Steve Edge

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Steve Edge
Steve Edge from Phoenix Nights.jpg
Edge in 2004
Born (1972-11-02) 2 November 1972 (age 45)
Cannock, Staffordshire, England
Medium Television, Comedy
Nationality British
Genres Situation comedy, sketch comedy
Subject(s) Celebrities, Football, Prison

Steve Edge (born 2 November 1972) is an English actor, writer and former stand-up comedian. He is most famous for his work on Starlings, Phoenix Nights, The Cup, The Visit, Peep Show and the satirical magazine show Star Stories.

Early life and stand-up[edit]

Edge was born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England. He attended Stafford College and the University of Salford. He began his career in 1997 and from then until 2004 worked steadily as a Stand-up comedian. From March–November 2004 Steve, Paddy McGuinness, Archie Kelly and Janice Connolly toured a live stand-up show "Jumping on the Bandwagon" in reference to the success of Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights. The final show of the tour and the last time he did stand-up was at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Edge is most famous playing Alan, one half of double-act Les Alanos with Les played by Toby Foster in Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, That Peter Kay Thing and Max and Paddy's Road To Nowhere. He reprised the role in 2015 for Phoenix Nights LIVE where the cast performed 16 shows at Manchester Arena and raised £5 million for Comic Relief.


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Live at the Top of the Tower Brian
That Peter Kay Thing Alan 4 Episodes
2001 Phoenix Nights Alan 6 Episodes
2002 Phoenix Nights (Series 2) Alan 6 Episodes
2003 Cold Feet Sean 1 Episode
2004 Family Business Trevor 1 Episode
No Angels Ray 3 Episodes
Peep Show Darryl 1 Episode
Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere Alan 2 Episodes
Christmas Lights Gibbo
2005 Twisted Tales Trax 1 Episode
Mike Bassett: Manager Doddsy (Dave Dodds) 6 Episodes
2006 The Street Malcolm McKenzie 1 Episode
Star Stories Series 1 Boy George, Sting, Mark Curry, various 5 Episodes
I'm with Stupid Sgt. Swithenback 6 Episodes
2007 Magicians Tony White
The Visit Clint 7 Episodes
Star Stories Series 2 Gary Barlow, John Travolta, Walt Disney, various 4 Episodes
Dogface Various 4 Episodes
2008 The Cup Terry McConnell 6 Episodes
Star Stories Series 3 Paul McCartney, David Furnish, The Edge, various 5 Episodes
2009 Comedy Showcase Phil 1 Episode - Guantanamo Phil
2010 Secret Diary of a Call Girl Hamish 1 Episode
Scallywagga Mr. Styles, Various 6 Episodes
The Great Outdoors Tom 3 Episodes
2011 Lunch Monkeys Pat 1 Episode
2012 Starlings Fergie 8 Episodes
2013 Love Matters Warren 1 Episode
Starlings (Series 2) Fergie 8 Episodes
All at Sea Kevin Enright 13 Episodes (2013)
2014 Paddington Natural History Museum Security Guard film
All at Sea Kevin Enright 13 episodes (2014-15)
2016–2017 Benidorm Billy Dawson
2016 Happy Valley Graham Tattersall 2 episodes

Writing and other work[edit]

Edge was a programme associate/writer on 8 out of 10 Cats from 2007-2011.

He was script editor for the BBC2 comedy "The Cup" in which he also starred as the lead, Terry McConnell.

In 2009 he wrote the BBC1 show Walk on the Wild Side along with Jason Manford as well as adding the voices to the show, most notably the Marmot repeatedly shouting "Alan".[1]

In 2009 he wrote and narrated BBC3's "Almost Famous III" and returned in 2010 with the much revered sequel "Almost Famous IV".

In 2002 he starred in a series of improvised adverts directed by Graham Linehan, for the now defunct ITV sport Channel [2]

He starred as a hapless undertaker in the Elbow promo for the song "Not a Job" [3]

Edge is the creator and co-writer of the series Starlings along with Matt King on Sky1.[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Steve has lived in Didsbury a suburb of Manchester since 1995 and revealed on Soccer AM that he is a Wolverhampton Wanderers season ticket holder who sits in the Stan Cullis Stand.[5]

Steve Edge is godfather to comedian and actor, Jason Manford's twin daughters.[6]


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