Will Thorp

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Will Thorp
Will Thorp.jpg
Born (1977-06-21) 21 June 1977 (age 37)
Frome, Somerset, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present

Will Thorp (born 21 June 1977 in Frome, Somerset) is an English actor.

Early life[edit]

Living in Frome as a youngster, Thorp attended St. Augustine's Catholic College in nearby Trowbridge, Wiltshire. He studied at Bath College and joined Musical Youth Theatre Company at an early age. Thorp was also a member of the National Youth Theatre. In 2000 he graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.


Thorp's most famous role so far is the flirty paramedic Paul "Woody" Joyner in Casualty. He has also done theatre work: roles including Don John & Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing (2004), Teddy in Robbers and Sam (Sambo) in Fire Down Under! in 2002.

In 2005 he appeared on the third series of the BBC's successful show Strictly Come Dancing, reaching seventh place with his partner Hanna Haarala. He has appeared as Toby Zed in the 2006 series of Doctor Who in the episodes "The Impossible Planet" and "The Satan Pit".[1] In 2007, he guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio play 100.

In mid-2006, Thorp played the leading role in a national UK tour of the play Strangers on a Train.

In 2008 he appeared in 'Most Sincerely, Hughie Green' a drama for the BBC. Later in 2008 Thorp played the leading role in David Hare's play The Blue Room which opened at the Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke.

He is a regular audiobook reader. He has narrated a series of Doctor Who novels; Forever Autumn, Sick Building, Peacemaker and The Krillitane Storm, all produced by BBC Audiobooks. Other audiobooks read by Thorp include The Knife That Killed Me, Hyperpsychoreality Syndrome, Baboon, Buy-ology, The Kill Call, Click, Who Runs Britain? and The Spook's Curse.

Will appeared in Law and Order: UK on ITV in 2009.

Will used to play Chris Gray in Coronation Street for ITV Granada.

Thorp has also appeared in ITV'S Scott and Bailey Series 2 Episode 8 as DS Miller, he interviewed DC Rachel Bailey on suspicion of assault of Nick Savage.

Thorp was nominated for Sexiest Male at the British Soap Awards 2011, but lost out to EastEnders' Scott Maslen.


The Satan Pit
The Impossible Planet
  • Hughie Green, Most Sincerely (2008) (TV) .... TV Executive
  • Law & Order UK (2009) (TV) .... Joe Butler ( Series 2, Episode 3)
  • Coronation Street (2010–2011) (TV) .... Chris Gray*
  • Scott and Bailey .... DS Miller (Series 2, Episode 8, 1 episode, 2012)
  • Doctors .... Matt Davis (6 November 2013 – present)

Personal life[edit]

His previous wife Samantha (married 2003) is a sign language interpreter, and they have two children. He also has a brother, Stewart Thorp. He was rumored to be dating Coronation Street co-star Samia Ghadie, who plays Maria Connor in 2011.[2]


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