Julian Bleach

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Julian Bleach
Born Julian Bleach
1964 (age 49–50)
Bournemouth, Dorset, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990s–present

Julian Bleach (born 1964) is an English actor who is best known as co-creator and "M. C." of Shockheaded Peter, a musical entertainment based on the works of Heinrich Hoffmann,[1] which won the 2002 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Bleach was born in Bournemouth, Dorset, England. He trained at LAMDA. His other theatre work includes playing Ariel to Patrick Stewart's Prospero in the RSC's 2007 production of The Tempest,[3] and Mr. Sowerberry (to Louise Gold's Mrs. Sowerberry) and Dr. Grimwig in the 2009 Theatre Royal Drury Lane production of the musical Oliver!.

On television, he has starred as "The Monster" in the 2007 ITV adaptation of Frankenstein.[4] He played the Grand Master from the second series of children's drama M.I.High and guest-starred as the villainous "Ghostmaker" in Peter J. Hammond's "From Out of the Rain" in the second series of Torchwood.[5] Bleach performed the role of Davros, enemy of the Doctor and creator of the Daleks, in "The Stolen Earth" & "Journey's End", the 2-part season finale of the 2008 series of Doctor Who,[6] and live at the Doctor Who Prom.[7] In 2010, it was announced that he would star as the eponymous character in The Nightmare Man, the opening story of Series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures. This makes him the only actor to appear in not only Doctor Who, but both spin-offs, Torchwood and The Sarah-Jane Adventures. In 2011, he appeared as Niccolò Machiavelli in the Showtime series The Borgias.

List of credits[edit]


Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Afternoon Play Stefan Series 5, Episode 3, "Come Fly With Me"
Frankenstein The Monster
2008 Torchwood The Ghostmaker Series 2, Episode 10, "From Out of the Rain"
Criminal Justice Goalor Series 1, Episode 3
Doctor Who Davros Series 4, Episodes 12/13, "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End"
2008–2013 M.I. High The Grand Master Recurring Character
2009 Doctor Who at the Proms Davros
2010 The Sarah Jane Adventures The Nightmare Man [8] Series 4, Episodes 1/2, The Nightmare Man
Psychoville Doctor / Eddie Halloween Special
2011-2013 The Borgias Niccolò Machiavelli Recurring season 1, starring season 2-3


Year Title Role
1994 Beg! Dr. Rogers
1999 Topsy-Turvy Mr. Plank
2005 The Brothers Grimm Letorc
2006 The Fall Mystic/Elderly Patient
2009 Badinage Franklin Gothic
2012 Lord Horror: The Dark and Silver Age Lord Horror
2012 Les Misérables Claquesous


Year Title Role Theatre / Notes
1998–2005 Shockheaded Peter Shockheaded Peter
2007 The Tempest Ariel Royal Shakespeare Company
2008–2009 Oliver! Mr. Sowerberry, Dr. Grimwig Revival at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane


  1. ^ Brantley, Ben (2005-02-23). "Nasty Surprises for Bad Children (and Grown-Ups, Too)". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved 2008-03-12. 
  2. ^ Gans, Andrew (2004-11-04). "Olivier-Winning Shockheaded Peter to Play Off-Broadway's Little Shubert Theatre". Playbill News. Retrieved 2008-03-12. 
  3. ^ Spencer, Charles (2007-03-02). "Beamed to a better ship". Telegraph (London: Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 2008-03-12. 
  4. ^ Fitzsimmons, Caitlin (2007-10-25). "Titchmarsh scares off Frankenstein". guardian.co.uk (London: Guardian News and Media). Retrieved 2008-03-12. 
  5. ^ John, Timothy (2007-10-23). "I'm so proud of my 'monstrous' son!". Dorset Echo (Newsquest Media Group). Retrieved 2008-03-12. 
  6. ^ Clout, Laura (2008-06-17). "Dr Who's enemy Davros to make a comeback". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  7. ^ Rawson-Jones, Ben (2008-07-28). "'Doctor Who' and Davros take over Proms". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  8. ^ http://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/cv.asp?ref=M1593&pub=1&tab=1

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