh screenwriter and television producer whose works include Queer as Folk, Bob & Rose, The Second ...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

Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Griffith Rhys Jones (born 16 November 1953) is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter. He starred in a number of television series with his comedy partner, Mel Smith. Rhys ...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

Birthplace: Carmel, Flintshire, United Kingdom

Nationality: Wales

Jonathan Pryce (born John Price; 1 June 1947) 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 ...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

Birthplace: Overton-on-Dee, United Kingdom

Nationality: Wales, United Kingdom

Tim Vincent (born Timothy Russell Walker; 4 November 1972) is a Welsh actor and television presenter. He appeared on the children's programme Blue Peter between 1993 and 1997 and has presented ...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

Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa

Nationality: Wales, South Africa

Glynis Johns (born 5 October 1923) is a retired Welsh stage, television and film actress, dancer, pianist, and singer. Born in Pretoria, South Africa while her parents were on tour, she is best ...more