Ian Bartholomew

Ian Bartholomew (born 23 August 1954) is a British actor from Portsmouth, England who has worked widely in both theatre and television.

Ian Bartholomew
Born (1954-08-23) 23 August 1954 (age 65)
Years active1977–present


Bartholomew was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, and brought up in Gosport. In television Bartholomew's work has ranged from The Darling Buds of May, Rumpole of the Bailey, Minder, and more recently, Making Waves, Spooks and Marcella.

On stage he has been in productions such as A Man for All Seasons at the Redgrave Theatre in Farnham, Mirandolina and Assassins. In 2005 he was in the acclaimed production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee in the starring role of George at the Liverpool Playhouse and in that same year also at the playhouse he appeared in Alan Ayckbourn's Christmas comedy Season's Greetings. At the Menier Chocolate Factory in London he appeared in the new musical Take Flight in 2007. In 2010 he was well received as Eliza Doolittle's father in the Royal Exchange's production of Pygmalion. In 2011 in Mogadishu by Vivienne Franzmann at the Royal Exchange in Manchester and then at the Lyric Theatre in London.[1]

In 2017 he recorded two songs for the album Wit & Whimsy - Songs by Alexander S. Bermange (one solo and one featuring all of the album's 23 artists), which reached No. 1 in the iTunes comedy album chart.

Bartholomew joined the cast of Coronation Street[2] as Geoff Metcalfe in March 2018.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Bartholomew is married to theatre director Loveday Ingram. Their first child was born in March 2005 and their younger born on a later date of December 2007.


Year Title Character Production Notes
2018− Coronation Street[3][4] Geoff Metcalfe ITV Series regular
2016 New Blood Tom Robinson BBC
2016 Maigret The Baron ITV Maigret Sets a Trap
2011 South Riding Gaius Drew BBC 3 part mini series
2011 Camelot Caitran Channel 4 Homecoming
2010 Accused Stephen Sullivan BBC Helen's Story
2010 Foyle's War Dillon ITV/Greenlit Productions The Hide
2008 Heartbeat Russell Bryant ITV/Yorkshire Television You Never Can Tell
2008 New Tricks Sam Tallis BBC Spare Parts
2008 HolbyBlue Keith Sparrow BBC Episode 9, Series 2
2007 Thieves Like Us Sergent Atwell BBC Three The Jackets Job
2006 Spooks Dainiel Wise BBC Series 5, Episode 6 and 7
2005 Open Wide Ray ITV/Thames Television TV Movie
2005 Empire Cimber
2005 New Tricks Tallis BBC Series 2, Episode 1
2004 Making Waves Lt. Cdr. William Lewis ITV/Carlton Television
2004 William and Mary Housing Inspector ITV/Meridian Television Episode 4, Series 2
2003 The Bill Alfred 'Manny' Manola ITV/Thames Television/Central Independent Television 085
2000–2001 Without Motive Ronnie Stocks ITV/HTV
1999 Casualty Mick Milburn BBC Benny and the Vets
1998 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Stanley Trotter ITV/Meridian Television Road Rage
1997 Wycliffe Mick Sennan ITV/HTV Close to Home
1996 Is It Legal? Terry Beath ITV/Carlton Television Office Party
1994 Jo Brand Through the Cakehole Himself Channel 4 Jo Brand Through the Christmas Cakehole
1993–1995 Harry Snappy BBC
1993 Love Hurts D.I. Payne BBC If the Cap Fits
1991 The Darling Buds of May Tommy Mason ITV/Yorkshire Television Christmas is Coming
1990–1992 Perfect Scoundrels Inky ITV/TVS
1984 Minder Keith Wendell ITV/Thames Television Get Daley
1983 The Professionals Miller ITV/LWT Cry Wolf
1982 Crown Court James MaccPherson ITV/Granada Television The Fiddling Connection
1979 Rumpole of the Bailey Mr Simmonds ITV/Thames Television Rumpole and the Fascist Beast


His work in the theatre includes: -


  1. ^ Mogadishu "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Coronation Street's Ian Bartholomew always knew Geoff Metcalfe was a villain". Digital Spy. 28 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b Hughes, Johnathon (30 March 2018). "Coronation Street: newcomer revealed as Tim Metcalfe's dad". Radio Times. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Coronation Street cast: Who plays Geoff Metcalfe? Who is actor Ian Bartholomew?". Express UK. 5 July 2019.

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