Victor McGuire

Victor McGuire (born 17 March 1964 in Tuebrook, Liverpool)[citation needed] is an English actor perhaps best known for playing Jack Boswell in series 1–3, 5-7 of Carla Lane's Bread, Ron Wheatcroft in every series 1-6 of Goodnight Sweetheart and its 2016 one off episode, and Sean Hughes' neighbour Tony in Sean's Show ("the kind of guy you can ask to build you a shed").

Victor McGuire
Born (1964-03-17) 17 March 1964 (age 57)
Years active1983–present

McGuire appeared as Gary, one of the pair of thieves in Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and as Deputy Chief Constable Nadin in Mike Leigh's Peterloo.

He has also appeared in a number of TV programmes, including Dalziel and Pascoe, Casualty and 2point4 Children. He played the character of Amos Hart in the West End musical Chicago and was Lazar Wolf in the West End production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Savoy Theatre. He later reprised the role of Amos Hart in the theatrical production of Chicago, in the Cambridge Theatre, London. In 2012 he appeared in two episodes of historical drama World Without End as peasant Mark Webber. In 2005 he appeared in A Fresh Start and Miller's Tale - the first and the third episodes of the fifteenth series of Heartbeat as Brian Parker.

From 2012 to 2017 he appeared as security guard Ian in the Sky1 sitcom Trollied. His last appearance was in the Christmas special episode in December 2017.

In February 2019 McGuire appeared in Coronation Street as a character called Big Garth. In May 2019 McGuire played Garanin in the Sky / HBO Mini-Series Chernobyl.

In 2020 he appeared as a policeman in an advertisement for Haribo Starmix. McGuire is a supporter of Everton F.C. In 2020 he starred in Kate & Koji as a customer in the café. In March 2021 he appeared in a safety advertisement for Highways England having the song "Go Left" a parody version of Go West by The Pet Shop Boys sung to him by two flies on his windscreen.



Year Title Role Notes
2019 The Personal History of David Copperfield Creakle
2018 Peterloo Deputy Chief Constable Nadin
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Bar Patron
2013 Spike Island Security Guard
2012 The Woman in Black Gerald Hardy
2011 The Task Big Daddy
2007 Midsummer Madness Mike
2007 Dangerous Parking Harry
2006 The Black Dahlia Sgt. Bill Koenig
2005 Hellraiser: Hellworld Police Officer No. 1
2004 The Phantom of the Opera Piangi
2004 Suzie Gold Breakfast TV Editor
2003 A Changed Man
2002 Thunderpants Mr Smash
2001 Redemption Road Ronald
1998 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Gary
1995 Sorry About Last Night Michael


Year Title Role Notes
2020 Kate & Koji Mr Mullholland 6 episode
2019 Doctors Dave Weaver 1 episode
2019 Chernobyl Garanin 1 episode
2019 Coronation Street Big Garth[1]
2015 The Last Kingdom Oswald
2014 Doctors Steve Miles
2012-2017 Trollied Ian 38 episodes
2007 New Tricks Peter Baker S4.E4 "Nine Lives"
2002 Being April Richard Main
2001-2002 Peak Practice Shaun Carter
2001 Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty Himself
2000 A Many Splintered Thing Luis Banks Main
1993-1999, 2016 Goodnight Sweetheart Ron Wheatcroft
1993-1995 Health and Efficiency Phil Brooke
1992-1993 Sean's Show Tony Benetti
1986-1991 Bread Jack Boswell 61 episodes
1983-1984 Brookside Mike

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Year Title Role Notes
2015 Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Charlie Tate Voice role


  1. ^ "Where have you seen Coronation Street market trader 'Big Garth' before? All you need to know about actor Victor Maguire". Radio Times. Retrieved 4 February 2019.

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