He plays Clive Tozer, but is he related to Stacey?

It’s a sin full of fresh TV stars, but actor Shaun Dooley – Clive Tozer – is an actor many viewers will recognize.

No offense Shaun, but you’ve been around for a while!

The actor is famous for his roles in the respected television dramas Broadchurch, Gentleman Jack and The Stranger.

Here’s everything you need to know about Shaun – even if he’s related to Stacey Dooley!


Shaun Dooley with his on-screen son in It’s a Sin (Image credit: C4)

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What else was Shaun Dooley in?

Shaun is a proven and trusted face in television, film, and theater.

He’s been on our television screens since 1997 when he was 23 years old.

Between 1997 and 1998 he portrayed Richie Fitzgerald on Coronation Street.

From 2001 he portrayed Rev. Tom Stuart in EastEnders for three years.

He played Eddie in Married, Single, Other as well as Pete Garvey in Benidorm and Greg in Misfits.

The actor is best known for his roles in gritty television dramas such as Red Riding, Five Days, Ordinary Lies, and Broadchurch.

He recently played Jeremiah Rawson in Gentleman Jack opposite Suranne Jones.

He played as Doug Tripp on The Stranger before winning the role as Clive Tozer on C4’s It’s a Sin.

Horror fans will recognize him from the 2008 cult film Eden Lake.

Who does Shaun Dooley play in It’s a Sin?

Shaun plays Clive Tozer in the ’80s drama It’s a Sin.

Clive is Ritchie’s father – a bullish, headstrong king of his own little world.

He’s even a little jealous of his son and his freedom.

As is typical of the time, Clive has very old fashioned views on romance, which means his son is afraid to come out on him.

Actor Shaun says, “Clive is very much his time.

“If he had been 20 years younger, he could have been Ritchie when it came to wanting fun, music and partying.

“Instead, he has two children, a car, a steady job and drinks in the same pub with the same people.

“He’s stuck and upset about it.”

However, Shaun insists that Clive is basically a “good man on the inside”.

Shaun Dooley
Shaun Dooley attends the 2020 National Television Awards at the 02 Arena, London (Image Credit: Splash)

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Shaun Dooley’s Memories of AIDS / HIV

Shaun was a schoolboy when HIV and AIDS hit the headlines.

He says, “I was 13 when the John Hurt ad came out, and I remember being completely petrified by this thing called AIDS.

“We were shown the ads in class and said, If you see someone with a cut or a nosebleed, don’t help them, don’t touch them.

“This fear of blood was huge.”

That was, of course, another myth about the virus that was common at the time.

How old is Shaun Dooley?

Shaun was born on March 30, 1974.

He is currently 46 years old.

Where is Shaun Dooley from?

Shaun was born in Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire.

He studied at the Arden School of Theater in Manchester between 1992 and 1995.

Shaun Dooley as Dave in Ordinary Lies
Shaun Dooley as Dave in Ordinary Lies (Image Credit: BBC One)

Is he married?

Shaun has been with his wife, Polly Dooley, since 1998.

They have four children together.

Is Shaun Dooley related to Stacey Dooley?

We’d love to tell you that there is a showbiz connection – but unfortunately there isn’t!

Shaun is, in fact, the older brother of Kimberly Dooley and Stephanie Ann Dooley.

Stephanie Dooley is an actress formerly married to Darren Day who portrayed Zara Baynard in Emmerdale.

It’s a sin episode two

Ritchie and Jill begin a program to become professional actors, while Colin is thrilled to be offered a trip to New York.

Roscoe hides his anger when he is excluded from his sister’s wedding and Jill enters a world of mystery and fear.

The headline stories come true and the shadow of AIDS emerges.

But Ritchie’s disapproval is cruel and Jill is unable to tell the truth when things get worse.

It’s a sin that continues on Channel 4 on Fridays at 9 p.m.

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