Shaun Dooley

Shaun Dooley (born 29 March 1974) is a British actor, narrator and voice-over artist.

Shaun Dooley
Born (1974-03-29) 29 March 1974 (age 47)
Years active1997–present

Early lifeEdit

Dooley was born in Barnsley in Yorkshire. 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 was released on 1 November 2019. The album and accompanying documentary was co-produced by their company 20four7films, BBC Studios and SilvaScreen Records.[3]

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, who is known professionally as Stephanie Dooley-Day and is an actress. Shaun is a lifelong supporter of Barnsley F.C..


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1998 Dalziel and Pascoe Robert Pascoe Episode: "The Wood Beyond"
2002 Silent Witness Paul Preston Episode: "The Fall Out"
2004 Foyle's War Gordon Drake Episode: "Enemy Fire"
2007 The Mark of Cain Corporal Gant
2008 Silent Witness DI Adam Tranfield Episode: "Terror"
2008 Apparitions Liam BBC miniseries
Stovepipe Lead role HighTide's production at the West 12 Shopping Centre in Shepherd's Bush
2008 Eden Lake Jon Celador Films
2009 Right Place, Wrong Time Alan BBC Radio 4 drama
2010 Married Single Other Eddie ITV
2010 The Road to Coronation Street Derek Bennett BBC Four drama
2010 Inspector George Gently Darren Paige Episode: "Gently Evil"
2011 Exile Mike Eldridge BBC drama, alongside John Simm
2011 Great Expectations Joe Gargery BBC drama
2011 The Awakening Malcolm McNair 2011

Midsummer Murders

2011 Hustle Cool Hand Cooper Episode: "The Delivery"
2012 Five Days Sgt Don Parker Series two
2012 Benidorm Pete Garvey, the brother of long term character Mick Garvey Series 5, Episode 3
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
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 Blood Moon Calhoun
2014 The Karman Line Dave Short film
2014 The Game DC Jim Fenchurch BBC [4]
2015 Richard III: The Princes in the Tower Narrator Channel 4
2015 Broadchurch series 2 Rickie Gillespie [5]
2015 The Farthest Shore Ged Judith Adams's adaptation of Ursula Le Guin's novel for Radio 4 [6]
2015 Cuffs DC Carl Hawkins BBC
2015–present SAS: Who Dares Wins Narrator Channel 4 series [7]
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 [8]
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
2019 The Witcher King Foltest Series 1, Episode 3: "Betrayer Moon"
2019 Official Secrets John (Internal Security)
2019 Gentleman Jack Jeremiah Rawson
2020 The Stranger Tripp
2021 It's A Sin Clive Tozer
2021 Innocent DCI Mike Braithwaite Main role [9]


  1. ^ "Shaun Dooley profile on The Street's website". Archived from the original on 17 April 2006.
  2. ^ "Alien Breed is Back and Better Than Ever for iOS - Dread Central". 2 August 2012.
  3. ^ Martin, Laura (30 October 2019). "Children in Need: Got it Covered: songs and singers on the album – and what time the documentary is on BBC One". i.
  4. ^ Frost, Vicky (7 May 2015). "The Game recap: series one, episode two – Operation Glass is revealed". The Guardian.
  5. ^ 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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  7. ^ "SAS: Who Dares Wins (TV Series 2015– ) - IMDb" – via
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  9. ^ "ITV announce a second series of hit series, Innocent". ITalkTelly. 21 September 2020.

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