Steve John Shepherd
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|Steve John Shepherd|
London, England, UK
|Years active||Since 1996|
Steve John Shepherd (born September 1973) is a British stage and screen actor, generally known for his portrayals of psychopathic villains. He has played Michael Moon in the soap opera EastEnders from October 2010 to November 2013.
He is of partial Burmese descent.
Shepherd's first well-known role was in 1996 in This Life. He remained in the role for two series (1996–1997). Other credits include The Best Man (2005) as "James", The One That Got Away (1996) Maisie Raine (1998); Virtual Sexuality (1999); G:MT - Greenwich Mean Time (1999); Forgive and Forget (2000); Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), where he played a Naboo lieutenant; Boudica (2003); Layer Cake (2004); The Last Chancers (2004); Too Much Too Young (2005) and Dalziel and Pascoe, among others.
Shepherd played Paul in Channel 4's Plus One (2007); and appeared in Piaf at the Donmar Warehouse until 20 September 2008. Shepherd also appeared in BBC Three sitcom Lunch Monkeys as main character Charlie Brierson. On 17 January 2010 he appeared in the second episode of the second series of Being Human as Carl, a gay vampire.
In July 2010, his casting as Michael Moon, the psychopathic cousin of Alfie Moon, in EastEnders was announced. In March 2013 Shepherd announced that he would be leaving EastEnders later that year.
- IMDb profile for The Best Man
- Kilkelly, Daniel (28 July 2010). "Alfie Moon's cousin to arrive in 'Enders". London: Digital Spy. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
- Christian, Tobin. "'EastEnders' exit for Michael Moon actor Steve John Shepherd - EastEnders News - Soaps - Digital Spy". Digital Spy. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
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