Steven Hartley (born, in Shipley) is an English actor known internationally for his television, film and theatre roles. He has appeared in over 60 principal and leading roles on television and film since 1985, including EastEnders, The Bill, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Rumble, Strictly Confidential, Badboys, Trial & Retribution, Sharman, Holby City, Casualty, Doctors, Pie in the Sky, The Cut, Agatha Christie's Marple, Merlin, Married... with Children, The Borgias, Vera alongside Brenda Blethyn, Ripper Street, and the BAFTA nominated BBC series Happy Valley. Most recently he has appeared in Silent Witness , Brassic for Sky TV Shadow and Bone for Netflix, All creatures great and small (TV series), and Grace (TV Series). He has worked opposite notable actors on film Including Marlon Brando, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Benicio del Toro, Lauren Bacall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Woody Harrelson and Jon Voight. His films include Allies (2014) Ruby Strangelove (2015), Robocroc (2013), Jet Stream (2013), The Walker (2007), A Dog of Flanders (1999), Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992), Split Second (1992), Young Toscanini (1988). Hartley's extensive theatre work includes reprising his role as Bill Sikes in the West End Musical Oliver! In 2009-2010 for producer Cameron Mackintosh, the third time Hartley has played the role since being cast by director Sam Mendes in 1996 and recently played a leading role in Fit and Proper People for the Royal Shakespeare company at The Soho Theater Hartley is a legendary performer in the gaming industry with over 20 Video games to his credit. Including Sony Studios' Blood & Truth on PSVR as Tony Sharp, as Luis Belosa in Squadron 42 alongside an all-star cast, including Gary Oldman, Gillian Anderson, Mark Strong and Mark Hamill, voices for Greedfall, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Eredin king of the wild hunt), and Zynbel in the BAFTA award-winning game Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. He also has roles in Sword Coast Legends , Dark Souls III, Wolcen, Lords of Mayhem, Nioh 2, Sea of Thieves. Often working in performance capture and motion capture for many of these games. Hartley has one of the most recognisable voices in the UK, having voiced countless TV documentaries and TV and radio commercials and has been the station voice of Talksport for 22 years. In 2005, he was nominated for Sexiest Male at the British Soap awards . He was also nominated for a Broadway World West End Award for best takeover for Bill Sikes in Oliver! In 2011. In 2019, Hartley shared his memories of The Bill and his career in general in an interview for The Bill Podcast.