Will Thorp

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Will Thorp
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Born (1977-06-21) 21 June 1977 (age 38)
Frome, Somerset, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present

Will Thorp (born 21 June 1977 in Frome, Somerset) is an English actor.

Early life[edit]

Living in Frome as a youngster, Thorp attended St. Augustine's Catholic College in nearby Trowbridge, Wiltshire. He studied at Bath College and joined Musical Youth Theatre Company. Thorp was also a member of the National Youth Theatre for 6 year before training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School for three years, graduating in 2000.


Thorp has worked in Television, Film and Theatre. His television credits includes; Stephen Poliakoff's "Friends and Crocodiles", Courtroom, Paul "Woody" Joyner in Casualty (series regular 2 years), Toby Zed (guest lead) in the 2006 series of Doctor Who in the episodes "The Impossible Planet" and "The Satan Pit".[1] 2008, 'Hughie Green, Most Sincerely' starring Trevor Eve for BBC4, Law and Order: UK on ITV, 2009 Will was cast as (series regular 2 years) Chris Gray in Coronation Street for ITV Granada. Thorp also appeared in ITV's season finale of Scott and Bailey Series 2 Episode 8 as DS Miller, he interviewed DC Rachel Bailey on suspicion of assault of Nick Savage. 2013 BBC's Doctors, 2014 Kay Mellor's In The Club (semi regular) for BBC1 and "Unhallowed Ground". Will is currently playing Cornelius the Centurion in NBC's "A.D.: The Bible Continues" ( Series regular 12 x 1 hour Episodes) In 2015, Thorp also starred in the hit TV series A.D The Bible Continues as Cornelius, Pontius Pilate's right-hand man and lead soldier.

Will Thorp's Theatre credits include: "Home Delivery" New Vic Basement, "Cork and Spark" New Vic Studio, "The Lost Dragon" Chester Gateway Theatre, "High Society" UK Tour, Don John & Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing (2004), Teddy in Robbers and Sam (Sambo) in Fire Down Under! in 2002, In mid-2006, Thorp played the leading role in a national UK tour of the play Strangers on a Train. In 2008 he played the leading role in David Hare's play The Blue Room which opened at the Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke. 2013 "Love and Money (play)" UK Tour.

Other credits include: In 2005 he appeared on the third series of the BBC's successful show Strictly Come Dancing, reaching seventh place with his partner Hanna Haarala. He guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio play 100.

He has narrated a series of Doctor Who novels; Forever Autumn, Sick Building, Peacemaker and The Krillitane Storm, all produced by BBC Audiobooks. Other audiobooks read by Thorp include The Knife That Killed Me, Hyperpsychoreality Syndrome, Baboon, Buy-ology, The Kill Call, Click, Who Runs Britain? and The Spook's Curse, "The David Bowie Treasures", "Inverting the Pyramid", "Anatomy of England" and "The Dynamite Room".


The Satan Pit
The Impossible Planet

Personal life[edit]

His previous wife Samantha (married 2003) is a sign language interpreter, and they have two children. He also has a brother, Stewart Thorp. He was rumored to be dating Coronation Street co-star Samia Ghadie, who plays Maria Connor in 2011.[2]


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