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Stephen Wight | British Actor, Age, Biography, Early Life, Career, Facts

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IntroBritish actor
IsActor
FromUnited Kingdom
TypeFilm, Television, Stage and Radio
GenderMale
Birth27 February 1980, Romford
Age40 years

BIOGRAPHY

Stephen Wight (born 27 February 1980) is a British actor, who trained at the Drama Centre London.

CAREER

Wight’s television career dates back to 2003 with a minor part in Casualty. He is best known for his role as Phil to David Jason’s Des in Diamond Geezer (Granada television series from March 2005). Diamond Geezer was the second time Wight had worked alongside David Jason, having appeared in a 2003 instalment of A Touch Of Frost, playing Ritchie Mason in Another Life. He recently starred in the BBC TV show Coming of Age in Series 2 Episode 3, as the character Horace. He made his National Theatre debut at the Cottesloe in 2004 in a re-cast revival of Sing Yer Heart Out For the Lads. He also had a role as Felix in the TV series Hex.

At the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in November 2007, Wight won the Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performances in Don Juan in Soho at the Donmar Warehouse and in the revival of Patrick Marber’s Dealer’s Choice at the Menier Chocolate Factory in Southwark, which subsequently transferred to the Trafalgar Studios in Whitehall. He appeared as Stuart the rent boy in Alan Bennett’s new play The Habit of Art, about an imagined meeting between poet W.H. Auden and composer Benjamin Britten.

In December 2009, Stephen played Danny in Episode Four (Series One) of the E4 television series Misfits. In late 2010 he starred as a series regular in two BBC sitcoms, playing Joe in The Great Outdoors, then Skoose in the Alan Davies sitcom Whites. In 2014, he appeared in the Channel 4 sitcom Lovesick. He reprised the role on Netflix in 2016.

Since November 2011 Wight has been playing Harry Robinson in the London West End production of The Ladykillers at the Gielgud theatre, alongside Ben Miller and Peter Capaldi. Wight appeared in Episode Two, Series Two of the BBC TV drama Sherlock, “The Hounds of Baskerville”. He was also in the 2011 sitcom Threesome as Mitch, one of the three main characters, and opposite Emun Elliott, with whom he also co-starred in the 2012 drama series The Paradise. Since 2013, he has starred as Lance Corporal Simon Landsley in the BBC Three comedy Bluestone 42, whose third series is airing in 2015.

In 2015, Wight originated the title role in the play McQueen at the St. James Theatre, London.

In 2016, he voiced Ludovico in Hattie Naylor’s adaptation of The Mysteries of Udolpho, broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

FILMOGRAPHY

  • Jock in The Straits by Gregory Burke, Paines Plough company, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2003 and Hampstead Theatre, November 2003
  • Jason in Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads by Roy Williams, National Theatre Company at the Cottesloe, April 2004
  • Skyvers by Barry Reckord, Royal Court rehearsed reading, 23 January 2006
  • Stan in Don Juan in Soho by Patrick Marber (after Molière), Donmar Warehouse, December 2006
  • Mugsy in Dealer’s Choice by Patrick Marber, Menier Chocolate Factory, October 2007; then Trafalgar Studios, December 2007
  • Stuart in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, National Theatre, 2009
  • Harry Robinson in The Ladykillers, Gielgud Theatre, November 2011
  • Extra in Thor: The Dark World as man on the train wearing headphones
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