Ian Burfield

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Ian Burfield is an English actor, who has often played roles as policemen and detectives on television. He appeared in 12 episodes of The Bill, 24 episodes of EastEnders, and played the part of a Tweed Coat Fingerman in 2005 film V for Vendetta. He is also a company member of the National Theatre, and has acted in two plays which were screened in cinemas around the UK as part of the National Theatre Live scheme. On 4 September 2018, Burfield returned to EastEnders as Detective Inspector Peter Arthurs.

Selected filmography[edit]


Year Production Role Notes
1990 The Krays Whip
2000 Circus Caspar
2005 V for Vendetta Tweed Coat Fingerman
2009 The International Thomas Schumer
2011 Mercenaries Anton
2012 Acts of Godfrey Terry
2013 The Selfish Giant Billy Brazil


Year Series Role Notes
1989–2011 Casualty various characters 4 episodes
1990–1997 London's Burning 1st Policeman/Martin 1 episode as 1st Policeman, then Series 9 as Martin
1990–2008 The Bill various characters 12 episodes
1992–2009 Heartbeat various characters 3 episodes
1994–1996 The Knock Tommy Maddern Series 1 and 2
1997 EastEnders DI Hamilton 3 episodes
1998 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Martin Kenyon 1 episode "Mind over Muscle"
2000 Hero to Zero Jimmy Brice
2000 Urban Gothic Lynch 1 episode "Dead Meat"
2001–2005 Holby City Frank Nicholls/Grant Saunders 2 episodes
2003 Red Cap Sgt. Sam Perkins
2003 William and Mary Steve Patterson 1 episode
2003 Rosemary & Thyme Dave Reynolds 1 episode: "Sweet Angelica"
2003 Waking the Dead Stephen Lovell 2 episodes: Walking on Water
2003 Grass Harry Taylor
2003 Sweet Medicine Alan Hardy 1 episodes
2004 The Last Detective Adrian Martindale 1 episode: "Dangerous and the Lonely Hearts"
2004 Family Business Mr Adkins
2006 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries DS Hansford 1 episode: "One Guilty Deed"
2006 Robin Hood Brooker 1 episode: "Turk Flu"
2007–2010 EastEnders DI Kelly 21 episodes
2008 Lewis Jeffreys 1 episode: "And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea"
2009–2010 New Tricks DI Patrick Petfield 2 episodes
2010 Midsomer Murders Derek Soper 1 episode: "The Made-to-Measure Murders"
2010 My Family Terry 1 episode: "Slammertime"
2010 Merlin Nollar 1 episode: "The Sorcerer's Shadow"
2010–2012 Him & Her Mike 3 episodes
2011 Coronation Street Drayman 3 episodes
2012 Public Enemies DCI Andy Parkham 2 episodes
2012 Live at the Electric Judo Instructor 1 episode, uncredited
2012 The Secret of Crickley Hall DI Michael 1 episode
2013 Way to Go George 1 episode: "The Be All & End All"
2016 Doctors Colin Cropper 1 episode
2018 Lovesick Stallholder 1 episode
2018–2020 EastEnders DCI Peter Arthurs 15 episodes
2019 Doctors Nick Chapman 1 episode


Year Venue Production Role
1987–1988 Belgrade Theatre, Coventry The Crucible Herrick
1991 National Theatre Napoli Milionaria Peppe
2000–2001 Bristol Old Vic A Streetcar Named Desire Mitch
2004–2005 Playhouse Theatre Journey's End Trotter
2008 National Theatre Major Barbara Bill Walker
2011 National Theatre The Kitchen Max
2012 National Theatre The Comedy of Errors Solnius
2013 Theatre Royal Haymarket One Man, Two Guvnors Charlie
2014 Royal and Derngate, Northampton Dealer's Choice Ash

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