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Bruce Michael Byron is an English actor best known for his role as DC Terry Perkins in The Bill. He originally followed a career in music, before started acting at 20.

Bruce Byron
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Bruce Michael Byron

(1959-03-13) 13 March 1959 (age 60)
Years active1991–present
Tanya Byron (m. 1997)


He moved to Australia drilling for oil and gas in the Cooper Basin, then came back to England but could not get a place at drama school. Eventually, he was accepted for ARTTS International in Bubwith, East Riding of Yorkshire.

Films he has appeared in include The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, The Mummy Returns and From Hell. He also appeared in Heartbeat in 1998 and as Robbie Jackson's father Gary Bolton in EastEnders in 2001.

He married Dr Tanya Byron (presenter of BBC's Little Angels and The House of Tiny Tearaways and daughter of director John Sichel) in Barnet, London, in 1997. He has two children with her: Lily (born 1995, Hendon, London) and Jack (born 1998, Barnet).

Byron first made a guest appearance in The Bill in 2000 as Flying Squad DI Lomax before he made a regular appearance as DC Terry Perkins for 7 years until the show ended in 2010.

He also played Phil Dans in Casualty on 10 March and 17 March 2012, series 26; episode 26 and episode 31.


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Shadows in the City Frankie
1998 Still Crazy Snotty Reporter
1998 Il mio West 2nd Cardplayer
1999 Mansfield Park Carriage Driver
1999 Gregory's Two Girls Government Official (Telfor)
1999 Joana D'Arc Joan's Father
1999 Hold Back the Night Killer's owner
2000 Last Resort Police Officer
2001 The Mummy Returns "Red" Willits
2001 From Hell Ann Crook's Father
2002 Club Le Monde Terry
2002 Tomorrow La Scala! Thomas
2003 I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Eddy
2013 The Double Skinhead


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