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Eve at the 2008 BAFTA Television Awards.
|Born||Trevor John Eve
1 July 1951
Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England, UK
|Spouse(s)||Sharon Maughan (m. 1980)|
Trevor John Eve (born 1 July 1951) is a British film and television actor. In 1979 he gained fame as the eponymous lead in the detective series Shoestring and is also known for his role as Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd in BBC television drama Waking the Dead.
Eve was born in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, the son of Elsie (née Hamer) and Stewart Frederick Eve. His father was English, and his Welsh mother was from the Mumbles area of Swansea, South Wales. Educated at Bromsgrove School, he had little acting experience during his school days. In his early years Eve wanted to be an artist but was dissuaded from this career path by his father for financial reasons. He instead initially studied architecture at Kingston Polytechnic College in London but dropped out of the course to enroll at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
Eve has enjoyed a long and successful acting career on stage, television and film, with his career spanning back to the 1970s. One of his early stage successes was portraying Paul McCartney in Willy Russell's play John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert at the Lyric Theatre in London's West End in 1974.
His first major film role was in Dracula (1979), playing Jonathan Harker. Eve appeared in Hindle Wakes (1976) directed by Laurence Olivier as part of the Laurence Olivier Presents TV series. In 1979 and 1980 he became famous throughout the UK for playing the role of the private investigator Eddie Shoestring in Shoestring.
Trevor Eve played Tom Schwartz in the TV series Lace in 1984. Also starring Brooke Adams.
In 1994, Trevor starred in the film Don't Get Me Started.
In September 2000 Eve starred in the pilot episode of the award-winning BBC drama series Waking the Dead. Eve plays the central role of Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd, the head of a team of CID detectives, the Cold Case Unit. Eve has continued to play Boyd throughout the subsequent nine series of the drama, until the show's final episode on 11 April 2011.
Following this he played Dr Patrick Stowe, a fertility expert in The Family Man in 2006.
Eve co-owns a TV company called Projector Productions which produced Twelfth Night for Channel 4.
In 1979, Eve met actress Sharon Maughan when they both had parts in the West End show Filumena. In 1980, they married and had three children, Alice Sophia born 6 February 1982 who is also an actress, Jack (born 1985) and George (born 1994). Eve, Maughan and Alice all appeared in She's Out of My League casting as father, mother and daughter. Eve appeared as Maughan's ex-husband in the famous Gold Blend couple television advertisements for Nescafé Gold Blend coffee (known as Taster's Choice in the USA). In 2009, Maughan guest starred in the BBC's Waking the Dead, of which Eve was the main star, until the show was cancelled in 2011.
Eve's interests include golf, painting, squash and tennis. In 1995, while playing polo, he was seriously injured when he fell badly from his pony. Temporarily unable to act, he took up production. He is also a supporter of Chelsea Football Club.
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- All About Eve, interview with Chrissy Iley for The Radio Times, July 2004
- , Celebrity Chelsea Fans, 2010