The 20 best ... actors on British TV

by mand67 | created - 14 Aug 2013 | updated - 14 Aug 2013 | Public

(... and presenters/chat show hosts)

1. Joanna Page

Actress | Love Actually

Joanna Page was born on March 23, 1978 in Treboeth, Swansea, Wales as Joanna Louise Page. She is an actress, known for Love Actually (2003), From Hell (2001) and Gavin & Stacey (2007). She has been married to James Thornton since December 6, 2003. They have three children.

2. Ruth Jones

Actress | Stella

Born in Bridgend, South Wales. Attended Porthcawl Comprehensive School. Trained at Warwick University (BA in Drama and Theatre Studies) then actor training at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Television includes Fat Friends (2000) series I, II,III,IV, Tales from Pleasure Beach (2001) for ...

3. Angela Griffin

Actress | Coronation Street

Angela Griffin was born on July 19, 1976 in Cottingley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Waterloo Road (2006) and Cutting It (2002). She has been married to Jason Milligan since July 27, 2006. They have two children.

4. Will Mellor

Actor | Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

Will Mellor was born on April 3, 1976 in Stockport, Cheshire, England. He is an actor, known for Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (2001), Miss Conception (2008) and Line of Duty (2012). He has been married to Michelle McSween since August 2007. They have one child.

5. Ralf Little

Actor | The Royle Family

Ralf Little was born on February 8, 1980 in Bury, Greater Manchester, England as Ralf Alastair John Little. He is an actor and producer, known for The Royle Family (1998), 24 Hour Party People (2002) and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (2001).

6. Neil Morrissey

Actor | The Bounty

Neil Morrissey was born on July 4, 1962 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England as Neil Anthony Morrissey. He is known for his work on The Bounty (1984), British Men Behaving Badly (1992) and Bob the Builder (1998). He was previously married to Amanda Noar.

7. Catherine Tate

Actress | The Catherine Tate Show

Catherine Tate is an English actress and comedian, primarily known for the role of Donna Noble in the "Doctor Who" franchise.

Tate was born as "Catherine Ford" during 1968, in Bloomsbury. Bloomsbury is a district of the London Borough of Camden, known as the home of several of London's museums, ...

8. Johnny Vegas

Actor | Bleak House

Johnny Vegas was born on September 11, 1971 in St. Helens, Merseyside, England as Michael Joseph Pennington. He is an actor and producer, known for Bleak House (2005), The Libertine (2004) and Happiness (2001). He has been married to Maia Dunphy since March 2011. He was previously married to ...

9. Sheridan Smith

Actress | Cilla

Sheridan Smith was born on 25 June 1981 and grew up in Epworth. While Sheridan was growing up, her parents, Colin and Marilyn, performed as a Country and Western duo called The Daltons and it wasn't long before Sheridan got into it. She was dancing from the age of 4 and singing with her parents ...

10. Mark Benton

Actor | The Second Coming

Mark Benton was born on November 16, 1965 in Guisborough, Cleveland, England. He is an actor, known for The Second Coming (2003), Early Doors (2003) and Anna and the Apocalypse (2017). He has been married to Sarah Gardner since 2002. They have three children.

11. Meera Syal

Actress | Absolutely Anything

Meera Syal was born on June 27, 1961 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England as Feroza Syal. She is an actress and writer, known for Absolutely Anything (2015), Beautiful Thing (1996) and Doctor Strange (2016). She has been married to Sanjeev Bhaskar since January 21, 2005. They have one child. ...

12. Rik Mayall

Actor | The Young Ones

Rik Mayall, one of the first and foremost alternative comedians in the UK, was born in a village called Matching Tye, just outside Harlow in Essex. His parents, John and Gillian were both drama teachers. His acting debut was at the age of seven when he appeared in one of his father's stage plays. ...

13. Robert Lindsay

Actor | G.B.H.

Robert Lindsay was born on December 13, 1949 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England as Robert Lindsay Stevenson. He is known for his work on G.B.H. (1991), My Family (2000) and Wimbledon (2004). He has been married to Rosemarie Ford since December 31, 2006. They have two children. He was previously ...

14. Jonathan Ross

Actor | Spice World

Comedian, talk show host, game show host, film critic, radio DJ and awards show compere, Jonathan Ross is the most successful British broadcaster of his generation. After attending the School of Slavonic and East European Studies in London and gaining a Modern European History degree, he worked as ...



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