Stewart Wright

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Stewart Wright
Born Stewart Alec Weatherley Wright
(1974-01-12) 12 January 1974 (age 43)
Hammersmith, London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996-present
Spouse(s) Celia Wright

Stewart Alec Weatherley Wright [1] (born 12 January 1974) is an English actor. His breakthrough came playing Nick Levick in award winning mockumentary series People Like Us (1999). He took a break from acting in 2006 to focus on developing his own work. This experimental period included a collaboration with Will Adamsdale to create a series for BBC Radio 4, among other projects. He returned to acting in 2009 through productions at Bristol Old Vic and was back on television starring alongside Alison Steadman in ITV's Love and Marriage in 2013. He now combines his acting career with his own self generated projects.

Early life[edit]

Wright was born in Hammersmith, London, in 1974 the son of two doctors. He attended Wellington College in Berkshire in the early 1990s where his passion for rugby led to his captaining the Ist XV and being a non-travelling reserve for the England U18s. An injury encouraged him to focus on his other passion and he secured a place at the Central School of Speech and Drama, where he completed a BA in acting in 1996.

Career[edit]

After People Like Us he went onto roles in a number of popular shows including Smack the Pony, Black Books and The Vicar of Dibley. His first lead role in a TV series came in 2002 when he played Eddie Chisolm alongside Sally Phillips in Rescue Me written by David Nicholls. His theatre work includes Howard Davies' production of All My Sons at The National Theatre and his many rep theatre roles include Nick Bottom in David Farrs' A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Prince of Wales in The Madness of George III at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Wright is perhaps best known to a worldwide audience for his portrayal of PC Mark Mylow in Doc Martin. He has played character parts in films such as Bridget Jones' Diary, Incendiary and Ali G Indahouse. It was his break from acting in 2006 that marked a turning point in his career. He tried his hand at writing and was commissioned to co-create and perform 2, 6 x 15 min late night comedy series for BBC Radio 4. In this exploratory phase he also started an improvisation group and co-created a one-man contemporary clown show that led to him being asked to play 7-year-old Roger Walker in Tom Morris' West End production of Swallows and Amazons. In his next and most challenging leading role to date in the ITV comedy drama series Love and Marriage, he was directed by filmmaker Debbie Isitt. He has since played his biggest film role in Isitts' latest improvised film Nativity 3 and gone onto achieve his career ambition of playing the Dame in Pantomime at Lyric Hammersmith.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Fierce Creatures Octopus Security Guard
2001 Bridget Jones's Diary Stage Manager
High Heels and Low Lifes Officer
Dog Eat Dog Eastwood
2002 Ali G Indahouse Cameraman
2004 If Only Mike
2005 The Best Man Harry
2006 A Good Year Broker #1
2007 "World of Wrestling" Mr. Kendo Short film
2008 Incendiary Charlie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
1997 Chalk Policeman # 1 Episode: "The Star Pupil"
1999 People Like Us Nick Levick Episode: "The Estate Agent"
2000 The Vicar of Dibley Local TV newsreader Episode: "Summer"
My Hero Cricketer Episode: "Thermoman's Greatest Challenge"
Doctors Dave Darwin Episode: "Mum's The Word"
Smack the Pony Groom Series 2, Episode 4
Black Books Second Customer Episode: "Manny's First Day"
I Saw You Granada series
2001 So What Now? Terry
Murder in Mind Steve Episode: "Neighbors"
World of Pub Various Characters Episodes: "Caine", "Sixties", "Drink", "Queen"
Armadillo Marius Van Meer
Coupling Harry Episode: "Dressed"
2002 Rescue Me Eddie Chisholm Lead role
Celeb Matthew Episode: "The Assassin"
2003 Ready When You Are, Mr McGill Geoff TV film
2004 Wild West PC Alan Lead role
Dirty Filthy Love Rhodri TV film
Doc Martin PC Mark Mylow Series 1 and 2
2006 Spooks Thames Barrier Guide Series 5, Episode 10
2007 Bonkers John Lewis Lead role
2008 Love Soup Jeff Episode: "The Menaced Assassin"
Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story Malcolm TV film
2013 Love and Marriage Kevin Paradise Lead role; ITV series
2016 I Want My Wife Back Curtis (Murray's Boss) BBC series
2017 Dr Who Alan Episode "The Lie of the Land" (S10 E08)

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Venue
1998 The Magistrate Savoy Theatre
Jackie Queen's Theatre
An Audience with the Queen Riverside Studios
1999 Love and The Art of War King's Head Theatre
2001 All My Sons Royal National Theatre
2003 The Madness of George III West Yorkshire Playhouse
A Midsummer Night's Dream Nick Bottom Bristol Old Vic
2005 Neville's Island Angus Birmingham Repertory Theatre
2007 The Aussies Edinburgh Fringe
2008 The Nothing Show Jacksons Lane
2009 Muscle Dan Bristol Old Vic
2010 Misconception Noel Assembly Rooms
2011 Swallows and Amazons Roger Walker Bristol Old Vic & Vaudeville Theatre
2012 Wild Oats John Dory Bristol Old Vic
2012 Does My Society Look Big In This Bristol Old Vic

Radio[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2009 Strangers on a Train Various characters BBC Radio 4 production
2010 Earls of the Court Lloydie BBC Radio 4 production
2013 Strangers on a Train Various characters BBC Radio 4 Extra production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916–2005.; at ancestry.com

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