Pete Stupples

played by Tom Bennett


Pete is Tom's best mate going back to primary school days. He may not be the sharpest tool in the drawer, and mistakenly thinks he's a major "player" in the romantic department, but he's an upbeat and loyal friend to Tom. The two friends have always had three things in common: "Booze, birds, and the Spurs." Pete works at a children's zoo as a "Cage Management Associate" and feels at home surrounded by animals and children because they're his equal, emotionally and intellectually. He doesn't really understand Tom's new-found interest in genealogy but is always game for new experiences, so happily accompanies him on his quest.


Tom trained at the Guildford School of Acting and since graduating in 2003 has appeared in many UK television shows, including 'Silent Witness,' 'Foyles War,' 'Midsomer Murders,' 'Upstairs Downstairs,' 'Great Night Out,' 'Ultimate Force,' 'EastEnders,' 'Doctors,' 'Shoot the Writers,' 'Murder Prevention,' 'My Hero,' 'Life Begins,' 'Minder,' 'Mistresses,' 'Comic Strip Presents,' 'Pulling' and 'The Bill.' Tom has also appeared as "Christopher" from E4's cult comedy series, 'Phoneshop,' the third series of which is currently in production.

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