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Shaun Dooley (born 30 March 1974) is an English actor and voice-over artist.

Shaun Dooley
Born (1974-03-30) 30 March 1974 (age 45)

Early LifeEdit

Dooley was born in Barnsley, United Kingdom. He studied at the Arden School of Theatre in Manchester between 1992 and 1995.


Dooley's first acting role was as Shaun in Groove on a Stanley Knife in 1997. He later played Ritchie Fitzgerald in Coronation Street from 1997 until 1998. He appeared occasionally in EastEnders as Tom Stuart between 2001 and 2004 until he was replaced during his filming of The Street. He had a role in P.O.W..

Dooley played Peter Harper in BBC drama series The Street.[1] He also featured in the 2007 television docudrama Diana: Last Days of a Princess. Dooley portrayed Kieran in the British horror film Salvage.[2] He portrayed police inspector Dick Alderman in all three parts of the Red Riding trilogy and in 2017 appeared as Reverend Michaelmas Winter in the Sky 1 drama Jamestown.

In 2019 Shaun and his wife Polly produced an album, Got It Covered, for Children In Need. The album featured Helena Bonham Carter, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman, Luke Evans, Suranne Jones, Adrian Lester, Himesh Patel, David Tennant, Jodie Whittaker and Shaun himself singing unique cover versions of songs personal to them. The album is to be released on 1st November 2019. The album and accompanying 90min documentary was co-produced by their company 20four7films, BBC Studios and SilvaScreen Records.

Personal LifeEdit

Shaun has been with his wife Polly Dooley since 1998 and together they have four children. Shaun is the older brother of Kimberly Dooley, and Stephanie Ann Dooley (previously known as Stephanie Dooley-Day) who is an actress. Stephanie separated from her actor husband Darren Day in October 2018.[3] Stephanie has appeared in The Royal, The Hunter's Prayer and Creeped Out.[4]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2007 The Mark of Cain Corporal Gant
2008 Apparitions Liam BBC miniseries
Stovepipe Lead role HighTide's production at the West 12 Shopping Centre in Shepherd's Bush
2012 Five Days BBC One
2012 Married Single Other ITV
2009 Right Place, Wrong Time Alan BBC Radio 4 drama
2010 The Road to Coronation Street Derek Bennett BBC Four drama
2010 Inspector George Gently: "Gently Evil" BBC One detective serial
2012 An episode of hit ITV comedy Benidorm Pete Garvey, the brother of long term character Mick Garvey
2011 Exile BBC drama, alongside John Simm
2011 Great Expectations Joe Gargery BBC drama
2011 The Awakening Malcolm McNair
2011 An episode in series seven of Hustle BBC One
2012 Second series of Our War Narrator BBC documentary series on the war in Afghanistan as seen by the British Army soldiers
2012 Space Dive Narrator A BBC documentary on the record-breaking skydive by Felix Baumgartner
2008 Eden Lake Jon Celador Films
2012 The Woman in Black Mr Fisher, village innkeeper Hammer Films
2012 Misfits Greg
2012 Offender Nash
2013 The White Queen Sir Robert Brackenbury BBC historical drama
2014 Wolfblood Kincaid
2014 The Game DC Jim Fenchurch BBC [5]
2015 Richard III: The Princes in the Tower Narrator Channel 4
2015 Broadchurch series 2 Rickie Gillespie [6]
2015 The Farthest Shore Ged Judith Adams's adaptation of Ursula Le Guin's novel for Radio 4 [7]
2015 Cuffs DC Carl Hawkins BBC
2015-present SAS: Who Dares Wins Narrator Channel 4 series [8]
The Force: Manchester Voiceover Sky 1 series which follows officers of Greater Manchester Police
American Justice Narrator BBC Two series which follows prosecutors and cop in Jacksonville, Florida
2017 Gunpowder Sir William Wade
2018 Surgeons: At the Edge of Life Narrator BBC Two series [9]
2018 Doctor Who: The Ghost Monument Epzo Second episode of the eleventh series
2018 Four Days That Shook Britain Narrator ITV documentary which covers the four terrorist attacks of 2017, in England.
Everest rescue Narrator
2019 Railroad Australia Narrator Quest documentary which covers the highs and lows of drivers and engineers of Australian freight and tourist trains


  1. ^ Shaun Dooley profile on The Street's website Archived 17 April 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Alien Breed is Back and Better Than Ever for iOS - Dread Central". 2 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Darren Day SPLITS from wife Stephanie Dooley – details". HELLO!. 29 August 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Who did Stephanie Dooley play in Emmerdale as she splits from Darren Day?". Metro. 31 August 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  5. ^ [ glass-is-revealed The Game recap: series one, episode two – Operation Glass is revealed], The Guardian, 7 May 2015
  6. ^ WISE WORDS: Shaun Dooley, Star Of 'Broadchurch' And 'Ordinary Lies' On A Father's Advice, And Hitting Pause, The Huffington Post, 21 April 2015
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