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Kevin Doyle (actor)

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Kevin Doyle
Born (1960-04-10) 10 April 1960 (age 58)
Years active1982-present
Known forJoseph Molesley in Downton Abbey

Kevin Doyle (born 10 April 1960) is an English actor. He is known for many roles, including DS John Wadsworth in Happy Valley and in the TV series The Lakes (as the character John Parr), Coronation Street and The Crimson Field. Doyle played valet/footman Joseph Molesley in the TV series Downton Abbey. He is the winner of two Screen Actors Guild awards and a Royal Television Society award for best actor for Happy Valley.[citation needed]

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Why acting? Oh god, that's a profound question! I've been doing it since I was like 11. I'm just drawn to pretending to be other people and doing voice and faces. It's more than that, obviously - it's not just voices and faces. But just inhabiting other people and telling stories is, you know, I'm a storyteller. I think that's what my natural instinct is, and this kind of world is where I've leaned on. I like a domestic story. I like a domestic drama. I like telling stories, like, between family members, and I like, you know, what it feels like when you're in love, when your heart's broken, when you're feeling anger. I like to inhabit those feelings and, you know, draw my own experiences in life, and from other people's experiences, from literature and art, and then use that to create, you know, other worlds and characters. I don't know. You have to have something else, you have to have a life outside of acting. I think for a lot of my teen years, when I was acting, I felt very defined status wise by how much work I was doing, and then when I wasn't working, it was like I fell off a cliff. I didn't really know who I was. As I've got older, I found the most important things in my life are friends and family, and other experiences outside of acting. I have a huge passion for art - that is something I'm heavily involved in. I go to the gym regularly - that's something that keeps my head clear, I use that to learn lines, I use that just to stay focused, and keep healthy. You have to have a life outside of the job, and you need that because you need to be able to draw on all those experiences to put them into acting. You can't just live scripts. You have to live life to portray life. I think you just have to be the best you can be when you get in the room. You have to prepare fully, you have to really know the character. If you can be off-book and know your lines, that's always incredibly helpful and everybody appreciates that. I think just know that they're on your side. I think so many people walk into a casting director's office, or an interview or audition, and feel like they want them to fail, but they don't. They want you to succeed. They want you to be the right person for the job, so just know that they've got your back. The reason you're there is because they think you have the potential to play this character, so don't put yourself down. Be confident and don't take it personally when it doesn't work out. Just know that these stories are being told for a reason, there's so much alchemy in that, and you weren't right for that one, but you'll be right for something else. I love auditions. I mean, yeah, I get nervous but they're nerves that I can control and use. You know, I prefer being in the room. All this self-taping stuff - sorry Spotlight - when I've been there a lot, it gets right on my beeswax. Because you just do it, and you're doing it yourself, and you send it out there in the world, and, you know, half the time nothing comes back. You don't hear anything. I always find that very frustrating. I like to be in the room, and I like to be able to chat, and I like to be able to show them who I am, and who the character is that I want to play, and how I'd play it. So for me, I embrace auditions and I think that overcoming your nerves in auditions is going to be something as well that will really, like, push you forward. I would tell myself as a kid and looking forward now, and I was thinking about this the other day, is that you're gonna be alright, you know. As long as you keep studious, you keep focused, and you keep working, I mean, all through my teenage years I didn't go to drama school, but if I wasn't going to drama clubs, drama classes, workshops for this, I was reading plays, I was seeing plays. It hooked me. Theatre, going to the theatre, I saw Sweeney Todd at the National Theatre when I was 11 with school, and after that I was completely hooked. I was like this is a hundred percent what I want to do. I want to be on the stage. I want to be out there. And I think, just, I would say to myself... I don't know what I'd say to myself, just do what you're doing. I feel very privileged to be in the position I'm in now, and I sort of stuck to my guns and I've been very ambitious, but I've also allowed life to happen as well and that's, I think, nourished me.

Contents

Credits

Stage

Doyle[1] has worked extensively in theatre, including over 10 productions with the RSC. His credits include:

Fanny and Alexander Old Vic Theatre Edvard
NSFW by Lucy Kirkwood Royal Court Theatre Mr Bradshaw
Spur of the Moment by Anya Reiss Royal Court Theatre Nick Evans
The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov National Theatre Colonel Vladimir Talberg
For King and Country Touring Partnership Padre
The Mob Orange Tree Stephen More
Henry V RSC Ely
Coriolanus RSC Nicanor
A Midsummer Night's Dream[2] RSC Demetrius
Romeo and Juliet RSC Benvolio
Hamlet Haworth Shakespeare Festival, New Jersey Hamlet
Hay Fever Cambridge Theatre Company Simon Bliss
Richard III RSC Grey
Mutabililitie by Frank McGuinness National Theatre Commandant

Film

Year Title Character Production Notes
1996 A Midsummer Night's Dream Demetrius Film Four
2004 The Libertine Constable
2008 Good Commandant
2019 Downton Abbey Joseph Molesley Post-Production

Television

Year Title Character Production Notes
1985 Blott on the Landscape - BBC 1 episode
1986 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Detective Sergeant Laurence ITV/Central/Witzend 1 episode
1997 The Lakes John Parr/Fisher BBC 13 episodes: 1997-99
1999 Holby City Simon Harwood BBC 3 episodes
Badger Detective Inspector David Armitage BBC -
2000 North Square Judge Michael Arbuthnot Channel 4 2 episodes
At Home with the Braithwaites Mike Hartnoll ITV 9 episodes: 2000-03
2003 Murphy's Law Richard Mooney BBC 1 episode
2004 Blackpool Steve BBC 6 episodes
Midsomer Murders Ferdy Villiers ITV 1 episode
Casualty Barry Ricks BBC 2 episodes
2005 The Rotters' Club Colin Trotter BBC -
Afterlife Roy Tufnell ITV 1 episode
The Last Detective Alan Kingwell ITV 1 episode
2006 Drop Dead Gorgeous Howard Crane BBC 9 episodes: 2006-07
Casualty Dennis Tooms BBC 1 episode
The Bill David Coles ITV 1 episode
2008 HolbyBlue Sean Burrows BBC 3 episodes
Inspector George Gently Robert Stratton BBC 1 episode
Silent Witness Chistopher Andrews BBC 2 episodes
2009 Casualty Alan Callerton BBC 1 episodes
Paradox Alan Kingwell BBC 1 episode
The Tudors John Constable CBC/TV3 3 episodes
2010 Survivors Mr. Stevens BBC 1 episode
2010-2015 Downton Abbey Joseph Molesley ITV
2011 Midsomer Murders Paddy Powell ITV 1 episode
2011-2012 Scott & Bailey Geoff Hastings ITV
2012 New Tricks David Kemp BBC 1 episode
2014 The Crimson Field Roland Brett BBC
2015 A.D. The Bible Continues Joseph of Arimathea NBC TV miniseries
2016 Happy Valley DS John Wadsworth BBC 6 episodes
Reg Returning officer BBC TV film[3]
Paranoid ITV/Netflix
2019 Death in Paradise Terry Brownlow BBC Episode 3

References

  1. ^ "Kevin Doyle". National Theatre. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  2. ^ The RSC Shakespeare, plot summary - A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  3. ^ "BBC One: Reg". BBC Online. Retrieved 7 June 2016.

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