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18 August 1980 |
Hartlepool, Cleveland, England
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Kieran Bew (born 18 August 1980) is an English actor, known for portraying Alfonso, Duke of Calabria in Da Vinci's Demons for Starz, Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale for Hallmark Entertainment and Gary Parr in Jimmy McGovern's BAFTA award winning The Street. He has worked extensively in British theatre and television since graduating from LAMDA in 2001.
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.
Films and television
Bew frequently appears on British television and in independent films. On television Bew has appeared in Hustle, Spooks and Crusoe for NBC. He has also appeared in two Hallmark television films, Brush with Fate, alongside Ellen Burstyn and Kelly MacDonald, and Hans Christian Andersen, with Hugh Bonneville and James Fox.
In 2004, he played a football hooligan called Ike in the popular film Green Street alongside Elijah Wood and Charlie Hunnam. In 2006, he played Gary Parr in Jimmy McGovern's The Street, alongside 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 Personal Affairs, playing Avi Gellman. In 2013 and 2014, he appeared as Detective Inspector Jack Burns in the BBC's daytime drama WPC 56.
Bew's stage work includes appearances in the following plays:
- as Exton and Fitzwater in Richard II, directed by 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 Reasons To Be Pretty by Neil LaBute, directed by Michael Attenborough, at the Almeida Theatre, 2011-12.
- as John in After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber, directed by Natalie Abrahami, at the Young Vic Theatre, 2012.
- as Edmund in King Lear, directed by Michael Attenborough, at the Almeida Theatre, 2012.
- as Laurent in Therese Raquin by Emile Zola, adapted by Helen Edmundson, directed by Jonathan Munby, at the Theatre Royal Bath, 2014.
- Engineering The Impossible: Rome, National Geographic Channel and Channel 5, 2011
- Engineering The Impossible: Egypt, National Geographic Channel and Channel 5, 2011
- Rome Unwrapped (series) National Geographic Channel and Channel 5, 2011
- Strictly Baby Disco, Channel 4, 2012
|2001||Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale||Hans Christian Andersen||Hallmark Entertainment|
|2002||Bedtime||PC Smith||Episodes 2.2, 2.4 and 2.5|
|2003||Brush with Fate||Adrian Kuypers||Hallmark Hall of Fame|
|Manchild||David Hynes||Episode 2.6|
|Spooks||Bryant||1 Episode: Strike Force|
|Where the Heart Is||Rob Deyton||1 Episode: Archangel|
|2004||Silent Witness||Stephen Wiltshire||2 Episodes: Body 21 (Part One) & Body 21 (Part Two)|
|2005||M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team||Gareth Frears||Episode 2.2|
|Hustle||Neil Davis||1 Episode: Missions|
|2005–2006||The Bill||Benjamin Meadows||Recurring; 6 episodes|
|2007||Midsomer Murders||Danny Twyman||1 Episode: They Seek Him Here|
|The Whistleblowers||Luke Doughty||1 Episode: Ghosts|
|The Street||Gary Parr||2 Episodes: 2.3 and 2.4|
|2008||King Lear||Soldier||RSC performance recorded for television|
|2008–2009||Crusoe||Nathan West||Recurring; 6 episodes|
|2009||Personal Affairs||Avi Gellman||5 part series|
|2011||Silent Witness||Ltn. Stephen Lockford||2 Episodes: First Casualty (Part One) & First Casualty (Part Two)|
|Waking the Dead||Young Murray Stuart||2 Episodes: Solidarity (Part One) & "Solidarity (Part Two)|
|Inspector George Gently||David Nugent||1 Episode: Gently Upside Down|
|Young James Herriot||Desmond Murray||Episode Two|
|2012||Whitechapel||Mace Driffield||Series 3; Episode 5|
|The Bletchley Circle||Clerk on Train||2 episodes|
|Dark Matters: Twisted But True||Mesmer||1 Episode: Agent Orange, Ben Franklin: Freud Slayer, Price of Beauty|
|Thomas Midgley Jr.||1 Episode: Unabomber, Salvation by Starvation, Get the Lead Out|
|2013-2014||WPC 56||DI Jack Burns||Episodes 1.1-2.1|
|2014||Da Vinci's Demons||Duke Alphonso of Calabria||7 Episodes|
|2016||Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands||Beowulf||12 episodes|
|2004||Alien vs. Predator||Klaus|
|2007||Rise of the Footsoldier||Ricky||Credited as "Kieren Bew"|
|2009||The Wedding Dress||Groom||Short film|
|2013||The Busker and the Coin||Him||Short film|
|2013||Miriam||Male Neighbour||Short film|
|2013||Et in Motorcadia Ego||Harbinger||Short film|
|2014||Five Minutes||Dad||Short film|
|2014||Twisted||Toby Nordlund||Short film|
|2014||Dragon Age: Inquisition||Additional Voices|
- Chichester Festival Theatre : What's On : Kieran Bew
- "ITV's press launch for Beowulf". Matt Chapman. November 18, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
- Kieran Bew at the Internet Movie Database
- Kieran Bew at http://sueterryvoices.com/profile/kieran-bew/
- Hans Christian Andersen at RHI Entertainment http://rhitv.com/movies/hans-christian-andersen-my-life-as-a-fairytale
- Strictly Baby Disco http://www.channel4.com/programmes/strictly-baby-disco/4od
- After Miss JulieYoung Vic Theatre http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/after-miss-julie
- Et in Motorcadia Ego https://vimeo.com/79895013
- Five Minutes http://fiveminutes.gs/