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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, 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
age 62
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
Dec. 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
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 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
age 73
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
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, 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 56
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
age 47
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 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 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
age 32
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
Dec. 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 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
age 94
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
age 69
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
age 74
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 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