Russell Boulter

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Russell Boulter
Born (1963-04-07) 7 April 1963 (age 52)
Liverpool, England
Occupation actor

Russell Boulter (born 7 April 1963 in Liverpool) is an English actor and documentary narrator, best known for his portrayal of DS John Boulton in The Bill from 1995 to 2000. He also works as a communications coach.[1]

Boutler trained at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.[2] Prior to appearing on The Bill, Boulter played Michael Brennan in BBC Radio 4's drama series Citizens from October 1987 to July 1991 and Chris,[3] Malcolm's assistant in series four of the Granada Television sitcom Watching through December 1989-January 1990. He also appeared in [[The Darling Buds of May (TV series)]|The Darling Buds of May] as the character Roger McGarry, and He also appeared in three episodes of Heartbeat as Inspector Crossley through 1993 and 1994.[4]

Since leaving The Bill, Boulter has appeared in Casualty,[5] Judge John Deed,[6] Eastenders, Waking the Dead, Mobile and Dctor.

He has also worked extensively as a documentary narrator for the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5. and National Geographic. Boulter has narrated episodes of Deep Wreck Mysteries on The History Channel, A Short History of Fatherhood on channel 4 and the "Revealed" series on Channel 5 amongst others.

Russell is a "committed Christian"[7] and has promoted his faith through various productions. He presented the documentaries "Who is this Jesus?"[8] and Discovering the Bible.[9] He also coaches ordinands during preaching workshops.[10]

Since 2008, Boutler has worked as a communcations coach working with business people teaching them "the art of communicating more effectively".[11][12] He also taught improv acting at Bristol Old Vic Theatre school between 2008 and 2010.[13]

In March 2001 it was revealed that after splitting with his wife of 12 years, he had began a relationship with Bill co star, Joy Brook. The relationship ended after 18 months.[14]


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