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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)
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
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
Dec. at 45 (1931-1976)
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 45
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
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 73
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)
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 is an actress.
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Andrew Hawley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Yorkshire
age 34
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 40
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 56
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 47
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)
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 45
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, 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 32
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)
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
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 94
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 69
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 74
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)
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)
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)
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
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