George Irving (English actor)

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George Irving
Born (1954-05-06) 6 May 1954 (age 60)
South Shields, County Durham, England
Occupation actor

George Irving (born 6 May 1954 in South Shields, County Durham) is a British actor who is probably most famous for playing Anton Meyer in Holby City from 1999 to 2002. He has also been in The Sweeney, The Professionals, Shoestring, Juliet Bravo, Bergerac, Dempsey and Makepeace, EastEnders as Trevor Smith, Coronation Street, Inspector Morse, Peak Practice, The Bill, Dangerfield, Cadfael, Casualty, Dalziel and Pascoe and Doctors.

In 2006 he starred in Daniel Mulloy’s BAFTA Award winning short film Antonio's Breakfast.[1] Also in 2006 he toured in John Fowles' The French Lieutenant's Woman.[2]

In May/June 2007 he starred in Conor McPherson's Shining City at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton. His portrayal of John in Shining City earned him a nomination for Best Actor in the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards.[3]

He starred in Howard Barker's The Dying of Today at the Arcola Theatre in London in November 2008 with Duncan Bell.[4]

In the autumn of 2009 he returned to the Octagon Theatre, Bolton and starred in David Thacker's first two productions, in his new role as Artistic Director of the theatre, Arthur Miller's All My Sons[5] and Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts.[6]

In 2010 he played the part of Sean Jackson in an improvised play based on documentary interviews with real orchestral players, conductors and managers, devised, directed and produced by Rosie Boulton. The Orchestra[7] was broadcast on 23 July 2010 as part of The Afternoon Play series on BBC Radio 4.

In November 2010 he is due to play the part of Mr Georgeson, a headmaster, in episode 8 of the second series of Jimmy McGovern's Moving On. The episode is titled Losing My Religion and is scheduled to be broadcast on 10 November 2010[8]

He is a supporter of Sunderland of the Premier League.

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