Jesse Birdsall

Jesse Birdsall

Feb. 13th, 1963
Born in
Highbury, London,
5' 11

Jesse Birdsall's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Hollyoaks (UK) TV Show
Hollyoaks (UK)
Footballers' Wives (UK) TV Show
Footballers' Wives (UK)
As If (UK) TV Show
As If (UK)
Bugs (UK) TV Show
Bugs (UK)
Rides (UK) TV Show
Rides (UK)
Blind Men (UK) TV Show
Blind Men (UK)
Headmaster (UK) TV Show
Headmaster (UK)
The Fear (UK) TV Show
The Fear (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Jesse Birdsall is an English actor, known in the UK for his starring roles in several high-profile, popular television programs, particularly in Bugs as Nick Beckett and later in The Bill as Ron Gregory, a convicted pedophile.

As a child, he attended the Anna Scher children's theatre school in Islington, and in his teens appeared in Nanette Newman's children's cooking program, Fun Food Factory and in several television plays and series, usually with his trademark rockabilly look. He first came to wider public attention in the serial Annika in 1984, his first notable television role. He then subsequently appeared in the movie Wish You Were Here, directed by David Leland and co-starring Emily Lloyd. Another notable television role was his portrayal of slick playboy Marcus Tandy in the infamous BBC1 soap opera Eldorado, which ran for just one year from 1992–93 and gained a reputation as one of the biggest television flops of all time. Nonetheless, the amount of coverage the program received for its perceived low quality and lack of success would gain Birdsall much exposure, and from 1995 to 1999 he played one of the lead characters in another BBC1 program, the successful futuristic action/adventure series Bugs.

More recently, he appeared in several episodes of the ITV police drama The Bill, and for the same network appeared as a regular in series 3-5 of the popular drama Footballer's Wives.

  • He and 'Gwyneth Strong' (qv) have two children, Oscar (born 1988) and Lottie (born 1991).
  • In September 1999, he narrowly escaped a jail term and was fined 1000 for an unprovoked attack on a person in an East End Pub in London. It was his second conviction, the first being for occasioning actual bodily harm in 1981

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