Steven Waddington

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Steven Waddington
Born (1968-11-28) 28 November 1968 (age 45)
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present

Steven Waddington (born 28 November 1968 in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire) is an English actor known for his supporting role in Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans.

Early life[edit]

Born on 28 November 1968 in Leeds to Peter Waddington and Averill Stubbs, he is the second of two children.[1] Waddington attended Lawns Park Primary School and Intake High School, both in Leeds. He acted in school plays and appeared in several Yorkshire Television productions, among them Emmerdale Farm and “Eighteen Desperate Hours”, sometimes as an extra and sometimes with a few lines of dialogue. Shortly after his eighteenth birthday he won a place at East 15 Acting School in Loughton, Essex. He finished his training in the summer of 1989 and subsequently joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, first at Stratford and then at the Barbican and on tour in Newcastle. He was cast in his first film, Edward II, after being recommended to Derek Jarman by fellow actor, Nigel Terry, with whom he had worked previously in a production of “Pericles” at the RSC.[2]

Career[edit]

His first film role was as the eponymous king in Derek Jarman's Edward II. Waddington starred as Prasutagus in the 2003 film Boudica as well the Duke of Buckingham (who, coincidentally, was directly related to Edward II) in the Showtime series The Tudors, released on 1 April 2007 in the United States. He also appeared in Tim Burton's 1999 film version of Sleepy Hollow as Mr Killian. He played a lead role as Jeff in Steve Coogan's The Parole Officer (2001).

He more recently appeared in the ITV drama Vital Signs along with Tamzin Outhwaite and starred as King Richard in the Series 2 finale of Robin Hood. Waddington also starred as Wilfred of Ivanhoe in the 1997 BBC/A&E production of Ivanhoe, based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott. Waddington reprised his role as Richard the Lionheart in the BBC/Discovery Channel drama documentary "Heroes and Villains: Richard the Lionheart" (2007).

From April to July 2010 he portrayed canteen head Adam Fleet in Waterloo Road.

He has also played the role of Arnold of Torroja in the film Arn - The Knight Templar.

In 2012 he appeared in the four-part ITV mini-series Titanic, playing Second Officer Charles Lightoller.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1991 Edward II Edward II
1992 The Last of the Mohicans Maj. Duncan Heyward
1492: Conquest of Paradise Bartolomeo Columbus
1994 Dont get em started Jerry Hoff
Prince of Jutland Ribold
1995 Carrington Ralph Partridge
1997 Face Stevie
1998 Tarzan and the Lost City Nigel Ravens
1999 Sleepy Hollow Killian Midwife Beth Killian's husband.
2000 The Unscarred Travis Moore
2001 The Hole DCS Tom Howard
The Parole Officer Jeff
2003 Boudica King Prasutagus
2005 Breakfast on Pluto Inspector Routledge
2007 Airlock, or How to Say Goodbye in Space Carl Ackland Short Film
Arn – The Knight Templar Arnold of Torroja
2008 Largo Winch Stephan Marcus
2010 Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie Brother Verenor Voice
The Crossing Short Film
2011 Suicide Tuesday Bike Cop Short Film
Capture Anthologies: The Dimensions of Self Carl Ackland ("segment "Airlock or how to say goodbye in space")
The Hunters Ronny Video
Jabberwock John TV film
2012 When the Lights Went Out Len
The Sweeney Detective Constable Miller
Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter McCullen
2014 A Little Chaos Filming
Halo: Nightfall Randall Aiken
Television
1996 Ivanhoe Ivanhoe TV Series 6 episodes
2010 Waterloo Road Adam Fleet TV Series
2012 Titanic Second Officer Charles Lightoller TV Mini Series
2013 The Syndicate Steve Series 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916-2006 [database online]
  2. ^ Press release for Edward II, British Screen and BBC Films, 1991

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