Tony O'Callaghan

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Tony O'Callaghan
Born (1956-06-16) 16 June 1956 (age 64)
London, England
Occupation Actor
Partner(s)Siobhan Gallagher

Tony O'Callaghan (born 16 June 1956) is an English television actor. His most notable role is that of Sergeant Matt Boyden on the British television series The Bill from 1991 to 2003. He had previously appeared as a villain in The Bill in 1989 (S05E81, A Matter of Trust).



In addition to his role on The Bill, he has also appeared in the television series The Magnificent Evans , Family Affairs , Holby City Doctors , EastEnders , Shameless , Three Up, Two Down , The Upper Hand and The Coven (in 2014). [1]

In 2007, O'Callaghan appeared in the UK "Let It Out" Kleenex television advertisement. [2]

He also appeared in the television soap opera Fair City on Irish channel RTÉ One, where he played the character Father Thaddeus, an English priest living in Dublin, Ireland, and who is having a relationship with a female character. In 2013, he joined the cast of EastEnders , playing Ollie Walters. O'Callaghan said of his casting: "I am very excited to be joining a show with as much prestige as EastEnders and I'm looking forward to portraying the nice side and humour of Ollie". [3] He played the role on a recurring basis until 2016. On 10 June 2018, it was announced that O'Callaghan would make a "brief return" to EastEnders. [4]

O'Callaghan has also appeared in several plays.

In 2019, Tony O'Callaghan shared his memories of "The Bill" and his career as a whole for a two-part The Bill Podcast interview

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  1. "Tony O'Callaghan Biography". IMDB. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  2. "Other works for Tony O'Callaghan". IMDB. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  3. Kilkelly, Daniel (13 June 2013). "'EastEnders' unveils new characters Ollie and Betty". Digital Spy . Hearst Magazines UK . Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  4. EastEnders [@bbceastenders] (10 June 2018). "Tony O'Callaghan will be reprising his role as Ollie Walters when the character makes a brief return to the Square later this month. With Jean returning to Walford earlier this year, alone, and avoiding any questions about her marriage, are we about to learn the truth?" (Tweet) via Twitter.