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. 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) and The Emperor in The Orphan of Zhao at the RSC. 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. Most recently he was seen at The Arcola Theatre in the UK Premiere of The Dog The Night and The Knife by celebrated German playwright Marius Von Mayernburg.

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