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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
Patrick Stewart Star Trek: The Next Generation, American Dad!, I^! Claudius

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Ben Kingsley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Ben Kingsley Anne Frank: The Whole Story, The Adventurer, Dickens Of London

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Jeremy Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Jeremy Clarkson Children in Need, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The Money Programme

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Bernard Hepton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Bernard Hepton I, Claudius, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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Adrian Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Adrian Edmondson The Young Ones, Bottom, Jonathan Creek

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James Mason is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

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Timothy West is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Timothy West Bleak House, Masada, Titanic

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Peter Firth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Peter Firth Spooks, Heartbeat, That's Life

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Zöe Lucker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Zöe Lucker EastEnders, Footballers' Wives, HolbyBlue

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Jessica-Jane Clement is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

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Diana Rigg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Diana Rigg Game of Thrones, The Avengers, Morecambe and Wise

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Hugo Speer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Hugo Speer Bleak House, The Bachelor, Bedlam

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Dominic West is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Dominic West The Wire, The Affair, The Hour

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Clare Higgins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Clare Higgins Pride and Prejudice, The Citadel, Hideaway

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Penelope Wilton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Penelope Wilton Downton Abbey, Ever Decreasing Circles, Talking Heads

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Christina Pickles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Christina Pickles Friends, St. Elsewhere, Another World

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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, Minder

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Andrew-Lee Potts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Andrew-Lee Potts Primeval, Alice, Ideal

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Jim Carter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Jim Carter Downton Abbey, Red Riding, Dinotopia

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Neil Dudgeon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Neil Dudgeon Midsomer Murders, The Mrs Bradley Mysteries, Common As Muck

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Edward Petherbridge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Edward Petherbridge The Guardians, A Dorothy L Sayers Mystery, The Brief

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Brian Glover is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Brian Glover Porridge, Campion, Anna Lee

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Jimi Mistry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Jimi Mistry EastEnders, Coronation Street, Strike Back

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Basil Dignam is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Basil Dignam The Six Wives of Henry VIII, United!, Spindoe

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Judy Parfitt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Judy Parfitt Call The Midwife, Little Dorrit, The Charmings

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Maureen Lipman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Maureen Lipman A Little Princess, The 100 Greatest Musicals, All at No 20

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Charles Laughton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

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Geoffrey Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Geoffrey Whitehead Little Dorrit, The Worst Week of My Life, Reggie Perrin

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Joe Cocker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire

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Derek Benfield is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Derek Benfield Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, First of the Summer Wine, Rumpole of the Bailey

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Duncan Preston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Duncan Preston Dinnerladies, Chalk, Victoria Wood

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Chris Fountain is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Chris Fountain Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Five Days

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Tom Courtenay is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Tom Courtenay Little Dorrit, The Old Curiosity Shop (US)

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Sarah-Jane Potts is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Sarah-Jane Potts Gracepoint, The Broker's Man, Sugar Rush

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Heather Peace is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Heather Peace The Chase, Waterloo Road, London's Burning

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James Thornton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
James Thornton Emmerdale, David Copperfield, The Lakes

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Rosemary Nicols is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Rosemary Nicols Department S, General Hospital, Undermind

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Elizabeth Bennett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Elizabeth Bennett Chef!, You Again?, The Lakes

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Mary Tamm is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Mary Tamm Jane Eyre, Brookside, Diamond Geezer

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Bruce Bould is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Bruce Bould The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, Howards' Way, Strangers

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Nicholas Bell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Nicholas Bell The Surgeon, The Micallef P(r)ogram(me), Newstopia

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Maurice Colbourne is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Maurice Colbourne The Day of the Triffids, Howards' Way, Gangsters

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Claire King is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Claire King Emmerdale, Bad Girls, The Courtroom

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Emma Chambers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Emma Chambers The Vicar of Dibley, The Wind in the Willows, Pond Life

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Julian Ovenden is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Julian Ovenden Foyle's War, The Assets, Cashmere Mafia

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Edward Peel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Edward Peel Juliet Bravo, Breakaway

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Charlotte Hudson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Charlotte Hudson Bruiser, Divided, Celebrity Fear Factor UK

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Edward Chapman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Edward Chapman Champion House

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Laurence Fox is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Laurence Fox Lewis, Inspector Lewis, Island at War

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Thomas Craig is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Thomas Craig Murdoch Mysteries, Where the Heart Is, The Match