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Stephen Hayward


Stephen grew up in Hampshire. After winning the Performance Studies award at Peter Symonds College in Winchester, he completed a degree in Drama at the University of Exeter. He was spotted in an amateur production at the South London Theatre (playing Molina in Kiss of the Spider Woman) and soon given his first professional role as the vibrant costumier Mo in new play Up In The Wardrobe at The Broadway, Barking, and later at The Etcetera.

After moving to Edinburgh for a change of scenery, he appeared in several more productions, short films and music videos, even starting his own theatre company, then continued his training, graduating from Mountview’s Postgraduate Acting Course in 2019.

While training, he enjoyed many diverse roles including Kent in King Lear, larger-than-life Sir Robert Walpole in The Art of Success, the pained and pitiless Dad in the dreamer examines his pillow; and the commanding Archbishop of Canterbury in 5/11.

In his spare time, Stephen is also a keen writer and can normally be found scribbling away at another play, novel or screenplay - that’s if you can stop him cha-cha-ing his way around the dancefloor or tempt him away from kitchen where he likes to bake all sorts of treats for his fellow actors at 1984!

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