Kieran Bew (born 18 August 1980) is an English actor, known for portraying Alfonso, Duke of Calabria in for Da Vinci's Demons Starz, for Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale Hallmark Entertainment and Gary Parr in Jimmy McGovern's BAFTA award winning . He has worked extensively in British theatre and television since graduating from The Street LAMDA in 2001.
Background [ edit ]
Bew was born in
Hartlepool, County Durham, England. He attended English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. [1 ]
As a young fencer Bew won the under-16 and under-17 British
Epee titles, competed throughout Europe, and placed 21st at the Cadet World Championships in 1996. He also spent time in his childhood as a competitive swimmer and basketball player. He currently competes domestically for Haverstock fencing club.
In 1999 Bew worked as fight choreographer and captain for
Mark Rylance's productions of and Hamlet at Two Noble Kinsmen Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. [2 ]
Films and television [ edit ]
Bew frequently appears on British television and in independent films. On television Bew has appeared in
, Hustle and Spooks for Crusoe NBC. He has also appeared in two Hallmark television films, , alongside Brush with Fate Ellen Burstyn and Kelly MacDonald, and , with Hans Christian Andersen Hugh Bonneville and James Fox.
In 2004, he played a football hooligan called Ike in the popular film
alongside Green Street Elijah Wood and Charlie Hunnam. In 2006, he played Gary Parr in Jimmy McGovern's , alongside The Street Matt Smith and Gina Mckee. In 2008, he played the lead guitarist in the independent film 1234. In 2009, he appeared in the BBC Three drama , playing Avi Gellman. In 2013 and 2014, he appeared as Detective Inspector Jack Burns in the BBC's daytime drama Personal Affairs . WPC 56
Stage work [ edit ]
Bew's stage work includes appearances in the following plays:
as Exton and Fitzwater in
, directed by Richard II Trevor Nunn, at the Old Vic Theatre, 2005. as Yakunin in
The House of Special Purpose by Heidi Thomas, directed by Howard Davies, at the Minerva Theatre Chichester, 2009. as Richard in
Moscow Live by Serge Cartwright, directed by Jonathan Humphreys, at the HighTide Festival, 2010. as The Men in
The Knot of the Heart by David Eldridge, directed by Michael Attenborough, at the Almeida Theatre, 2011. as Kent in
by Reasons To Be Pretty Neil LaBute, directed by Michael Attenborough, at the Almeida Theatre, 2011-12. as John in
by After Miss Julie Patrick Marber, directed by Natalie Abrahami, at the Young Vic Theatre, 2012. as Edmund in
, directed by King Lear Michael Attenborough, at the Almeida Theatre, 2012. as Laurent in
by Therese Raquin Emile Zola, adapted by Helen Edmundson, directed by Jonathan Munby, at the Theatre Royal Bath, 2014.
In 2014 Bew appeared as
Alfonso, Duke of Calabria in David S. Goyer's for Da Vinci's Demons Starz, and as Laurent in for the Therese Raquin Theatre Royal Bath.
Narration [ edit ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Alien vs. Predator Klaus
Green Street Ike
Rise of the Footsoldier Ricky
Credited as "Kieren Bew"
1234 Billy Nixon
The Wedding Dress Groom
The Busker and the Coin Him
Miriam Male Neighbour
Et in Motorcadia Ego Harbinger
Five Minutes Dad
Twisted Toby Nordlund
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