Neil Stuke

Neil Robert Stuke (born 22 February 1966 in Deal, Kent) is an English actor best known for his role of Matthew in the TV sitcom Game On and more recently for playing Billy Lamb in the BBC legal drama Silk.

Neil Stuke
Neil Robert Stuke

(1966-02-22) 22 February 1966 (age 54)
Deal, Kent, England
Years active1991–present


Stuke played Matthew in the second and third series of Game On. He also played the role of Senior Clerk Billy Lamb in the BBC television series Silk. His television career also includes Between the Lines, Trust, Reggie Perrin, At Home with the Braithwaites, Monday Monday, Office Gossip, Bedtime, A Touch of Frost, The Catherine Tate Show and playing an alcoholic footballer/policeman in a 1997 episode of Pie in the Sky.

In 2006 he guest-starred in The Bill in which his character (James Tennant) was involved in the storyline of missing child Amy Tennant.

In the summer of 2010, Stuke featured in Celebrity MasterChef. He has also been a panellist on several episodes of the topical discussion series The Wright Stuff.

In August 2014, Stuke was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.[1]

It was announced on 21 May 2019 that he will guest star in the new series of Doctor Who alongside Jodie Whittaker and The Judoon, due to be broadcast in 2020.


Year TV Show Role Notes
1991 The Bill Thomas Jeffries Episode: "Empire Building"
Drop the Dead Donkey Star Batter Episode: "Baseball"
1993 Agatha Christie's Poirot Peter Baker Episode: "The Case of the Missing Will"
The Bill Dave Slater Episode: "By Hook or by Crook"
Between the Lines Det. Con. Green Episode: "Crack Up"
1994 The Bill Lewis Episodes: "Living Legend" and "Inquest"
Heartbeat Snakey Episode: "Treading Carefully"
1995 The Chief Bobby Dean 1 episode
Cardiac Arrest Director Episode: "The Critical Hour"
Resort to Murder Skins 4 episodes
1996 The Bill Alex Easby Episode: "No Assistance Required"
A Touch of Frost Det. Sgt. Nash Episode: "The Things We Do for Love"
Karaoke Peter (Movie) 4 episodes
Cold Lazarus Peter (Movie) 1 episode
Out of the Blue Tommy Defty 1 episode
1996–98 Game On Matthew Series 2 & 3 (12 episodes)
1997 Pie in the Sky Kirk Flowerbridge Episode: "Return Match"
Light Lunch Himself (guest) Episode: "We're Game On"
1998 Seesaw Jon 3 episodes
Silent Witness Andy Fox Episode: "Divided Loyalties: Part 1"
Casualty Tony Episode: "Eye Spy"
Grafters Paul 7 episodes
Drop the Dead Donkey Wes Jasper 2 episodes
2000 At Home with the Braithwaites Keith Kershaw Pilot episode
The Sins Carl Rogers 7 episodes
2001 Office Gossip Simon 6 episodes
2002 Murder in Mind Colin Edwardson Episode: "Victim"
2003 Trust Martin Greig 6 episodes
Murphy's Law Carl Episode: "Reunion"
Madre Teresa Kline TV film
Bedtime John 3 episodes
2005 The Afternoon Play Steve Passmore Episode: "The Hitch"
Faith Nigel TV film
Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky Andy 2 episodes
Murder in Suburbia Steve Episode: "Old Dogs"
Chopratown Det. Insp. Nigel Caro TV film
Life and Death in Rome Himself (narrator) Documentary (unknown episodes)
2006 The Virgin Queen Francis Bacon 2 episodes
Soundproof Chris Groves TV film
2006–07 The Bill James Tennant 18 episodes
2007 Kingdom Damien 1 episode
2009 Midsomer Murders Glen Jarvis Episode: "Secrets and Spies"
Monday Monday Max 7 episodes
Saturday Kitchen Himself (guest) 1 episode (16 May 2009)
2009–10 Reggie Perrin Chris Series 1 & 2 (10 episodes)
2010 Agatha Christie's Marple Dr. Haydock Episode: "The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side"
New Tricks Duncan Miller Episode: "Dark Chocolate"
The Slammer Agent Alec Baldwin Episode: "Gov on the Run"
Celebrity Masterchef Himself (contestant) 7 episodes
Jane Goodall: Beauty and the Beasts Himself (narrator) Documentary
2010–11 BBC Breakfast Himself (guest) 2 episodes (12 August 2010 & 28 February 2011)
2011 Death in Paradise Lucas Talbot 1 episode
Fern Himself (special guest) 1 episode
2011–14 Silk Billy Lamb 18 episodes
The Wright Stuff Himself (panelist) 26 episodes
2012 Fathers Day (unknown) TV film
One Night Kenny Mini-series (3 episodes)
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Himself 1 episode
2013 Lewis Professor Andrew Crane Episode: "Down among the Fearful"
2014 Plebs Cornelius 2 episodes
2015 The Interceptor Reid 1 episode
Doctor Foster Chris Parks 4 episodes
2016 Suspects Mo Jones 4 episodes
Silent Witness Det. Insp. Laurence Cooke Episode: "In Plain Sight" (2 parts)
Paranoid Michael Niles
2017 Porters Hutch 1 episode
2018 Silent Witness Chief Insp. Laurence Cooke Episode: "Family" (2 parts)
2020 Doctor Who Lee Episode: "Fugitive of the Judoon"
Year Film Role Notes
1993 Century Felix
1994 Borderland Soldier Short film
1995 Suckers Dave Short film
1996 Masculine Mescaline Mike Short film
1998 Shark Hunt (unknown) Uncredited
Sliding Doors Defensive bloke
If Only... Freddy
1999 Let the Good Times Roll Mike Short film
Dead Bolt Dead The Assassin
Mad Cows Desk Sergeant
2000 The Suicide Club Captain May
Circus Roscoe
The Wedding Tackle Salty
Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry Headlam
2001 The Dark Apprentice (voice)
2004 School for Seduction Craig
2005 Out on a Limb Simon
2008 Le Petit Mort Promoter Short film by Jason Merrells
2016 The Comedian's Guide to Survival Adam


  1. ^ "Celebrities' open letter to Scotland – full text and list of signatories | Politics". The Guardian. 7 August 2014.

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