spotlight on... STEPHEN MOYER.
Image: Hunky vamp next door.
Best known for: True Blood.
Early life: Born Stephen John Emery on October 11, 1969, in Brentwood, Essex. The acting bug bit him when he was a youngster, and revealed just how talented he was during performances with local theatre groups; he later formed his own company, The Reject Society. He then studied at Lamda and spent the next five years tackling stage roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Oxford Stage Company. Career: His TV debut came with a regular role in the ITV sitcom Conjugal Rites. He also had a recurring part in mini-series Castles and acclaimed drama The Grand. He also turned up in episodes of Casualty, Waking the Dead, Cadfael, A Touch of Frost, Midsomer Murders and Sunburn. His first film part was the title role in 1997's Prince Valiant. He's since appeared in Quills, Trinity and Perfect. Arguably his biggest British TV role came in NY-LON. He began to get noticed in Hollywood thanks to the mini-series The Starter Wife. He's now starring as Bill in American drama True Blood, although he's no stranger to televisual vampires having appeared in two episodes of Ultraviolet in 1998.
Love life: Has two children from previous relationships. He married his True Blood co-star Anna Paquin in 2010. Don't mention: The paparazzi. He's still getting used to being a famous face in the US. spotlight on... STEPHEN MOYER Quote: "I'll get 10 or 11-year-olds coming up and asking for my autograph, and I say, 'Have you seen that show?' and they go, 'Yeah, love it.' I couldn't sit in the same room as my mother and watch that show. It's seriously racy!" Tonight: True Blood, Channel 4, 11.05pm.