Dean Weir is an upcoming actor from Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland currently living in London. He is currently studying an MA in Screen Performance and Communication Techniques at Bedfordshire University and is also a part time student at Identity Drama School IDSA in London. His training also includes an Extended BTEC Performing Arts and a BA Hons Performing Arts (TV & Stage).
Recently Dean was cast as Jack, the lead role in David Tristram’s comedy What’s for Pudding? (2018) with the Masque Players theatre group in High Wycombe. During the last few years Dean has been a featured cast member on Television. To name a few are Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away – The Missing Crown Jewels (2017) as the leading Henchman and THE 1975 - Somebody Else (Official Music Video) (2016) as the Muscular Male. Aside from professional television he is cast regularly, (some of which are lead roles) in smaller budget productions with the latest being a short film by Euphoria Productions & Kel SG Productions called Forgotten (2019) as Detective Mason and a full-length feature film by Courageous Films called Scarlett (2019) as Roy Bates.
Dean shares a good range in terms of being castable. He is confident yet down to earth with a warm, encouraging personality. Not to mention a handsome like appearance, with an athletic physique. He spent the early part of his career working as a featured extra in a whole spectrum of professional television and film genre. With a joy for being on set and gaining experience, agents and assistant directors consistently took notice and gave him countless prominent positions. To name a few are the entire season one of TV series The Royals (2015) as a bodyguard to the lead characters in which he constantly worked with Liz Hurley and became friendly with William Moseley who plays Prince Liam.
Dean’s first professional character name was Neptune, in the 20th Anniversary episode of Hollyoaks (2015), and was cast with tastes of dialogue in productions such as Breaking the Bank (2016) starring Kelsey Grammer as the Sarcastic Banker, The Crown (2016) as the Junior Doctor with John Lithgow’s character to working with Sir Paul McCartney in his music video Appreciate (2013) and many more.
Into his fitness in a big way, Dean regularly enjoys working out at his local gym. As he has quite a competitive nature, he likes to compete a lot, especially in his teenage years in which he won quite a few respectable titles, including 3rd in the world in the Tae Kwon Do World Championships at 16 years old to constantly winning 1st 2nd and 3rd place trophies in junior body building competitions throughout Northern Ireland.