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Stephen Lord

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1 October 1972 Salford, Manchester, England, UK
Stephen trained at Salford College of Music and Drama and graduated with the highest Grade A Distinction.Stephen's love affair for film and TV soon began with, "Shooting Stars" for Film On 4, the leading role of Luke Baylis in "Wilderness Edge", the nations favorite "The Bill", "In Suspicious Circumstances", "Heartbeat" and his breakout role in Cannes Winner "Raining Stones", a Ken Loach film and Jonno in the award winning "Common As Muck" for the BBC which led him to BAFTA recognition.His solid performances as Darwin in two series of Carla Lane's comedy for the BBC " Luv", "Into the Fire" by award winning writer Tony Marchant led to 2 series of "City Central" for the BBC playing rookie cop PC Steve Jackson.On leaving the series by choice to share more of his diversity Stephen's next job was the hard hitting drama "Real Men" by Frank Deasy playing the sexually abused and abuser Alex Collins directed by Sally Apprehamian for David Snodin at the BBC which created much controversy, whilst receiving great reviews. His talent also lead him to play the guest lead in the popular TV series "Sea Of Souls" for the BBC.A familiar face on the small screen, Stephen lit up the big screen with his performances in "The Bullion Boys" which picked up the Emmy award directed by Christopher Morahan. "Judge Dredd", "Giving Tongue" and "Prince of Denmark Hill" followed. With a filmography that many actors dream of Stephen also played a mad anarchist Fazer in "SW9" for Fruit Salad Films and "Al's Lads" opposite Ricky Tomlinson and Richard Roundtree which was directed by 'Cracker's' original director Richard Standeven. As well as"Octane" with Madeline Stow for Random Harvest and Four Horseman Films and the leading role of Spook a psychotic marine in Random Harvest and Four Horseman's "LD50". Stephen also enjoyed filming "Reverb" a psychological thriller with Leo Gregory and Eve Bertwistle and he played opposite the much loved Stephen Rea and Jean Claude Van Damme in the new Action film "Till Death". One of his many amazing short films was an adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's "Tell Tale Heart" working with Oscar winner Jack Cardiff. He also worked on the small micro budget film "The Truth" with Elaine Cassidy and Elizabeth McGovern and again with Jean Claude Van Damme playing an American bad guy Benjamin Myers in the $12 m action film "The Shepherd".As well as an amazing acting career, Stephen has written: "Gettin On" inspired by his working class roots in Salford and his time traveling back and forth to Ireland. During this time also finished writing 2 TV series and 2 films whilst turning down work and gained representation as a writer by ICM. Stephen has written and directed 2 short films "Untitled" and "In Loving Memory".Stephen produced an animated pilot "Gettin On" with the ward winning Slinky Pictures. Stephen wrote, directed and produced his 1st doc feature film "Its Not The End OF The World" which has played at various film festivals. He also created, wrote, directed and produced a pilot webisode/mobisode "Dr Hoo" starring Ian Hart and Elaine Cassidy, which was the first ever original drama on His production company LEG (Lord Entertainment Group) is based in London.Stephen continues to choose amazing projects having played the explosive role of football hooligan and devoted father Jase Dyer in EastEnders for 1 year before making one of the most dramatic exits on British TV which caused a huge reaction in the National Press as his character was stabbed to death in front of his 12-year-old son at the time when knife crime hit a peak in the UK.Stephen has gone on to film "Jackboots of Whitehall" starring alongside Ewan McCregor, Tim Spall and Richard E Grant. He also took a trip back to his roots by working with the much loved director Ken Loach in his latest film "Irish Route" and worked with the 3 times Oscar DOP who's films include "The Killing Fields"He is currently persuing his writing and directing and his 1st scripted feature film "The Wronguns" which is a modern day fairy tale and heroic comedy is planned to shoot in 2010 and he is still very much looking and open to the next right acting job.He is due to arrive in LA with his wife Elaine Cassidy and their new baby girl Kíla in January 2010
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