Stephen Billington

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Stephen Billington
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Born (1964-12-10) 10 December 1964 (age 53)
Farnworth, Lancashire, England, UK
Occupation Actor, teacher
Years active 1994–present

Stephen Billington (born 10 December 1964[1]) is an English actor, best known for playing Greg Kelly in Coronation Street (for which he won the 1999 British Soap Award for Villain of the Year).


Born in Farnworth, Lancashire, Billington trained at the Drama Centre London,[2] and was an unknown when chosen from hundreds who auditioned to play the lead part of Lysander Hawkley in The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous (1997).[3] He has gone on to work with many leading film directors, including Peter Greenaway, Franco Zeffirelli, and Mel Gibson. He also now teaches at the London School of Dramatic Art, the Drama Centre London,[2] the Method Studio, London, and the City Literary Institute.

In 2011 he took to the stage to play John Proctor in Arthur Miller's The Crucible at the York Theatre Royal.[4] In 2013, he joined the cast of Channel 4 soap opera, Hollyoaks playing Danny Lomax.[5]




Awarding Body Award Nominee Result
British Soap Awards Villain of the year 1999 Coronation Street Stephen Billington portrayal of Greg Kelly Won[6]


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  2. ^ a b "Stephen Billington - Acting for Camera". Retrieved 2 May 2013. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Richard Wallace, Anyone for the Tennis Smasher? dated May 31, 1997, in The Mirror (London, England), accessed 6 April 2018
  4. ^ Alfred Hickling (11 May 2011). "The Crucible, Review". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
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  6. ^ British soap awards website Retrieved 10 July 2013

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