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Will Thorp

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Will Thorp
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Will Thorp

Born: Tue 21st June 1977 (age: 41)

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Will Thorp (born in FromeSomerset) is an English actor.

Living in Frome as a youngster, Thorp attended St. Augustine's Catholic College in near-byTrowbridgeWiltshire. He studied at Bath College and joined Musical Youth Theatre Company at an early age. Thorp was also a member of the National Youth Theatre. In 2000 he graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Thorp's most famous role so far is the flirty paramedic Paul "Woody" Joyner in Casualty. He has also done theatre work: roles including Don John & Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing (2004), Teddy in Robbers and Sam (Sambo) in Fire Down Under! in 2002.

In 2005 he appeared on the third series of the BBC's successful show Strictly Come Dancing, reaching seventh place with his partner Hanna Haarala. He has appeared as Toby Zed in the 2006 series of Doctor Who in the episodes "The Impossible Planet" and "The Satan Pit". In 2007, he guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio play 100.

In mid 2006, Thorp played the leading role in a national UK tour of the play Strangers on a Train.

In 2008 he appeared in 'Most Sincerely, Hughie Green' a drama for the BBC. Later in 2008 Thorp played the leading role in David Hare's play The Blue Room which opened at the Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke.

He is a regular audiobook reader. He has narrated a series of Doctor Who novels; Forever AutumnSick BuildingPeacemaker and The Krillitane Storm, all produced by BBC Audiobooks. Other audiobooks read by Thorp include The Knife That Killed Me,Hyperpsychoreality SyndormeBaboonBuy-ologyThe Kill CallClickWho Runs Britain? and The Spook's Curse.