William Ash

William Ash

Highest Rated: 100% Perfect 10 (2019)

Lowest Rated: 50% Hush (2009)

Birthday: Jan 13, 1977

Birthplace: Chadderton, Lancashire, England, UK

A veteran performer in series from Granada Television and ITV since childhood, actor William Ash moved capably from juvenile roles in comedies like "Mad About Mambo" (2000) to adult turns in dramatic fare in "Waterloo Road" (BBC One/Three, 2006-2015) and "The Tunnel (ITV, 2013- ). Born in Chadderton, a town in Greater Manchester, England on January 13, 1977, Ash was the son of an engineer and football enthusiast, and for much of his childhood and early teens, entertained the idea of playing the sport professionally as an adult. He was also a member of the Oldham Theatre Workshop, from which Granada Television frequently drew young talent like Ash to appear in its programming. He worked steadily throughout his adolescence, appearing in guest roles on series like "Coronation Street" (ITV, 1960- ) and "Children's Ward" (ITV, 1989-2000), and made his feature debut in Ken Loach's "Raining Stones" (1993) . But Ash continued to harbor an interest in football until his mid-teens, when an accident left him with a broken leg that forced him to abandon his pursuit and gradually focus his attention on acting. After honing his craft at Bretton Hall College of Education, Ash worked steadily in television, both as a series regular on the small town drama "Where the Heart Is" (ITV, 1997-2006) and the Gen-X-centric "Burn It" (BBC Three, 2003) and as a guest performer on such series as "Clocking Off" (BBC One, 2000-2003). He also enjoyed a rare lead in a feature in "Mad About Mambo," a charming comedy about a Catholic teen who falls in love with a Protestant girl (played by Keri Russell) with whom he is learning to dance. But television remained his most consistent screen showcase, and in the new millennium, Ash had moved up to regular leading man status in projects like the crime miniseries "Conviction" (BBC Three, 2004), the school drama "Waterloo Road, and the crime series "The Tunnel," as British detective Stephen Dillane's partner. He also remained an in-demand guest player, most notably in "Paranoid" (ITV, 2016) as the brother of a mentally ill man accused of murder, and on "The Loch" (ITV, 2017) as a trouble man suspected of a role in serial killings.

Highest rated movies

Perfect 10 Nicholas Nickleby
Mad About Mambo




100% No Score Yet Perfect 10 Rob (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Habit Ian (Character) - 2017
50% 37% Hush Zakes Abbot (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 39% Until Death Serge (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Midsummer Night's Dream Unknown (Character) - 2005
78% 75% Nicholas Nickleby Frank (Character) $1.3M 2002
57% 52% Mad About Mambo Danny Mitchell (Character) $61.7K 2000
No Score Yet 87% Fanny and Elvis Rick (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 65% All the King's Men Sgt. Ted Grimes (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anorak of Fire Tim Bixton (Character) - 1998


No Score Yet No Score Yet Casualty Kevin Eccles (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 100% Silent Witness Major Mark Sealy (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wanderlust Marvin Walters (Character) 2018
64% 81% The Loch Leighton Thomas (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Being Eileen Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Night Out Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Waterloo Road Christopher Mead (Character) 2006-2007 2010
92% 66% Doctor Who Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
20% 73% Heartbeat Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soldier, Soldier Unknown (Character) 1992