Welcome to GeorgeIrving.co.uk

GeorgeIrving.co.uk is a site dedicated to the work of British actor George Irving. He is probably most well known for his portrayal of Anton Meyer in Holby City. However, he has made regular appearances on TV since the 1970's and his first TV role in 'When the Boat Comes in' (1976).

Since then he has appeared in numerous classic series including The Sweeney, The Professionals, Dempsey and Makepeace and Bergerac. He has also had starring roles in Holby City, Dangerfield, The Best Man, Dalziel and Pascoe and the BAFTA nominated Wing and a Prayer.

More recently he has appeared in several theatre production including the 2006 touring production of The French Lieutenant's Woman, Shining City, The Dying of Today, All My Sons, Ghosts, Landscape and starred in the opening production of the Bolton Octagon's 2011-2012 season, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

George recently appeared as Nick in Alastair Brett and Sian Evans' play Gibraltar at The Arcola Theatre.

George also recently appeared in Tyne at the Live Theatre in Newcastle as part of the Festival of the North East.

The Taste

New upcoming TV project added 21st December 2013

The Taste with Nigella Lawson - George Irving

George is narrating The Taste, a new 10 part Channel 4 series starring Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain and Ludo Lefebvre.

The series starts on 7th January 2014 at 9pm and continues at the same time each week with each episode repeated the following Saturday at 12:30.


New Tricks

New upcoming TV appearance added 1st December 2012
Updated 22 July 2013

New Tricks Logo - George Irving

George is to star in the opening two episodes of Series 10 of New Tricks in 2013.

In the midst of several high profile cast changes in the upcoming series of New Tricks with the departure of both Amanda Redman and Alun Armstrong details of the first two episodes of the new series have been released.

Series 10 will premiere on 30th July 2013 on BBC opening with the first part of a two part story entitled “The Rock”, the second episode is currently scheduled for broadcast on 6th August 2013.

George is playing William Embleton.

New Tricks Radio Times - George Irving

As well as the departures of Amanda Redman and Alun Armstrong it was also recently announced that Nicholas Lyndhurst would be joining the cast. Nicholas Lyndhurst discusses his feelings about New Tricks in an interview in the Radio Times.


New Tricks Trailer

Albeit a “blink and you might miss it” appearance in the pre-release trailer for series 10 of New Tricks George is there! Appearing in the first few seconds George’s character is on the receiving end of Brain Lane’s (Alun Armstrong) fist.

In case you don’t manage to catch George’s fleeting appearance there are two stills below the video, courtesy of the BBC.

Detailed programme information is available from the BBC:

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George Irving in New Tricks Series 10 - Gibraltar

George Irving in New Tricks Series 10 - Gibraltar

Filming in Gibraltar


New theatre appearance added 24th May 2013

Tyne at Live Theatre 2013 - George Irving

George is to star in Tyne, by Michael Chaplin, at the Live Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne in June and July 2013.

Tyne is based on the work Tyne View. Tyne View follows the July 2011 journey of four Tynesiders, Michael Chaplin, Birtley Aris, Charles Bell and Christy Ducker walking the length of the River Tyne from South Shields to Tynemouth via Wylam, through changing communities, industries and myriad landscapes.

Interviewing a whole range of Tynesiders along the way the book is an eclectic work of illustrations, photographs, poetry and a written narrative that perfectly captures the entire adventure.

The production opens on 27 June 2013 running until 20 July 2013 with a range of supporting events and is part of the Festival of the North East running in conjunction with The Port of Tyne.




  • Paul Dodds
  • Victoria Elliott
  • Jane Holman
  • George Irving
  • Zoe Lambert
  • Assad Zaman

Creative Team

  • Writer – Michael Chaplin
  • Musical Director – Kathryn Tickell
  • Director – Max Roberts
  • Designer – Gary McCann
  • Moving images by Phil Shotton


Gibraltar Cast Arcola Theatre 2013 - George Irving

George starred in Gibraltar by Alastair Brett with Siân Evans at The Arcola Theatre between 27 March 2013 and 20 April 2013.

The play is based on the 1988 highly contentious shooting of three unarmed Provisional IRA terrorists by the SAS in Gibraltar.

Gibraltar analyzes the fallout from a subsequent television documentary, “Death on the Rock”, which controversially claimed the deaths could have been the result of a ‘Shoot to Kill’ policy.

The play is written by Alastair Brett, a media law expert, and playwright Sian Evans.



Gibraltar Cast Arcola Theatre 2013 - George Irving

Cast and Crew

  • Greer Dale-Foulkes
  • Karina Fernandez
  • George Irving
  • Billy McColl
  • James Robert Carson – Director
  • Cordelia Chisholm – Designer
  • Mike Robertson – Lighting
  • Marco Devetak – Audio Visuals

The Dying of Today Video

The Wrestling School have recently added a short video of extracts from a recording of a live performance of The Dying Of Today by Howard Barker Directed by Gerrard McArthur to their YouTube Channel.

Recorded at the Arcola Theatre in November 2008 it starred George Irving as The Barber and Duncan Bell as The Visitor.

Holby City Interview

William Gallagher has written a very interesting piece about the recent unrest in the New Tricks camp after promotions for their latest series.

The reason I mention here is that the author recalls the launch interviews for Holby City and George features prominently.

The piece can be found at Is this why actors claim to rewrite their scripts? No.

Manchester Theatre Awards Get-Together

The Manchester Theatre Awards is hosting a celebration of Manchester Theatre with a get-together of the winners and nominees from the 2011 awards.

The invitation only event is taking place at New Century House in Manchester on Friday 18 May 2012. The winners of the 2011 awards will be receiving their trophies.

See the Manchester Theatre Awards site for more details.


George is to star in Daementia, directed by John Rackham, based on the one act play written by Philip L. Milne.

“For nearly a thousand years there have been, across Europe, ritualistic sacrifices with the victims being children and teenagers. Five years ago, a boy named Eric Frasier witnessed one of these sacrifices and the experience has driven him insane. He is now resident in a psychiatric home in a district where similar killings have suddenly become increasingly common. The investigation into the recent murders is being headed by DI Gabriel, assisted by DS Monroe, who has been looking into the pseudo-religious background of the sacrifices. They learn of Eric Frasier and a seemingly coincidental link between the recent murders and Eric’s psychotic episodes. Despite Dr Holmwood’s insistence that Eric’s behaviour could not possibly be linked to any of the murders, other than the one he witnessed, Gabriel reluctantly allows Monroe to investigate along those lines. Even in the face of overwhelming evidence, the detective constable refuses to believe that any of the suspects are guilty and instead starts hunting down a man that no-one else can see.” Written by Philip L MilneIMDB

George plays the role of Dr Holmwood.

Promotional video on YouTube.

Daementia on:

Manchester Theatre Award Winners Announced

The winners of the Manchester Theatre Awards were announced at 10am on 14 March.

Margot Leicester won the accolade for best actress for her performance in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Full details of all the awards can be found at the Manchester Theatre Awards website


Manchester Theatre Awards Nominations 2011

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? has secured a plethora of nominations in the newly revamped Manchester Theatre Awards.

Announced today at 10am Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? has nominations for the entire cast and production, as follows:

  • Best Production: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Best Actor: George irving
  • Best Actress: Margot Leciester
  • Best Supporting Actor: Kieran Hill
  • Best Supporting Actress: Tammy Joelle

Full details of the nominations in all seventeen categories are available from The Manchester Theatre Awards.