Rupert Hill

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Rupert Hill
Born Rupert Sinclair Hill
(1978-06-15) 15 June 1978 (age 36)
Southampton, Hampshire, England, UK
Years active 2001 - present

Rupert Sinclair Hill (born 15 June 1978, Southampton, Hampshire) is an English actor known for several former roles in UK soap operas.

Rupert Hill started with small roles on television. He appeared in one episode of EastEnders as Robbie's half-brother Kevin Bolton, and also played a part in a music video by the band Haven.

Hill subsequently went into the ongoing role of Cameron Davenport in daily serial Family Affairs, a role he played from 2002 to 2004. He was then cast in Coronation Street, originating the role of Jamie Baldwin in 2004.

Hill played guitar in the now defunct band Shepherd's Pi which he formed with former Family Affairs co-stars Sam Stockman and Angela Hazeldine. He now leads a new group called Biederbeck, who have performed several gigs in Manchester, London and at Rambsbottom Festival and Bestival on the Isle of Wight.

In April 2007 it was announced by the media that the actor had quit his role in Coronation Street, a move which has left the street without a member of the Baldwin family for the first time in 30 years.

Hill is also part of a small comedy sketch group, Screaming Mess, where he co-writes and performs in many varied comedy sketches and parodies along with childhood friends Jamie Langrish and Marc Norris.

In July 2008, Hill appeared in four episodes of The Bill, playing a small time criminal shot dead during an attempted revenge mission armed with a sub-machine gun.

Hill is in a relationship with Jenny Platt who played his on-screen girlfriend Violet Wilson in Coronation Street. The couple reside in Manchester, where Hill co-owns four pubs, the Castle Hotel and Gulliver's, situated on Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter, the Parlour on Beech Road in Chorlton-cum-Hardy and the Eagle Inn in Salford. It was announced on This Morning that Rupert and Jenny were expecting a child together, 24 September 2009. Hill became a father to a baby girl named Matilda on Sunday 11 April 2010. She weighed in at 7 lbs 10oz.[1]

In 2012 Hill appeared in the British horror film 'Entity' starring alongside Dervla Kirwan and Charlotte Riley. In September 2014, Hill will begin playing the role of Guy in the touring production of The Full Monty.[2]

Hill has directed two short films "Roll With the Punches" and "Molehills" (which he also wrote).

TV[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
2001 Doctors Sean Philips 1 episode: Educating Teacher
Holby City Ewan Jackson 1 episode: Ghosts
2002–2004 Family Affairs Cameron Davenport Series regular
2004–2008, 2011 Coronation Street Jamie Baldwin Series regular
2008 The Bill Kieran Wallace 4 episodes: Gun Runner: Fire Fight
Gun Runner: Spray and Pray
Gun Runner: Kick Off
Gun Runner: Under Cover

In 2009 he did various pantomimes, including Jack and the Beanstalk, playing the main role along with his girlfriend Jenny.

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