Steven Hartley (born 12 August 1960, in Shipley) is an English actor known internationally for his television, film and theatre roles. He has appeared in over 50 principal and leading roles on television and film since 1985, including EastEnders, The Bill, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Rumble, Strictly Confidential, Badboys, Trial & Retribution, Sharman, Holby City, Casualty, Doctors, Pie in the Sky, The Cut, Agatha Christie's Marple, Merlin, Married... with Children, The Borgias, Vera alongside Brenda Blethyn, Ripper Street, and the BAFTA nominated BBC series Happy Valley. Most recently he has appeared in Silent Witness , Brassic for Sky TV and Shadow and Bone for Netflix.He has worked opposite notable actors on film Including Marlon Brando, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Benicio del Toro, Lauren Bacall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Woody Harrelson and Jon Voight. His films include Allies (2014) Ruby Strangelove (2015), Robocroc (2013), Jetstream (2012), The Walker (2007), A Dog of Flanders (1999), Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992), Split Second (1992), Young Toscanini (1988). Hartley's extensive theatre work includes reprising his role as Bill Sikes in the West End Musical Oliver! in 2009-2010 for producer Cameron Mackintosh, the third time Hartley has played the role since being cast by director Sam Mendes in 1996 and recently played a leading role in Fit and Proper People for the Royal Shakespeare company.Hartley has also appeared in and provided voice work for several video games, most recently appearing in Sony Studios' Blood and Truth on PSVR as Tony Sharp. Other notable works include his role as Luis Belosa in Squadron 42 alongside an all-star cast, including Gary Oldman, Gillian Anderson, Mark Strong and Mark Hamill, voices for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Eredin king of the wild hunt), and Zynbel in the BAFTA award-winning game Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. He also has roles in Sword Coast Legends and Dark Souls III. He has worked in performance capture and motion capture for some of these games.Hartley is also a well known voice-over artist, having voiced TV documentaries and commercials and has been the station voice of Talksport for 20 years. In 2005, he was nominated for Sexiest Male at the British Soap awards . He was also nominated for a Broadway World West End Award for best takeover for Bill Sikes in Oliver! in 2011.In 2019, Hartley shared his memories of The Bill and his career in general in an interview for The Bill Podcast.
He is also a committed marathon and half-marathon runner with the TV Times Leukaemia research team. He has a brother Peter and a younger sister Michele. Steven currently lives in London with his wife actress Abby Francis and daughter Tess.
Hartley was a successful amateur boxer for York and Yorkshire in the late 1970s and early 1980s in a team which included future British and European champion and world title contender Henry Wharton (Boxer) He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) from 1981–84. After a number of theatre performances and many commercials, he was interviewed for the role of James Bond in 1985, but was turned down because of his young age. For a 6-month period in 1990, he turned to labouring on a building site when acting jobs were sparse, but a surge of TV and film roles would soon follow.
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Elliott from Earth
An animated sci-fi comedy about a boy and his mum who are suddenly transported across the universe surrounded by an amazing array of aliens. While trying to figure out who brought them there and why, ...
Shadow and Bone
In a world cleaved in two by darkness, a young soldier discovers a power that could unify her country. She is scheming. The gangs, thieves, assassins, and saints are at war and it will take more than ...
Son of Perdition
Norman Clifford (Steven Hartley) is a terminally ill man who makes a deal for eternal life. In order to seal the fiendish pact he must in turn take the life of another, but things don't go exactly as ...
Two months after D-Day, the Allies are moving across France. A group of British and American special forces are dropped behind enemy lines to ambush a German officer and steal maps of the front line.
When a top-secret unmanned spacecraft disintegrates on re-entry, its mysterious military payload crash-lands in the crocodile habitat of a place called Adventure Land, a combination water park, amusem...
A TV weatherman tries to prove his theory that a series of unexplained catastrophes are the result of powerful winds found in the upper atmosphere coming down to ground level. His claims attract the a...
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Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot, and a young man with extraordinary magical powers are unlikely to have a friendship.
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Agatha Christie's Marple
Miss Jane Marple is a spinster living in a small village. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon murders she helps solve. Even though they a...
A Dog of Flanders
Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium)....
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Masks of Evil
During the First World War, Indy was brought to Istanbul. Exploring the city's dark and dangerous streets, he is thrust into a web of betrayal and murder when he discovers a vile Turkish plot to assas...
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Trial & Retribution
Trial & Retribution is a police procedural television show that began in 1997. It was a follow-on to Prime Suspect and was written by La Plante. The Trial & Retribution series is broadcast over two ni...
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Helen Hewitt is first woman put in charge of Barfield, a maximum security prison that had been nearly destroyed by a disastrous riot. Despite being greeted with open hostility by inmates and little en...
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Walker, Texas Ranger
Modern-day Texas Ranger, Cordell Walker's independent crime-solving methods have their roots in the rugged traditions of the Old West. Walker's closest friend is the former Ranger. A man who retired a...
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The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 4, 1992, to July 24, 1993. Filming took place in various locations around Wilmington, North Carolina an...
In a flooded future London, Detective Harley Stone hunts a serial killer who murdered his partner and has been haunting him ever since. He realized that what he is hunting may not be human.
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Press Gang was a British children's comedy-drama revolving around the staff at The Junior Gazette, a children's weekly newspaper. The show tackled issues such as solvent abuse, child abuse and firearm...
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The staff and patients at Holby City Hospital's emergency department are chronicled in a drama series about their personal and professional lives.
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Albert Square is a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses in the East End of London that is home to working-class residents.
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The daily lives of the men and women at Sun Hill Police Station as they fight crime on the streets of London. From bomb threats to armed robbery and drug raids to the routine demands of policing, this...
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