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Hot Gay or Bi Actors Under 40

There’s a new breed of actors out there who aren’t afraid to be out in Hollywood and beyond…

Here are just some of the hot actors under the age of 40, who’ve come out. Listed A-Z by first name. We have tried our hardest to confirm all these actor’s sexualities by various online sources. If we are wrong about someone, we are sorry and will remove their listing here.

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Andrew Hayden-Smith

Born: 5th November 1983, Gateshead, England, UK.

Best Known For: Byker Grove, Doctor Who.

Came out in 2005 in an interview with a magazine.

Andrew is an actor best known for his role as Jake Simmonds in Doctor Who and is set to star in a new drama commissioned by Channel 4 called Cucumber from Queer As Folk writer, Russell T Davies.


Antony Cotton

Born: 5th August 1975, Bury, Greater Manchester, England, UK.

Best Known For: Queer As Folk and Coronation Street.


Came out in 2009 on Digital Spy.

Antony burst onto the scene in 1999 in the raunchy no bars held UK version of Queer As Folk as the campy Alexander Perry, he also had a brief cameo in Absolutely Fabulous as Eddie’s assistant Damian. Now Antony works full time on the UK’s longest running TV soap, Coronation Street, in which he first appeared in 2003.




Bobby Cole Norris


Born: Unknown.

Best Known For: The Only Way Is Essex.

First appearing in series 4 of the reality TV giant TOWIE, Bobby Cole Norris was one of the first out stars of the series. In 2014 it was reported that he was dating co-star Harry Derbidge however the relationship ended when Harry was allegedly caught cheating on Bobby. Bobby is starring in TOWIE on ITVBe


Brenton Thwaites

Born: 10th August 1989, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Best Known For: In cast of Home And Away and playing the prince in Malecifient.

Came out (sort of) 2014 in MSN interview

Brewnton Thwaites made quite a splash in the news in 2014, when in an interview with MSN he made hints that he is bisexual. A fan asked the question which ‘three things you look for in a partner,’ Thwaite responded, ‘male or female? They’re very different.’

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