Tony Pitts

Tony Pitts

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 10-10-1962
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
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  • Popularity: 2.72
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Tony Pitts is an actor, screenwriter and playwright. Born in Sheffield, Pitts originally intended to become a physician but ended up working as a car mechanic in his early career. During his time at Stannington College, Sheffield Barry Hines paid a visit looking for extras for his upcoming drama Looks and Smiles. Pitts was cast and soon upgraded to a bigger role in the production. He decided to follow his ambition to become an actor in 1983, landing the role of Archie Brooks in the long running ITV soap Emmerdale. He remained in the show for a total of ten years, when the character was killed off in the infamous plane crash episode of 30th December 1993. Since then, Pitts has worked in TV, film, radio and theatre including War Horse, Lilyhammer and Peaky Blinders. In 2018, Pitts wrote, produced and starred in the film Funny Cow - the story of a female stand up comedian (played by his friend Maxine Peake) on the northern club circuit in the 1970s.

Year Movie Character
1981 Looks and Smiles as Alan Wright
2017 Journeyman as Richie
2003 Johnny Vegas: Who's Ready for Ice Cream? as Kai Rydell
2019 Affection as Dave
2018 Funny Cow as Bob
1987 On the Palm as Evil Mick
2014 Hyena as Keith
2016 Away as Col
2009 Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 as John Nolan
2012 When the Lights Went Out as Hilary Barnes
2009 Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983 as John Nolan
1997 The Fix as Peter Swan
1984 Rainy Day Women as Roy Bates
2011 War Horse as Sgt. Martin
1996 Hillsborough as PC in Control Box
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Captain Pterro
2016 Triple 9 as Major Crimes Detective
2018 Funny Cow
2018 Funny Cow

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