List of People From Kingston Upon Hull - Entertainment


  • Michael Jibson, actor, grew up in Hessle and attended Hessle High School. He originated the role of Joe Casey in the West End Musical Our House. He has worked extensively in Film, TV and Theatre. His films include The Bank Job and Les Misérables.
  • John Alderton, actor, grew up in Hull and attended Kingston High School.
  • Ian Carmichael OBE, actor was born in Hull.
  • Sir Tom Courtenay, actor, star of stage, film and TV, and graduate of RADA and honorary graduate of the University of Hull
  • Robert Crampton, Times journalist, grew up in Hull
  • Liam Garrigan, former student of Wyke College and Northern Theatre Company, star of TV dramas Casualty, The Chase and Agatha Christie's Marple born and raised in Hull.
  • Vanessa Hooper, former dancer with the Royal Ballet and Northern Ballet Theatre, now a senior examiner, lecturer and committee member of the IDTA.
  • Andrew Lincoln, actor, spent some time growing up in Hull.
  • Maureen Lipman, British film, theatre and television actress, columnist, and comedian.
  • Roy North, Actor and TV presenter best known for his appearances as 'Mr Roy' in 1970s children's show Basil Brush
  • Reece Shearsmith, actor and writer, famous as a member of The League of Gentlemen
  • Debra Stephenson, actor, comedian and impressionist born in Hull, star of TV dramas Bad Girls and Coronation Street
  • Liam Mower, dancer and actor, famous for originating the title role in Billy Elliot the Musical and being the youngest person ever to win an Olivier Award for Best Actor for the role.
  • Isy Suttie, stand up comedian, writer, and actress born in Hull. She is best known for playing the role of Dobby in the British sitcom Peep Show.
  • Andy Newton-Lee, an actor best known for playing the part of Robbie Flynn in Hollyoaks, other acting roles include parts in Coronation Street, Casualty, Doctors and Where the Heart Is.
  • Peter Martin, best known for playing the part of Joe Carroll in The Royle Family and the part of Len Reynolds in ITV's Emmerdale.
  • Oliver Stokes actor who plays Michael Garvey in Benidorm
  • Gerald Thomas - Director of the 'Carry on Film's'
  • Dorothy Mackaill - Motion picture actress.
  • Derren Litten actor/writer best known for writing Benidorm/Catherine Tate Show/The Spa Benidorm

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