Steve Morley

Last updated 27 July 2014

Steve Morley
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Steve Morley

Born: 1953 (age: 69)


Steve Morley was born in Bradford, Yorkshire in 1953, and was educated at Carlton Grammar School. Upon leaving school he had a number of different jobs before becoming a trainee teacher. This he reluctantly abandoned to become a champion chicken slaughterer for which he was given the nickname Claudius, because 'he murdered most foul'. After a short spell in uniform with Bradford City Transport, he left for the bright smoke of London to pursue a career as an actor, a profession that has entertained him for more than thirty years. 

His stage and screen experience is wide, a notable early success being over 250 performance in the UK and Ireland as Alan Strang in Peter Shaffer's Equus. For over a decade he was Sergeant Lamont in TV's ever-popular The Bill (for which he also worked as a script writer). Steve has also played comedy roles on TV in such programmes as Waiting For God and Keeping Up Appearances, as well as dramatic roles in Dr Who, Fame Is The Spur, Armchair Thriller etc. 

But forget the world tours of great Shakespearean roles, forget the invite to Hollywood, forget even being the vet in Emmerdale, Steve still regards his greatest claim to fame as winning an award for being the first man to appear nude on Irish radio.