Ray Ashcroft

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Ray Ashcroft
Born (1952-06-28) 28 June 1952 (age 66)

Ray Ashcroft (born 28 June 1952 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire) is an English actor.

He started in rep theatre - Everyman Theatre Liverpool, Vic Stoke-on-Trent, Crucible Theatre Sheffield, Library Theatre Manchester, Playhouse Theatre Leeds, The Swan Worcester, Northcott Theatre Exeter, Belgrade Coventry, Bush Theatre

He is best known for playing DS Geoff Daly in The Bill from 1996 to 2000. He played Ringo Starr in the biopic TV film Birth of the Beatles (1979) and he has also appeared in many television productions including Coronation Street, Emmerdale' for two years', Heartbeat, Survivors, Dalziel and Pascoe, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, September Song, Paul Merton Show, The Royal, All Creatures Great and Small, Prime Suspect, Eastenders, The Chief, Chandler & Co, Hollyoaks, Doctors, The Squad, Childrens Ward, Criminal, Truckers.

Currently working with Strawberry Blonde Curls, a leading company in Theatre of Sanctuary.

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