Shane Taylor

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Shane Taylor
Born March 13, 1974 (1974-03-13) (age 43)
Dover, England
Nationality United Kingdom
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present

Shane Taylor is an English actor, known for appearing in the miniseries Band of Brothers and the serial Strike Back: Vengeance.

Career[edit]

Taylor co-starred in the British-American miniseries Band of Brothers as the Louisianan medic Eugene Roe. Though a relatively minor character in the series, the sixth installment "Bastogne" is set from Roe's perspective and features him as the episode's central protagonist, as he struggles to help the men while they endure frigid conditions, low supplies, and constant enemy fire.[1] Taylor's performance was praised as "a marvel of economy" by The A.V. Club, and stated "Watch how little he moves or speaks, unless he absolutely needs to... He’s exactly the right man for this part and for the way that Roe’s long slog through this siege begins to feel like an unending nightmare".[2]

In 2009, Taylor starred in the British dark comedy film Bomber as a character who accompanies his elderly father (Benjamin Whitrow) to Germany, as the old man wishes to atone for his actions during World War II.[3] In Strike Back: Vengeance, which aired in 2012, Taylor guest starred[4] as a ruthless mercenary. He described his character as "a mad, bad, crazy lad" and former colleague of Stonebridge (Philip Winchester). While filming his action scenes, Taylor sustained a black eye after accidentally coming into contact with Winchester. Taylor also cracked his rib, causing them to delay filming his final big action scene until the last day of shooting.[5] In 2013, he co-starred in the film Walking with the Enemy.[6]

Select filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (18 June 2009). "Band of Brothers: Revisiting "Bastogne"". The Star-Ledger . Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  2. ^ VanDerWerff, Todd (7 May 2014). "Band Of Brothers: 'Bastogne'". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Stamets, Bill (13 August 2010). "Arthouse films". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 30 August 2015.  (subscription required)
  4. ^ Wagner, Curt (3 October 2012). "'Strike Back' renewed for 3rd season". RedEye. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Wagner, Curt (13 October 2012). "Shane Taylor rolls with punches of 'Strike Back'". RedEye. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  6. ^ DeFore, John (30 October 2013). "Walking With the Enemy: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 

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