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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?"
  • Patrick Stewart1

    Patrick Stewart

    Star Trek: The Next Generation, American Dad!

    BirthplaceMirfield, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

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

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  • Ben Kingsley2

    Ben Kingsley

    Anne Frank: The Whole Story, The Adventurer

    BirthplaceSnainton, England


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

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  • Jeremy Clarkson3

    Jeremy Clarkson

    Children in Need, Never Mind the Buzzcocks

    BirthplaceDoncaster, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

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

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  • Bernard Hepton4

    Bernard Hepton

    I, Claudius

    BirthplaceBradford, United Kingdom


    Francis Bernard Heptonstall (19 October 1925 – 27 July 2018) better known by the stage name...  more
  • Adrian Edmondson5

    Adrian Edmondson

    The Young Ones, Bottom

    BirthplaceWest Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Eurasia, United Kingdom, England


    Adrian Charles Edmondson (born 24 January 1957) is an English comedian, actor, musician and...  more
  • James Mason6
    James Neville Mason (; 15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was an English actor. Mason achieved...  more

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  • Timothy West7

    Timothy West

    Bleak House, Masada

    BirthplaceBradford, England


    Timothy Lancaster West, CBE (born 20 October 1934) is an English film, stage and television...  more
  • Peter Firth8

    Peter Firth

    Spooks, Heartbeat

    BirthplaceBradford, United Kingdom


    Peter Macintosh Firth (born 27 October 1953) is an English actor. He is best known for his...  more
  • Zöe Lucker9

    Zöe Lucker

    EastEnders, Footballers' Wives

    BirthplaceHuddersfield, England


    Zöe Elizabeth Lucker (born 11 April 1974) is an English actress. She is known for her roles as...  more
  • Jessica-Jane Clement10
    Jessica-Jane Stafford (née Clement; born 24 February 1985) is an English actress and TV...  more
  • Diana Rigg11

    Diana Rigg

    Game of Thrones, The Avengers

    BirthplaceDoncaster, England


    Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, (20 July 1938 – 10 September 2020) was an English actress. She...  more

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  • Hugo Speer12

    Hugo Speer

    Bleak House, The Bachelor

    BirthplaceHarrogate, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Hugo Speer (born 17 March 1969) is an English actor and director....  more
  • Dominic West13

    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

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  • Clare Higgins14

    Clare Higgins

    Pride and Prejudice, The Citadel

    BirthplaceBradford, England


    Clare Frances Elizabeth Higgins (born 10 November 1955) is an English actress. Her film...  more
  • Penelope Wilton15

    Penelope Wilton

    Downton Abbey, Ever Decreasing Circles

    BirthplaceScarborough, North Yorkshire, England


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

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  • Christina Pickles16

    Christina Pickles

    Friends, St. Elsewhere

    BirthplaceYorkshire, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited States of America, United Kingdom

    Christina Pickles (born February 17, 1935) is a British-American actress. She is known for her...  more
  • 17

    George Layton

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

    BirthplaceBradford, United Kingdom


    George Layton (born George Lowy on 2 March 1943 in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire) is an...  more
  • Andrew-Lee Potts18

    Andrew-Lee Potts

    Primeval, Alice

    BirthplaceBradford, United Kingdom


    Andrew Lee Potts (born 29 October 1979) is an English actor and director. He is best known for...  more
  • Jim Carter19

    Jim Carter

    Downton Abbey, Red Riding

    BirthplaceHarrogate, United Kingdom


    James Edward Carter, (born August 19, 1948) is an English actor. Carter's film credits...  more
  • Neil Dudgeon20

    Neil Dudgeon

    Midsomer Murders, The Mrs Bradley Mysteries

    BirthplaceDoncaster, England


    Neil Dudgeon (born 2 January 1961) is an English actor who, since 2011, has played DCI John...  more
  • Edward Petherbridge21

    Edward Petherbridge

    The Guardians, A Dorothy L Sayers Mystery

    BirthplaceBradford, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Edward Petherbridge (born on 3 August 1936) is an English actor, writer and artist. Among his...  more
  • Brian Glover22

    Brian Glover

    Porridge, Campion

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom


    Brian Glover (2 April 1934 – 24 July 1997) was an English character actor, writer and...  more
  • Jimi Mistry23

    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
  • 24

    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
  • Judy Parfitt25

    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