Jack Deam

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Jack Deam
Born Ian Deam
(1972-06-29) 29 June 1972 (age 44)
Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present

Jack Deam (born Ian Deam, 29 June 1972 in Oldham, Lancashire) is an English actor. He used his grandfather's name for his stage name. His most notable performance is of the pyromaniac Marty Fisher, who has Tourette syndrome, in Channel 4's comedy drama series, Shameless.

In 1990, Deam appeared in the Granada TV Soap Opera Families a show about two families one from Cheshire, the other in Australia, notably alongside the then not so well known Jude Law.

In 1992 he appeared in a few episodes of Heartbeat as Alan Maskell. He also appeared in the TV mini series "The life and times of Henry Pratt". He played the lead role as older Henry Pratt, little Henry Pratt was played by Andrew Nicholson and young Henry Pratt played by Bryan Dick.

In 1993 he played Vinnie, a young soldier for the King's Fusiliers in the award winning British drama Soldier Soldier. He later joined the cast of Clocking Off, written by Paul Abbott.

In 1996 he briefly appeared as a policeman in Jimmy McGovern's one-off drama for ITV Hillsborough, based on the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

In 1999 he appeared in an episode of Queer As Folk, as a Doctor Who obsessed fan, and had a one-night stand with Vince, one of the protagonists, before taking the role of Toyah Battersby's (Georgia Taylor) rapist Phil Simmonds on the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street in 2000.

In January 2007 he took part in The Afternoon Play, a daytime BBC drama series consisting of short stories. Deam is now playing the part of a policeman in DCI Banks.

He played Walter in the 2011 TV Series 32 Brinkburn Street. 2014 sees Deam in a play called Blindsided, by Simon Stephens, at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, alongside ex-Coronation Street Julie Hesmondhalgh (Hayley Cropper).

Appeared in New Tricks as a suspect in a cold case enquired.

From 2016 onwards Deam appears as Inspector Mallory in the fourth series of the BBC series Father Brown.

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