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After over 30 years in the law Stephen decided to take his passion for acting to a professional level. He trained with The Actors Company at The London Centre For Theatre Studies and has since appeared in a variety of stage and screen productions from fringe theatre, pantomime and short films to being cast by highly regarded directors Stephen Poliakoff (Dancing On The Edge-BBC) and Trevor Nunn (Inherit The Wind-Old Vic).
Stephen is equally at home on stage or screen, in a small production or a large cast. He has played several doctors and business men and has so far been killed by crucifixion, broadsword and being shot in "bullet time".(see the production stills in the gallery)
In 2018 Stephen was cast as a very realistic solicitor in Coronation Street.
Stephen loves pantomime and in particular the interaction with the audience. He has played a succession of villains including Hook, Herod, Lucifer and Scrooge in addition to the usual Abanazar type. His last pantomime was in Aladdin at The Harlow Playhouse where he played The Emperor. This included a slapstick routine. By the end of the run he had received over 50 ice creams in the face. He looks forward to more pantomime in the future.
Stephen is not afraid of a challenge and going outside what some may consider a comfort zone. He was part of the critically acclaimed Your Nation Loves You in The Old Vic Tunnels, a sold out production that was developed from script and devised movement sequences.
In 2013 he took a central role in the feature film Onye Ozi (The Messenger) which has since won 8 awards. This was set amongst the Nigerian community in London and required the whole cast to speak Igbo.
Stephen also challenged himself by successfully touring the one man play "Underneath The Lintel By Glen Berger.
Comment on The Public Interest
I thought the play was very well presented and the jousting interplay between Winston and the Doctor absolutely fascinating to witness. It was a bold concept and cleverly threw light on historical events. The change of characters coinciding with the change of backdrop was indeed very effective.
I tend not to read books twice but I would sit through TPI again!
Review of Son of Man
This is a down-to-earth Messiah, taking a carpenter's interest in the cross, often angry and unsure, questioning his destiny in the wilderness at the start, and on Golgotha at the end.
A towering central performance from Steve Moriaty, with a startlingly direct Sermon on the Mount, "Love Your Enemies" his war cry.
(Michael Gray:s Arts Blog)
Review Of Underneath The Lintel
In Stephen Moriaty's impressive performance, our Dutchman with his date stamp and his "twisty mystery" is humourless and cold at first, but as the character develops, he seems a confused and forgetful sleuth, as his words become more confessional and confidential. (Michael Gray's Arts Blog )
Review of Onye Ozi (The Messenger)
Now, this is where we’d expect the drama to get creepy but Obi Emelonye succeeds in fusing the story with so much laughter. Stephen Moriaty takes the cake here—his comical expressions as he chastises Metu are best experienced. Okay, it does get a bit creepy, but in a hilarious belly-aching way. For a movie to successfully get someone like me glued to her seat and laughing for 87 minutes is never an easy task.
Review of Volpone
"Riveting, ringside stuff" (Time Out)
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Height 6’ Hair Grey Eyes Blue Playing age 58 - 68
Strong Singer (D2 - F4), stage combat, clarinet, guitar, basic piano.
Accents RP, West Midlands (native), General American, Mid-West American Training The Actors Company (LCTS) (2007/2008)
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