Stewart Alec Weatherley Wright was born on January 12 1974 to two doctors. He attended Bedford College, where his prowess at rugby earned him a place in the England Under 18s reserves but this was cut short by injury and he turned instead to acting, graduating from the Central School of Speech and Drama with a BA in 1996. Read more... West' and comedy-drama 'Doc Martin'. As well as appearing on stage with the Bristol Old Vic and the National he is a talented writer and was commissioned by BBC Radio 4 to write a series of short comedies, later collaborating with Will Adamsdale for the sitcom 'The Aussies'. He has also been instrumental in setting up an improvisational theatre group and co-creating a one man contemporary clown show.