Stephen Tompkinson

Stephen Philip Tompkinson (born 15 October 1965 in Stockton- on-Tees ) is a British actor.


Stephen Tompkinson learned acting at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama. First gained fame with his role as Tompkinson courageous, ruthless reporter Damien Day in the satirical comedy Drop The Dead Donkey, which ran from 1990 to 1998. He starred in the comedy drama Brassed Off - With drums and trumpets and the film Tabloid - Dangerous revelations with. He appeared alongside Clive Owen in Chancer, acted in a double team with Nick Berry in In Deep, playing alongside Robson Green in 1998 in two series. In addition to his appearances in other TV dramas such as All Quiet on the Preston Front Tompkinson is a regular on the theater stage.

One of his most popular roles was that of Father Peter Clifford in addition to his former fiancée Dervla Kirwan in Ballykissangel. After the two left the show, she appeared in 2001 as a co-star on the series Shades. 2002 Stephen Tompkinson appeared as alien on in the comedy / drama mini- series Ted and Alice. Next to him were playing Dawn French, Eleanor Bron and David Troughton.

In January 2006, he played the lead role in the new ITV drama series Wild at Heart. The first season ran in 2007 on ZDF, entitled Wild at Heart, and is about a vet from Bristol, who with his wife, played by Amanda Holden, their two children and his daughter from his first marriage, played by ex- Coronation Street actress Lucy- Jo Hudson, emigrated to South Africa. On British television in 2008 was the third season of the series.

Currently, Stephen Tompkinson hosted a football documentary about the 100th anniversary of FIFA.

In January 2010 it was announced that Tompkinson is on the books by Peter Robinson, the main character, Inspector Alan Banks play in a crime series based. The pilot episodes and the first full season of the crime series DCI Banks aired at ZDFneo under the German title Inspector Banks, 2012.

The end of 2012 Tompkinson took over the role of King Arthur in Monty Python 's Spamalot.

Private life

Tompkinson was engaged to Ballykissangel co-star Dervla Kirwan. Later he married Nicci Taylor. The couple had a daughter named Daisy Ellen in 2001. While Tompkinson 's filming Wild at Heart the couple separated.


  • For the representation of the reporter Damien Day in the satirical comedy Drop The Dead Donkey, he received the 1994 British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actor.