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Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

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List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Yorkshire, with photos when available. These renowned Yorkshire actors and actresses are listed by popularity, so the names at the top of the list will be the most recognizable. A few of these actors may not have technically been born in Yorkshire, but everyone on this list grew up in Yorkshire and considers it to be their home. This list includes Yorkshire TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Yorkshire then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Yorkshire. Various bits of information are available for these Yorkshire celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

List is made up of many different TV actors, including Judi Dench and Sean Bean.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Yorkshire?" and "Who are the most famous Yorkshire actors?"
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  • 1
    Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Patrick Stewart

    Star Trek: The Next Generation, American Dad!

    BirthplaceMirfield, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Sir Patrick Stewart (born 13 July 1940) is an English actor whose work has included roles on... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Ben Kingsley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Ben Kingsley

    Anne Frank: The Whole Story, The Adventurer

    BirthplaceSnainton, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Sir Ben Kingsley (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji; 31 December 1943) is an English actor with a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Jeremy Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Jeremy Clarkson

    Children in Need, Never Mind the Buzzcocks

    BirthplaceDoncaster, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson (born 11 April 1960) is an English broadcaster, journalist and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Bernard Hepton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Bernard Hepton

    I, Claudius

    BirthplaceBradford, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Francis Bernard Heptonstall (19 October 1925 – 27 July 2018) better known by the stage name... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Adrian Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Adrian Edmondson

    The Young Ones, Bottom

    BirthplaceBradford, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Adrian Charles Edmondson (born 24 January 1957) is an English comedian, actor, musician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    James Mason is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
    James Neville Mason (; 15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was an English actor. Mason achieved... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Timothy West is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Timothy West

    Bleak House, Masada

    BirthplaceBradford, England

    NationalityEngland

    Timothy Lancaster West, CBE (born 20 October 1934) is an English film, stage and television... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Peter Firth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Peter Firth

    Spooks, Heartbeat

    BirthplaceBradford, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Peter Macintosh Firth (born 27 October 1953) is an English actor. He is best known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Zöe Lucker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Zöe Lucker

    EastEnders, Footballers' Wives

    BirthplaceHuddersfield, England

    NationalityEngland

    Zöe Elizabeth Lucker (born 11 April 1974) is an English actress. She is known for her roles as... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Jessica-Jane Clement is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
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  • 11
    Diana Rigg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Diana Rigg

    Game of Thrones, The Avengers

    BirthplaceDoncaster, England

    NationalityEngland

    Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, (born 20 July 1938) is an English actress. She played Emma... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Hugo Speer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Hugo Speer

    Bleak House, The Bachelor

    BirthplaceYorkshire, Eurasia, Harrogate, United Kingdom, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Hugo Speer (born 17 March 1969) is an English actor and director.
  • 13
    Dominic West is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Dominic West

    The Wire, The Affair

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West (born 15 October 1969) is an English actor, director, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Clare Higgins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Clare Higgins

    Pride and Prejudice, The Citadel

    BirthplaceBradford, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Clare Frances Elizabeth Higgins (born 10 November 1955) is an English actress. Her film... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Penelope Wilton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Penelope Wilton

    Downton Abbey, Ever Decreasing Circles

    BirthplaceScarborough, North Yorkshire, England

    NationalityEngland

    Dame Penelope Alice Wilton (born 3 June 1946) is an English actress. She is known for... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Christina Pickles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Christina Pickles

    Friends, St. Elsewhere

    BirthplaceYorkshire, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited States of America,England

    Christina Pickles (born February 17, 1935) is a British-American actress. She is known for her... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    George Layton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    George Layton

    It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Doctor in the House

    BirthplaceBradford, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    George Layton (born George Lowy on 2 March 1943 in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Andrew-Lee Potts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Andrew-Lee Potts

    Primeval, Alice

    BirthplaceBradford, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Andrew Lee Potts (born 29 October 1979) is an English actor and director. He is best known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Jim Carter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Jim Carter

    Downton Abbey, Red Riding

    BirthplaceHarrogate, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    James Edward Carter, (born August 19, 1948) is an English actor. Carter's film credits... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Neil Dudgeon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Neil Dudgeon

    Midsomer Murders, The Mrs Bradley Mysteries

    BirthplaceDoncaster, England

    NationalityEngland

    Neil Dudgeon (born 2 January 1961) is an English actor who, since 2011, has played DCI John... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Edward Petherbridge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Edward Petherbridge

    The Guardians, A Dorothy L Sayers Mystery

    BirthplaceBradford, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Edward Petherbridge (born on 3 August 1936) is an English actor, writer and artist. Among his... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Brian Glover is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Brian Glover

    Porridge, Campion

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Brian Glover (2 April 1934 – 24 July 1997) was an English character actor, writer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Jimi Mistry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Jimi Mistry

    EastEnders, Coronation Street

    BirthplaceScarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Jimi Mistry (born 1 January 1973) is an English actor, known for appearing in numerous films... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Basil Dignam is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Basil Dignam

    The Six Wives of Henry VIII, United!

    BirthplaceSheffield, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Basil Dignam (24 October 1905 – 31 January 1979) was an English character actor.Basil Dignam... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Judy Parfitt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

    Judy Parfitt

    Call The Midwife, Little Dorrit

    BirthplaceSheffield, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Judy Catherine Claire Parfitt (born 7 November 1935) is an English theatre, film and... more on Wikipedia
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