Stewart Alec Weatherley Wright
12 January 1974
Hammersmith, London, England
|Alma mater||Central School of Speech & Drama 1993-1996|
Wright started appearing on screen in 1997, after graduating from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. His breakthrough came in 1999 playing the role of Nick Levick in award-winning BBC mockumentary series People Like Us (TV series). Among his television credits are Black Books, Smack the Pony, Rescue Me (British TV series), Wild West (TV series), Doc Martin, Bonkers (2007 TV series), Love and Marriage (2013 TV series) and I Want My Wife Back. His film work includes Bridget Jones's Diary (film), Ali G Indahouse, A Good Year, Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey? and Bollywood film, Jungle Cry.
Wright was born in 1974 in Hammersmith, London, the son of two doctors. He attended Wellington College, Berkshire in the early 1990s where his passion for rugby led to his captaining the Ist XV and being a non-travelling reserve for the England U18s. Stewart went on to complete a BA in Acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama graduating in 1996.
Film and Television
His breakthrough came playing Nick Levick in the award-winning mockumentary series People Like Us in 1999. Since then he has starred in other acclaimed comedies including Black Books, Smack The Pony and Bridget Jones’s Diary. He played the lead role of Eddie Chisolm alongside Sally Phillips in the BBC comedy drama Rescue Me, written by David Nicholls (writer), and starred opposite Dawn French and Catherine Tate in BBC sitcom Wild West. For two series’ he was Martin Clunes' foil, PC Mark Mylow, in the worldwide hit Doc Martin. In October 2019 his character was brought back for a one-off special. He went on to star in Love & Marriage, alongside Ashley Jensen, Alison Steadman and Celia Imrie. He has acted in a number of television dramas such as Armadillo, The Nightmare Worlds of H. G. Wells and Dirty Filthy Love, working alongside Michael Sheen, Shirley Henderson, Ray Winston and Stephen Rea.
Wright’s film work includes British comedy classics Bridget Jones’s Diary & Ali G Inda House, as well as reuniting with Martin Clunes to star as Uncle Henry in the improvised comedy Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey? He plays a central role in Bollywood film Jungle Cry which premiered at Cannes in 2019. The film tells the real life story of a group of Indian street kids who surprised the world in 2007 when they came to the UK and won the junior Rugby World Cup. He plays Paul Walsh, the man who inspired the team to play.
Wright has co-written and performed in two six part radio series. His first commission for BBC Radio 4 was Strangers on Trains (2008) in which he played 28 characters. This was later repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra. He went on to write Earls Of The Court with Perrier Award winner Will Adamsdale, which aired on Radio 4 in 2010. A hit with listeners, the pair played two Australians lost in London. The final episode was ‘Pick of the Week’ in the Radio Times. These characters were developed into a short film, Knights Of The Realm which won Best comedy/dramedy short at the LA Film Festival and Best Dramedy at the LA Shorts Fest.
In 2001 Wright became recognised as a stage actor after playing Frank Lubey in the Royal National Theatre production of All My Sons, directed by the Olivier Award-winning Howard Davies (director). Since then he has maintained a theatre career alongside his screen work, playing roles varying from the Prince of Wales in The Madness of George III at the Leeds Playhouse (2003) to Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bristol Old Vic (2003) and Angus in Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s Neville’s Island (2005).
In 2010 he was in Tom Morris' production of Swallows & Amazons, playing “the seven-year-old Roger to hilarious comic effect.” Originally at the Bristol Old Vic, it then transferred to the West End. Wright’s roles since have included Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, at the Rose Theatre Kingston (2018) and the pantomime dame at the Lyric Theatre (Hammersmith) (2014). His performance of Frank in The Memory of Water at the Nottingham Playhouse was lauded by Michael Billington of The Guardian, who called it ‘beautifully played’.
|1997||Fierce Creatures||Octopus Security Guard|
|2001||Bridget Jones's Diary||Stage Manager||The film was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Film, the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and the Satellite Award for Best Film – Musical or Comedy.|
|High Heels and Low Lifes||Officer|
|Dog Eat Dog||Eastwood|
|2002||Ali G Indahouse||Cameraman|
|2005||The Best Man||Harry|
|2006||A Good Year||Broker #1|
|2007||World of Wrestling||Mr. Kendo||Short film|
|2014||Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey?||Uncle Henry|
|2016||Hit and Run||George||Short film|
|2017||Knights of the Realm||Lloydy||Won Best comedy/dramedy short at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival and Best Dramedy at the LA Shorts Awards|
|2019||Jungle Cry||Paul Walsh||Post production|
|1997||Alexei Sayle's Merry-Go-Round||Various||Series 1, Episode 4|
|1997||Chalk||Policeman # 1||Episode: "The Star Pupil"|
|1999||People Like Us||Nick Levick||Episode: “The Estate Agent”
Rose D'Or Light Entertainment Festival, Winner, Silver Rose Comedy 2000. Royal Television Society, Winner, Best Situation Comedy/Comedy Drama 2000. Nominated Best Comedy BAFTA awards 2000
|2000||The Vicar of Dibley||Local TV newsreader||Episode: "Summer"
Winner; National Television Awards 1998, Royal Television Society 1998, TV Quick Awards 2005, Rose d’Or Light Entertainment Festival 2007
|My Hero||Cricketer||Episode: "Thermoman's Greatest Challenge"|
|Doctors||Dave Darwin||Episode: "Mum's The Word"|
|Smack the Pony||Groom||Series 2, Episode 4|
|Black Books||Second Customer||Episode: “Manny’s First Day”
Black Books won the BAFTA for Best Situation Comedy in 2001 and 2005, and won a Bronze Rose at the Festival Rose d'Or of Montreux in 2001. It also received nominations for British Comedy Awards and the Irish Film and Television Awards
|I Saw You||Mistaken date||Granada series|
|2001||So What Now?||Terry|
|Murder in Mind||Steve||Episode: "Neighbors"|
|World of Pub||Various Characters||Episodes: "Caine", "Sixties", "Drink", "Queen"|
|Armadillo||Marius Van Meer||3 part drama|
Winner Best TV Comedy, British Comedy Awards 2003, Winner, Silver Rose, Rose D'Or Light Entertainment Festival 2001
|2002||Rescue Me||Eddie Chisholm||Lead role|
|Celeb||Matthew||Episode: "The Assassin"|
|2003||Ready When You Are, Mr McGill||Geoff 1st AD||Television film|
|2004||Wild West||PC Alan||Lead role
Nominated for a Primetime Emmy
|Dirty Filthy Love||Rhodri||Television film
Won Best Single Drama at the RTS Awards 2005
|Doc Martin||PC Mark Mylow||Series 1 and 2
Winner, Best TV Comedy Drama, British Comedy Awards 2004
|2006||Spooks||Thames Barrier Guide||Series 5, Episode 10|
|2007||Bonkers||John Lewis||Lead role|
|2008||Love Soup||Jeff||Episode: "The Menaced Assassin"|
|Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story||Malcolm||Television film|
|2013||Love and Marriage||Kevin Paradise||Lead role; ITV series|
|2014||The Nightmare Worlds of H. G. Wells||Clarence Clint||Television film - Sky Arts|
|2016||Marley's Ghosts||Sergeant Hatfield||Series 2, Episode 1|
|I Want My Wife Back||Curtis (Murray's Boss)||Lead role; BBC series|
|2017||Doctor Who||Alan||Episode "The Lie of the Land" (S10 E08)|
|2019||Casualty (TV series)||Len Hartman||Series 33, Episode 21|
|2019||Doc Martin||Sergeant Mark Mylow||Series 9, Episode 4|
|1998||The Magistrate||Constable Harris||Savoy Theatre / Chichester Festival Theatre|
|Jackie||Bobby Kennedy||Queen's Theatre|
|An Audience with the Queen||Jimmy||Riverside Studios|
|1999||Love and The Art of War||Professor Baldwin||King's Head Theatre|
|2001||All My Sons||Frank Lubey||Royal National Theatre|
|2003||The Madness of George III||The Prince of Wales||Leeds Playhouse|
|A Midsummer Night's Dream||Nick Bottom||Bristol Old Vic|
|2005||Neville's Island||Angus||Birmingham Repertory Theatre|
|2007||Earls of the Court||Lloydy||Edinburgh Fringe|
|2008||The Nothing Show||One man show||Jacksons Lane|
|2009||Muscle||Dan||Bristol Old Vic / Hull Truck Theatre|
|2011||Swallows and Amazons||Roger Walker||Bristol Old Vic / Vaudeville Theatre|
|2012||Wild Oats||John Dory||Bristol Old Vic|
|2012||Does My Society Look Big In This?||Various||Bristol Old Vic|
|2014||World Cup Final 1966||Jimmy Greaves||Bristol Old Vic|
|2014||Dick Whittington And His Cat||Dame||Lyric Theatre (Hammersmith)|
|2017||The Railway Children||Perks||Exeter Northcott|
|2018||Much Ado About Nothing||Dogberry||Rose Theatre Kingston|
|2019||The Memory of Water||Frank||Nottingham Playhouse|
|2000||Love and the Art of War||Professor Baldwin||BBC Radio 4 production|
|2009||Strangers on Trains||28 characters||BBC Radio 4 production|
|2010||Earls of the Court||Lloydy||BBC Radio 4 production|
|2013||Strangers on Trains||28 characters||BBC Radio 4 Extra - repeat|
|2018||Tracks||Tim||BBC Radio Drama|
|2018||Nights At The Circus||Colonel Kearney||BBC Radio Drama|
- Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916–2005.; at ancestry.com
- Arts Correspondent, David Sanderson (17 May 2019). "Amazing tale of scrumdog world-beaters hits Cannes". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
- "'Indians have a problem of over-commitment': Prashant Shah". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
- Spencer, Charles (21 December 2011). "Swallows and Amazons, Vaudeville Theatre, review". ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
- "Swallows and Amazons, Vaudeville - review". Evening Standard. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
- Kellaway, Kate (8 January 2012). "Swallows and Amazons – review". The Observer. ISSN 0029-7712. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
- "Theatre review: Swallows and Amazons at Vaudeville Theatre". British Theatre Guide. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
- "Review: Much Ado About Nothing at Rose Theatre Kingston". Surrey. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
- "Interview with actor Stewart Wright – soon to play Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing at The Rose Theatre Kingston". 5 Things To Do Today. 11 April 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
- Culbertson, Alix (24 October 2014). "TV's Stewart Wright is Lyric Theatre's Christmas dame". getwestlondon. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
- "Dick Whittington and his Cat, Lyric - theatre review: 'Wacky". Evening Standard. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
- Billington, Michael (8 May 2019). "The Memory of Water review – bickering sisters stir up family ghosts". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 6 October 2019.