Steven Pinder

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Steven Pinder (born 30 March 1960) is an English actor, known for his roles on the British soap operas Crossroads (1985–1987) and Brookside (1990–2003).

Early life[edit]

Pinder was born on 30 March 1960 in Whalley, Lancashire, England. He has a younger sister, Catherine, who is 11 years younger and works in agriculture. He grew up on Downham Avenue in Great Harwood. His father was the bank manager of the NatWest in Blackburn.

He got his first job working in a cemetery when he was 15. He joined Blackburn Arts Club then Manchester Youth Theatre at 17.

He attended Norden High School on Stourton Street in Rishton near Blackburn, where he took his A levels. He went to the Drama Centre London (now part of the University of the Arts London) in Clerkenwell.


Pinder is known for his role in the soap opera Brookside. He played Max Farnham in the series from 1990 to its conclusion in 2003. Previously in his career, he played the part of Roy Lambert in Crossroads. He also appeared in two series of the sitcom Foxy Lady; in C.A.T.S. Eyes, and the BBC Scotland comedy series Scotch and Wry. In December 2019, he appeared in an episode of the BBC medical drama Casualty as Mark Jowilt.[1]


When Pinder left Brookside, he took part in several theatre roles, including Laurence in Abigail's Party and later appearing in a psychological thriller called Dead Certain.

Pinder joined the 1st U.K./Ireland tour of Wicked in the roles of both the Wizard and Doctor Dillamond on 16 September 2014.[2] He reprised these two roles in the 2nd U.K./Ireland tour in 2017.

Personal life[edit]

Pinder is married to actress Stephanie Chambers and they have a daughter, Scarlett Rose. He also has two other children, Helen and Alex, from his first marriage.


  1. ^ Writers: Mark Catley & Colin Bytheway; Director: Piotr Szkopiak; Producer: Jo Johnson (7 December 2019). "Episode 15". Casualty. BBC. BBC One.
  2. ^ Hewis, Ben (30 June 2014). "Casting news: Nikki Davis-Jones joins West End cast of Wicked and Ashleigh Gray goes on tour". WhatsOnStage. Retrieved 18 August 2014.

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