Adrian Turner

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Adrian Turner
Personal information
Nationality British
Born (1977-01-21) 21 January 1977 (age 37)
Height 1.84 metres (6 ft 0 in) (2004)
Weight 80.5 kilograms (177 lb) (2004)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Breaststroke, medley
Club Stockport Metro

Adrian Turner (born 21 January 1977) is an actor and former British Olympic swimmer, known also for winning silver and bronze medals representing England at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

In 2010 he joined the cast of BBC drama The Cut in a recurring role as Coach Reynolds. In the same year he was cast in the lead role in Nice Shirt Films' international Vicks Sinex ad-campaign. Since 2010 he has played Championship footballer Danny Deans in Big Balls Films/WeRInteractive's video-game 'I Am Playr' which was nominated for a BAFTA in 2012 and won the Cannes Golden Lion Award the same year.

Turner represented Great Britain on numerous occasions during his swimming career principally the 2004 Athens Olympic Games where he swam both individual medley events and reached the semi-final stage of the 200m.

Two years earlier at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, he represented England in the 200m individual medley finishing in silver medal position in a time of 2:02.10 and the 400m individual medley finishing with bronze in 4:18.75.

After retiring from swimming following the 2004 Athens Olympic Games he attended the Universita` per Stranieri di Perugia in Italy, where he studied a post-graduate course in the history of Italian theatre from 2004-2005. Following this he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, completing a Masters in Text and Performance from 2005-2006.

He is the brother of TV presenter Beverley Turner and brother-in-law of Olympic rower James Cracknell. He remains a director of Total Swimming Ltd.

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