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Stephen McGann at a book signing in Dublin, Ireland, July 2017
Stephen Vincent McGann
2 February 1963
|Years active||1983 – present|
McGann was born in Kensington, Liverpool, Lancashire (now Merseyside), and began his professional acting career in 1982, starring in the West End musical Yakety Yak. He has since worked extensively in British theatre and on screen.
In 1989, he starred as Mickey in the West End hit musical Blood Brothers. In 1990, he played Johann Strauss in the international mini-series, The Strauss Dynasty. In 1993, he created, co-produced and starred in the award-winning BBC drama The Hanging Gale. He portrayed the character of Sean Reynolds in Emmerdale from 1999 to 2002.
In 2003, he starred with Jamie Theakston in the hit West End play 'Art'. In 2006, he played the role of the Reverend Shaw in the original West End cast of the musical Footloose. He can currently be seen playing Dr. Turner in BBC TV series Call the Midwife.
He was a guest speaker at the Cambridge Science Festival in March 2015. He published a guest essay in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine in April 2015, discussing issues of medical accuracy and communication in Call the Midwife.
In January 2016, McGann published a companion book to Call the Midwife called Doctor Turner's Casebook, in which he revisits key medical cases featured in the TV series and discusses their historical and social contexts. The BBC screened a documentary special based on the book, titled Call The Midwife: The Casebook, on 15 January 2017.
In July 2017, McGann published "Flesh and Blood: A History of My Family in Seven Maladies" - a personal history of his family over a century and a half as told through the medical ailments they suffered.
Stephen McGann is married to screenwriter and Call the Midwife creator Heidi Thomas. They have one son, Dominic, who is a member of The Mawson Society (previously The Swinburne Society), Oxford. They currently live in Saffron Walden, Essex.
|1987||Business As Usual||Terry Flynn|
|1999||The Harpist||Henry Kennedy|
|1983||Juliet Bravo||Simon Bailey||1 Episode:|
|1984||Missing from Home||Butch||1 episode|
|1985||Brookside||David Hargreaves||2 episodes|
|1985–1989||Bergerac||Pepe Mendoza/Harry||2 Episodes|
|1987||Boon||Kevin McGillvray||1 episode|
|1989–1992||Streetwise||Bob Street||17 episodes|
|1991||Stay Lucky||Dylan Jones||1 episode|
|1991||The Strauss Dynasty||Johann 'Schani' Strauss jun||TV Mini-Series 8 episodes|
|1994||The Lifeboat||John Cowley||1 episode|
|1994||Where the Buffalo Roam||Jimmy Dunn||TV Movie|
|1994||Melissa||Mark||Mini-Series 1 episode|
|1995||The Hanging Gale||Daniel Phelan||4/4 episodes|
|1996||Catherine the Great||Alexis Orlov||TV Movie|
|1999–2002||Emmerdale||Sean Reynolds||TV Soap Opera - 39 episodes|
|2004–2007||Casualty||Sam Roach/Garry Lesser||2 episodes|
|2006||Doctors||Bernard Stephenson||1 episode|
|2007||The Bill||Simon Winstanley||1 episode|
|2012–2018||Call the Midwife||Dr Patrick Turner||59 episodes.|
|2000–2017||Loose Women||Himself||5 Episodes|
|2017||Call the Midwife: The Casebook||Himself as Host||TV documentary|
|2015||Children in Need||Himself||appeared on BBC TV's Strictly Come Dancing|
|2001||Kelly||Himself||Episode : 21 September 2001|
|2001||Open House with Gloria Hunniford||Himself||Episode: 3 August 2001|
|2000||Live Talk||Himself||1 episode: #1.4|
|2000||The Richard Whiteley Show||Himself as a guest||Episode: #3.6|
|1999||Melinda's Big Night In||Himself||Episode: Not Melinda's Big Night in 3|
- "Deane Road Cemetery Patrons". 7 May 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
- "The McGann Brothers". 8 May 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
- "Associated International Management". 8 May 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
- "IMDb:The Strauss Dynasty". 8 May 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
- "The Guardian:Happy days - Stephen McGann". 21 April 1999. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
- "BBC Entertainment:Theakston joins Art cast". 2 February 2002. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
- "Call the Midwife actor Stephen McGann describes steps taken to depict accuracy and authenticity in medical TV drama". 22 April 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
- "Cambridge Science Festival Speaker spotlight - Stephen McGann". 22 March 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
- "From how to who: accuracy and authenticity in the portrayal of the medic in TV drama". 22 April 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
- "Actor McGann pens Dr Turner book for S&S". 22 October 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
- "BBC - Call the Midwife: The Casebook - Media Centre". BBC. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
- "Stephen McGann - official publisher page". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
- Eden, Jenny (4 August 2001). "Interview: Steve McGann". Daily Mirror. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
- Stephen McGann Filmography
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