Updated 15th October 2002
IMDB Entry: Stephen McGann
Official Site Profile: Sean Reynolds;
Appeared: 10 March 1999 - 4 January 2002
A Huge Big Thank you to Paul Berridge who has made various profiles and photos availabe to me. They were previously on his Beckindale site (that is no more). This is one of those profiles - although the coloured boxes have been added.
|Stephen McGann's brothers are all actors. Joe, (Charlie in The Upper Hand), Paul, (Doctor Who), and Mark, (Marcus Bannerman, in The Grand), He also has a sister called Clare.|
|Actor Steve McGann, who plays hard-nosed haulage boss Sean Reynolds, is a passionate campaigner for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. He has been involved in the FULL STOP Campaign aimed at stamping out child abuse and organised fellow Emmerdale cast members for a filming session on its behalf. Launched in March 1999, the FULL STOP Campaign lasts for a year. The aim is to greatly increase public awareness of the issues surrounding child abuse.|
|He says, "The thought of children being abused and the trauma they carry with them into adulthood is abhorrent." He is now involved in the NSPCC's Inca Challenge 2000 which will take place from 28 April to 13 May 2000. This is a high altitude trek through the remote Vilcanota Mountain Range in Peru to help raise vitally needed funds.|
Steve and Dominic
|Steve is married to screen
writer Heidi Thomas and the couple have a three year old son, Dominic. "He
is marvelous and is now at nursery himself. I think I am probably spoiling
the boy rotten. I love him. I'm crazy about him." |
Being an actor means that periods of hard work are also coupled with periods of free time which he can spend with his wife and son. "It's lovely having a boy. I know I sound like a terribly unreconstructed male, but in the future he can go to the football with me - I hope .
"If I'd had a girl I would have spoiled her rotten as well, but Dominic is just a beautiful boy and it's such a privilege to have him - everyday we count ourselves lucky ".
|Are you from a large family?
Yes, I am. There's me, my brothers Joe, Paul, Mark, and my sister Clare. My brothers are all actors as well.
|Who do you turn
to in times of
My wife Heidi. We phone each other at least six times a day when I'm away.
|What programmes do
you watch on
Soccer and documentaries. And I'm dying to go on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
person do you
Richard and Judy. Appearing live on TV is so nerve-racking.
|What would you be doing if
you weren't an actor?
I also work as a scriptwriter, so I'd continue to do that.
|What would you
most like to change about yourself?
I'm a great self-critic so I'd probably change everything.
|What was your first
When I was 16 I lasted four hours in a greasy cafe - I was a hopeless cook.
|What quality do you admire
most in yoursef?
My hard work and discipine I admire it now because I never used to have it.
|What quality do
you most admire
Compassion; doctors have a lot of that.Nothing that any actor does can be compared to what doctors do.
|Who would you
like to play you
of your life?
I'd give my brothers screen tests, then give the part to my sister.
|What did your school
They were very good, but I didn't work hard enough. I've often thought, 'Could do better. eh? I hope you're watching now!'
your first kiss?
Yes. I was 13 years old, at the bus stop in the rain. It was the most fantastic thing in the world.
|What would your
ultimate romantic date be?
Audrey Hepburn singing me Moon River.
|Do you have any
Yes. I can make an origami frog.
|What possession would you save if
your house was on fire?
My wife and my son, Dominic, who's four.
favourite film of all time?
Saving Private Ryan. It's a damn good story and the first 20 minutes recall what happened to my father who was a Navy commando on those very beaches.
|Which other soap character you like to play?
I'd love to be a Dingle.