Steven Waddington

Steven Waddington (born 30 December 1967) is an English film and television actor. He is well-known for his supporting role in Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans.

Steven Waddington at the premier of Bridgend at the IFFR (2015)

Early lifeEdit

Waddington was born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, the younger child of Peter Waddington and Averill Stubbs. He attended Old Farnley Primary School, Ryecroft Middle School and Intake High School, both in Leeds. He acted in school plays and appeared in several Yorkshire Television productions, among them Emmerdale Farm and Eighteen Desperate Hours, sometimes as an extra and sometimes with a few lines of dialogue. Shortly after his eighteenth birthday he won a place at East 15 Acting School in Loughton, Essex.

He finished his training in the summer of 1989 and subsequently joined the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), first at Stratford, and then at the Barbican and on tour in Newcastle. He was cast in his first film, Edward II, in the title role, after being recommended to director Derek Jarman by fellow actor Nigel Terry, with whom he had worked previously in a production of Pericles at the RSC.[1]


Waddington starred as Prasutagus in the 2003 film Boudica as well the Duke of Buckingham (who, coincidentally, was related to Edward II) in the Showtime series The Tudors, released on 1 April 2007 in the United States. He also appeared in Tim Burton's 1999 film version of Sleepy Hollow as Mr Killian. He played a lead role as Jeff in Steve Coogan's The Parole Officer (2001).

He later appeared in the ITV drama Vital Signs along with Tamzin Outhwaite, and starred as King Richard in the Series 2 finale of Robin Hood. Waddington also starred as Wilfred of Ivanhoe in the 1997 BBC/A&E production of Ivanhoe, based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott. Waddington reprised his role as Richard the Lionheart in the BBC/Discovery Channel drama documentary "Heroes and Villains: Richard the Lionheart" (2007).

From April to July 2010 he portrayed canteen head Adam Fleet in Waterloo Road. He featured in two Swedish films. In 2008 he played the role of Arnold of Torroja in the film and mini-series Arn - The Knight Templar and McCullen in Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter in 2012. In 2012 he appeared in the four-part ITV mini-series Titanic.

He is currently playing the role of Marshall Redwick in the Sky One series Jamestown, which premiered in 2017.

He also has a part in Thomas Vinterberg's political thriller Kursk, based on the true story of a doomed Russian submarine, which is planned for release in 2018.

Personal lifeEdit

Waddington is married to actress and model Jane March, and has one son.


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Edward II King Edward II
1992 The Last of the Mohicans Maj. Duncan Heyward
1492: Conquest of Paradise Bartolomeo Columbus
1994 Dont get em started Jerry Hoff
Prince of Jutland Ribold
1995 Carrington Ralph Partridge
1997 Breakdown Cowboy in Bank
Face Stevie
1998 Tarzan and the Lost City Nigel Ravens
1999 Sleepy Hollow Killian Midwife Beth Killian's husband
2000 The Unscarred Travis Moore
2001 The Hole DCS Tom Howard
The Parole Officer Jeff
2003 Boudica King Prasutagus
2005 Breakfast on Pluto Inspector Routledge
2007 Airlock, or How to Say Goodbye in Space Carl Ackland Short Film
Arn – The Knight Templar Arnold of Torroja
2008 Largo Winch Stephan Marcus
2010 Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie Brother Verenor Voice
The Crossing Short Film
2011 Suicide Tuesday Bike Cop Short Film
Capture Anthologies: The Dimensions of Self Carl Ackland segment: "Airlock or how to say goodbye in space"
The Hunters Ronny Video
Jabberwock John TV film
2012 When the Lights Went Out Len
The Sweeney Detective Constable Miller
Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter McCullen
2014 A Little Chaos Thierry Duras
The Imitation Game Police Superintendent Smith
One Night in Istanbul Tommy
2015 Bridgend Dave
2017 Beautiful Devils Louis
2018 Kursk Graham Mann
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Ivanhoe Ivanhoe TV series, 6 episodes
2007 The Tudors Duke of Buckingham TV series, 2 episodes
2007 Robin Hood King Richard TV series, 1 episode
2007–2008 Heroes and Villains Richard the Lionheart TV series, 1 episode
2009 Garrow's Law Forrester TV series, 3 episodes
2010 Waterloo Road Adam Fleet TV series, 7 episodes
2012 Titanic Second Officer Charles Lightoller TV miniseries
2013 The Syndicate Steve Series 2
2014 Halo: Nightfall Randall Aiken
2016 Barbarians Rising Fritigern 1 episode
Medici: Masters of Florence Cossa 1 episode
2017–2019 Jamestown Redwick 16 episodes


  1. ^ Press release for Edward II, British Screen and BBC Films, 1991

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