Enjoy Celebrity Radio’ s Stephen Tompkinson Life Story Interview….
Stephen Tompkinson (born 15 October 1965) is a British actor, best known for his work in television drama and comedy productions.
Tompkinson has played Alan Banks in the ITV crime drama DCI Banks since 2010, but is best known for his role as Danny Trevanion in Wild at Heart, which ran on ITV between 2006 and 2012.
Before these roles, Stephen made appearances in Ballykissangel as Father Peter Clifford, Grafters, playing Trevor Purvis and Drop the Dead Donkey as Damien Day between 1990 and 1998.
He also appeared in the movie Brassed Off in 1996.
Enjoy a rare and exclusive interview with one of the UK’s most popular actors:
Stephen Tompkinson was born in Stockton-on-Tees on 15 October 1965. When he was about age 4, his family moved to Scarborough, North Yorkshire, and then to Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, where he grew up and attended St Bede’s Roman Catholic High School in Lytham and St Mary’s Sixth Form in Blackpool.
Tompkinson’s first lead was as a red admiral butterfly in “The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner.” He went on to train at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, alongside James Nesbitt and Rufus Sewell, and graduated in 1988.
Stephen’s acting career began straight out of drama school. During his last year at the London School of Speech and Drama he won the 1987 Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award and had roles in radio dramas.
Along with Ewan Bailey, he performed a two-part radio drama titled Say What You Want to Hear (Swywth), written by Tim Wright and broadcast in 2010 on BBC Radio 4. His narrated radio documentaries include Brass Britain, which aired in 2008 and was reprised in 2010 on BBC Radio 2.
Interview by Alex Belfield at www.celebrityradio.biz