Stuart Laing (actor)

Stuart Laing is a British actor.

Stuart Laing
Years active1993–present


TV and FilmEdit

Laing started his TV career with roles in Casualty (TV series), The Bill and Minder (TV series) in 1993. In 1994, Laing played a lead role in the two part BBC drama, Blood and Peaches. That same year, he appeared in his first feature film, 3 Steps to Heaven for Channel 4. Additionally, in 1995 Laing played the role of Lena Headey's Italian boyfriend in Devil's Advocate.

In 1995, Laing played one of the leads in the TV drama Strike Force, a show about RAF tornado pilots.

In 1996, Laing played the part of another pilot in the World War II feature Gaston's War, opposite Olivia Williams playing the character Harry.

Other notable TV roles in the late 1990s include two 10-part series: Berkeley Square as the character Jack Wickham and the BBC drama, In a Land of Plenty, as the character Robert.

Laing also appeared in the late 1990s in two Simon Rumley feature films, Strong Language and The Truth Game. In 2001, Laing played one of the leads in the film South West 9. In 2002, he played the role of David in the film The Lawless Heart and the lead role in the 2002 film Butterfly Man. In 2003, Laing played Jack Hewitt in the four part BBC series Cambridge Spies.

TV roles followed in 2003–2005, playing an assassin in Spooks, a semi regular in Holby City, and the BBC series Burn It. Laing also played a guest role in the Ray Winstone drama Vincent, Poirot, the TV drama Every Time you Look at Me, Francis Tuesday and Keeley Hawes's boyfriend in the date rape drama Sex & Lies.

Also in 2005, Laing appeared in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and played the lead role in the Channel 4 drama The Animator. Laing played the guest lead in a one hour live episode of The Bill, playing a war veteran who takes hostages.

In 2006, Laing became a regular on BBC's EastEnders,[1] playing over 86 episodes as Rob Minter, caught in a love triangle between May and Dawn.

Other TV roles have included Trial & Retribution, Silent Witness, How TV Ruined Your Life, Emmerdale and in 2019, Laing played a traumatised father who kills his stepson in the ITV Studios drama Vera.


In 1993, Laing made his professional theatre debut in Joe Orton's Loot at the Thorndike Theatre. This was followed by the play Salt Lake Psycho and Bad Company at the Bush Theatre. Laing then appeared in two plays at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre, Over Hear and Kiss of the Spiderwoman, playing the role of Molina.

In 1998, Laing performed six short plays at the Soho Theatre called Food for Thought. This was the first of several plays at the Soho Theatre, the most recent being Hundreds and Thousands in 2011.

In 1999, he played opposite Andrew Lincoln in Hushabye Mountain at Hampstead Theatre. Other theatre roles followed in Indian Country at Chapter Arts Centre, Streetcar Named Desire at Theatr Clwyd, Seasons Greetings at Liverpool Playhouse and another Alan Ayckbourn play Drowning on Dry Land at Salisbury Playhouse.

In the West End of London, in 2008 Laing performed in the three hander Blowing Whistles at Leicester Square Theatre,[2] followed by the premier of a Neil LaBute trilogy of plays that went on tour in the UK.

In 2014, Laing played the title role in Macbeth at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester.

In 2015, on tour in the UK, Laing played the role of Ed Boone in the Royal National Theatre's Olivier and Tony Award winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (play). Laing played the role again for five months at the Piccadilly Theatre in 2019, after having also performed the play in China and Australia.

Additionally in 2019, Laing performed in another production of Macbeth at Chichester Festival Theatre, this time playing Banquo to John Simm's Macbeth.


1994 3 Steps to Heaven Sean
1997 Gaston's War Harry
1998 Inbetween Job Short
2000 Strong Language Mark
2001 The Truth Game Eddie
2001 South West 9 Jake
2001 The Lawless Heart David
2002 Butterfly Man Adam
2003 Stag Luke Short
2005 The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael Stuart Reeves
2005 Compartment Short
2005 Lie Stil John Hare
2008 Albert's Speech Simon Short
2010 Big Mouth Dad Short

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Minder (TV series) Parker
1994 Blood and Peaches Steve 2 part drama
1995 Devil's Advocate Vincent 2 part drama
1995 Casualty (TV series) Johnny Morrissey
1996 In Your Dreams Ben 2 part drama
1996 Kavanagh QC Mark Holland
1996 Heartbeat (British TV series) Jack Abbott
1997 The Bill James Rowleigh Series 15, Episode 140
1998 Berkeley Square (TV series) Jack 5 episodes
2001 Bob Martin (TV series) Alex
2001 In a Land of Plenty Robert 5 episodes
2002 Cambridge Spies Jack Hewitt 4 episodes
2003 Murphy's Law Pete
2003 Burn It Mike 5 Episodes
2003 Poirot: Sad Cypress Ted Horlick
2004 Every Time you Look at Me Steve
2004 Sex & Lies Alex
2004 Francis Tuesday Sean
2004 Spooks (TV series) Johnny
2004 Holby City Simon Parker Semi regular
2005 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Daniel Gill
2005 The Animator Mondo
2005 The Bill Jeff Clarke 2 part & 1 hour live episode
2005 Vincent (TV series) Donnie
2005 Wire in the Blood DS Harry Winter
2006 EastEnders Rob Minter 86 episodes
2008 Trial & Retribution Jamie Johnson
2008 The Bill Rory Walsh
2011 How TV Ruined Your Life Daniel Batarat-Parat
2012 Doctors (2000 TV series) Alex Redmond[3]
2014 Father Brown (2013 TV series) Charlie Denham
2015 Silent Witness Martin Cross
2016 Casualty (TV series) Gary
2020 Vera (TV series) Rob Baylis
2020 Emmerdale George

Loot (play) Dennis Thorndike Theatre
Salt Lake Psycho Gary O The Man in the Moon Theatre
Bad Company Ian Smith Bush Theatre
Over Hear Mike Leicester Haymarket Theatre & UK Tour
Kiss of the Spiderwoman Molina Leicester Haymarket Theatre
Food for Thought Various Soho Theatre
Hushabye Mountain Conor Hampstead Theatre
The Games Room Soho Theatre
Indian Country Greg Chapter Arts Centre
Streetcar Named Desire Mitch Theatr Clwyd
Seasons Greetings Clive Liverpool Playhouse
Drowning on Dry Land Charlie Salisbury Playhouse
Blowing Whistles Nigel Leicester Square Theatre
The Furies / Land of the Dead Jimmy / Man UK tour
Hundreds and Thoudands Allan Soho Theatre
The Dolls House Krogstad Belgrade Theatre
Love and Money Paul / Father / Duncan Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Peckham the Soap Opera Ed Royal Court Theatre
Macbeth Macbeth Mercury Theatre, Colchester
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (play) Ed The National Theatre
Macbeth Banquo Chichester Festival Theatre


  1. ^ "Rob Minter Character Page". BBC. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  2. ^ Blowing Whistles, Production Page, archived from the original on 5 January 2009, retrieved 8 June 2009
  3. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (29 August 2012). "'Doctors' lines up Red Button specials for Harrison return". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 30 August 2012.

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