Moyer at ComicCon, July 25, 2009
Stephen John Emery
11 October 1969
Brentwood, Essex, England, UK
Actor and director
Anna Paquin (m. 2010)
Stephen Moyer (born Stephen John Emery; 11 October 1969) is an [1 ] English film and television actor and director who is best known as vampire Bill Compton in the HBO series since 2008. True Blood Moyer's first television role was in 1993 as Philip Masefield in the TV adaptation of the play [2 ] , written by actor/playwright Conjugal Rites Roger Hall. [3 ] This was followed by the television film Lord of Misrule, filmed in [4 ] Fowey, Cornwall, which also featured Richard Wilson, Emily Mortimer and Prunella Scales. In 1997 Moyer made his big-screen debut landing the lead role in the film adaptation of the long running comic strip by Prince Valiant Hal Foster, working alongside Ron Perlman and Katherine Heigl. [5 ] [6 ]
Early life and career [ edit ]
Moyer was born in
Brentwood, Essex. He attended St Martin's School, a comprehensive school in Hutton, Essex, and graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He became Brentwood Theatre's first patron in October 2007, especially supporting their "Reaching Out, Building On" campaign to help fund the 2008 completion of backstage facilities. [7 ] [8 ]
After graduating from LAMDA, Moyer worked in theatre for five years. He worked with the
National Theatre Wales, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Oxford Stage Company, work which included going on tour and playing Romeo in productions of . He then made the transition to television and film. Romeo and Juliet [9 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
In August 2009, Moyer announced his engagement to actress
Anna Paquin, who plays his character's love interest in the HBO series . True Blood They had been dating since filming the series pilot in 2007. [10 ] The couple married on 21 August 2010 at a private residence in [11 ] Malibu, California. Moyer and Paquin have a son, Charlie, and a daughter, Poppy, who are [12 ] fraternal twins born in September 2012. [13 ] [14 ] The family resides in [15 ] Venice, Los Angeles. [16 ]
Moyer also has a son, Billy, born in 2000. Moyer's daughter, Lilac, born in 2002, was born during Moyer's seven-year relationship with journalist Lorien Haynes. The couple split when Moyer moved to Los Angeles after winning the role in
True Blood. [17 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Conjugal Rites Philip Masefield
Castles Martin Franks
Lord of Misrule Olly
Episode: "A Morbid Taste for Bones"
A Touch of Frost D.C. Burton
Episode: "Penny for the Guy"
The Grand Stephen Bannerman
Ultraviolet Jack Beresford
Episode: "Habeas Corpus"
Episode: "Persona Non Grata"
Highlander: The Raven Jeremy Dexter
Episode: "Thick as Thieves"
Midsomer Murders Christopher Wainwright
Episode: "Death in Disguise"
Life Support Dr. Tom Scott
Cold Feet Nick Marsden
Episode: No. 2.5
The Secret Marcel Birkstead
Sunburn Trevor Watts
Episode: No. 2.1
Peak Practice Chris Rhodes
Episode: "Hit and Run"
Princess of Thieves Prince Philip
Men Only Jason
(nom de guerre: Kazik) Simcha Rotem TV film
Entrusted David Quatermain
NY-LON Michael Antonioni
The Final Quest Young Danny Duke
Waking the Dead Steven Hunt
Episode: "Undertow: Part 1"
Casualty Dr. Mark Ellis
Episode: "Waste of Space"
Lilies Mr. Brazendale
The Starter Wife Sam
Empathy Jimmy Collins
Bill Compton Regular
Phineas and Ferb Jared (voice)
"The Curse of Candace"
The Sound of Music Live! Georg von Trapp
References [ edit ]
^ "England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916–2005" Retrieved on 2009-03-30.
^ Andreeva, Nellie (2007-04-07). "Moyer, HBO make 'Blood' pact". The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved 2008-03-20.
^ "Conjugal Rites". Phill.co.uk . Retrieved 2012-06-27.
^ "Conjugal Rites". Gavinbarkerassociates.co.uk . Retrieved 2012-06-27.
^ "Prince Valiant Review". Movies.tvguide.com . Retrieved 2011-03-18.
^ "Prince Valiant (1997) by Liz Braun". AllMoviePortal.com . Retrieved 2011-03-18.
^ TV Guide (2008-10-9). "True Blood's Stephen Moyer Is Undead Sexy!" Retrieved on 2008-12-15.
^ Harris, Matt. "Star backing from a homegrown hero". Brentwood Gazette. p. 8.
^ "Stephen Moyer Featured in Venice Magazine" Retrieved on 2009-07-20.
^ "Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer Are Engaged!" Retrieved on 2009-08-05.
^ "True Blood – A love that never dies" Retrieved on 2009-08-05.
^ "'True Blood' Co-Stars Get Hitched." Retrieved 2010-08-22.
^ Michaud, Sarah; Jordan, Julie (11 September 2012). "Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer Welcome Twins". People . Retrieved 11 September 2012.
^ "It's a Baby Boy and a Girl for Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer!". . 14 November 2012 Life & Style . Retrieved 14 November 2012.
^ "Stephen Moyer Reveals Names of Twins with Anna Paquin". People. 12 June 2013 . Retrieved 12 June 2013.
^ "Exclusive: Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer Get Married!" Retrieved 2010-08-22.
^ " Retrieved 2014-04-12
^ Sneider, JEFF (Sep 15, 2011). ". VanityFair 'True Blood's Stephen Moyer takes on Jersey Devil" . Retrieved September 21, 2011.
^ "TV: Scream 2009 Award Winners Announced" Retrieved on 2009-10-18.
^ "New Teen Choice categories for 'True Blood,' 'Transformers'" Retrieved on 2009-07-09.
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