Bob Mason



Real name:
Born: Lancashire



Played: Terry Bradshaw (1976)

After leaving school Bob trained in Drama and soon after graduation made his professional debut. He has been acting since the early seventies and is a familiar face on television.

After leaving The Street in '76 Bob played many parts in TV shows such as Strangers, Crown Court (GTV); Warship and Play For Today (BBC) and appeared on stage at The Liverpool Everyman (Zack; The Western Kirkby Cowboy Show) and The Half Moon in London (Dracula; Elizabeth: Almost By Chance A Woman).

In 1981 he joined the Coronation Street scriptwriting team - the only regular cast member to have done this.  He stayed until 1989 writing 36 episodes.  Whilst at Granada he wrote half of the rock and roll series Studio and episodes of The Practice and had many plays produced in repertory theatres and on the London fringe.

In the nineties he turned to acting again dividing his energies between theatre (Bolton Octagon; West Yorkshire Playhouse; Bristol Old Vic; Sheffield Crucible) and TV (Once Upon A Time In The North; Between The Lines; Men Of The World; Slap; Sgt Eddie Slater in The Lakes 1 & 2; The Thing About Vince) possible achieving his greatest notoriety to date shouting 'Mother, you're covered!' in the Direct Line Home Insurance commercial.

His other stage work includes The Beggars Opera at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre, Ghosts at the Shaw Theatre, Stitched Up, Eight Miles High and Noman Conquests at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton and Stone Free and Midsummer Nights Dream at the Bristol Old Vic. More recently he has appeared in Suicide at the Bolton Octagon Theatre and in The Messiah and The Government Inspector at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

His film work includes The Royal College of Art's film The Last Man Out, Thin Man Films Untitled (1995) and the role of Coroner Eisler in Fatherland and a policeman in Mary Reilly.

He has also had TV appearances in Lyndsay, Light, Soldiers Talking Cleanly, Warship, The Permissive Society, Anglo-Saxon Attitudes; Men of The World; Officer Carey in The Bill, Noel Le Sage in Wings, DI Young in Back Up, Joe in The Missing Postman and DS Clarke in Beyond Fear. He appeared with Pam Ferris and Sarah Lancashire in the nursing drama Where The Heart Is as Colin Butler and played Arthur Bowney in Dalziel and Pascoe. More recently Bob has played Gordon Dodsworth in Slap and John Bannerman in Peak Practice.

Bob lives in Lancashire.








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