Trevor Cooper

Trevor Cooper (born 21 May 1953) is an English actor.[1][2]

Trevor Cooper
Born (1953-05-21) 21 May 1953
London, England
Years active1980present


Cooper studied law at Kingston Polytechnic and graduated with a master's degree in law from the University of Warwick. He taught for two years at London South Bank University before becoming an actor training at the Drama Studio London.[3] He is known for portraying, in his words, "bald fat blokes".[3]


Having won a Carleton Hobbs Award in 1979,[4] Cooper had his first lead role in a 1980 radio production of The File on Leo Kaplan.[5][6] Cooper appeared in the films The Whistle Blower and The Ruby in the Smoke. He is also known for playing Colin Devis on the television series Star Cops and Gurth in the 1997 BBC dramatisation of Ivanhoe. His other television roles include appearances in Outnumbered, Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks,[7] Doctors, Kingdom, Trial & Retribution, The Bill, Spooks, Casualty, The Wrong Mans and Inside No. 9 ("The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge"). He has also worked on the Kaldor City series of audio plays, and had a part in Cimerica at the Harold Pinter Theatre 2013.

In 2014, Cooper portrayed Simeon Swann in the third series of the CBBC science-fantasy series Wizards vs Aliens. Cooper starred alongside his brother Paul in the 2017 BBC Three mockumentary, This Country. The show also starred — and was written and created by — his niece and nephew, Daisy and Charlie Cooper.[8][9]


  1. "Trevor Cooper". IMDb.
  2. Trevor Cooper - Movies and TV | LocateTV
  3. "Rough Justice: Interview with Trevor Cooper".
  4. "Who's won Radio Drama's acting prizes since 1953?". Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  5. "Personal Choice". The Times. 12 January 1980. p. 9.
  6. "The File On Leo Kaplan".
  7. The Doctor Who Programme Guide By Jean-Marc, Randy Lofficier ISBN 0-595-27618-0 p. 210
  8. "Behind the Kurtan". The Cotswolds Gentleman. 2 March 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  9. Richardson, Jay (25 January 2017). "Country cousins". Chortle. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
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