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Physical details

Gender: Male

Eye colour: Blue

Hair colour: Grey

Hair length: Receding

Playing age: 70 - 80 years

Actual age: 83

Height: 6ft 1ins

Weight: 83kg

Build: Medium

Location: North West

Nationality type: European

Appearance: White

Voice quality: Warm

Voice character: Assured


Edmund Herd was a keen student actor at Cambridge and London Universities in the 50’s. After a career as a country GP, he was finally able to return to his first love, the theatre, fourteen years ago. He undertook part-time training and has followed this with continuing professional development at the Actors’ Centre.

Television appearances include: Cutting It, Emmerdale, Coronation Street, The Mark of Cain, The Street, Crimewatch. He has had roles in the feature films: A Mind of Her Own, Ways to Live Forever and Torn Hearts. He took the title role in the prize-winning short film: The Binman, and has been in many other short films. He has credits in three TV commercials. His extensive stage experience includes plays by Shakespeare, Chekov, Stoppard, Priestly, Coward, Timberlake Wertenbaker etc, together with the work of new playwrights.


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2015 Reuben Archibald, EMMERDALE , ITV , Mike Lacey
2010 Grandfather, Mob Film Co , Jet2 Airlines , Sadie Smith
2006 Fly fisherman, Skipton Building Society , Expose , Andy Saunders
2006 Engineer, Acorn Stairlift , Mezzo Films , Mark Platts
2013 Bill (victim), Crimewatch , BBC 1 , Rachel Newman
2007 Judge, The Street II , ITV , David Blair
2007 Dennis Morgan, Coronation Street , Granada Television , Alan Wareing
2006 Judge Chaplin, Emmerdale (4 episodes) , YTV , Brian Morgan/M McKillop
2005 Malcolm, Coronation Street , Granada Television , Tony Prescott
2004 Judge, Emmerdale , ITV (Yorkshire) , Henry Foster
2004 Major Victor Ferraday, Cutting It , BBC 1 , Euros Lyn
2003 Various Roles, Taps Presentation (BAFTA) , Polish Centre, London , Marcus White
1999 Sir Roland, Cottage Hospital (pilot) , Channel 5 , Colin Bennett
Rehearsed Reading
2012 Roger Nowell, Trial of the Pendle Witches , Demi Paradise Productions, Lancaster Castle , Ian Blower
Site Specific
2011 Frank &/or Harry, Let Them Eat Jam , Look Left, Look Right - Rosehill Theatre , Mimi Poskett
2009 John Barker, Ways to Live Forever , Coastal Productions , Gustavo Ron
2005 Old man, We won the war , Bad Things Film , Kerri Davenport Burton
2004 Sir Harry Roberts, A Mind of Her Own , Carey Films , Owen Carey-Jones
2004 Title Role, The Binman , Pooka Productions , Marko Fuchs
2000 Dr Sheffield, Torn Hearts (Rosamunde Pilcher) , FFP Entertainment , Michael Steinke
2008 Dr Bradman, Blithe Spirit , Sheringham Little Theatre , Peter Craze
2008 Ernest, Bedroom Farce , Sheringham Little Theatre , Nicky Henson
2001 Captain Phillip, Our Country's Good , Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal , Anne Pierson
2000 Chebutykin, The Three Sisters , Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal , Anne Pierson
1999 Firs, The Cherry Orchard , Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth , Jan Dockwray
1998 Title Role, King Lear , RADA , Caroline Eves
1998 Magnus, The Real Inspector Hound , Theatre Royal, Workington , Jenni Rushton
1998 Scrooge, A Christmas Carol , Theatre Royal, Workington , Ann Dickens
1997 Parker, When We Are Married , Theatre Royal, Workington , Geoff Hoole
TV Film
2007 Judge Advocate, The Mark of Cain , BBC1, Red Production Co , Marc Munden
Stage Tour
2003 Eric Dacre, Laying the Axe , Craven Image Theatre , Alice Bartlett
2002 Baptista, The Taming of the Shrew , National Trust Tour , Christine Appleby


Accents & Dialects

Liverpool, Cumbrian, Yorkshire, Northern, RP*


Climbing, Skiing, Fishing, Golf

Vehicle Licenses

Car Driving Licence

Other skills

Magistrate, Doctor


Cambridge & London Universities - Undergraduate Acting
RADA Shakespeare Summer School - 1998
Actors Centre - ongoing professional development