Isle of Wight actor Stephen Wight stars in two very different shows.
TELEVISION actor Stephen Wight, who attended Grange Primary, Osborne Middle and Medina High schools, is back with another new TV double — and the shows will attract very different audiences.
He’s in both The Paradise and Bluestone 42.
Stephen, a role model for many of the Island’s talented young actors, began his acting life at Medina High School, before gaining local amateur experience with the Ferret Theatre Company.
This Sunday night he returns as the popular character Sam in the second series of The Paradise, on BBC 1 at 8pm. This period drama, set in a department store, was a hit when the first series was aired in 2012.
In the late Friday night BBC1 adult comedy series Bluestone 42, about a British bomb disposal unit in Afghanistan, Stephen plays Simon. In next Friday’s show he has a major storyline.
This eight-part series was first shown on BBC 3.
In recent years, Stephen, who is coming back to the Island early next year to get married, has appeared as a regular in many successful series, including Diamond Geezer, Whites and Fingersmith.
He has made guest appearances in New Tricks, Sherlock and Ashes to Ashes.
His movies include Wilderness, Highlander — The Source and Weekend.
Last year he spent several months in the West End production of The Ladykillers, which had five Olivier Award nominations.