Trevor Eve

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Trevor Eve

Born

7/1/1951, Birmingham, England

Birth Name

Trevor Eve

Gender

Male
  • Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd (Tre...
  • Waking the Dead
  • Waking the Dead
  • Jackie (Gina McKee) and Detective Superi...
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Trevor Eve began by studying architecture at Kingston Polytechnic, London, then dropped out of that course and went on to train as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). He is now an Associate of RADA. Trevor has been married to English actress Sharon Maughan…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 1995 Trevor suffered a bad fall from a pony whilst playing polo that led to doctors claiming the actor would be paralysed for life.

    • Trevor and his wife bought a farm on the Sussex/Hampshire border after their return to England. However Trevor couldn't hack living in the countryside after a city life - he especially missed the lack of cinemas.

    • Trevor has spent time acting in America and earning money. His sons were both born there.

    • Trevor's part in the West End show 'Filumena' didn't involve a very traditional audition. Instead, one woman shockingly grabbed Trevor's testicles and his response, to stay standing still, delighted the director who hired him on the spot.

    • Trevor briefly considered becoming a ski instructor but was put off by the difficult test.

    • Trevor's real ambition when he was young was to be an artist, but his father dissuaded him due to money matters. Trevor turned to architecture instead.

    • Trevor did not have an affluent childhood. To pay for his education, his parents denied themselves all luxuries.

    • Trevor played Paul McCartney in the West End. Trevor had to get every gesture, sound and facial expression spot on.

    • The only acting Trevor did before leaving school was dressing up in drag as a middle-aged woman.

    • Trevor has said that despite playing Detective Superintendent Boyd in Waking The Dead, he couldn't personally deal with being a policeman as it would be too hard emotionally.

    • Trevor resides in London but has expressed a wish to live in a warmer climate by the sea.

    • Trevor gained fame for his appearance in Shoestring, for which he won an award for his portrayal of the private investigator.

    • He stands 5'11½" tall.

    • Trevor has three children with wife, Sharon Maughan - two boys: Jack aged 19, and George aged 11 (as of 2006). They have a daughter, Alice, who was born in 1982, and who is also an actress.

  • Quotes

    • (on playing unpleasant characters)
      Trevor: I think a lot of people are afraid of playing characters that aren't likeable. But I like to push it as far as I can, to find out if it's possible to play them as a three-dimensional person. Just because someone is a shitbag, it doesn't mean they don't help old ladies across the street.

    • (on his first high profile role, "Eddie Shoestring")
      Trevor: [He] was a very enjoyable part to play. The character did develop and it's very difficult to keep the initial agonies
      he had over being a computer programmer through two series but maybe I would have like more of his eccentricities to develop.

    • (On mid-life crises)
      Trevor: I don't know that crises come at a particular time. There are crossroads and confusion at any age. You mean buying a red sports car syndrome? I've heard of that. Going off with young girls? Is that a mid-life crisis? Could be. Or it could be just having a lot of fun.
      If you're not hurting anyone I wouldn't see that as a crisis.

    • Trevor: I'm fascinated by politics, and there is no more compelling drama than conflict in high places, but I wouldn't like to have been a politician, except for one reason - if I was able to sort out the traffic problems in London. Whatever party you're in, you have to become part of the Establishment, and I wouldn't sit very comfortably in that. Anyway, as an actor you get to speak in the House of Commons, and bat against a Test cricketer.

    • Trevor: It's astonishing that people connected to solving crime do the job day after day. We go in and basically act it. But when you think about the crime world, these people have to get inside it. I don't know how they escape or where they go for rest and relaxation.

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