Jan. 28th, 1976
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Lee Ingleby is a British film, television, and stage actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Detective Sergeant John Bacchus in the BBC Drama George Gently and as Stan Shunpike in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, but he has made numerous appearances in British television drama and comedy in recent years. These include a lead role as Sean O'Neill in Jimmy McGovern's The Street, and a recurring role in the second series of Early Doors as Mel's boyfriend, Dean. In addition, he played a significant part in the final episode of series one of Life on Mars, playing Sam Tyler's father Vic, and made an appearance in Spaced in 2001 (which was, along with Harry Potter, a rare occasion upon which he did not use his natural Northern accent, instead playing a Cockney).
Ingleby was born in Burnley and lived in Mansfield Crescent, Brierfield, Lancashire, in England during his early life, attending Edge End High School.He then studied at Accrington and Rossendale College before progressing to the drama school LAMDA in London.
His first major role was as the young lead in the 2000 BBC miniseries Nature Boy, alongside Paul McGann. He played Smike in a 2001 television film version of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby which also starred James D'Arcy and Sophia Myles. In the 2002 theatrical release Borstal Boy, based very loosely on the life of Irish poet-activist Brendan Behan, Ingleby played a cruel bully in an English boarding school for juvenile offenders. He has also made one-off appearances in television programmes such as Hustle, Clocking Off, No Angels, Fat Friends, Jonathan Creek, Dalziel and Pascoe, Cadfael (Pilgrim of Hate) and The Bill. He has had supporting roles in films such as Gustave in Ever After alongside Drew Barrymore and as Hollom in the 2003 Peter Weir film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. In 2004, he had a small but pivotal role in the Orlando Bloom vehicle Haven, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival but was not commercially released until 2006, following heavy re-editing. He also guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio adventure, Terror Firma.
In 2001, he starred in and wrote the screenplay for the short film Cracks in the Ceiling, which he appeared in with his father, Gordon Ingleby.
One of his more recent projects was the 2006 television adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, in which he played Mole. It also starred Bob Hoskins as Badger, Matt Lucas as Toad, and Mark Gatiss as Ratty, and has also appeared in a modernised BBC adaptation of Rapunzel for the Fairy Tales series.
When not working in films and television, Ingleby remains active on the stage, where his credits include such diverse characters as Puck in Midsummer Night's Dream, Alexander in Nicholas Wright's Cressida, and Katurian in Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman.
He performed in the play Our Class by Tadeusz Slobodzianek at the Cottesloe Theatre from September 2009 to January 2010 as Zygmunt.
Ever After (as Gustave), 1998
Borstal Boy (as Dale), 2000
Cracks in the Ceiling (as Lad), 2001
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (as Midshipman Hollom), 2003
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (as Stan Shunpike), 2004
Haven (as Patrick), 2004
The Headsman (as Bernhard), 2005
The Last Legion (as Germanus), 2007
Post-It Love (as Boy), 2008
Doghouse (as Matt), 2009
Soldier Soldier (as Kevin Fitzpatrick), 1997
Killer Net (as Gordon), 1998
In the Red (as Paul), 1998
The Bill (as Ian in episode called "Puzzled"), 1998
Cadfael (as Walter), 1998
Junk (as Rob), 1999
The Dark Room (as Bobby Franklyn), 1999
Dalziel and Pascoe (as Kieron Cumming in episode called "The British Grenadier"), 1999
Jonathan Creek (as David Spratley in episode called "The Three Gamblers"), 2000
Nature Boy (as David), 2000
Spaced (as 'Romford Thug Leader' in episode called "Gone"), 2001
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (as Smike), 2001
Impact (as Peter Stamford), 2002
Clocking Off (as Steven Dugdale), 2002
Fat Friends (as Craig in episode called "Sweet and Sour"), 2002
No Angels (as Nurse Carl Jenkins), 2004
Blue Murder (as Roger Boersma in episode called "Up In Smoke"), 2004
Early Doors (as Dean), 2004
Hustle (as Trevor Speed) in episode called "The Lesson"), 2005
Coming Up (as Gabriel in episode called "Karma Cowboys"), 2005
Life on Mars (as Vic Tyler), 2006
The Street (as Sean O'Neill), 2006
The Wind in the Willows (as Mole), 2006
George Gently (as Detective Sergeant John Bacchus), 2007 — 2010
The Worst Journey in the World (as Birdie Bowers), 2007
Rapunzel (as Jimmy Stojkovic), 2008
A Place of Execution (as DI George Bennett), 2008
Marple: Nemesis (as Colin Hards), 2008
Crooked House (as Ben) (2008)
- His father 'Gordon Ingleby' (qv) is also an actor, although mainly on the stage in his home county of Lancashire.
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