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Derek Riddell (born 11 January 1967) is a Scottish television and theatre actor. He is best known for the portrayal of Dr. Jamie Patterson in the Channel 4 television series No Angels. He has also guest starred in Doctor Who, Ugly Betty, Silent Witness and Waterloo Road.
After finishing drama school, Riddell was cast in Scottish production Strathblair and guest-starred in a number of popular TV shows such as Taggart, Casualty and The Bill. His big break came in the critically acclaimed Channel 4 series The Book Group and comedy drama No Angels. In addition to his television work he also regularly works in theatre productions.
Riddell was born in Glasgow, the son of teacher and former actress Hope Ross and former St Mirren and Berwick Rangers footballer Ian Riddell. He graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a degree in business before training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, graduating in 1990. His partner is the actress Frances Carrigan; they have twins.
|1992–1993||Strathblair||Alec Ritchie||20 episodes|
|1995||Taggart||Dr Costello||1 episode|
|1996||Casualty||Jeff Marriot||1 episode|
|1997||The Bill||RSPCA Insp. Goodman||1 episode|
|2001||Urban Gothic||Billings||1 episode|
|2002–2003||The Book Group||Rab||12 episodes|
|2002||Where the Heart Is||Wilson||1 episode|
|Spooks||Steven||1 episode, uncredited|
|2003||Clocking Off||Jamie Campbell||1 episode|
|2004–2006||No Angels||Dr Jamie Patterson||20 episodes|
|2005||ShakespeaRe-Told||Don Reid||"Much Ado About Nothing"|
|2005/2006||The Virgin Queen||Sir Walter Raleigh|
|2006||Doctor Who||Sir Robert McLeish||1 episode, "Tooth and Claw"[nb 1]|
|Vincent||Martin Downing||1 episode|
|2007||Dalziel and Pascoe||Mark Croft||2 episodes|
|State of Mind||Dr James Lecroix||8 episodes|
|2007–2009||Ugly Betty||Stuart||7 episodes|
|2008||Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles||Lachlan Weaver||1 episode|
|2009||Trust Me||Dan||1 episode|
|Law & Order: UK||Dr Alec Merrick||1 episode, "Alesha"|
|Micro Men||Nigel Searle|
|2010||Five Days||Nick Durdon||Series 2|
|2011||M.I. High||Edward Dixon Halliday||1 episode|
|Death in Paradise||Patrick Knight||1 episode|
|Garrow's Law||Matthew Bambridge||1 episode|
|2012||Secrets and Words||John Jones||Episode 5|
|DCI Banks||Simon Harris||"Innocent Graves" Parts 1 & 2|
|2013||Silent Witness||Michael Trenter||"Change" Parts 1 & 2|
|Waterloo Road||Joe Mulgrew||1 episode|
|Ripper Street||Superintendent Constantine||1 episode|
|Bob Servant||Rev Thomson||2 episodes|
|2014||Happy Valley||Richard Cawood|
|The Village||Bill Gibby|||
|2015||Inspector George Gently||Walter Nunn||Series 7 episode 1|
|New Tricks||Craig Bentham||1 episode|
|2016||Midsomer Murders||Des McCordell||1 episode|
|The Missing||Adam Gettrick||Series 2 regular|
|2017||Gunpowder||King James VI & I||3 episodes|
|2018||Hard Sun||Roland Bell||6 episodes|
|2018||Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald||Torquil Travers||Post-production|
- He is also seen as part of a flashback montage from this episode in the series four finale, "Journey's End".
- "Q & A: Derek Riddell". The Guardian. 18 March 2006.
- Peter and Alice casting update – West End Theatre
- "Dad is in different league". Sunday Mail. 13 March 2005. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
- "Strathclyde People" (PDF). University of Strathclyde. Spring 2005. p. 9.
- "Ugly Betty star Derek Riddell: Role in drama Five Days drew on my experience as new dad". Daily Record. 25 February 2010.
- "Shakespeare – Much Ado About Nothing – Derek Riddell as Don Reid". BBC.
- "Interview with Derek Riddell". BBC. 9 March 2012.
- "Eve Myles to star in new BBC One drama series, Frankie". bbc.co.uk. BBC. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
- "BBC One's second series of The Village and life moves into the 1920s". Deborah Goodman Publicity. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- "Undercover: Episode 1: Credits". BBC Online. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
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