Stephen Walters Biography
Stephen Walters is an English actor. He is a regular in British television and film and has played a wide range and variety of character roles in both drama and comedy. Walters is most commonly associated with unpredictable, complex figures. In 2013, he was nominated for a Royal Television Society Best Actor award for his role in the Sky Arts drama Ragged.
While still at Saint Wilfrids secondary school, he was cast in ITV’s British Children’s anthology series Dramarama, portraying Corporal Tomkins. His second professional role was in the BBC’s drama anthology series Screenplay. In 1990, he played in Jimmy McGovern’s series five episode Needle.
In 1994 Stephen Walters played the lead role of Joey Jackson, a poetic soul searching for the meaning of life, in Jim Morris’ Blood on the Dole. His performance garnered much critical acclaim and with the personal advice of Bleasdale he decided to apply to train at drama school.
After completing drama school, he appeared as Ian Glover in Jimmy McGovern’s highly acclaimed drama Hillsborough. Between 1998 and 2000, Walters appeared in several episodic performances such as BBC’s Pie in the Sky, opposite the late Richard Griffiths.
Moreover, Stephen Walters also starred as Knockoff in the BBC production of writer Jim Cartwright’s (Road, Little Voices) comedy Strumpet, opposite Christopher Eccleston. In early 2017, Walters appeared in two episodes of AMC’s post-apocalyptic original series Into the Badlands as The Engineer, an American warlord, opposite Daniel Wu and Nick Frost.
Later on in 2018, he featured as lead guest in series four of the BAFTA winning BBC crime drama Shetland. In addition to his acting credits, Walters is an accomplished musician and has written/directed several short films. For starters, he directed a drama entitled Danny Boy, follows a man who must come to terms with his mother’s Alzheimer’s disease.
Moreover, Stephen Walters also directed a short film entitled I’m Not Here, which explores Charles Manson and features Walters in the lead role. Currently, he is working on a short film Humpty Fu*king Dumpty, an in-depth look at Merseybeat musician Tommy Quickly which he wrote and directed.
Stephen Walters Age
Stephen Walters was born in Litherland, United Kingdom. He was born on 22nd May 1975. His current age is 44 years old as of 2019.
Stephen Walters Net Worth
The famous actor has accumulated a huge amount of net worth from his career as an actor. Moreover, he has earned lots of respect and honors for his appearance in many movies and television series.
Currently, Walters is enjoying his money on his luxurious life. Furthermore, Stephen Walters has worked alongside many famous stars such as Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan and many others in the drama series, Outlander.
Stephen Walters’ net worth is however currently under review. We will update you as soon as we have further information.
Stephen Walters Partner | Stephen Walters Married
The English actor, Stephen Walters is not married. He is probably single or dating on a low key. Moreover, he has not been linked in any relationship affairs with any woman. We can however assume that he is hiding his love life from the eyes of the media and hasn’t shared any personal details until yet.
Stephen Walters Son
Stephen Walters is still single. We do not have any information regarding his son if he has any. We highly doubt however, that he could be having a son. Or maybe he could be secretly having a son. We cannot be sure. We are working to give you more information about whether he has a son or not.
Stephen Walters Teeth
From 2014 to 2016, Stephen Walters portrayed the featured role of Angus Mhor in the television adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s best selling Scottish time travel novel Outlander. The role required someone to take off his front teeth.
Caitrina was actually, cast as Angus Mhor but took a hissy fit when the producers asked her to take out her front teeth. The expansion of Walters’ Angus and Grant O’Rourke’s Rupert MacKenzie is a favourite of Gabaldon’s, who has described the television characters as “the 1800s’ version of Laurel and Hardy”.
Stephen Walters Movies And TV Shows | Stephen Walters Shetland | Stephen Walters Tin Star
- 1994 Blood on the Dole
- 1997 Touching Evil
- 2001 Band of Brothers
- 2003 Buried
- 2004 Murder City
- 2005 The Virgin Queen
- 2008 Wire in the Blood
- 2012 Good Cop
- 2013 Great Night Out
- 2014 to 2016 Outlander
- 2016 Quantico University
- 2016 The Musketeers
- 2017 Into the Badlands
- 2017 Tin Star
- 2018 Shetland
- 2019 Anne
Stephen Walters Tin Star Interview
Q: Spoilers ahead for the most recent episode of Outlander.
Stephen Walters: Raise a glass for Angus Mhor, one of the casualties of the Battle of Prestonpans. You knew going into the episode that one of our favorite Scottish highlanders would have to die — this is war, after all — but it almost wasn’t Angus. The character initially chosen by the writers for this tragic end, Willie, dodged a bullet when the actor (Finn Den Hertog) took another job and became unavailable.
Stephen Walters: That’s why last week’s episode featured Rupert and Angus delivering the news of Willie’s marriage, in a moment that almost seemed like they were notifying Jamie and Claire of Willie’s death. Without Willie to kill off, the writers nominated Angus to take his place, “so I took the bullet, basically,” laughed actor Stephen Walters. Walters chatted with Vulture about bloody beards, kissing Claire, and the one souvenir he kept from the show.
Q: In the books, Angus is basically just a bodyguard. But with Grant O’Rourke, who plays Rupert, you guys became this great comedy team on the show, like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Laurel and Hardy …
Stephen Walters: Yeah! I didn’t see it in the initial scripts, to be honest. It came afterwards, I think, because of the chemistry I had with Grant. People seemed to react to it, they warmed up to it, and they thought we had the vibe you just described. It’s a compliment. [Author] Diana Gabaldon said it’s one of her highlights of the show, one of the bonuses that the show decided to do, expanding the relationship between Rupert and Angus.
Q: And the relationship with Claire, too. Angus was trying to kiss her all the time.
Stephen Walters: Oh, man, he was hung up on Claire, wasn’t he? But who wouldn’t be? [Laughs.] He knew he had no chance, but he kept trying. That should be on his gravestone: “He kept trying.” He came close, I’ve got to say. And Caitriona [Balfe], we’d laugh every time we’d do those scenes. If you watch the outtakes, excuse the expression, but we’re pissing ourselves laughing!
Stephen Walters: We had one scene where I burst in on her, and she’s urinating in a bucket, and I drag her by the arm, and I remember we were just howling with laughter. The sun was going down, the crew was getting tired, and they were like, “Listen, we really need to get this shot.” It wasn’t for lack of trying! It was just the scene was so naturally funny. We were winding each other up a lot. We really enjoyed doing scenes together. And without getting corny about it, I think that gives the character’s death a kind of authenticity. She’s with me when I die.
Q: How did they alert you that Angus was going to die, instead of Willie?
Stephen Walters: Coldly and carelessly. [Laughs.] I’m only joking! But honestly, when I read the script, I thought, “Huh … strange.” And then I thought about it, and everything has to end anyway, so it was nice that Angus got his own death scene, as opposed to maybe dying in battle or something generic. So I’d like to thank [writer] Ira Behr for giving me that moment, giving me that arc. It’s kind of a gift, really.
Q: Did you tell him that?
Stephen Walters: No, I didn’t, but I will share this — he wrote a poem for me called “Who Killed Angus Mhor” [based on the Bob Dylan song “Who Killed Davey Moore”] and he read it out loud at the final read-through to the assembled cast and crew, which just blew me away. Not just because he had written it, but also because of the manner in which he recited it. I have a copy of that poem in a frame on my wall, and it’s one of my most treasured memories from this job, because it was from the heart. I have a snake-shedding-its-skin philosophy about keeping souvenirs, apart from that poem. When something gets finished, you should let it go.
Q: We’re led to believe up until that point that Angus is going to be okay, that it’s Rupert who is in serious jeopardy. “It’s just a cannon blast. It’s nothing.”
Stephen Walters: And we don’t realize the full extent of Angus’s injuries. There’s a real sense that Rupert is a goner, a couple of times. There’s a nice moment when the British officer is about to slay Rupert. He’s on the floor. There’s no way he’s going to get away. And then I arrive with a pistol and shoot his brains out and save the day!
Stephen Walters: It gives an added weight to what happened. He truly saved Rupert’s life. And then he brings him to Claire, and you think he’s going to die, and it all revolves around his injuries instead of mine. I thought that was a clever little trick, because it’s more unexpected, more of a shock, when you find out what happened. And you just hope the audience has a vested interest in Angus, for the rug to be pulled out under their feet like that. Even when I read it, I went, “Oh my God!” It surprised even me, so I hope everyone else is surprised, too.
Q: What was it like shooting it, on a technical level? It’s so sudden and horrible. Your mouth is full of fake blood, you’re changing colors …
Stephen Walters: Wonderful makeup, darling! [Laughs.] And the makeup itself didn’t take a lot of time, but removing the blood did, because there was so much. The fake blood tasted quite nice, actually. But it’s a lot, because I’m gagging on my own blood. So after each take, we had to have a complete costume change, and I had to go back to makeup and get all the blood out of my beard so we could do it all over again.
Stephen Walters: You really only get one chance at a full take, so there’s kind of a purity in shooting it. If you don’t make it, the turnaround is about an hour and a half before you’re ready to go again. So we were kind of doing it under pressure. You know, it’s funny, every actor has to do scenes where you go, “Wow, we never studied for this in drama school.” You can’t really prepare yourself to die. You can only try and feel it, and try to find a way in. I hope we carried it off.
Q: What about shooting the cannon blast? How did that work?
Stephen Walters: You mean apart from doing my own stunts? I’m always a bit of a fool like that. There was a stunt guy who flew about 20 feet and landed on his ass, and I was like, “Yeah, I’ll do that!”
Q: So you did that stunt?
Stephen Walters: Let’s just say I did. Let them know that I did it, even though I didn’t. Let me go out with a bang! [Laughs.]
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