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12 best actors from Liverpool and Merseyside according to you - including Stephen Graham and Jake Abraham

The best actors from in and around Liverpool, according to you. Photo: Getty/Canva
The best actors from in and around Liverpool, according to you. Photo: Getty/Canva

It is no secret that Liverpool is the birthplace of many incredibly talented people, from hit musicians to Premier League footballers and Hollywood actors.

From Stephen Graham to Glenda Jackson, Merseyside locals have gone on to become household names around the world.

Here are the 12 best actors from in and around Liverpool, according to you.

Jodie Comer is a well-known Scouse actress known for appearances in television series, including BBC One drama Doctor Foster, E4 comedy-drama series My Mad Fat Diary, and BBC Three drama miniseries Thirteen. Comer was raised in Childwall and rose to global prominence for her role in the spy thriller Killing Eve, for which she won a BAFTA for Best Actress and an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. (Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Stephen Graham received the most mentions from LiverpoolWorld readers and is arguably the most popular Scouse actor at the moment. He recently starred in Netflix's new limited series, Bodies, which follows four detectives in four different time periods investigating the same murder. Graham stars as Elias Mannix, who appears to be the key to it all. Born in Kirkby, Graham rose to fame for his role in the iconic 2006 film, This Is England. He has received numerous accolades, including a Screen Actors Guild Award, two BMAs and an OBE. (Photo: BBC/Boiling Point TV Limited/James Stack)
Comedian and actor, Johnny Vegas was born in the Thatto Heath area of St Helens. Some of our readers think he is one of Merseyside's best actors, with his roles including Benidorm, Ideal and Still Open All Hours. Vegas' most recent film role was as Arthur Braxton Sr in The Drowning of Arthur Braxton. (Photo: Getty)
Comedian and actor, Johnny Vegas was born in the Thatto Heath area of St Helens. Some of our readers think he is one of Merseyside's best actors, with his roles including Benidorm, Ideal and Still Open All Hours. Vegas' most recent film role was as Arthur Braxton Sr in The Drowning of Arthur Braxton. (Photo: Getty)
Leonard Rossiter was born in Wavertree in 1926 and died at London's Lyric Theatre in 1984. Throughout his life, Rossiter performed in a series of stage shows, television series - such as Rising Damp and Reginald Perrin - and films. He is known as one of the great comedic actors of his time. (Photo: PA)
Leonard Rossiter was born in Wavertree in 1926 and died at London's Lyric Theatre in 1984. Throughout his life, Rossiter performed in a series of stage shows, television series - such as Rising Damp and Reginald Perrin - and films. He is known as one of the great comedic actors of his time. (Photo: PA)
Birkenhead-born Glenda Jackson was an actress and politician who sadly died in June of this year. Jackson won two Academy Awards, three Emmy Awards and a Tony Award, and is considered one of the best ever actors from Merseyside. Jackson retired from acting in 1991 to devote herself to politics full-time as a Labour member of parliament. (Photo: Getty Images)
Shaun Evans was born in Liverpool and is best known for his role as Endeavour Morse in ITV's Endeavour. Other appearances include Silk and Vigil as well as theatre productions. (Photo: ITV)
Shaun Evans was born in Liverpool and is best known for his role as Endeavour Morse in ITV's Endeavour. Other appearances include Silk and Vigil as well as theatre productions. (Photo: ITV)
Dean Sullivan was Brookside’s longest serving actor, playing Jimmy Corkhill between 1986 and 2003. He starred in the sitcom Terry Across the Mersey in 2008 and presented City Talk 105.9 until May 2009. Dean suffered with prostate cancer and was given the all clear in 2019. This Christmas, he is starring in Southport's very own panto at The Atkinson. (Photo: Getty Images)
Jake Abraham is considered one of Liverpool's best actors by many locals. The Toxteth-born actor sadly died in October after being diagnosed with prostate cancer in February. The late actor started his career in the 1980s, becoming well known within the theatre circuit. He went on to have a successful career both on stage and on screen, touring with the National Theatre and starring in Guy Ritchie’s 1998 movie, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. His recent death was a huge loss to the city, with many famous names praising his talent. (Photo: BBC Press Office)
Best known for his role in Prison Break, actor Dominic Purcell was born in Wallasey. He moved to Australia when he was two but some readers still name his as one of Merseyside's best actors. (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Best known for his role in Prison Break, actor Dominic Purcell was born in Wallasey. He moved to Australia when he was two but some readers still name his as one of Merseyside's best actors. (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Born in Liverpool's Kensington, David Morrissey is an actor and filmmaker, known for his roles in the likes of The Deal and The Walking Dead. He won Best Actor at the 2003 Royal Television Society Programme Awards for his performance in The Deal. Locals note Morrissey as one of Liverpool's most talented actors and he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Edge Hill University. (Photo: Getty Images)
Bobby Schofield was born in Kirkby to Angela and Andrew Schofield. He comes from a family of actors and has recently appeared in films Don't Breathe 2 and Guy Ritchie's The Covenant, as well as television shows such as The Suspect. (Photo: ITV)
Bobby Schofield was born in Kirkby to Angela and Andrew Schofield. He comes from a family of actors and has recently appeared in films Don't Breathe 2 and Guy Ritchie's The Covenant, as well as television shows such as The Suspect. (Photo: ITV)
Jason Isaacs was born in Liverpool and spent his early childhood years in Childwall. He is best known for his roles as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, and Captain Hook in Peter Pan. Despite the fact he no longer sounds like a Scouser, locals still regard him as one of our best actors. (Photo: Jason Isaacs)
Jason Isaacs was born in Liverpool and spent his early childhood years in Childwall. He is best known for his roles as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, and Captain Hook in Peter Pan. Despite the fact he no longer sounds like a Scouser, locals still regard him as one of our best actors. (Photo: Jason Isaacs)