DATE OF BIRTH : 26th June 1967
FAMILY : Father, Arthur, a telecom engineer and mother, Irene, a design draughtswoman. He also has a brother, who teaches computing and a younger sister, who works for a construction business.
PARTNER : Actress Devon Sorvari (Gilmore Girls)
PREVIOUS RELATIONSHIPS : Singer, Jacqui O’Sullivan (Bananarama). He fell for her on holiday in the Greek Island of Paras.
GREW UP : Born in Dundee, Scotland, Steven grew up in East Africa. He came to the UK, aged 11, he says ‘I found it difficult to adjust at first. the people were as cold as the weather.’
LIVES : LA, America.
TRAINING : Steven won a place at drama school, but couldn’t take it up due to lack of funds. He went on to spend seven years doing fringe theatre. He also trained as a surveyor for six months.
PREVIOUS JOBS : Manager for a publishing company, although he didn’t enjoy it, ‘I couldn’t do a 9-5 job, I know, I’ve tried, it’s not me.’
ON CHARACTER ADAM : ‘Adam Cooke is a nice bloke, and is a dedicated male nurse, but his life is in turmoil with a broken marriage.. Adam is very professional at work. Nursing is terribly important to him. He wants to help people and he wouldn’t let anything – not even a broken heart – stop him from giving his best.’
ON CASUALTY : ‘Casualty’s my big break, I’ve really loved it. Adam’s a great character to play because there’s so much going on for him behind the scenes.’
ON HAVING A REGULAR JOB : Before CASUALTY, Steven was earning £75 a week, after getting the job he said, ‘It’s nice to be paid a regular salary and not have to worry about where my next meal is coming from’.
ONE WISH : ‘That the ‘people in power’ would realise what a catastrophic effect they have on the world and be more sensitive to it.’
FAVE TV : It’s a Wonderful Life
FAVE MUSIC : Bill Withers
FAVE HOLIDAY DESTINATION : Africa
FAVE FOOD & DRINK : A good curry and a pint
ACTORS HE ADMIRES : Newman, Brando, De Niro, Pacino, Rylance
TELEVISION CREDITS : Casualty; Babes in the Wood; Doctors; The Bill; Heartbeat; Darling Buds of May; Taggart; Wing & A Prayer; Doctors; Psychos; Love in the 21st Century; The Savages; The Mind of a Married Man; Hellsing; The Diary of Ellen Rimabuer; Mystery Woman; CSI; McBride: The Chameleon Murder; Navy NCIS; Point Pleasant; Alien Express; The Nine; Shark; The Apostles; Samurai Girl; CSI Miami; Mistresses; 90210; Covert Affairs; NCIS Los Angeles; Triassic Attack; Human Target; The Cabin; Magic City; Castle
FILM CREDITS : Beyond Bedlam; The Scorpion King; Stone & Ed; Treasure Raiders; Say it In Russian; Stone & Ed; XII; The Human Contract; Hellraiser – Revelations; The Cloth; Saving Lincoln; Telling of the Shoes
COMMERCIALS : Wilkinson FX Performer; Volvo
BOOKS : Appears in ‘CASUALTY : Inside Story (Revised & Updated) by Hilary Kingsley.
DID YOU KNOW? Steven was turned down in three auditions for CASUALTY; one even for Josh Griffiths, before landing the part of nurse Adam Cooke.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Since leaving CASUALTY, Steven Brand has made his break into films and starred in ‘The Scorpion King’.