Stephen Boxer

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Stephen Boxer
Born19 May 1950
Sidcup, Kent, England

Stephen Boxer (born 19 May 1950) is an English actor who has appeared in films, on television and on stage and is perhaps best known for appearing as Joe in the BBC One daytime soap opera Doctors.[1] He took a break from the show in mid-2008 to appear as Petruchio in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Taming of the Shrew, returning to The Mill surgery for a few episodes in November 2010.[2]

Boxer has starred in a number of detective dramas,[3] most notably in the second, third and fourth installments of Prime Suspect.[4] On children's television, he was co-presenter of Get Up And Go! with Beryl Reid and its successor programme Mooncat and Co, where he was joined variously by the likes of Pat Coombs, Pam Ayres, Patsy Rowlands and Wilf Lunn. He had a featured role in the BBC docudrama A Royal Scandal.[5] He played Mr Smith in the 2005 adaptation of Tom Brown's Schooldays and Lord Melville in Garrow's Law. He has also featured in episodes of Casualty,[6] Luther,[7] Midsomer Murders,[8] Father Brown[9], The Honourable Woman[10] and Humans.[11][12]

In 2012, Boxer appeared as Francisco de Aguiar y Seijas in the RSC production of Helen Edmundson's The Heresy of Love.[13] From May to October 2013, he played the title role in the RSC production of Titus Andronicus.[14] From January to July 2014, Boxer played the role of Gloucester in William Shakespeare's King Lear.[15][16] Between October 2016 to March 2017, he worked with From Software to voice the character and boss enemy Slave Knight Gael in the video game Dark Souls III, specifically its DLC Ashes of Ariandel and The Ringed City. He recently played Captain Rivers in the stage adaptation of Pat Barker's Booker-prize nominated novel Regeneration.[17] Most recently he can be seen briefly, as The Chairman in the Netflix series finale of Sense8.


  1. ^ Stephen Boxers entry on the BBC Doctors sub-site
  2. ^ Royal Shakespeare Company: Cast list, accessed 2008-04-29.
  3. ^ British Film Institute
  4. ^ Prime Suspect Character-list on
  5. ^ "A Royal Scandal (TV Movie 1997)". IMDB. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Casualty 'Love of a good man', Series 24 Episode 30". BBC Website. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Luther clip from Series 2, Episode 4". BBC Website. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Midsomer Rhapsody". Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Father Brown, The Face of Death". BBC Website. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Stellar casting announced for Hugo Blick's The Honourable Woman". BBC Website. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Humans - Series 1 Episode 5". Radio Times. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  12. ^ Internet Movie Database entry for Stephen Boxer
  13. ^
  14. ^ Review of Titus Andronicus in The Guardian
  15. ^ Review of King Lear in The Express
  16. ^ 'Talking Lear Pt.2' on The National Theatre site
  17. ^ Regeneration synopsis on Everyman Theatre Site