Tom Bennett (actor)

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Tom Bennett
Years active2003–present

Tom Bennett is a British actor. He has appeared in many British television shows, including The Hunt for Tony Blair , Red Cap , The Worst Week of My Life , My Hero , Life Begins , The Booze Cruise II , Foyle's War , Midsomer Murders and EastEnders , playing Steve Clarke.


He is a son of actor Colin Bennett. [1]

His early television appearances include Shoot The Writers! (2004), with Gavin Kensit, a late night comedy sketch show that doubled as a competition for new writers. He starred in the E4 television series PhoneShop , [2] playing the character 'Christopher'.

In 2013, he appeared in Family Tree [2] (an HBO series) as best mate to Chris O'Dowd's character.

In 2016, he drew critical praise for his role as Sir James Martin, [2] a foolish nobleman in the Jane Austen movie adaptation Love & Friendship. [3]

In February 2019, he starred as Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses The Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, which ran until March 2020 before taking a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The show reopened on 1 October 2021 with Bennett reprising his role. [4]


2003 Foyle's War Matthew Farley/Ben BarrettTV series (2 episodes: 2003–2006)
2004Shoot the Writers!Various CharactersTV series
Red Cap Craftsman Simon BarhamTV series (1 episode: "Long Time Dead")
The Worst Week of My Life Bell BoyTV series (1 episode: "Wednesday")
BelongingPC CowleyTV movie
Murder Prevention Paul CullenTV series (2 episodes)
2005 My Hero Unknown CharacterTV series (1 episode: "Illegal Aliens")
Life Begins Financial AdvisorTV series (1 episode: "Under Pressure")
The Booze Cruise II: The Treasure Hunt DanielTV movie
2006 Midsomer Murders Rob PrideTV series (1 episode: "Dead Letters")
Eastenders Steve ClarkeTV series (5 episodes)
Ultimate Force MillarTV series (1 episode: "Violet Solutions")
Pulling Estate Agent/Internet GuyTV series (2 episodes: 2006–2008)
2007 The Bill Ryan ChambersTV series (1 episode: "Up in Smoke")
RagingVarious CharactersTV movie
2008 Love Soup RikTV series (1 episode: "The Menaced Assassin")
Holby Blue Matthew GreenTV series (1 episode: "Episode #2.2")
Blessed Jake
Doctors Mr Robbin/Tony Depp/Max PorterTV series (3 episodes: 2008–2014)
2009 Breathe Marty
Minder Hugo GrantTV series (1 episode: "A Matter of Life and Debt")
Comedy Showcase ChristopherTV series (1 episode: "PhoneShop")
PhoneShop ChristopherTV series (19 episodes: 2009–2013)
2010 Silent Witness DC Andy SalchTV series (2 episodes)
The Persuasionists WaiterTV series (1 episode: "Diet Stuff")
2011 The Comic Strip Presents... Gordon's DriverTV series (1 episode: "The Hunt for Tony Blair")
Happy Birthday JimShort
Girl in the WoodsMartinShort
2012 Shadow Dancer Watcher 2
Upstairs Downstairs Tommy SoaperTV series (1 episode: "The Love That Pays the Price")
Them From That ThingVariousTV mini-series (1 episode: "Episode #1.2")
2013 Great Night Out ChrisTV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.1")
Quick CutsDarrenTV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.1")
Family Tree Pete StupplesTV series (8 episodes)
2014Save the DateRogerTV movie
Night ShiftChrisShort
Satan Has a Bushy TailShuggyShort
2015 Top Coppers SteveTV series (1 episode: "The Chill of the Cockney Freezer")
Crackanory BrianTV series (1 episode: "The Zombie That Roared & the Sat Nav That Did It")
Fungus the Bogeyman HarryTV mini-series (1 episode: "Episode #1.1")
2016 Love & Friendship Sir James Martin London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor of the Year
Nominated — Indiewire Critics Poll Award for Best Supporting Actor
David Brent: Life on the Road Nigel Martin [2]
Mascots Owen Golly, Jr. [1]
2017 Tina and Bobby Del SimmondsTV mini-series (2 episodes)
Drunk History: UK Eric Liddell/A.R. 'Dick' CollinsTV series (2 episodes)
Murder in Successville Michael McIntyre/Conor McGregor TV series (2 episodes)
Timewasters Ronnie ScottTV series
2018 A.P. Bio Miles LeonardTV series (6 episodes)
Patrick Ben
2019 Rocketman Fred
2020–2022 After Life The NonceTV series (3 episodes)
2024 House of the Dragon UlfSeason 2

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