Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 28

Birthday 1962-10-10

Place of Birth Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Giri/Haji (8 episodes) as Angling
2019 Wild Bill (6 episodes) as Keith Metcalfe
2018 Funny Cow as Bob
2018 Journeyman as Richie
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Captain Pterro
2016 Away as Col
2016 Triple 9 as Major Crimes Detective
2014 Remember Me (3 episodes) as DCI Grogan
2014 Hyena as Keith
2013 Peaky Blinders (6 episodes) as Sergeant Moss
2013 My Mad Fat Diary (5 episodes)
2012 A Touch of Cloth (2 episodes) as Bullock
2012 When the Lights Went Out as Hilary Barnes
2011 War Horse as Sgt. Martin
2011 Scott & Bailey (22 episodes) as Adrian Scott
2009 Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983 as John Nolan
2009 Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 as John Nolan
2009 Unforgiven (3 episodes) as Adam Boothroyd
2005 Dead Man Weds (6 episodes) as Red
2004 Conviction (1 episode)
2003 Johnny Vegas: Who's Ready for Ice Cream? as Kai Rydell
1997 The Lakes (1 episode) as DS Mooney
1997 The Fix as Peter Swan
1996 Hillsborough as PC in Control Box
1992 Heartbeat (2 episodes)
1984 The Bill (1 episode)
1984 Rainy Day Women as Roy Bates
1981 Looks and Smiles as Alan Wright

Writing

2018 Funny Cow Writer

Production

2018 Funny Cow Producer

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