Role TV actor
|Name Stephen Beard|
Years active 2008-present
TV shows Living on the Edge
|Born 6 January 1989 (age 26) (1989-01-06) Salford, Greater Manchester|
Education Manchester Grammar School
Stephen Beard in Hollyoaks
Stephen David T. Beard (born 6 January 1989) is a reality TV participant and actor, playing Archie Carpenter in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks.
Living on the Edge
In October 2007, Beard was first introduced to British television screens on MTV UK's reality TV series Living on the Edge. The show documented the lives of several teenagers in Alderley Edge in Cheshire, a wealthy village in the North West of England.
The second series aired on 14 October 2008, with Beard as the only original cast member returning for the second series. Living on the Edge portrayed Beard as a player, dating many girls. He cheated on former girlfriend Brooke with another Living on the Edge cast member, Millie. In the series two finale, they are seen together on the beach but it is left unclear if they become official as a couple.
The second series of Living on the Edge showed Beard auditioning and landing the part as Archie Carpenter on Channel 4's Hollyoaks. He played the role from November 2008 to June 2010.
Stephen Beard (aka beardy, beard or Celebrity Stephen Beard) currently lives in Wilmslow in the United Kingdom. He studied at Manchester Grammar School, but then moved to Kings School in Macclesfield after being expelled. A few years later he moved to Sedbergh School.
After taking a gap year where he pursued his acting career, in September 2009 he decided to attend Liverpool John Moores University to study property management.
Stephen is a grandson of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in UK. His mother Georgina was Ruth's daughter by dentist George Ellis.