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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Yorkshire, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Yorkshire, as in some cases Yorkshire may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Yorkshire then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Yorkshire, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

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This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Yorkshire?" and "Which famous actors were born in Yorkshire?"

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A. E. Matthews is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
A. E. Matthews Died at 91 (1869-1960) - Alfred Edward Matthews OBE, known as A. E. Matthews, was an English actor who played numerous character roles on the stage and in film for eight decades, and who became known for his acting ...more

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Adrian Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Adrian Edmondson age 60 - Adrian Charles "Ade" Edmondson is an English comedian, actor, writer, musician, television presenter and director. He came to prominence in the early 1980s and was part of the ...more

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Alethea Charlton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Alethea Charlton Died at 45 (1931-1976) - Alethea Blow Charlton was a British actress.

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Alex Blake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Alex Blake age 43 - Alex Blake is a film actor.

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Alex Turner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Alex Turner age 31 - Alexander David Turner is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter of the English rock band Arctic Monkeys. Turner has also ...more

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Allan Holdsworth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Allan Holdsworth age 71 - Allan Holdsworth is an English guitarist and composer. He has released twelve studio albums as a solo artist and played a variety of musical styles spanning a period of more than four decades, ...more

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Amelia Hall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Amelia Hall Died at 68 (1916-1984) - Amelia Hall was an actress.

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Amy Barnes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Amy Barnes Amy Barnes is an actress.

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Andrew Hawley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Andrew Hawley age 32 - Andrew Hawley is an actor.

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Andrew-Lee Potts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Andrew-Lee Potts age 38 - Andrew Lee Potts, usually stylized as Andrew-Lee Potts, is an English actor and director. He is best known for his role as the quirky Connor Temple on ITV's science fiction programme Primeval, a ...more

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Andy Cousin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Andy Cousin age 54 - Andrew 'Andy' Cousin is an English bassist and, less commonly, guitarist from Huddersfield in England. He is principally known for being the bassist of All About Eve: he has also played for The ...more

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Ann Lee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Ann Lee age 45 - Ann Lee is a British eurodance singer and songwriter, who rose to fame in the late 1990s.

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Arnold Bell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Arnold Bell Died at 87 (1901-1988) - Arnold Bell is a film actor.

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Ashley Bond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Ashley Bond age 43 - Ashley Bond is an actress.

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Barry Dransfield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Barry Dransfield Barry Dransfield is an English folk singer, fiddler, cellist and guitarist. He has appeared as a session musician on numerous albums by other artists, and has released his own albums as well. ...more

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Christian Cooke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Christian Cooke age 30 - Christian Louis Cooke is an English actor. He is known for playing Luke Kirkwall in Where the Heart Is, Luke Rutherford in Demons, Dorian Gaudain in Trinity, Freddie Taylor in Cemetery Junction ...more

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Basil Dignam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Basil Dignam Died at 74 (1905-1979) - Basil Dignam was an English character actor. Basil Dignam was born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire. He acted on film and television between 1951 and 1975. He often appeared as an ...more

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Bernard Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Bernard Gallagher Bernard Gallagher is an English actor, born in 1929, known for appearances in television soap operas and dramas. He was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Gallagher played the lead role of ...more

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Bernard Hepton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Bernard Hepton age 92 - Bernard Hepton is a British actor of stage, film and television.

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Billy Currie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Billy Currie age 67 - William Lee "Billy" Currie is an English violist, violinist, pianist, keyboardist, and songwriter. He is best known for his work with new wave band Ultravox, who achieved their ...more

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Bobby Knutt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Bobby Knutt age 72 - Bobby Knutt is a British television actor, who started in entertainment as a stand-up comedian. He is best known for playing Albert Dingle in Emmerdale.

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Bramwell Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Bramwell Fletcher Died at 84 (1904-1988) - Bramwell Fletcher was an English stage, film and television actor. Fletcher appeared on the stage in 1927 and made his Broadway debut in 1929. Hollywood and sound films soon beckoned. He made ...more

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Brian Glover is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Brian Glover Died at 63 (1934-1997) - Brian Glover was an English character actor, writer and wrestler. Glover was a professional wrestler, teacher, and finally a film, television and stage actor. He once said, "You play to ...more

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Brian Roper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Brian Roper Died at 65 (1929-1994) - Brian T. Roper was a British-American film and television actor, and, in later years, real estate agent.

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Bruce Bould is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Bruce Bould Bruce Bould is an English actor. Bould began his own acting career aged 17 at the Birmingham Repertory, before joining RADA. Best known for playing David Harris-Jones in the television sitcom ...more

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Buster Reeves is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Buster Reeves age 42 - Buster Reeves is an actor.

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C.V. France is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
C.V. France Died at 81 (1868-1949) - Charles V. France, usually credited as C. V. France, was a British actor.

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Carl Prekopp is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Carl Prekopp age 38 - Carl James Prekopp is a British actor. He played Richard III at the Riverside Studios and originated the part of Lawrence in Tim Firth's stage adaptation of Calendar Girls. He has appeared in ...more

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Carlotta Addison is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Carlotta Addison Died at 65 (1849-1914) - Carlotta Addison was an actress.

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Charles Laughton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Charles Laughton Died at 63 (1899-1962) - Charles Laughton was an English stage and film actor and director. Laughton was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. In ...more

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Chloe Newsome is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Chloe Newsome age 41 - Chloe Newsome is an English actress who is best known for playing the role of Vicky McDonald in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street.

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Chris Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Chris Jones age 37 - Chris Jones is a stunt performer and actor.

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Edward de Souza is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Edward de Souza age 85 - Edward James de Souza is a British character actor and graduate of RADA of Portuguese Indian and English descent.

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Chris Stainton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Chris Stainton age 73 - Christopher Robert "Chris" Stainton is an English session musician, keyboard player and songwriter, who first gained recognition with Joe Cocker in the late 1960s. In addition to his ...more

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Chrismandu is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Chrismandu age 50 - Chrismandu is an actor.

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Chrissie Wunna is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Chrissie Wunna Chrissie Wunna is an actress.

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Christa Ackroyd is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Christa Ackroyd age 60 - Christa Ackroyd was a British journalist and broadcaster, best known as a former presenter for the regional TV news programmes Calendar and Look North.

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Christina Pickles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Christina Pickles age 82 - Christina Pickles is an English-American character actress, best known for her long-running role of Nurse Helen Rosenthal in the hospital drama St. Elsewhere, for which she was nominated for ...more

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Christopher Colquhoun is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Christopher Colquhoun age 47 - Christopher Colquhoun is an English actor who trained at RADA. He is most famous for appearing as Simon Kaminski in the BBC drama series Casualty, from 2002 to 2004. He also appeared in Holby ...more

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Clare Higgins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Clare Higgins age 62 - Clare Frances Elizabeth Higgins is an English actress. She is a three-time Olivier Award winner. Higgins is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She received the first of ...more

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Courtenay Foote is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Courtenay Foote Died at 46 (1879-1925) - Courtenay Foote was an English actor of the silent era. He appeared in 59 films between 1910 and 1924. He was born in Harrogate, West Riding of Yorkshire and died in Italy.

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Dan Cadan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Dan Cadan age 42 - Dan Cadan is a film actor, writer and director.

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Daniel O'Meara is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Daniel O'Meara Daniel O'Meara is an actor.

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Danny Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Danny Cunningham age 48 - Danny Cunningham is an actor.

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Dave Hanson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Dave Hanson age 49 - David "Dave" Hanson is an English former football striker. Dave Hanson started his career with Manchester United as an apprentice professional in 1985 after leaving Almondbury High ...more

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Dave Taylor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Dave Taylor age 60 - David Taylor is an English professional wrestler best known for his time in World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment. He also worked as a trainer for the Deep South ...more

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David Blair is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
David Blair Died at 43 (1932-1975) - David Blair was a renowned British ballet dancer and a leading star of the Royal Ballet company in London during the 1950s and 1960s and possibly the 1970s. Born David Butterfield in Yorkshire, ...more

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David Brierly is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
David Brierly Died at 73 (1935-2008) - David Brierly, also known as David Brierley, was an English actor. Born in Yorkshire, he appeared in various television programmes but is most notable for being the voice of the robot dog K-9 ...more

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David Crellin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
David Crellin age 56 - David Crellin is an English actor. Crellin, who was born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, is known for roles in Emmerdale as Billy Hopwood, BBC 2's BAFTA award-winning series The Cops as ...more

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David Hockney is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
David Hockney age 80 - David Hockney, OM CH RA is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. He lives in Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, and Kensington, London. Hockney ...more