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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 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
Ben Kingsley 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
Jeremy Clarkson 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
Bernard Hepton 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
Adrian Edmondson 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 Mason 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
Timothy West 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
Peter Firth 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
Zöe Lucker 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 Clement 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
Diana Rigg 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
Hugo Speer 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
Dominic West 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
Clare Higgins 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
Penelope Wilton 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
Christina Pickles 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
George Layton 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
Andrew-Lee Potts 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
Jim Carter 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
Neil Dudgeon Midsomer Murders, The Mrs Bradley Mysteries, Common As Muck Neil Dudgeon is an English actor who, from 2011, has played DCI John Barnaby in the ITV drama series Midsomer Murders. 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
Edward Petherbridge 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
Brian Glover 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
Jimi Mistry 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
Basil Dignam 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
Judy Parfitt 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.

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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 Maureen Diane Lipman, CBE is a British film, theatre and television actress, columnist and comedienne.

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Charles Laughton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Charles Laughton Charles Laughton was an English stage and film actor and director. Laughton was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. In ...more

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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 Geoffrey Whitehead is an English actor. He has appeared in a huge range of television, film and radio roles. In the theatre, he has played at the Shakespeare Globe, St. Martin's Theatre and ...more

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Joe Cocker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Joe Cocker John Robert "Joe" Cocker, OBE was an English rock, blues and soul singer and musician who came to popularity in the 1960s. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in ...more

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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 Derek Benfield was a British playwright and actor. He was born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, and educated at Bingley Grammar School. He was the author of the stage farce Running Riot ...more

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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 Duncan Preston is an English actor probably best known for his appearances in television productions written by Victoria Wood. His best remembered roles are Clifford in the Victoria Wood As Seen ...more

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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 Christopher Ryan "Chris" Fountain is an English actor perhaps best known for his role as Justin Burton in the Channel 4 teen soap Hollyoaks, a role he played from 2003 to 2009 and his ...more

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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) Sir Thomas Daniel "Tom" Courtenay is an English actor who came to prominence in the early 1960s with a succession of films, including The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Billy ...more

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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 Sarah-Jane Potts is an English actress, best known for her roles as Saint in Sugar Rush, as Ellie, Abs' on/off girlfriend on Casualty and as Jo Lipsett in Waterloo Road. Potts is the sister of ...more

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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 Heather Peace is an English actress, musician, and director from Bradford, England.

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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 James Thornton is an English actor and voice-over artist. He is best known for portraying farmer John Barton on the long-running British soap opera Emmerdale from 2009 to 2012.

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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 Rosemary Nicols is an Actor.

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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 Elizabeth Bennett is a British actress. Bennett has appeared in several British TV series, including The Sandbaggers, The Bill, The Lakes, Diana, Chef!, The Duchess of Duke Street, Down to Earth ...more

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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 Mary Tamm was a British actress, known for her role as Romana in the BBC's science fiction television series Doctor Who, starring opposite Tom Baker in the 1978–79 story arc The Key to Time.

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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 Bruce Bould is an English actor. Bould began his own acting career aged 17 at the Birmingham Repertory, before joining RADA. Best known for playing David Harris-Jones in the television sitcom ...more

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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 Nicholas Bell is an English actor who has worked in Australia for more than 20 years. He works regularly with the Melbourne Theatre Company as well as with all the major television broadcasters ...more

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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 Maurice Colbourne was a British stage and television actor. He was born Roger Middleton in Sheffield at the outbreak of the Second World War, and studied acting at the Central School of Speech ...more

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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 Claire King is an English actress. She is best known for playing the role of Kim Tate in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale and Karen Betts in Bad Girls. She has appeared in the fourth series of ...more

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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 Emma G. Chambers is an English actress. She is best known for playing the role of Alice Tinker in the BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley and Honey Thacker in the film Notting Hill.

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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 Julian Mark Ovenden is an English stage, television and film actor and singer. He is one of three children of the Reverend Canon John Ovenden, a former chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II.

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Edward Peel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Edward Peel Juliet Bravo, Breakaway Edward Peel is a British actor. He has mostly appeared on television, his roles include Shogun, Juliet Bravo, Cracker, Emmerdale Farm and London's Burning. He appeared as Kane, the main villain ...more

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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 Charlotte Hudson is an English actress and television presenter. Hudson was born in Sheffield. Her brother is actor Robert Hudson. She also has two younger sisters: Laura and Lydia.

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Edward Chapman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from Yorkshire
Edward Chapman Champion House Edward Chapman was an English actor who starred in many films and television programmes, but is chiefly remembered as "Mr. Wilfred Grimsdale", the officious superior and comic foil to ...more

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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 Laurence Fox is an actor.

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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 Thomas Craig, is a British actor best known for his work on the TV series Murdoch Mysteries, Where the Heart Is as Simon Goddard and Hidden, as Tommy Harris in Coronation Street, and in the film ...more