Shane Taylor

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Shane Taylor
BornMarch 13, 1974 (1974-03-13) (age 45)
Dover, England
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Years active1999–present

Shane Taylor is an English actor, known for appearing in the miniseries Band of Brothers and the serial Strike Back: Vengeance .

<i>Band of Brothers</i> (miniseries) American TV mini-series

Band of Brothers is a 2001 American war drama miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1992 non-fiction book Band of Brothers. The executive producers were Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who had collaborated on the 1998 World War II film Saving Private Ryan. The episodes first started airing on HBO September 9, 2001. The series won Emmy and Golden Globe awards in 2001 for best miniseries.

<i>Strike Back: Vengeance</i> season of television series

Strike Back: Vengeance, as it is known in the United Kingdom is a ten-part British-American action television serial and is the third installment of Strike Back. The main cast for the series includes Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Rhona Mitra, Michelle Lukes, Rhashan Stone, Liam Garrigan, Charles Dance and Vincent Regan. In the series, Section 20 are on the hunt for four nuclear triggers, which are in the hands of billionaire and philanthropist Conrad Knox (Dance), across continental Africa. In the meantime, Michael Stonebridge (Winchester) wants to avenge his wife's murder, and Damian Scott (Stapleton) contends with a past acquaintance.



Taylor co-starred in the British-American miniseries Band of Brothers as the Louisianan medic Eugene Roe. Though a relatively minor character in the series, the sixth installment "Bastogne" is set from Roe's perspective and features him as the episode's central protagonist, as he struggles to help the men while they endure frigid conditions, low supplies, and constant enemy fire. [1] Taylor's performance was praised as "a marvel of economy" by Emily VanDerWerff of The A.V. Club , who stated: "Watch how little he moves or speaks, unless he absolutely needs to... He's exactly the right man for this part and for the way that Roe's long slog through this siege begins to feel like an unending nightmare". [2]

<i>The A.V. Club</i> Online newspaper and entertainment website

The A.V. Club is an online newspaper and entertainment website featuring reviews, interviews, and other articles that examine films, music, television, books, games, and other elements of pop culture media. The A.V. Club was created in 1993 as a supplement to The Onion. In the early years after that was established on the Internet in 1996, the supplement had minimal presence on the website.

In 2009, Taylor starred in the British dark comedy film Bomber as a character who accompanies his elderly father (Benjamin Whitrow) to Germany, as the old man wishes to atone for his actions during World War II. [3] In Strike Back: Vengeance , which aired in 2012, Taylor guest starred [4] as a ruthless mercenary. He described his character as "a mad, bad, crazy lad" and former colleague of Stonebridge (Philip Winchester). While filming his action scenes, Taylor sustained a black eye after accidentally coming into contact with Winchester. Taylor also cracked his rib, causing them to delay filming his final big action scene until the last day of shooting. [5] In 2013, he co-starred in the film Walking with the Enemy . [6]

<i>Bomber</i> (2009 film) 2009 film

Bomber is a 2009 British comedy-drama film directed and written by Paul Cotter about an 83-year-old man returning to Germany for a long planned journey of atonement.

Benjamin Whitrow English actor

Benjamin John Whitrow was an English actor. He was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor for his role as Mr Bennet in the 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice, and voiced the role of Fowler in the 2000 animated film Chicken Run. His other film appearances include Quadrophenia (1979), Personal Services (1987) and Bomber (2009).

Philip Winchester American stage actor, television actor and film actor

Philip C. Winchester is an American actor. He is known for his roles in The Patriot, The Hi-Line, LD 50 Lethal Dose, Thunderbirds, CSI: Miami, King Lear, Strike Back, Flyboys, In My Sleep, The Heart of the Earth and Shaking Dream Land. He is mostly known for his role as Peter Stone in Chicago Justice and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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