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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?"
  • A. E. Matthews1

    A. E. Matthews

    Dec. at 91 (1869-1960)

    Films Acted InThe Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Happy Ever After, Penny Princess, Man with a Million, Landfall

    BirthplaceBridlington, United Kingdom


    Alfred Edward Matthews, OBE (22 November 1869 – 25 July 1960), known as A. E. Matthews, was an...  more
  • Adrian Edmondson2

    Films Acted InTerkel in Trouble, Guest House Paradiso, Eat the Rich, Honest, Decent and True

    BirthplaceWest Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Eurasia, United Kingdom, England


    Adrian Charles Edmondson (born 24 January 1957) is an English comedian, actor, musician and...  more
  • 3

    Alethea Charlton

    Dec. at 45 (1931-1976)

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Alethea Blow Charlton (9 August 1931 – 6 May 1976) was a British actress....  more
  • Alex Blake4

    Alex Blake

    Age: 45

    Films Acted InAmazing Grace, Chatroom, Random

    BirthplaceSheffield, England


    Alex Blake is a film actor....
  • Alex Turner5

    Films Acted InEvidently... John Cooper Clarke

    BirthplaceHigh Green, United Kingdom


    Alexander David Turner (born 6 January 1986) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and...  more

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    #192 of 225 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters#375 of 603 The Best Rock Vocalists

  • Allan Holdsworth6

    Films Acted InAllan Holdsworth and Alan Pasqua: Live at Yoshi's

    BirthplaceWest Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Eurasia, United Kingdom, England


    Allan Holdsworth (6 August 1946 – 15 April 2017) was a British guitarist and composer. He...  more

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    #247 of 639 The Greatest Lead Guitarists Of All Time#137 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

  • 7

    Amelia Hall

    Dec. at 68 (1916-1984)

    Films Acted InIceman

    BirthplaceYorkshire, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Amelia Hall was an actress....  more
  • 8
    Amy Barnes is an actress....  more
  • Andrew Hawley9

    Films Acted InSnow White and the Huntsman, A Night in the Woods, Ginger and Rosa, A Spanking in Paradise, Life Just Is

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Andrew Hawley is an actor....  more
  • Andrew-Lee Potts10

    Films Acted In1408, Return to House on Haunted Hill, Warrior Queen, Dead Fish, New Year's Day

    BirthplaceBradford, United Kingdom


    Andrew Lee Potts (born 29 October 1979) is an English actor and director. He is best known for...  more
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    Andy Cousin

    Age: 56

    Films Acted InAll About Eve: Live in Bonn 1991

    BirthplaceHuddersfield, United Kingdom

    Andrew 'Andy' Cousin (born 28 June 1963 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire) is an English bassist and...  more
  • 12

    Ann Lee

    Age: 47

    Films Acted In90's Hit Explosion: The Very Best of Eurodance, Summer Vibes, The Hits of the Disco Girls

    BirthplaceSheffield, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Ann Lee (born Annerley Emma Gordon; 12 November 1967) is a British, Italy-based Eurodance...  more
  • 13

    Arnold Bell

    Dec. at 87 (1901-1988)

    Films Acted InThe Night We Dropped a Clanger, Star of India, The Greed of William Hart, Innocent Meeting, The Golden Link

    BirthplaceYorkshire, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Arnold Bell is a film actor....  more
  • 14

    Films Acted InNaked Striptease Sextravaganza

    BirthplaceSheffield, England


    Ashley Bond is an actress....  more
  • 15
    Barry Dransfield, born Harrogate, West Riding of Yorkshire, 1947, is an English folk singer,...  more
  • Christian Cooke16

    Films Acted InCemetery Junction, Romeo and Juliet, Unconditional, Hello Carter

    BirthplaceLeeds, United Kingdom


    Christian Louis Cooke (born 15 September 1987) is an English actor. He is known for playing...  more
  • 17

    Basil Dignam

    Dec. at 74 (1905-1979)

    Films Acted InGorgo, Heavens Above!, 10 Rillington Place, Young Winston, The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders

    BirthplaceSheffield, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Basil Dignam (24 October 1905 – 31 January 1979) was an English character actor.Basil Dignam...  more
  • 18
    Bernard Gallagher (26 September 1929 – 27 November 2016) was an English actor, known for...  more
  • Bernard Hepton19

    Films Acted InGandhi, Barry Lyndon, Get Carter, The Plague Dogs, The Holcroft Covenant

    BirthplaceBradford, United Kingdom


    Francis Bernard Heptonstall (19 October 1925 – 27 July 2018) better known by the stage name...  more
  • Billy Currie20

    Films Acted InVisage: Live

    BirthplaceHuddersfield, England

    William Lee "Billy" Currie (born 1 April 1950, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England) is an...  more
  • 21

    Films Acted InCoast to Coast

    BirthplaceSheffield, England


    Robert Andrew Wass (25 November 1945 – 25 September 2017), known professionally as Bobby...  more
  • 22

    Bramwell Fletcher

    Dec. at 84 (1904-1988)

    Films Acted InThe Mummy, Random Harvest, A Bill of Divorcement, The Undying Monster, King Lear

    BirthplaceBradford, England


    Bramwell Fletcher (20 February 1904 in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England – 22 June...  more
  • Brian Glover23

    Brian Glover

    Dec. at 63 (1934-1997)

    Films Acted InAn American Werewolf in London, Alien 3, The Company of Wolves, Kes, Snow White: A Tale of Terror

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom


    Brian Glover (2 April 1934 – 24 July 1997) was an English character actor, writer and...  more
  • Brian Roper24

    Brian Roper

    Dec. at 65 (1929-1994)

    Films Acted InThe Naked Heart, Hong Kong Confidential, The Rainbow Jacket, The Girl on the Pier, William Comes to Town

    BirthplaceDoncaster, England

    NationalityUnited States of America, England

    Brian T. Roper (19 August 1929 – 14 May 1994) was a British-American film and television...  more
  • 25
    Bruce Bould (born in June 1949 in Bradford, West Yorkshire) is an English actor. Bould began...  more