Actor at R.S.C., National Theatre, Royal Court
Cast member in BAFTA award winning Little Britain
Over 30 award-winning Gold-spot Orange adverts
Steve is an instantly recognisable face having appeared in a plethora of TV, film and stage productions. Between 2002-2009 he starred in nearly 30 ‘Gold Spot’ commercials for Orange alongside some of the most well known names in movies. He was a regular supporting actor all three seasons of the hugely successful 'Little Britain' with Matt Lucas and David Walliams. As his alter-ego Lenny Beige, Steve wrote and starred in 'The Lenny Beige Television Show' on Channel 4 and 2 series of 'The Lenny Beige Variety Pack' for BBC. He still continues to appear as Beige and recently performed with Tom Meighan from Kasabian, Ricky Wilson from the Kaiser Chiefs and David Arnold.
In 2014 Steve began writing and performing as his newest creation 'The Mayor of Kentish Town', a very straight-talking urban Mayor. Very quickly he was making short films for the Comedy Central website and now for his own YouTube Channel. He is also gong back out on the road to present the Mayor as a live character in stand-up clubs.
He began his career as a writer for Chris Evans at BSB before embarking on a stand-up career in the early 90s. In 1993 he was runner up in the legendary 'So You Think You’re Funny' competition in Edinburgh. After running a string of successful nightclubs including 'The Double Six Club', 'The Youth Club' and 'The Regency Rooms' Lenny Beige was born.
Hanging up the Beige wig in 2000 Steve began to concentrate on acting. His television credits include; 'Rock Profiles' (BBC), 'My Dad’s The Prime Minister' (BBC), 'M.I High' (BBC), 'Bodies' (BBC), 'Annually Retentive' (BBC), 'Armstrong & Miller' (C4), 'Absolute Power' (BBC), 'Catterick' (BBC), 'Massive' (BBC), 'The Bill' (ITV), 'Born and Bred' (BBC), 'Wuthering Heights' (ITV). Steve appeared as the wizard Manitol for BBC1 and CBBC in The 3 series of the BAFTA nominated 'Legend of Dick and Dom'. More recently he has appeared in 'Friday Night Dinner' (C4), 'Doc Martin' (ITV), 'Toast' (Ch4), and has played Mr James a semi-regular character in 'Holby City' (BBC1).
His film credits include; 'How It’s Done', 'Chalet Girl', 'The Piano Tuner', 'The Clap', 'Graham and Alice', 'Medium Rare', 'St Trinians' and 'St Trinians II', 'Malice in Wonderland' and 'The Knot'.
In addition to a host of radio credits he has written the book 'The History of Radio Comedy' for Virign and has contributed to many TV shows as a panelist. For the past ten years he has been a regular panelist on The Wright Stuff (Channel 5).
On the stage Steve appeared in the hit version of '12 Angry Men' at the Edinburgh Festival, and he has written and toured several one man character shows including 'Behind the Net Curtains' and 'Celebrity Squares'. In 2007 he appeared as Beastly Boris in the Barbican’s production of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' in London and last year as Smee in 'Peter Pan' in Hastings. In 2010 Steve starred alongside Michael Brandon in 'Wet Weather Cover' a brand new play at The King’s Head in Islington which sold out before transferring to the Arts Theatre in the West End. In the summer of 2011 Steve made his Royal Court debut playing Hymie Kossoff in the acclaimed production of Chicken Soup With Barley.
In April 2012 Steve began playing Mr Wormwood in the hit West End Musical 'Matilda'. He gave over 600 performances in the role. In the autumn of 2014 he was part of the original cast of the musical 'Made in Dagenham' at The Adelphi Theatre where he played Tooley, the boss of Ford.
In the past few years Steve has been a semi regular character in BBC1s Holby City playing Mr James, the serial hypochondriac. He was arch villain GoldFist in CITV's BAFTA nominated show Spy School. In 2017 he played Popsy Wilson Jr in the 20th Century Fox movie about wrestling 'Walk Like A Panther' released in March '18 all over the UK and available as a digital download.
He was part of the cast of 'Manhunt', a three part drama series for ITV about the serial killer Levi Bellfield, based on the diaries of chief SIO Colin Sutton, played by Martin Clunes. Another dramtic role was as Dr Rigler in 'Disobedience' directed by Oscar winning director Sebastian Lelio. In May of 2019 he appeared in 'Summer of Rockets', written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff.
In the summer of 2019, Steve played the titular role of Mr Gum in the brand new musical 'Mr Gum And The Dancing Bear' premiering at the National Theatre which garnered an Olivier Award nomination.
Lockdown saw Steve streaming a large number of live shows both as Lenny Beige and also as himself on Twitch.tv and in the summer of 2021 he released a musical album which he created and produced over the previous year. The summer of '21 saw Steve playing a series regular Dr Fernell in the brand new The Serpent Queen for Starz, created and directed by Justin Haythe.