Kieran Bew
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Kieran Bew

Kieran Bew
Born (1980-08-18) 18 August 1980 (age 39)
Years active2001-present
WebsiteMarkham, Froggatt & Irwin

Kieran Bew (born 18 August 1980) is an English actor, known for portraying Alfonso, Duke of Calabria in Da Vinci's Demons for Starz, Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale for Hallmark Entertainment and Gary Parr in Jimmy McGovern's BAFTA Award-winning The Street. SHe has worked extensively in British theatre and television since graduating from LAMDA in 2001.


Bew was born in Hartlepool, County Durham, England. He attended English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.[1]

As a young fencer Bew won the under-16 and under-17 British épée titles, competed throughout Europe, and placed 21st at the Cadet World Championships in 1996. He also spent time in his childhood as a competitive swimmer and basketball player. He currently competes domestically for Haverstock fencing club.

In 1999 Bew worked as fight choreographer and captain for Mark Rylance's productions of Hamlet and Two Noble Kinsmen at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.[2]

Films and television

Bew frequently appears on British television and in independent films. On television Bew has appeared in Hustle, Spooks and Crusoe for NBC. He has also appeared in two Hallmark television films, Brush with Fate, alongside Ellen Burstyn and Kelly Macdonald, and Hans Christian Andersen, with Hugh Bonneville and James Fox.

In 2004, he played a football hooligan called Ike in the popular film Green Street alongside Elijah Wood and Charlie Hunnam. In 2006, he played Gary Parr in Jimmy McGovern's The Street, alongside Matt Smith and Gina McKee. In 2008, he played the lead guitarist in the independent film 1234. In 2009, he appeared in the BBC Three drama Personal Affairs, playing Avi Gellman. In 2013 and 2014, he appeared as Detective Inspector Jack Burns in the BBC's daytime drama WPC 56. In May 2017, he guest starred in series 10 of BBC1 series Doctor Who as Ivan in the 5th episode of the run "Oxygen".

In 2017, Keiran played the part of Ian in ITV mini series "Liar"

Stage work

Bew's stage work includes appearances in the following plays:

In 2014 Bew appeared as Alfonso, Duke of Calabria in David S. Goyer's Da Vinci's Demons for Starz, and as Laurent in Thérèse Raquin for the Theatre Royal Bath.




Year Show Role Notes
2001 Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale Hans Christian Andersen Hallmark Entertainment
2002 Bedtime PC Smith Episodes 2.2, 2.4 and 2.5
2003 Brush with Fate Adrian Kuypers Hallmark Hall of Fame
Manchild David Hynes Episode 2.6
Spooks Bryant 1 Episode: Strike Force
Where the Heart Is Rob Deyton 1 Episode: Archangel
2004 Silent Witness Stephen Wiltshire 2 Episodes: Body 21 (Part One) & Body 21 (Part Two)
2005 M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team Gareth Frears Episode 2.2
Hustle Neil Davis 1 Episode: Missions
2005-2006 The Bill Benjamin Meadows Recurring; 6 episodes
2007 Midsomer Murders Danny Twyman 1 Episode: They Seek Him Here
The Whistleblowers Luke Doughty 1 Episode: Ghosts
The Street Gary Parr 2 Episodes: 2.3 and 2.4
2008 King Lear Soldier RSC performance recorded for television
2008-2009 Crusoe Nathan West Recurring; 6 episodes
2009 Personal Affairs Avi Gellman 5 part series
2011 Silent Witness Ltn. Stephen Lockford 2 Episodes: First Casualty (Part One) & First Casualty (Part Two)
Waking the Dead Young Murray Stuart 2 Episodes: Solidarity (Part One) & "Solidarity (Part Two)
Inspector George Gently David Nugent 1 Episode: Gently Upside Down
Young James Herriot Desmond Murray Episode Two
2012 Whitechapel Mace Driffield Series 3; Episode 5
The Bletchley Circle Clerk on Train 2 episodes
Dark Matters: Twisted But True Mesmer 1 Episode: Agent Orange, Ben Franklin: Freud Slayer, Price of Beauty
Thomas Midgley Jr. 1 Episode: Unabomber, Salvation by Starvation, Get the Lead Out
2013-2014 WPC 56 DI Jack Burns Episodes 1.1-2.1
2014 Da Vinci's Demons Duke Alphonso of Calabria 7 Episodes
2016 Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands Beowulf 12 episodes
2017 Doctor Who Ivan 1 episode:Oxygen
Cold Feet Gareth
Liar Rellik


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Alien vs. Predator Klaus
2005 Green Street Ike
2007 Rise of the Footsoldier Ricky Credited as "Kieren Bew"
2008 Slapper Short film
2009 1234 Billy Nixon
2009 The Wedding Dress Groom Short film
2013 The Busker and the Coin Him Short film
2013 Miriam Male Neighbour Short film
2013 Et in Motorcadia Ego Harbinger Short film
2014 Five Minutes Dad Short film
2014 Twisted Toby Nordlund Short film

Video Game

Year Game Role Notes
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition Additional Voices


  1. ^ Chichester Festival Theatre : What's On : Kieran Bew Archived 8 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "ITV's press launch for Beowulf". Matt Chapman. 18 November 2015. Retrieved 2015.

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