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Patron: Shaun Dooley

May 07, 2013

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Shaun Dooley is a British actor who regularly appears on television and in British Films. He was born in Barnsley in South Yorkshire but now lives in London.

Dooley's first acting role was in <em>"Groove on a Stanley Knife"</em> in 1997. Since then he has appeared in numerous tv dramas and films.

Shaun's credits include: The Street, Shackleton, P.O.W, The Borrowers, Silent Witness, Benidorm, Vincent, South Riding, Warriors and Apparitions. He portrayed police inspector Dick Alderman in all three parts of the Red Riding Trilogy and starred in Married Single Other. In 2010, he appeared in BBC One's Five Days and the BBC Four drama The Road to Coronation Street. In 2011 he appeared in the BBC dramas Exile and Great Expectations and in 2012 he joined the cast of Misfits and is currently filming series 5.

In 2009, Dooley played the lead in High Tide’s/ Royal National Theatre/ The Bush acclaimed production of “Stovepipe" at the West 12 Shopping Centre in Shepherd's Bush. "Blok/Eko" for the wrestling school and recently he played the American poet Robert Frost in The Almeida’s production of "The Dark Earth and Light Sky."
Films include: Eden Lake, The Awakening and British horror film Salvage. He also starred in the 2011 horror blockbuster, "The Woman in Black" alongside Ciaran Hinds and Daniel Radcliffe.

He received the Royal Television Society North Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Mark of Cain.

Shaun is also a writer. His first feature film "5 Dares" is currently in pre production.

I am proud to be a patron of the Learning Revolution Trust. It is so important to play a part in helping the next generation. Regardless of social or economic background everyone should be given the opportunity to learn and expand their horizons.

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring, will be to arrive where we started, and know the place for the first time.” T.S.Elliot.

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