Kevin Doyle (actor)

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Kevin Doyle
Born (1960-04-10) 10 April 1960 (age 57)
Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Years active 1982 to present

Kevin Doyle (born 10 April 1960) is an English actor, born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. He is known for many roles, including DS John Wadsworth in Happy Valley and in the TV series The Lakes (as the character John Parr), Coronation Street and The Crimson Field. Doyle played valet/footman Joseph Molesley in the TV series Downton Abbey.



Doyle[1] has worked extensively in theatre, including over 10 productions with the RSC. His credits include:

Title Character Production
NSFW by Lucy Kirkwood Mr Bradshaw Royal Court Theatre
Spur of the Moment by Anya Reiss Nick Evans Royal Court Theatre
The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov Colonel Vladimir Talberg National Theatre
For King and Country Padre Touring Partnership
The Mob Stephen More Orange Tree
Henry V Ely RSC
Coriolanus Nicanor RSC
A Midsummer Night's Dream[2] Demetrius RSC
Romeo and Juliet Benvolio RSC
Hamlet Hamlet Haworth Shakespeare Festival, New Jersey
Hay Fever Simon Bliss Cambridge Theatre Company
Richard III Grey RSC
Mutabililitie by Frank McGuinness Commandant National Theatre


Year Title Character Production
1996 A Midsummer Night's Dream Demetrius Film Four
2004 The Libertine Constable
2008 Good Commandant


Year Title Character Production Notes
1985 Blott on the Landscape - BBC 1 episode
1986 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Detective Sergeant Laurence ITV/Central/Witzend 1 episode
1997 The Lakes John Parr/Fisher BBC 13 episodes: 1997-99
1999 Holby City Simon Harwood BBC 3 episodes
Badger Detective Inspector David Armitage BBC -
2000 North Square Judge Michael Arbuthnot Channel 4 2 episodes
At Home with the Braithwaites Mike Hartnoll ITV 9 episodes: 2000-03
2003 Murphy's Law Richard Mooney BBC 1 episode
2004 Blackpool Steve BBC 6 episodes
Midsomer Murders Ferdy Villiers ITV 1 episode
Casualty Barry Ricks BBC 2 episodes
2005 The Rotters' Club Colin Trotter BBC -
Afterlife Roy Tufnell ITV 1 episode
The Last Detective Alan Kingwell ITV 1 episode
2006 Drop Dead Gorgeous Howard Crane BBC 9 episodes: 2006-07
Casualty Dennis Tooms BBC 1 episode
The Bill David Coles ITV 1 episode
2008 HolbyBlue Sean Burrows BBC 3 episodes
Inspector George Gently Robert Stratton BBC 1 episode
Silent Witness Chistopher Andrews BBC 2 episodes
2009 Casualty Alan Callerton BBC 1 episodes
Paradox Alan Kingwell BBC 1 episode
The Tudors John Constable CBC/TV3 3 episodes
2010 Survivors Mr. Stevens BBC 1 episode
2010-2015 Downton Abbey Joseph Molesley ITV
2011 Midsomer Murders Paddy Powell ITV 1 episode
2011-2012 Scott & Bailey Geoff Hastings ITV
2012 New Tricks David Kemp BBC 1 episode
2014 The Crimson Field Roland Brett BBC
2015 A.D. The Bible Continues Joseph of Arimathea NBC TV miniseries
2016 Happy Valley DS John Wadsworth BBC 6 episodes
Reg Returning officer BBC TV film[3]
Paranoid ITV/Netflix


  1. ^ "Kevin Doyle". National Theatre. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  2. ^ The RSC Shakespeare, plot summary - A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  3. ^ "BBC One: Reg". BBC Online. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 

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