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Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire

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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
Dec. at 91 (1869-1960), Credits: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Happy Ever After, Penny Princess

Birthplace: Bridlington, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Alfred Edward Matthews, OBE (22 November 1869 – 25 July 1960), known as A. E. Matthews, was an English actor who played numerous character roles on the stage and in film for eight decades, and ...more
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Adrian Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Age 62, Credits: Terkel in Trouble, Guest House Paradiso, Eat the Rich

Birthplace: Bradford, England

Nationality: England

Adrian Charles Edmondson (born 24 January 1957) is an English comedian, actor, musician and television presenter. He was part of the alternative comedy boom in the early 1980s and had roles in ...more
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Alethea Charlton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Alethea Blow Charlton (9 August 1931 – 6 May 1976) 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 44, Credits: Amazing Grace, Chatroom, Random

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

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
Age 33, Credits: Evidently... John Cooper Clarke

Birthplace: High Green, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Alexander David Turner (born 6 January 1986) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is best known as the frontman and principal songwriter of the rock band Arctic ...more

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Allan Holdsworth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Age 72, Credits: Allan Holdsworth and Alan Pasqua: Live at Yoshi's

Birthplace: Bradford, England

Nationality: England

Allan Holdsworth (6 August 1946 – 15 April 2017) was a British guitarist and composer. He released twelve studio albums as a solo artist and played a variety of musical styles in a career ...more

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Amelia Hall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Dec. at 68 (1916-1984), Credits: Iceman

Birthplace: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

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

Birthplace: Yorkshire, England

Nationality: United Kingdom

Amy Barnes is an actress.
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Andrew Hawley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Age 34, Credits: Snow White and the Huntsman, A Night in the Woods, Ginger and Rosa

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

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
Age 39, Credits: 1408, Return to House on Haunted Hill, Warrior Queen

Birthplace: Bradford, England

Nationality: United Kingdom

Andrew Lee Potts (born 29 October 1979) is an English actor and director. He is best known for his role as the quirky Connor Temple on ITV's British science fiction programme Primeval and ...more
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Andy Cousin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Andy Cousin Age 55, Credits: All About Eve: Live in Bonn 1991

Birthplace: Huddersfield, England

Andrew 'Andy' Cousin (born 28 June 1963 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire) is an English bassist and radio presenter from Huddersfield in England. He is principally known for being the bassist of All ...more
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Ann Lee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Age 51, Credits: 90's Hit Explosion: The Very Best of Eurodance, Summer Vibes, The Hits of the Disco Girls

Birthplace: Sheffield, England

Nationality: United Kingdom

Ann Lee (born Annerley Emma Gordon; 12 November 1967) is a British, Italy-based Eurodance singer and songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1990s. She is known primarily for her 1999 hit single ...more
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Arnold Bell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Arnold Bell Dec. at 87 (1901-1988), Credits: The Night We Dropped a Clanger, Star of India, The Greed of William Hart

Birthplace: Yorkshire, England

Nationality: United Kingdom

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
Age 44, Credits: Naked Striptease Sextravaganza

Birthplace: Sheffield, England

Nationality: England

Ashley Bond is an actress.
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Barry Dransfield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire

Birthplace: England, Harrogate

Nationality: England

Barry Dransfield, born Harrogate, West Riding of Yorkshire, 1947, is an English folk singer, fiddler, cellist and guitarist. He has appeared as a session musician on numerous albums by other ...more
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Christian Cooke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Age 31, Credits: Cemetery Junction, Romeo and Juliet, Unconditional

Birthplace: Leeds, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Christian Louis Cooke (born 15 September 1987) 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 ...more
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Basil Dignam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Dec. at 74 (1905-1979), Credits: Gorgo, Heavens Above!, 10 Rillington Place

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Basil Dignam (24 October 1905 – 31 January 1979) was an English character actor.Basil Dignam was born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire. He acted on film and television between 1948 and ...more
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Bernard Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire

Birthplace: Bradford, England

Nationality: United Kingdom

Bernard Gallagher (26 September 1929 – 27 November 2016) was an English actor, known for appearances in television soap operas and dramas. He was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Gallagher ...more
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Bernard Hepton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Age 93, Credits: Gandhi, Barry Lyndon, Get Carter

Birthplace: Bradford, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Francis Bernard Heptonstall (19 October 1925 – 27 July 2018) better known by the stage name Bernard Hepton, was an English theatre director and actor. Best known for his stage work and ...more
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Billy Currie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Age 68, Credits: Visage: Live

Birthplace: Huddersfield, England

William Lee "Billy" Currie (born 1 April 1950, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England) is an English violist, violinist, pianist, keyboardist, and songwriter. He is best known for his ...more
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Bobby Knutt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Age 73, Credits: Coast to Coast

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Robert Andrew Wass (25 November 1945 – 25 September 2017), known professionally as Bobby Knutt, was an English actor and comedian. He was known throughout his acting career for appearing as ...more
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Bramwell Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Dec. at 84 (1904-1988), Credits: The Mummy, Random Harvest, A Bill of Divorcement

Birthplace: Bradford, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Bramwell Fletcher (20 February 1904 in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England – 22 June 1988 in Westmoreland, New Hampshire) was an English stage, film, and television actor.
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Brian Glover is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Dec. at 63 (1934-1997), Credits: An American Werewolf in London, Alien 3, The Company of Wolves

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Brian Glover (2 April 1934 – 24 July 1997) was an English character actor, writer and wrestler. Glover was a professional wrestler, teacher, and finally a film, television and stage actor. He ...more
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Brian Roper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
Dec. at 65 (1929-1994), Credits: The Naked Heart, Hong Kong Confidential, The Rainbow Jacket

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Nationality: United States of America, England

Brian T. Roper (19 August 1929 – 14 May 1994) 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

Birthplace: Bradford, England

Nationality: United Kingdom

Bruce Bould (born in June 1949 in Bradford, West Yorkshire) is an English actor. Bould began his acting career aged 17 at the Birmingham Repertory, before joining RADA. Best known for playing ...more