Steve Speirs

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Steve Speirs
Born Steven Roberts
(1965-02-22) 22 February 1965 (age 49)
Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
Other names Dullard, Thuggy Roberts

Steve Speirs (born Steven Roberts, 22 February 1965), sometimes spelled 'Spiers', is a Welsh actor.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Troed-y-rhiw, a village in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales and studied drama at Loughborough University. Since graduating, he has played Sloan in Eragon, Andy Fellows in Making Waves and the "pathetic loser" Dullard alongside Ricky Gervais in Extras, as well as having small parts in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Captain Tarpals) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

He appears in Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire, a comedy fantasy series in which he plays Loquasto, an oafish servant, "who belongs to a race of pig-like creatures known as Grobble".[1]

Speirs often goes by the name of "Dullard" in honour of his role in Extras, as he considers the character a mirror of himself. Speirs also appeared in the Gervais and Stephen Merchant film Cemetery Junction, released in 2010,[2] a part which was written particularly for Speirs.[3] Speirs also starred as the bouncer at Mother McOakley's Tavern in Burke and Hare, a British black comedy directed by John Landis and released (in the United Kingdom) in October 2010.

Three other roles in which Spiers is known for is his portrayal of Bernard Bresslaw in Cor, Blimey!, Big Alan Williams in Stella and Colour Sergeant Wormwood in Sharpe's Peril.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1997 House of America The Head
1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Captain Tarpals
2001 The Musketeer Porthos
2005 The Last Drop Gustav Hansfeldt
2006 Eragon Sloan
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Edinburgh's Quartermaster
2007 The Baker Bryn
2008 Caught in the Act Eric Jenkins
2009 Inkheart Flatnose
2010 Cemetery Junction Sgt. Wyn Davies
Burke and Hare McMartin's Doorman
2011 Hunky Dory Mr Cafferty
2013 Gangsta Granny PC McClintock

Television[edit]

Year Title Role
1989 We Are Seven Albert Thomas
1995 - 1996 Goodnight Sweetheart Phil McCavity
2000 Cor, Blimey! Bernard Bresslaw
2004 Making Waves CCMEA Andy Fellows
2005 Icon Victor Akopov
Doctor Who Strickland/Voice of Sip Fel Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen
Extras Dullard
2007 New Tricks Dougie Taylor
2008 Sharpe's Peril Colour Sergeant Wormwood
No Heroics Norse Dave
City of Vice William Pentlow
Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire Loquasto
2009 A Child's Christmases in Wales Uncle Huw
2010 Miranda Ray
2010 Ronnie Corbett's Supper Club Himself
2011 – 2013 Sadie J Steve
2011 Benidorm Debt Collector
2012 – present Stella Alan William (Big Al)
2013 – present Big School Mr Barber
2013 Gangsta Granny PC McClintock

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