At age 18, British-born Steven Waddington
earned a place at London's East 15 Acting School and three years later joined the esteemed Royal Shakespeare Company. The actor spent a two-year season with the RSC, appearing in such plays as All's Well That Ends Well
, before being cast as the lead in Derek Jarman
's controversial art-house feature, Edward II
. With no prior film experience, the actor found the transition from stage to screen an easy one, following his screen debut with a starring role in Michael Mann
's epic, The Last of the Mohicans
His other feature credits include 1492: Conquest of Paradise, the BBC's professional boxing drama Seconds Out, Don't Get Me Started, Carrington (opposite Emma Thompson and Jonathan Pryce) and Antonia Bird's Face with Robert Carlyle. He also portrayed the hero of BBC 1's critically acclaimed mini-series, Ivanhoe.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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