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STEPHEN RIDDLE

Actor/Writer

Photograph of Stephen Riddle
Photograph of Stephen Riddle
Photograph of Stephen Riddle
Photos: Kai Cem Narin

Half a lifetime has passed since Stephen Riddle’s name appeared in lights above the canopy of London’s Strand Theatre, where he played the leading role in No Sex Please, We’re British. The name of the theatre was subsequently changed to protect the innocent. Evidence of Stephen’s tv performances in productions such as Smiley’s People and Jewel in the Crown proved harder to erase, which some may consider regrettable.

A parallel career in copywriting enabled Stephen to watch major movies free of charge pre-release, while he earned not only a crust but several loaves writing advertising for them. He considers that the Creative Circle Award won by a radio commercial he wrote for the film The Money Pit is small recompense for the many Oliviers and BAFTAs for which he was never considered.

Recently Stephen dabbled in the real world, taking permanent employment in social services. He had hoped to give back a little to society, but could not recall what he had taken from it in the first place. Concluding that the real world he was exploring was in many ways less real than the world of entertainment, Stephen has returned to a life of freelance unemployment.

Height
6' (182cm)
Eye Colour
Blue-Grey
Weight
13st. 2lb. (83kg)
Hair Colour
Blond(e)-Dark
Playing Age
50 - 65
Voice Character
Sincere
Appearance
 
White, Scandinavian, Eastern European
 
Voice Quality
 
Warm
 
Accents
American-Midwest, American-New York, American-Standard, Australian, Cheshire*, Cockney, Cornwall, Danish, Devon, Edinburgh, English-Standard, French, German, Lancashire, Liverpool, London*, RP, Russian, Scandinavian, South African
Music & Dance
Ballad, Choral Singing, Classical Singing, Falsetto, Opera, Tenor, Tenor Baritone
Performance
Actor-Singer, Audio Drama, Comedy, Dubbing, Musical Theatre, Outdoor Performances, Repertory, Singer-Professional, Voice Acting, Voice Over
Other Skills
Director, Improvisation, Journalist, Narration, Scriptwriter (professional), Ventriloquist, Writer

AWL Credits

Year
Director
Play
Type

Non-AWL Credits

Year
Production
Role
Director
Org/Venue
2018
Eros
Ross
Stephen Bailey (until 15th Sept)
White Bear Theatre
2018
For the Love of Noodles / Underexposed Festival
Dexter
Justin Murray
Southwark Playhouse
2018
Gun Jnr Leaves Home / Underexposed Festival
Gun Snr
Jodi Burgess
Old Red Lion Theatre & Southwark Playhouse
2018
Cabby / Dispatches
The Cabby
Liam Elliston
OSO Arts Centre
 
A Patriot For Me
Stanitsin
Ronald Eyre
Haymarket Theatre Royal, Chichester Festival Prod
 
No Sex Please - We’re British
Brian Runnicles
Allan Davis
Strand (Novello) Theatre, Volcano Productions
 
Dandy Dick
Hatcham
Sir John Clements
Garrick Theatre, Chichester Festival Production
 
The Trials of Oscar Wilde
Lord Alfred Douglas (Bosie)
Peter Coe
Oxford Playhouse, Oxford Festival
 
Murder In Mind
George Rudd
Val May
No. 1 UK Tour, Kenwright Productions
 
The Mating Game (International Tour)
Draycott Harris
Nimmo Productions
 
Deathtrap
Clifford Anderson
Cordelia Monsey
Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
 
Butley
Mr Gardner
Roy Barraclough
Oldham Coliseum
 
Abelard and Heloise
Robert de Montboisier
Oldham Coliseum
 
Dangerous Corner
Gordon Whitehouse
Ronald Govey
Sidmouth Manor Pavilion
 
Murder on the Nile
Ronald Govey
Sidmouth Manor Pavilion
 
Alibi
Parker
Ronald Govey
Sidmouth Manor Pavilion
 
Book of the Month
Nicholas Barnes-Bradley
Ronald Govey
Sidmouth Manor Pavilion
 
Not Now, Darling
Mr Lawson
Ronald Govey
Sidmouth Manor Pavilion
 
Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Henry
Ronald Govey
Sidmouth Manor Pavilion
 
Pools Paradise
Willie Briggs
Ronald Govey
Sidmouth Manor Pavilion
 
Great Expectations
Julian Oldfield
Chester Gateway Theatre
 
Romeo and Juliet
Peter / Gregory / Watchman
John Chilvers
Swansea Grand Theatre
 
The Charles Marowitz Hamlet
Guildenstern
Manchester Library Theatre
 
Merlin the Magician
Goblin
Celia Parkinson
Manchester Library Theatre
 
Hamlet
Lucianus / Player / Soldier
John Blackmore
Manchester Library Theatre
 
Victorian Music Hall
John Blackmore
Manchester Library Theatre
 
Lady Audley’s Secret
Villager
Celia Parkinson
Manchester Library Theatre
 
The Recruiting Officer
Drummer Boy
John Blackmore
Manchester Library Theatre
 
An Act of Revenge
Paul Cameron
Jonathan Lynsley
TellTale Productions, Latchmere Theatre
 
An Albert Memorial
Raymond Platt and Richard Franklin
Regents Park Diorama
 
Accommodation
Tony
Kendall Johns
Forestage
Year
Production
Role
Director
Org/Venue
 
Newsnight
Intelligence Operative in Reconstructed Interview
Jake Morris
BBC
 
Newsnight
Rt Hon Edmund Burke
BBC
 
The Bill: Blurred Around The Edges
Colonel Peter Lybrand
Chris Lovett
Pearson Television
 
Headhunters
Ted Pickett
Simon Langton
BBC Scotland
 
Strangers and Brothers
Martin Eliot
Jeremy Summers
BBC
 
The Jewel In The Crown
Dicky Beauvais
Christopher Morahan & Jim O’Brien
Granada
 
Smiley’s People
Nigel Mostyn
Simon Langton
BBC
 
Only Fools And Horses Christmas Special - Royal Flush
Giles
Ray Butt
BBC
 
Bergerac
Jean
Robert Tronson
BBC
 
Affairs of the Heart
PC Clements
Charles Kitchen
Granada
 
Poirot
Barman
Andrew Piddington
LWT
 
The River
Cricket Captain
Susan Belbin
BBC
 
Carrott Confidential
Upper Class Oik
BBC
 
The Brylcreem Boys
Robin
Roger Bamford
BBC
 
Wings
Julian Cornblow
Peter Jeffries
BBC
 
Maze of Mistra
Prince Orpheus
Pauline Carter
Jackanory Playhouse, BBC
 
Jemima Shore Investigates
Sven
Robert Tronson
BBC
 
All Creatures Great and Small
PC Leach
Robert Tronson
BBC
 
Angels
David
Mary Ridge
BBC
 
A Place Like Home
Nick
Peter Jeffries
BBC
 
My Son, My Son
Actor
Peter Cregeen
Thames Television
 
The Bill
IMT Specialist
Thames Television
 
Affairs of the Heart: Elizabeth
Steward
John Sichel
LWT
 
Doctor on the Go
Student
LWT
Year
Production
Role
Director
Org/Venue
 
Shooting Stars in August
Barton
FFP Media
 
The Gourmet
Watkins
Michael White
Skreba Films
 
The Aerodrome
Flt Lt Preston
Giles Foster
BBC Television
 
Ike: The War Years
GI
Boris Sagal
ABC Films
 
Speed King
PC Dunton
Ferdinand Fairfax
BBC
Year
Production
Role
Director
Org/Venue
 
Murder Elite
PC James
Claude Watham
Arlington Productions / Tyburn
 
Adventures of a Plumbers Mate
Willie
Stanley Long
Salon Productions
 
Three For All
Philip
Martin Campbell
Dejamus
 
Adventures of a Taxi Driver
Bunny McQueen
Stanley Long
Alpha Films
 
Julia
Student
Fred Zimmermann
20th Century Fox
 
A Bridge Too Far
GI
Richard Attenborough
Joseph E. Levine Productions
 
Eskimo Nell
Simon
Martin Campbell
Salon Productions
 
Overlord
German Soldier
Stuart Cooper
Janus Films
Year
Production
Role
Director
Org/Venue
 
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Asher
Tony Clayton
No. 1 Tour, Mark Furness Productions
Year
Production
Role
Director
Org/Venue
2018
High Spirits revival
Tenor Soloist
Jo Curran
ARC
 
Dick Whittington
Captain Barnacle
Tom Mennard
Sunderland Empire Theatre
 
Curtain Up
Tenor Soloist
Jo Curran
ARC
 
Dancing in Time
Tenor Soloist
Jo Curran
ARC
 
High Spirits
Tenor Soloist
Jo Curran
ARC
 
Jubilation
ARC
 
Let’s Do It
ARC
 
From Sacred To Profane
RAW
 
Magic To Do
Equity Choir
 
Music by The Beatles
Equity Choir
 
Life Upon the Wicked Stage
RAW
 
Newsnight - Brexit flotilla satire
BBC
 
The Hutton Enquiry, Newsnight
BBC
 
Newsnight - Princess Diana / Paul Burrell story
BBC
 
Ring of Fire (documentary film)
 
Sci-fi dramas on disc
Michael Armstrong
O’Keef Productions
 
Music Hall, Aba Daba Music Hall
Aline Waites
Pindar of Wakefield
 
Portrait of Mother
PC
Paul Rapley
National Film School
 
Theseus and the Minotaur
Theseus
Mike Vowles
Lincoln Theatre Royal TIE Production
 
Radio Commercials, inc. The Money Pit (award winner)

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Please email paddygormley@gmail.com, who will forward.

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