is Shaun Dooley related to Stacey Dooley?

Is Innocent and It’s A Sin star Shaun Dooley related to Stacey Dooley?

The actor is famous for his roles Innocent, Gentleman Jack and Broadchurch

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Shaun Dooley – currently starring in Innocent on ITV –  is an actor many viewers will recognise.

No offence Shaun, but you’ve been around a while!

The actor is famous for his roles in respected TV dramas Broadchurch, Gentleman Jack, The Stranger and Innocent 2.

Here’s everything you need to know about Shaun – including if he’s related to Strictly star Stacey Dooley!

Shaun Dooley with his on-screen son in It's a Sin
Shaun Dooley with his on-screen son in It’s a Sin (Credit: C4)

What else has Innocent star Shaun Dooley been in?

Shaun is a tried, tested and trusted face on TV, film and in theatre.

He’s been on our TV screens ever since 1997, when he was 23 years old.

Between 1997 and 1998, he portrayed Richie Fitzgerald in Coronation Street.

He also portrayed Rev. Tom Stuart in EastEnders for three years from 2001.

He played Eddie in Married, Single, Other, as well as Pete Garvey in Benidorm and Greg in Misfits.

The actor is best known for his roles in gritty TV dramas such as Red Riding, Five Days, Ordinary Lies and Broadchurch.

He recently played Jeremiah Rawson in Gentleman Jack opposite Suranne Jones.

He starred as Doug Tripp in The Stranger, before winning the role as Clive Tozer in C4’s It’s a Sin.

Horror fans will recognise him from 2008 cult film Eden Lake.

He’s currently starring as a detective in ITV drama The Innocent, which also stars Katherine Kelly and Jamie Bamber.

Shaun Dooley related to Stacey Dooley?
Shaun Dooley in ITV drama The Innocent (Credit: ITV)

Who does Shaun Dooley play in It’s a Sin?

Shaun plays Clive Tozer in 80s drama It’s a Sin.

Clive is Ritchie’s dad – a bullish, opinionated, king of his own little world.

He’s even a bit jealous of his son and his freedom.

As is typical of the time, Clive has very old-fashioned views on romance which means his son dreads coming out to him.

Actor Shaun says: “Clive is very much of his time.

“If he’d been 20 years younger, he could have been Ritchie in terms of wanting fun, music and partying.

“Instead, he’s ended up with two kids, a car, a steady job, and drinks at the same pub with the same people.

“He’s stuck and resents it.”

However Shaun insists that Clive is basically a “good man inside”.

Shaun Dooley
Shaun Dooley attends The National Television Awards 2020 at the 02 Arena in London (Credit: Splash)

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How old is Shaun Dooley and where is he from?

Shaun was born on March 30 1974.

He is currently 47.

Shaun was born in Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire.

He studied at the Arden School of Theatre in Manchester between 1992 and 1995.

Shaun Dooley as Dave in Ordinary Lies
Shaun Dooley as Dave in Ordinary Lies (Credit: BBC One)

Is he married?

Shaun has been with his wife Polly Dooley since 1998.

They have four children together.

Is Shaun Dooley related to Stacey Dooley?

We’d love to tell you that there’s a showbiz connection – but, sadly, there isn’t one!

Shaun is in fact the older brother of Kimberly Dooley and Stephanie Ann Dooley.

Stephanie Dooley is an actress, formerly married to Darren Day, who portrayed Zara Baynard in Emmerdale.

Innocent continues tonight on ITV and It’s A Sin is available on 4oD

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