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6 September 1958 |
Flint, Flintshire, Wales, UK
|Television||Coronation Street (2010–2015)|
In November 2014, ITV announced that Puleston-Davies had quit his role as Owen Armstrong in Coronation Street, and his character departed from the show on 15 April 2015.
Early life and career
Born in Flint, in north Wales, Puleston-Davies has starred silent witness in the ITV drama Vincent alongside Ray Winstone and Ghostboat (also for ITV) alongside David Jason. He has also played the lead roles in Conviction and the BBC Three series Funland.
He has starred in long-running dramas such as Holby City, The Bill, Hollyoaks and Brookside. He has also made special appearances in; Hustle, Life on Mars, Dalziel and Pascoe, Silent Witness and Cape Wrath. In 2007, he starred in the Channel 4 docudrama, Richard Is My Boyfriend.
In 2009, Ian was chosen to play the voiceover part of King Thistle in the children's animated television series Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom.
In 2010, Puleston-Davies joined Coronation Street as cast regular, Owen Armstrong. He quit the show in November 2014, and his on-screen character departed in April 2015.
In 2005, Puleston-Davies co-wrote the drama Dirty Filthy Love based upon his own experiences dealing with obsessive compulsive disorder. Dirty Filthy Love won a Royal Television Society Award for Best Single Drama and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for "Best Single Drama".
Puleston-Davies is the patron of Red Dot Drama, an acting workshop group that was formed by Helena Little, a friend of his from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is also patron of the CALM Centre, a charity that provides counselling and therapeutic services to the community of Harlow and its environs.
- The Mill on the Floss (1994) (Shared Experience)
- Charley's Aunt (1994) (The Royal Exchange Theatre)
- She Stoops to Conquer (1995) (Bristol Old Vic)
- A Passionate Woman (1995) (The Comedy Theatre)
- Lebenstraum (1998) (The King's Head)
- Everyone Loves a Winner (2009) (The Royal Exchange Theatre)
- The Second Part of King Henry VI (1983) as Second Company
- The Third Part of King Henry VI (1983) as Second Company
- Boon (1986) as Ben Wilde
- Brookside (1986)
- Business as Usual (1987) as Young Workman
- Forever Green (1989) as Reporter
- Grange Hill (1995) as Don
- The Politician's Wife (1995) as Youth Programme Host
- Hollyoaks (1995–96) as Terry Williams
- Harpur and Iles (1997)
- EastEnders (1998)
- Satellite City (1998) as Don Blackmore
- The Fallen Curtain (1999) as PC Carter
- Jack of Hearts (1999) as Derek Reid
- Tube Tales (1999) as Typewriter Man
- Dr Willoughby (1999) as Steve Lipton
- The Bill (1999-2000) as Alan Best, and (2003) as Mick Glover
- Liverpool 1 (1999)
- Dirty Work (1999)
- Metropolis (1999)
- Always and Everyone (2000)
- Room to Rent (2000) as Linda's Husband
- Holby City (2000) as Sam Dennish
- The Vice (2001) as George Randolph
- The Last Minute (2001) as Bitchy Trendsetter 1
- My Beautiful Son (2001) as Derek
- Stan the Man (2002) as Moxy
- Rockface (2002) as Billy Deansgate
- Helen West (2002) as Duncan Perry
- Foyle's War (2002) as Eric Cooper
- I'm Alan Partridge (2002) as Phil Wiley
- The Virgin of Liverpool (2003) as Cecil
- Wall of Silence (2004) as DI Matthews
- Dalziel and Pascoe (2004) as Paul Pitman
- Conviction (2004) as Joe Payne
- Revolver (2005) as Eddie A
- Funland (2005) as Shirley Woolf
- Vincent (2005–06) as John
- Ghostboat (2006) as Travis
- Hustle (2006) as DCI Matthew York
- Life on Mars (2006) as Toolbox Terry
- Hunter (2006)
- Silent Witness (2007) as DI Philip Mays
- Sound (2007) as Strange Pete
- Richard Is My Boyfriend (2007) as Steve
- Cape Wrath (2007) as Paulson
- The Whistleblowers (2007) as Lance Rix
- Sold (2007) as Terry
- Backroads (2008) as Frank
- Waking the Dead (2008) as Harold Bloom
- Midnight Man (2008) as Jimmy Kerrigan
- The Children (2008) as Paul
- Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008) as John Durbeyfield
- Clash of the Santas (2008) as Beryl
- Awaydays (2009) as Uncle Bob
- Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom (2009) as King Thistle
- The Street (2009) as Alan
- Desperate Romantics (2009) as Mr. Siddal
- Ingenious (2009) as Derek Reckitt
- Being Human (2010) as Chief Constable Wilson
- Waterloo Road (2010) as Charlie Fisher
- Midsomer Murders (2010) as Terry Stock
- Poor Wee Me (2010) as Man of the Cloth
- Coronation Street (2010–15) as Owen Armstrong
- The Caravan Trilogy (2013) as The Man
- Taubman (2015) as Taubman
- Pombo Loves You (2015) as Griff
- I'm Sorry to Tell You (2015) as Dr. Burgess
- Lewis (2015) as Frank Guitteau
- Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands (2016) as Lagrathorn
- Marcella (2016) as Peter Cullen
- Mainwaring, Rachel (22 August 2010). "Puleston-Davies: My battle to beat OCD". WalesOnline website. Media Wales Ltd. Retrieved 2 December 2010.
- Ian Puleston-Davies joins Waterloo Road
- Millard, Rosie (2005-05-28). "Looking fear in the face". London: The Times. Retrieved 2007-09-22.
- "Bafta TV Awards 2005". BBC. 2005-04-17. Retrieved 2007-09-22.
- Crawford, Sue (April 2, 2014). "Coronation Street star Ian Puleston-Davies: 'How fellow cast members help me control my OCD on set'". Mirror. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
- "WATCH: Flintshire actor in hilarious spoof martial arts challenge with seven-year-old". Chester Standard. July 13, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2017.