Steven Hartley (born 12 August 1960, in Shipley) is an English actor known internationally for his television, film and theatre roles. He has appeared in over 50 principle and leading roles on television and film since 1985, including EastEnders, The Bill, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Rumble, Strictly Confidential, Badboys, Trial & Retribution, Sharman, Holby City, Casualty, Doctors, Pie in the Sky, The Cut, Agatha Christie's Marple, Merlin, Married... with Children, The Borgias, Vera alongside Brenda Blethyn, Ripper Street, and the acclaimed BBC series Happy Valley and Silent Witness in 2015.
He has worked opposite notable actors on film Including Marlon Brando, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Benicio del Toro, Lauren Bacall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Woody Harrelson and Jon Voight. His films include [Allies] 2014 Ruby Strangelove (2015), Robocroc (2013), Jetstream (2012), The Walker (2007), A Dog of Flanders (1999), Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992), Split Second (1992), Young Toscanini (1988). Hartley's extensive theatre work includes reprising his role as Bill Sikes in the West End Musical Oliver! in 2009-2010 for producer Cameron Mackintosh, the third time Hartley has played the role since being cast by director Sam Mendes in 1996 and recently played a leading role in 'Fit and Proper people' for the Royal Shakespeare company.
Hartley is also a voice-over artist having voiced TV documentaries and commercials and has been the station voice of Talksport for 18 years. In 2002 he was nominated for 'Sexiest Male' at the Inside Soap awards 2002. He was also nominated for a 'Broadway world' west end award for best takeover for 'Bill Sikes' in 'Oliver!' in 2011.