Stephen Tompkinson

Stephen Tompkinson (born 15 October 1965) is an English actor. He is best known for his work in television drama and comedy productions, such as DCI Banks, Wild at Heart, Ballykissangel, Grafters and Drop the Dead Donkey, and for the movie Brassed Off. For 25 years he has been seen year after year on British television in high-quality dramas that are both commercially successful and critically acclaimed. His stage performances have drawn equal acclaim as either "inspired comic genius" or menacing "devil in a Savile Row three piece" — an actor who "can be relied upon to play characters from all walks of life and make them memorable for audiences of television, film and radio."