Ashley Artus was born in Newcastle in 1971, the eldest of four children – His parents met at medical school; his mother a nurse from a Northumbrian mining family (her father from Northumbrian gentry) and his father a doctor from the Middle East.
Highlights of Ashley’s stage work include ‘Coot’ in SKELLIG (Young Vic – dir: Trevor Nunn) ‘Emcee’ in CABARET (nominated: Best Actor: Manchester Evening News awards); ‘Robbie’ in the original production of Mark Ravenhill’s SHOPPING AND F**KING (Royal Court) and ‘Thenardier’ in the 25th Anniversary production of LES MISERABLES (O2 Arena + international tour).
Extensive screen includes the current LES MISERABLES tv series (a hat-trick after his previous appearances in both the stage musical and the feature film!); recurring role in CASUALTY (BBC) and BORGIA (Netflix) with movies ranging from TOPSY TURVY (dir: Mike Leigh) through KISS KISS (BANG BANG) starring Stellan Skarsgård and beginning with THE WISDOM OF CROCODILES in which he starred opposite Jude Law.
|Bases:||London, Newcastle, Brighton|
|Digne Gendarme in LES MISERABLES (2019)