ByJonathan Bird, writer at
Jonathan Bird

So as we all know, gingers are exceptional creatures - rare and majestic. The team at dategingers have compiled a short list of their favorite redheads in TV and film. Do you agree?

Julia Roberts

Born on October 28th 1967, Julia started acting at 20 years old after failing to graduate from University. Her first big film was Pretty Woman in 1990, for which she won Golden Globes and other awards. She was the highest paid actress throughout the '90s and has starred in well-known films such as Notting Hill, Mona Lisa Smile, Ocean’s Eleven and Erin Brockovich.

Ron Howard

Film director, award-winning actor and producer, Ron is one of TV’s biggest names. Most prolifically known as starring in the TV sitcom Happy Days, he is also responsible for creating great movies such as Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code. Winning two Oscars (Best Director and Best Picture for A Beautiful Mind) and a Golden Globe for his acting in Happy Days, he should definitely be mentioned on this list.

Nicole Kidman

In 1995 Nicole broke through into stardom when she starred in Batman Forever playing Dr. Chase Meridian. Although she has had some poorly received films such as Practical Magic, another great success, which earned her a Golden Globe Award was the musical Moulin Rouge. In 2005 she was listed as one of the most highly paid actresses, second behind Julia.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Jesse mainly worked in Broadway before starting his acting career. He has a couple of appearances in a sitcom but has later made his career as Mitchell in Modern Family in 2009. Since then, he has earned five nominations for the primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Comedy Actor. As well as this, Jesse and his husband started a non-profit charity in support of marriage equality for same sex couples.

Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia began acting at the age of 12 and appeared in To Tell The Truth, a film her mother worked on, too. She is most famous for playing Miranda in the Sex And The City franchise from 1998 – 2004 during which she won an Emmy Award.

Rupert Grint

At just 11 years old Rupert was cast as Ron Weasley and made himself a star in the Harry Potter series. Rupert starred in all eight films, which started in 2001 and finished in 2011. He has been nominated and won countless awards for his performance in the films as well as the Best London Newcomer of the Year for his West End debut in Mojo (2014).

Simon Pegg

Simon’s first big hit was in a comedy series called Spaced. He specially wrote a part in this series for his friend Nick Frost. The pair have since been best known for their Cornetto Trilogy: Shaun Of The Dead in 2004, and Hot Fuzz in 2007 and At World's End in 2013. Pegg also represented Montgomery Scott in Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).

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So, there we go! The 9 most awesome gingers to ever appear on our TV screens according to


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