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Jo Hole Associates

Agent: Jo Hole Associates
General enquiries: 07921 831251 / [email protected]

Ray was born and raised in Sheffield where he still lives today with his family.    In the early years of his acting career, he worked extensively in rep theatre at Liverpool Everyman, Sheffield Crucible, Library Theatre Manchester, Leeds Playhouse, Belgrade Coventry, Northcott Exeter and in London at the Bush Theatre.

Ray is best-known for his long-running role as DS Geoff Daly in THE BILL and he also spent two years in EMMERDALE with returning and guest roles in popular series from CORONATION STREET, HEARTBEAT and DALZIEL AND PASCOE to PRIME SUSPECT, EASTENDERS and DOCTORS amongst many.

Most recently Ray has made a successful return to the theatre, garnering terrific reviews for his moving central performance as 'George Mason' in ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE by Ray Castleton returning to Crucible Sheffield and touring the North of England.


Languages: English
Nationality: British
Bases: Sheffield

“The play avoids sentimentality and cliché....Ray Ashcroft is particularly good as George, the elderly miner still haunted by the death of his elder son”

-THE STAGE on ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE
Featured Credits
George Mason (Lead) in ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE
Charlie Kember/Crucible Theatre Sheffield + tour
Sean in THE NEST by Rosie McPherson
Peter Bradley/53 TWO, Manchester
Keith in TROLLIED
Ash Attach/Roughcut TV
Bob in TRUCKERS
Sheree Folkson/Sue Tully/BBC
Davy Harris in CENTURY
Poppy Rowley/Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Ray in DOCTORS
Di Patrick/BBC
King in HUCKLEBERRY FINN
Stephen Daldry/Manchester Library Theatre
Various Roles in BIT LIVELY OUTSIDE
Stephen Daldry & Clare Venables/Crucible Theatre
Ronnie Marsden in EMMERDALE
Various Directors/ITV
Jim Wainwright in HEARTBEAT
Noreen Kershaw/ITV
Mr Spencer in HOLLYOAKS
Alistair Hallum/ITV
D.S. Geoff Daly (Regular Role - 6 years) in THE BILL
Various Directors/ITV