Jeffrey Lloyd Roberts
22 February 1965 (age 58) (
Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
Dullard, Thuggy Roberts
Jeffrey Lloyd Roberts (Brother)
Joanna Roberts (m. 2012), Roberts Julia (m. 1989–2010)
Movies and TV shows
Inkheart, Hollyoaks, Stella, Krod Mandoon and the Fl, Pirates of the Caribbea
Helen Monks, Rob Rouse, Ruth Jones
Steve speirs talks about stella and captain tarpals
Steve Speirs (born 22 February 1965) is a Welsh actor and occasional writer, who has appeared in films such as Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
- Steve speirs talks about stella and captain tarpals
- Steve speirs part two
- Early life
- Personal life
Steve speirs part two
He was born as Steven Roberts in Troed-y-rhiw, a village in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales and went to school at Afon Taf High School where he found a taste for drama. He joined the National Youth Theatre of Wales and studied drama at Loughborough University. He says he took his stage name, Speirs, from the surname of a lecturer at college.
Since graduating from university, Speirs has played Sloan in Eragon, Andy Fellows in Making Waves and the "pathetic loser" Dullard alongside Ricky Gervais in Extras, as well as having small parts in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (Captain Tarpals) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
He appears in Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire, a comedy fantasy series in which he plays Loquasto, an oafish servant, "who belongs to a race of pig-like creatures known as Grobble".
He wrote his first film, Caught in the Act, in 2008 and starred in it as the lead character. Based on his memories of growing up in South Wales, it was filmed in the Merthyr Tydfil area.
Speirs often goes by the name of "Dullard" in honour of his role in Extras, as he considers the character a mirror of himself. Speirs also appeared in the Gervais and Stephen Merchant film Cemetery Junction released in 2010, a part which Speirs claims was written particularly for him. Speirs also starred as the bouncer at Mother McOakley's Tavern in Burke and Hare, a British black comedy directed by John Landis and released (in the United Kingdom) in October 2010.
In 2013, Steve played PC McClintock in the Christmas TV film Gangsta Granny, an adaptation of the book written by David Walliams. He played the role of Dad in the 2014 TV film The Boy in the Dress, also written by Walliams.
Speirs moved to live in Brighton, East Sussex. He is divorced from first wife, Julie, with whom he had two sons, Jack and Lewis. He also has a third son, Max, and a daughter Amelie (born 2014). His brother is opera singer Jeffrey Lloyd Roberts.