Alex McSweeney

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Alex McSweeney
Born Coventry, West Midlands, UK
Alma mater Academy Drama School
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present

Alex McSweeney is a British actor, best known for playing Graham Foster in EastEnders from 2003 to 2004.[1] Amongst other programmes he has appeared in include Silent Witness and Holby City. He also appeared in Lewis in 2007. He has also portrayed 'Captain Wilder' in the 3rd series of the ITV show Primeval in 2009.


He played 'Eddie Peacock' and 'David Radford' in The Bill in 1998 and 2004 respectively.[2] He was 'One Ball Bill' in Keen Eddie comedy-drama television series for the Fox network, alongside Sienna Miller in 2003. He was in Steven Berkoff's groundbreaking production of On The Waterfront at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2008.[3] In the summer of 2011, while performing in Steven Berkoff's "Oedipus" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Alex directed a cast of young actors in the play A Hero of Our Time. The play, written by Alex was a take on the Russian Novel by Mikhail Lermontov and was generally received well by critics.[4] He played the recurring role of D.S. Sykes in Hollyoaks from 2013 until his character was killed by gangster Fraser Black in April 2014. He played a lecturer who has a motorbike accident in BBC Doctors in 2015. In an episode of Call the Midwife (March 2016), he played Joe Blacker.[5]

Alongside his acting career, he is also a Doctor of Literature and lectures at two London Universities in English & Drama. Drama at Kingston University and is a Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at London Southbank University.[6] He wrote 'Out of the Cage' a play about women munition workers in the First World War in 2013/14. It subsequently got published and premiered at the Park Theatre London in January 2015.[7] A national tour of the play was put in motion for 2017. He then appeared in Endeavour in 2017 as 'Terence Bakewell'.[8]


  1. ^ Dray, Kayleigh (5 November 2015). "EastEnders cast: Everything you need to know about the characters". Closer online. Retrieved 31 May 2018. 
  2. ^ "Going Native". Retrieved 31 May 2018. 
  3. ^ Fricker, Karen (29 April 2008). "On the Waterfront". Variety. Retrieved 31 May 2018. 
  4. ^ Jones, Eleanor (24 August 2011). "A Hero of our Time @ Zoo". theskinny. Retrieved 31 May 2018. 
  5. ^ "Series 5, Episode 7 Credits". Retrieved 31 May 2018. 
  6. ^ "Dr Alex McSweeney Senior Lecturer". Retrieved 31 May 2018. 
  7. ^ Palleschi, Mel (15 January 2015). "Interview with Alex McSweeney , Writer & Director of Out Of The Cage at the Park Theatre Jan 20th". Retrieved 31 May 2018. 
  8. ^ Wheeler, Gem. "4.3 Lazaretto". 24 January 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2018. 

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