Stephen Ventura

Photography © Michael Shelford

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A Manchester lad with Catalan roots, Steve's TV comedy and drama ranges from playing Manuel alongside Alasdair McGowan's Basil Fawlty, to fighting in the trenches with Dan Stevens in Downton Abbey, and purveying fish to the inhabitants of Port Gwen in several episodes of Doc Martin. After training at Guildhall, his key roles in theatre have included Launcelot Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice at Chichester, Lucky in Waiting for Godot at Contact, Arturo Ui at Glasgow Citizens, The Provost in Measure For Measure (BITE Festival), The Emperor in The Orphan of Zhao at the RSC and the villainous Mr Anthony in Running Wild at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. He has been directed by Michael Boyd, David Farr, Rufus Norris, Erica Whyman, the late Stephen Pimlott and Greg Doran and international directors including Yukio Ninagawa, Stephane Braunschweig and Silviu Purcarete. More recent theatre includes The One That Got Away at Theatre Royal Bath and The Fifth Column at Southwark Playhouse. Soon to be seen at The Arcola Theatre in the premiere stage adaptation of Will Self's, Great Apes, he was previously seen at The Arcola in the UK Premiere of The Dog The Night and The Knife by celebrated German playwright Marius Von Mayernburg.

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