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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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Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Star Trek: The Next Generation, American Dad!, I
Sir Patrick Stewart OBE is an English film, television, and stage actor, who has had a distinguished career on stage and screen. He is most widely known for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard ...more
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Ben Kingsley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Anne Frank: The Whole Story, The Adventurer, Dickens Of London
Sir Ben Kingsley is an English actor. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, two Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards. He is known for his starring role ...more
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Jeremy Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Children in Need, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The Money Programme
Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson is an English broadcaster, journalist and writer who specialises in motoring. He is best known for co-presenting the BBC TV show Top Gear with Richard Hammond and ...more
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Bernard Hepton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
I, Claudius, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Bernard Hepton is a British actor of stage, film and television.
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Adrian Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
The Young Ones, Bottom, Jonathan Creek
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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James Mason is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
James Neville Mason was an English actor. After achieving stardom in his native Great Britain, he made the transition to the United States and became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, ...more
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Timothy West is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Bleak House, Masada, Titanic
Timothy Lancaster West, CBE is an English film, stage and television actor.
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Peter Firth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Spooks, Heartbeat, That's Life
Peter Firth is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Sir Harry Pearce in the BBC One show Spooks, in which he is the only actor to have starred in every episode of the show's ...more
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Zöe Lucker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
EastEnders, Footballers' Wives, HolbyBlue
Zöe Elizabeth Lucker is an English actress best known for playing the roles of Tanya Turner on ITV's Footballers' Wives and a crossover appearance in Bad Girls. Lucker also played Vanessa ...more
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Jessica-Jane Clement is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Jessica-Jane Stafford is a British glamour model, actress and TV presenter who is best known for starring in the BBC programme The Real Hustle.
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Diana Rigg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Game of Thrones, The Avengers, Morecambe and Wise
Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE is an English actress. She is perhaps best known for the role of Emma Peel in the TV series The Avengers, which she appeared in from 1965 to 1968. She has ...more
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Hugo Speer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Bleak House, The Bachelor, Bedlam
Hugo Speer is an English actor.
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Dominic West is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
The Wire, The Affair, The Hour
Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West is an English actor. He is best known for portraying Detective Jimmy McNulty in the HBO drama series The Wire, and won the award for Leading Actor at the ...more
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Clare Higgins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Pride and Prejudice, The Citadel, Hideaway
Clare Frances Elizabeth Higgins is an English actress. She is a three-time Olivier Award winner. Higgins is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She received the first of ...more
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Penelope Wilton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Downton Abbey, Ever Decreasing Circles, Talking Heads
Penelope Alice Wilton, OBE is an English actress of stage, film, and TV. She starred opposite Richard Briers in the BBC situation comedy Ever Decreasing Circles. She has also appeared in Doctor ...more
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Christina Pickles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Friends, St. Elsewhere, Another World
Christina Pickles is an English-American character actress, best known for her long-running role of Nurse Helen Rosenthal in the hospital drama St. Elsewhere, for which she was nominated for ...more
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George Layton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Doctor in the House, Minder
George Layton is an English actor, director, screenwriter and author. He was educated at Belle Vue Boys' Grammar School in Bradford and studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts where ...more
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Andrew-Lee Potts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Primeval, Alice, Ideal
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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Jim Carter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Downton Abbey, Red Riding, Dinotopia
Jim Carter is an English actor. Carter's film credits include Top Secret!, A Month in the Country, A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia, The Madness of King George, Richard III, Brassed Off, ...more
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Neil Dudgeon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Midsomer Murders, The Mrs Bradley Mysteries, Common As Muck
Neil Dudgeon is an English actor who, from 2011, has played DCI John Barnaby. He replaced the retired John Nettles in the lead role.
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Edward Petherbridge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
The Guardians, A Dorothy L Sayers Mystery, The Brief
Edward Petherbridge is an English actor, writer and artist. Among his many roles, he portrayed Lord Peter Wimsey in the 1987 BBC television adaptations of Dorothy L. Sayers's novels. He created ...more
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Brian Glover is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Porridge, Campion, Anna Lee
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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Jimi Mistry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
EastEnders, Coronation Street, Strike Back
Jimi Mistry is an English actor, best known for his roles in EastEnders and Coronation Street as well as appearing in numerous films such as East is East, Blood Diamond, The Guru, Exam, West is ...more
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Basil Dignam is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
The Six Wives of Henry VIII, United!, Spindoe
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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Judy Parfitt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Call The Midwife, Little Dorrit, The Charmings
Judy Parfitt is a BAFTA-nominated English theatre, film and television actress who began her career on stage in 1954.