Jeremy Sheffield

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Jeremy Sheffield
Born(1966-03-17) 17 March 1966 (age 48)
Chelmsford, Essex, England
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Jeremy Sheffield
Born(1966-03-17) 17 March 1966 (age 48)
Chelmsford, Essex, England

Jeremy Sheffield (born 17 March 1966 in Chelmsford, Essex) is an English actor and former professional ballet dancer. He is most noted for his roles in Holby City and Murder in Suburbia on television, as well as in the films Creep and The Wedding Date. He currently plays Patrick Blake in Hollyoaks.


The second son of Brenda (née Dare) and Barry Sheffield, Jeremy Sheffield trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Ballet School, graduating into the Royal Ballet, and also dancing with Northern Ballet Theatre. Roles with the Royal Ballet included Aria in The Spirit of Fugue, Paris in Romeo and Juliet, Benno in Swan Lake, He in My Brother, My Sisters, Wilfred in Giselle, Rakitin in A Month in the Country and Mouse King in The Nutcracker.[1]

He appeared as a dancer in Queen's music video for "I Want to Break Free" in 1984, performing in a pastiche of the ballet L'après-midi d'un faune. However, his ballet career ended at the age of 27 due to a broken toe and torn ligament. He had a prominent (non dancing) music video role several years later when he played the male lead in the video for Natalie Imbruglia's debut single "Torn" in 1997.

Since then, Sheffield has been in the British drama series Holby City where he played Alex Adams from 2000–03, as well as Lancelot in the 1998 television drama Merlin. He had a supporting role in the 2005 film The Wedding Date alongside Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney. Subsequently he made a cameo appearance in the final episode of Green Wing, playing a character that Sue White (played by Michelle Gomez) was dating.

In 2005 he appeared in the British and Irish Renault Clio advert "France vs. Britain" directed by Ridley Scott’s daughter Jordan Scott who also the directed the 2007 follow up spot "More Va Va Voom" again starring Sheffield as Ben and French actress Annelise Hesme as Sophie. He regularly features on the BBC's Holiday programme in which he has visited Mexico, Egypt, Sichuan, South Africa and Bermuda. In 2006 travelled to South Africa where eight celebrities competed to become rangers in a South African reserve, for the 2007 series of BBC2's Safari School. In the final, Sheffield came second to singing coach Carrie Grant.

Sheffield's more recent television roles have included appearances in New Tricks and Hotel Babylon. In 2008 he appeared in the films Miss Conception, The Children and Last Chance Harvey.

In January 2010, he took part in ITV show Dancing on Ice alongside professional skater Susie Lipanova. He was the third person to be voted off (therefore finishing the contest in 12th place) after losing in the skate-off.[2]

In October 2011 it was announced that Sheffield would be joining Coronation Street and will portray Danny Stratton. Jeremy's Corrie stay was only short as he was part of a storyline that saw Katherine Kelly depart.[3]

In October 2012, it was announced that he would be joining the cast of Hollyoaks to portray Patrick Blake (Hollyoaks), the biological father of twins Sienna Blake and Dodger Savage.[4]


YearFilmRoleOther notes
1995Safe HavenSean
1997Anna KareninaBoris
2003The Confidence TrickWalter
2005The Wedding DateJeffrey
2008Miss ConceptionJames
The ChildrenRobbie
Last Chance HarveyMatt
2010StreetDance 3DMichael
The Long Lonely WalkJDShort film
The Power of ThreeFilm Star
1991Dark SeasonGuardEpisode 1.4
The GovernorDr. ThomasEpisode 1.6
1998MerlinLancelotTelevision miniseries TV film
Her Own RulesLucas KentTV film
2000–2003Holby CityAlex AdamsCast member
2002Linda GreenStan Peterson1 episode Blind Date
2003The Afternoon PlayTom Rourke1 episode Coming up For Air
Grease MonkeysMark Miller1 episode Last Man Standing (BBC TV series)
Hearts of GoldDr. Andrew JohnBBC TV film won BAFTA Cymru Awards for Best Costume and Best Sound
2004–2005Murder in SuburbiaDCI SullivanCast member
2006BombshellMajor Nicholas WellingCast member
Blue MurderPaul Cochran1 episode In Deep
Green WingJeremy1 episode Christmas special
2007New TricksChris Parr1 episode Fathers's Pride
2008Hotel BabylonAdam Price2 episodes
2009Personal AffairsDr. Richard Palmer
2011–2012Coronation StreetDanny Stratton
2012-HollyoaksPatrick BlakeCast member
Music videos
1984I Want to Break FreeDancerQueen music video
1997TornBoyfriendNatalie Imbruglia music video


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