Actor Stephen Tompkinson due in courtroom charged with inflicting GBH

The Crown Prosecution Service has said that actor Stephen Tompkinson will seem in Newcastle Crown…

The Crown Prosecution Service has said that actor Stephen Tompkinson will seem in Newcastle Crown Court docket on a single accusation of inflicting grievous bodily harm.

The 56-year-old, well-known for his function as Inspector Alan Banks within the crime dramatic sequence DCI Banks, is looking for a trial after rejecting the cost at Newcastle Magistrates Court docket on August 10.

Stephen Tompkinson, aged 56, of Beech Grove, Whitley Bay, appeared earlier than Newcastle Magistrates’ Court docket on Wednesday August 10 to face a single cost of inflicting grievous bodily harm, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

In 2021, he appeared within the second season of The Bay as Stephen Marshbrook, who was murdered in entrance of his son beneath unusual circumstances. Tompkinson rose to prominence after taking part in as Father Peter Clifford in Ballykissangel in 1996, and as Phil within the smash movie Brassed Off the next 12 months.

Different important TV appearances embrace Drop the Lifeless Donkey, Minder, New Tips, Grafters, and Ted and Alice. He additionally featured for six years on ITV’s DCI Banks earlier than it was cancelled in 2016.

Tompkinson, who beforehand performed Frank Bryant in a theatrical rendition of Educating Rita, will seem later this 12 months within the ITV thriller The Lengthy Shadow, which is predicated on Yorkshire ripper Peter Sutcliffe.

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The artist was born on Oulston Street in Stockton, alongside his grandparents on Windermere Street and his uncle and aunt on Grangefield Street shut. He moved to Scarborough as a child however has maintained a lifetime affection for his homeland and Middlesbrough FC, coming to go to household regularly.

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Later this 12 months, he’ll seem within the ITV drama The Lengthy Shadow, primarily based on Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe. Tompkinson has additionally lately appeared in a theatrical rendition of Educating Rita as Frank Bryant, reverse his real-life companion Jess Johnson, 41.