William Snape

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William Snape
Born (1985-04-17) 17 April 1985 (age 34)
ResidenceLondon, England
Years active1997–present

William Snape is an English actor. He played Nathan Schofield in the British comedy The Full Monty. He also played Stephen Butler in Emmerdale


William Snape was born 17 April 1985[1] in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. He attended Dobcroft Junior School followed by Silverdale School.

Personal life[edit]

On 29 January 1999, Snape was leaving school and was hit by a car as he crossed the road. His leg was so badly broken, he required two operations and eighteen steel pins. After his accident he was keen to pursue his acting career, and enrolled in a drama course in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, before starting a full-time course in October 2002. In December 2002 he won the role of farmer Stephen Butler in ITV's Emmerdale.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1997 The Full Monty Nathan
1999 Where the Heart Is Tom Colbourne/Jeff Lloyd TV series (2 episodes: 1999-2004)
2003 Emmerdale Stephen Butler TV series (2 episodes)
Doctors Josh Hamner/Mike Coburn TV series (2 episodes: 2003-2017)
2007 Holby City Tony Dunmore TV series (1 episode: "Leap of Faith")
2013 The Befuddled Box of Betty Buttifint Frank
2014 The Showreel Jason Short
Drifters David TV series (1 episode: "Truth or Dare")
Shingle Stranger Short
Hermitage Immigration Officer Short
2015 I Live with Models Sergei TV series (1 episode: "Anna the Agent")
Lost a Girl Rob
2016 Life in Body Short
Soul Broken Sky Tom Elsewhere TV movie
2017 Genesis Hughes


  1. ^ a b [1], retrieved 2013-02-21