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Years active
  
1998- present

Children
  
Purdy Coyle

Education
  
University of York

Role
  
Actor

Name
  
Richard Coyle


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Born
  
27 February 1972 (age 52) (
1972-02-27
)
Sheffield, England

Spouse
  
Georgia Mackenzie (m. 2004–2010)

Movies and TV shows
  
Crossbones, Grabbers, Prince of Persia: T, Coupling, Pusher

Similar People
  
Jon Wright, Georgia Mackenzie, Claire Foy, Steve Barker, Luis Prieto

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Richard Coyle (born 27 February, 1972) is an English actor.

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Early and personal life

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Coyle was born in Sheffield, England. Coyle is the second youngest of five sons. Their father was a builder. He began his acting career after a stint working on a ferry entertaining passengers, where he was told by a theatre director that he had a talent and should pursue it further. He graduated in Languages and Philosophy from the University of York in 1995 and was then accepted into Bristol's prestigious Old Vic Theatre school, graduating in 1998, the same year as his close friends Dean Lennox Kelly and Oded Fehr.

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Coyle was married to actress Georgia Mackenzie with whom he has a daughter, Purdy (b. 2008). He was in a relationship with actress Ruth Bradley from early 2011 though by 2017 this had ended and he was seeing someone else.

Film and television work

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He began by appearing in such television programmes as Lorna Doone, as John Ridd and Evelyn Waugh's wartime saga Sword of Honour, and in Mike Leigh's film Topsy-Turvy. He played Mr. Coxe in 1999's BBC version of Wives and Daughters. In 2000, Coyle's big break arrived in the form of the character Jeff Murdock in the comedy Coupling. In 2003 he chose not to return to Coupling for its fourth series, and refused requests to return for a "goodbye episode". In a 2005 interview, Coyle stated this was to avoid typecasting:

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I'm very proud to have been part of Coupling and very grateful for the chance to play Jeff but I was very keen that that character didn’t stick with me forever. I’m an actor and I want to be an actor when I’m 60. It’s a lifelong process; why cut it off by boxing yourself into a little pigeonhole early on?

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He also starred in the short-lived 2002-2003 BBC show Strange, and had roles in the films Human Traffic, Franklyn, and A Good Year. He appeared in the new special episode of Cracker: Nine Eleven in October 2006 (TV) and starred in The Whistleblowers on ITV. He also starred in the 2001 version of Othello as Michael Cassio.

In 2004, Coyle played the role of Alcock, body servant to John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, in The Libertine alongside Johnny Depp. He appeared in Mike Newell's 2010 movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, playing Jake Gyllenhaal's older brother, the ambiguous Crown Prince Tus.

He was cast as the lead role, Moist von Lipwig, in the film Going Postal, based on the book of the same name by Terry Pratchett. This was broadcast on television in May 2010.

Coyle had a leading role in Renny Harlin's movie Georgia, a.k.a. 5 Days of War, about the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia over the territory of South Ossetia. In September 2011, Coyle appeared as William Winthrop, in Madonna's feature-directorial debut W.E. about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. He appeared as Garda Ciarán O'Shea in Grabbers, the Irish comedy monster movie. Coyle also plays Wallace in Outpost: Black Sun, the sequel to the 2008 British horror film Outpost, and the lead of drug pusher Frank in the 2012 English-language remake of Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 cult classic Pusher.

In 2012, Coyle joined the cast of the USA Network show Covert Affairs as Simon Fischer, an FSB agent and love interest for Piper Perabo's Annie Walker. His character recurred until halfway through season three.

In 2014, NBC began airing the series Crossbones, with Coyle as Tom Lowe, who is assigned to kill the pirate Blackbeard (played by John Malkovich).

Stage roles

He was cast as the lead in Peter Gill's 2002 stage premiere of The York Realist, and later in the Donmar Warehouse production of the play Proof, in London, alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, and on the success of this he was cast in Patrick Marber's reworking of August Strindberg's play After Miss Julie with Kelly Reilly and Helen Baxendale. From September to November 2004, Coyle played the title role in Michael Grandage's production of Friedrich Schiller's Don Carlos which then transferred to the West End from January to April 2005. The cast also included Derek Jacobi, Peter Eyre and Una Stubbs. The V&A theatre archive has a copy of a film of the production which can be privately viewed. He was in Peter Gill's production of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger at the Theatre Royal, Bath from August to September 2006. In 2008 Richard starred in Harold Pinter's The Lover and The Collection at the Comedy Theatre in London, alongside Charlie Cox and Gina McKee.

In 2010 he played John in Mark Haddon's play Polar Bears at the Donmar Warehouse.

His own theatre company was scheduled to debut at the refurbished Arcola Theatre in Dalston, London in March 2013, with Coyle starring alongside his friend and co-founder Rafe Spall in Simon Bent's play The Associate.

In 2014 he played MacDuff in the Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford directed Macbeth at the Park Avenue Armory.

Coyle originated the role of Larry Lamb in James Graham's new play 'Ink' which opened at the Almeida Theatre directed by Rupert Goold before transferring to the Duke of York's Theatre in the West End. Coyle stars alongside Bertie Carvel who plays Rupert Murdoch.

Other media

Coyle played Keats in the game Folklore and has also narrated the following audio books: At The Mountains of Madness and The Shadow Over Innsmouth by H. P. Lovecraft, Resistance by Owen Sheers, and the H.I.V.E. series of novels by Mark Walden.

Filmography

Actor
-
Heads of State (filming)
-
The Gathering (TV Series) (filming) as
Jules
2023
Then You Run (TV Series) as
Reagan
- Episode #1.8 (2023) - Reagan
- Episode #1.5 (2023) - Reagan
- Episode #1.6 (2023) - Reagan
- Episode #1.4 (2023) - Reagan
- Episode #1.3 (2023) - Reagan
- The Martyr (2023) - Reagan
- Anti-Zante (2023) - Reagan
- Episode #1.7 (2023) - Reagan
2023
Six Four (TV Series) as
Robert Wallace
- Episode #1.4 (2023) - Robert Wallace
- Episode #1.3 (2023) - Robert Wallace
- Episode #1.2 (2023) - Robert Wallace
- Episode #1.1 (2023) - Robert Wallace
2022
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore as
Aberforth
2021
Resurrection as
Caiaphas
2018
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (TV Series) as
Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Thirty-Six: At the Mountains of Madness (2020) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Thirty-Five: The Endless (2020) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Thirty-Four: The Returned (2020) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Thirty-Three: Deus Ex Machina (2020) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Thirty-Two: The Imp of the Perverse (2020) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Thirty-One: The Weird (2020) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Thirty: The Uninvited (2020) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Twenty-Nine: The Eldritch Dark (2020) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Twenty-Eight: Sabrina Is Legend (2020) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Judas Kiss (2020) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Twenty-Six: All of Them Witches (2020) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Twenty-Five: The Devil Within (2020) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Twenty-Four: The Hare Moon (2020) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Twenty-Three: Heavy Is the Crown (2020) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Twenty-Two: Drag Me to Hell (2020) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Twenty-One: The Hellbound Heart (2020) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Twenty: Mephisto Waltz (2019) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Nineteen: The Mandrake (2019) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Eighteen: The Miracles of Sabrina Spellman (2019) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Fourteen: Lupercalia (2019) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Twelve: The Epiphany (2019) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Thirteen: The Passion of Sabrina Spellman (2019) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Seventeen: The Missionaries (2019) - Father Faustus Blackwood (credit only)
- Chapter Fifteen: Doctor Cerberus's House of Horror (2019) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Sixteen: Blackwood (2019) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Eleven: A Midwinter's Tale (2018) - Father Faustus Blackwood (credit only)
- Chapter Five: Dreams in a Witch House (2018) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Eight: The Burial (2018) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Nine: The Returned Man (2018) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Ten: The Witching Hour (2018) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Seven: Feast of Feasts (2018) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Six: An Exorcism in Greendale (2018) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Four: Witch Academy (2018) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Three: The Trial of Sabrina Spellman (2018) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter Two: The Dark Baptism (2018) - Father Faustus Blackwood
- Chapter One: October Country (2018) - Father Faustus Blackwood
2018
Hard Sun (TV Mini Series) as
Thom Blackwood
- Can You Hear Him Now? (2018) - Thom Blackwood
- Luke 21:25 (2018) - Thom Blackwood
2017
Born to Kill (TV Mini Series) as
Peter
- Episode #1.4 (2017) - Peter
- Episode #1.3 (2017) - Peter
- Episode #1.2 (2017) - Peter
2016
Dream On as
John Richardson
2016
The Fall (TV Series) as
Dr O'Donnell
- Their Solitary Way (2016) - Dr O'Donnell
- The Hell Within Him (2016) - Dr O'Donnell
- Silence and Suffering (2016) - Dr O'Donnell
2016
The Collection (TV Series) as
Paul Sabine
- The Offer (2016) - Paul Sabine
- The Betrayal (2016) - Paul Sabine
- The Weekend (2016) - Paul Sabine
- The Afterglow (2016) - Paul Sabine
- The Launch (2016) - Paul Sabine
- The Scent (2016) - Paul Sabine
- The Dress (2016) - Paul Sabine
- The Deal (2016) - Paul Sabine
2015
A.D. The Bible Continues (TV Series) as
Caiaphas
- The Abomination (2015) - Caiaphas
- Rise Up (2015) - Caiaphas
- Brothers in Arms (2015) - Caiaphas
- Saul's Return (2015) - Caiaphas
- The Road to Damascus (2015) - Caiaphas
- The Visit (2015) - Caiaphas
- The Persecution (2015) - Caiaphas
- The First Martyr (2015) - Caiaphas
- The Wrath (2015) - Caiaphas
- The Spirit Arrives (2015) - Caiaphas
- The Body Is Gone (2015) - Caiaphas
- The Tomb Is Open (2015) - Caiaphas
2014
Crossbones (TV Series) as
Tom Lowe
- Crossbones (2014) - Tom Lowe
- Blackbeard (2014) - Tom Lowe
- Beggarman (2014) - Tom Lowe
- A Hole in the Head (2014) - Tom Lowe
- The Return (2014) - Tom Lowe
- Antoinette (2014) - Tom Lowe
- The Man Who Killed Blackbeard (2014) - Tom Lowe
- The Covenant (2014) - Tom Lowe
- The Devil's Dominion (2014) - Tom Lowe
2013
The Food Guide to Love as
Oliver
2013
Life of Crime (TV Mini Series) as
Ray Deans
- 2013 (2013) - Ray Deans
- 1997 (2013) - Ray Deans
- 1985 (2013) - Ray Deans
2012
Covert Affairs (TV Series) as
Simon Fischer
- Suffragette City (2012) - Simon Fischer
- Glass Spider (2012) - Simon Fischer
- Loving the Alien (2012) - Simon Fischer
- Speed of Life (2012) - Simon Fischer
- The Last Thing You Should Do (2012) - Simon Fischer
- Sound and Vision (2012) - Simon Fischer
- Hang on to Yourself (2012) - Simon Fischer
2012
Pusher as
Frank
2012
Outpost: Black Sun as
Wallace
2012
Grabbers as
Garda Ciarán O'Shea
2011
W.E. as
William Winthrop
2011
5 Days of War as
Sebastian Ganz
2010
Fable III (Video Game) as
Petitioner (voice)
2010
Going Postal (TV Mini Series) as
Moist Von Lipwig
- Episode #1.2 (2010) - Moist Von Lipwig
- Episode #1.1 (2010) - Moist Von Lipwig
2010
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time as
Tus
2009
Octavia (TV Movie) as
Gareth Llewellyn
2008
The Pro (Short) as
Tony Kirby
2008
Franklyn as
Dan
2007
The Whistleblowers (TV Series) as
Ben Graham
- Environment (2007) - Ben Graham
- Starters (2007) - Ben Graham
- Fit for Purpose (2007) - Ben Graham
- No Child Left Behind (2007) - Ben Graham
- Pandemic (2007) - Ben Graham
- Ghosts (2007) - Ben Graham
2007
Folklore (Video Game) as
Keats (English version, voice)
2007
The History of Mr Polly (TV Movie) as
Jim
2006
Ultra (TV Movie) as
Cryptic Man
2006
Cracker (TV Series) as
DI Walters
- Nine Eleven (2006) - DI Walters
2006
A Good Year as
Amis
2006
Cracker (TV Movie) as
DI Walters
2006
The Best Man (TV Movie) as
Michael Sheldrake
2004
The Libertine as
Alcock
2004
Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (TV Movie) as
Catesby
2003
Blight (Short) as
Blight
2002
Strange (TV Mini Series) as
John Strange
- Asmoth (2003) - John Strange
- Dubik (2003) - John Strange
- Incubus (2003) - John Strange
- Costa Burra (2003) - John Strange
- Kaa-Jinn (2003) - John Strange
- Zoxim (2003) - John Strange
- Pilot (2002) - John Strange
2003
Friday Night In (Short) as
Ben
2000
Coupling (TV Series) as
Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (2002) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- The Girl with One Heart (2002) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- The Freckle, the Key and the Couple Who Weren't (2002) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- Remember This (2002) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- Unconditional Sex (2002) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- Faithless (2002) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- Split (2002) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- The End of the Line (2001) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- Naked (2001) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- Dressed (2001) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- Gotcha (2001) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- Jane and the Truth Snake (2001) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- The Melty Man Cometh (2001) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- Her Best Friend's Bottom (2001) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- My Dinner in Hell (2001) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- The Man with Two Legs (2001) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- The Cupboard of Patrick's Love (2000) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- The Girl with Two Breasts (2000) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- Inferno (2000) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- Sex, Death & Nudity (2000) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- Size Matters (2000) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
- Flushed (2000) - Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
2001
Othello (TV Movie) as
Michael Cass
2001
Happy Now as
Joe Jones
2001
Young Blades as
Count Morlas
2001
Sword of Honour (TV Movie) as
Trimmer McTavish
2000
Lorna Doone (TV Movie) as
John Ridd
2000
Up Rising (TV Series) as
Martin Marr
- The Green Man (2000) - Martin Marr
- The Prodigals (2000) - Martin Marr
- Time (2000) - Martin Marr
- Crash (2000) - Martin Marr
- The Last of England (2000) - Martin Marr
2000
Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series) as
Martin Hallingsworth
- A Sweeter Lazarus (2000) - Martin Hallingsworth
2000
Hearts and Bones (TV Series) as
Will Stenner
- There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (2000) - Will Stenner
1999
Wives and Daughters (TV Mini Series) as
Mr. Coxe
- Episode #1.3 (1999) - Mr. Coxe
- Episode #1.1 (1999) - Mr. Coxe
1999
Topsy-Turvy as
Mr. Hammond
1999
Greenstone (TV Series) as
Sir Geoffrey Halford
1999
Human Traffic as
Andy
1998
What Rats Won't Do as
Journalist
1998
The Life and Crimes of William Palmer (TV Mini Series) as
John Parsons Cook
- Episode #1.2 (1998) - John Parsons Cook
- Episode #1.1 (1998) - John Parsons Cook
1998
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (TV Series) as
Dr Miles Miller
- A Minor Operation (1998) - Dr Miles Miller
1998
Macbeth (TV Movie) as
Loon
Soundtrack
2001
Coupling (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Naked (2001) - ("The Stripper", uncredited)
Self
2022
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore - Unlocking Dumbledore's Past (TV Special) as
Self
2012
The Making of 'Pusher' as
Self
2012
W.E. UK Premiere Red Carpet Featurette (Video short) as
Self
2012
The Big Picture (TV Series) as
Self
- W.E. (2012) - Self
2009
The Animals' Guide to Survival (TV Series documentary) as
Self - Narrator (2009)
2009
Clash of the Dinosaurs (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self - Narrator UK
- Generations (2009) - Self - Narrator UK
- The Defenders (2009) - Self - Narrator UK
- Perfect Predators (2009) - Self - Narrator UK
- Extreme Survivors (2009) - Self - Narrator UK
2008
British Style Genius (TV Series documentary) as
Narrator
- Loud and Proud: The Street Look (2008) - Narrator (voice)
- By Royal Appointment: The Country Look (2008) - Narrator (voice)
- Breaking the Rules: The Fashion Rebel Look (2008) - Narrator (voice)
- A Cut Above: The Tailored Look (2008) - Narrator (voice)
- A Fashion Democracy: The High Street Look (2008) - Narrator (voice)
2007
The Whistleblowers: Behind the Scenes (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2005
2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards (Video) as
Self - Presenter
2004
GMTV (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 8 October 2004 (2004) - Self
2003
Coupling: Interviews (Video short) as
Self / Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
2003
Coupling: Out-takes (Video short) as
Self / Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
2002
Coupling: Behind the Scenes (Video documentary short) as
Self (uncredited)

References

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