Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Shane Richie (born Shane Patrick Roche, 11 March 1964) is an English actor, television personality, comedian, actor, singer and television presenter. Richie is probably best known for playing Alfie Moon in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders. He is set to guest star is series 2 of British teen drama Skins

Musicals Acts
From 2002 to 2003, Richie played villainous Danny Dexter on Night and Day. He won supporting roles in low-profile British films, Dead Clean and Distant Shadow, and in 2003, invested a six-figure sum into the budget of the film Shoreditch. Ritchie also starred in the project which ultimately made little profit.
As Alfie Moon, Richie received immediate acclaim for bringing humour to a programme often panned for being too depressing. The role won him numerous awards including the award for Best male european actor at the Rose D'or Festival and National Television Award for Most popular actor in 2005, shortly before he left the programme.
In 2007, Richie will star in a new ITV1 drama The Good Samaritan, and Father Frank for BBC One.

Shane RichieShane Richie Television Roles
In 2006, Richie played a rat called Sid in the Aardman Animation film Flushed Away and appeared in What we did on our holidays for ITV1. He has recently been seen in the UK stage tour of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and heard as a presenter on Virgin Radio, where he interviewed Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet, who claimed that the band could reunite for their 30th anniversary in 2010. He was Executive Producer for the much maligned British film 'Shoreditch' in which he also acted in a lead role.
He has been cast as the male lead in Carry On London, the latest film in the iconic series. He will be seen in the film Prisoners of the Sun with Former EastEnders Co-Star Michael Higgs.

Richie was born in Kensington and is the son of Irish parents; his father was a dustman.
Richie married Coleen Nolan in 1990, but they divorced in 1999. They have two sons Shane and Jake.
He proposed to his fiancé Christie Goddard at her 26th birthday party in April 2005, and on April 23, 2006 she gave birth to their baby boy, Mackenzie. Shane and Christie got married on 21st July 2007.
He is a big fan of Manchester United.

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