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30 April 1961 |
Reading, United Kingdom
He was educated at Wirral Grammar School for Boys, Bebington, and is best known for playing Barry Grant in Brookside, from the first episode until the last (with a lengthy gap before the final episode in November 2003), and PC Des Taviner in The Bill from 2001 to 2004.
He has also appeared in Liverpool 1 and London's Burning and starred in Six Bend Trap, an Ironopolis Film Company with Lisa Riley and local actors from the Teesside Area. He appeared in Swing with Lisa Stansfield and Hugo Speer and in Robin Hood (2006, BBC), in the penultimate episode of series two. He met wife Charlotte (Charlie), who is from Kent, while working on The Bill. They married in Rhodes, have one child, Lucas, and live in Kent. 
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- "Gangster: Barry Grant (right), played by Paul Usher was the biggest baddie". The Evening Standard.
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- British Council Film. "British Council Film: Six Bend Trap". britishcouncil.org.
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