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Overview (1)

Birth NameStephen D N Hope Wynne

Mini Bio (1)

Steve Hope Wynne is an English Actor of Scot, Welsh and Irish genetic mix. He works in Television comedy and drama, Feature Film, Theatre, Radio and is a Voice Talent for Games and Animation. Steve is known for his game-roles as Richard Croft, father to Lara Croft in Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) starring Camilla Luddington and Earl Baylon, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Deep Roy, Christopher Lee, James Fox, Missi Pyle and Freddie Highmore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) plus Shongram (2019) starring Anupam Kher and Asia Argento and other Game/Movie titles. Steve's character range of voices have been applied in major Studio Games & Movies for Directors such as Tim Burton in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) for Warner Bros. Steve has also been a voice impressionist in stand-up and comedy writing with Alex Lowe Alex Lowe and Lewis Macleod in 'Barry from Watford' and is co-creator of numerous award-winning radio comedy shows including 'Damn the Torpedoes' for BFBS.

Steve served as a Reservist (volunteer) with British Army, 71st Signal Regiment, Royal Corps of Signals Communications Specialist as a radio, information and satellite Detachment Commander of High Readiness Reserve. This followed service in Royal Navy Reserve. Consequently, Steve utilises his military skills in consulting and adapting script, action, scene and dialogue delivering authenticity and dramatic impact for which Steve has become popular by combining his dark comedy and improvised characters of note, particularly in computer games.

In 1983 Steve earned a working-scholarship to ALRA Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, London in it's initial year. Cleaning the Academy rooms, building renovation, theatre set-building, designer-silversmith and playing French horn in a military band earned his study in classical theatre and film at ALRA.

After graduating from ALRA London UK in 1986, Steve Hope-Wynne moved from London to Vienna and parts of Europe where his career began at Vienna's International Theatre playing roles by great American playwrights including John Steinbeck 'Of Mice and Men'. In Vienna he played The Times Columnist in Marvin J. Chomsky Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986) starring Amy Irving, Edward Fox, Omar Sharif, Christian Bale and Claire Bloom. Steve returned to London in 1987 to work on a police TV series The Bill (1984) later Drop the Dead Donkey (1990) for Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, then Holby City (1999). multiple roles in successive Shakespeare and Greek classical plays while working for new writers and independent film producers including Sue Pomeroy and Denis Saunders in Good Company touring Production of 'The Pepyshow' starring Peter Woodward and new wave of TV Writer-Directors as James Strong in Strong's 'Lady Jane' and in Hustle (2004). Steve is a specialist rower of historic boats called skiffs and cutters and often rows in motion features and TV series such as Sanditon (2019) by Jane Austen, Wolf Hall (2015), and Robin Hood (2010) with Richard Carless of Marine Film Services.

Steve is known to collaborate with Creators such as Tony McHale and Debbie Arnold, Kate Robbins in piloting new television series pitches and is developing his own titles for screen through Spero Victor Pictures.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Spero Victor

Trade Mark (2)

Distinct and versatile voice
Versatile face for odd-ball character performances

Trivia (4)

In Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) Steve Hope Wynne filmed the Motion Capture and voice scenes for Lara Croft's Father at Centroid in Pinewood Studios.
Stephen (junior) slept in orchestra pits and worked in minor child roles in various operas and musicals that his parents worked in most nights throughout Steve's childhood. Steve Hope Wynne went on to play the french horn, guitar, flute and saxophone and song-writer.
That day of recording Kidz Next Door debut single all the lads noticed that Steve's mum was featured on page 3 of a renowned UK tabloid newspaper. It was a credit for her work as Director of Opera at Richmond Theatre (where, by night, Stephen played support roles) and for Maureen's work at English National Opera as debut Assistant Director.
Steve learned guitar with assistance of Jimmy Pursey Jimmy Pursey of Sham 69 and went on to form 'Alienz' then (known as Angus Hope-Wynne) worked alongside Sham69, formed the Kids Next Door, signed to Jimmy Pursey's initial label then WEA Records. In 1988 over a week of intense Jimmy Pursey recording sessions at Polydor A&R Studios, bass guitar was played by Steve Jones of Sex Pistols in between sessions of Angelic Upstarts and Cockney Rejects.

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