DS Aiden Healy is a central figure in ITV’s Vera.
Played by actor Kenny Doughty, he’s been on Vera since 2015 and has appeared in 26 episodes so far.
But who is this Yorkshireman? And what else did he do?
And is he married? Learn more about Kenny below …
Who plays DS Aiden Healy?
DS Aiden Healy on Vera is played by actor Kenny Doughty.
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He is from Barnsley, South Yorkshire and will turn 46 later this month.
What did Kenny say about his Vera role?
Kenny says he loves playing Aiden, but the highlight of working on Vera is working with Brenda Blethyn.
During the conversation with Virgin Mediahe said, “Brenda created such an iconic, truthful character that everyone loves.
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“She’s the flag bearer for the show. We all come back with passion and drive to make it even better and that’s 100% up to Brenda. “
How did he get into acting?
Kenny says he got into acting after being mercilessly bullied at school.
Raised by his single mother, he says that children relentlessly chose him because he is “poor”.
Speak with The Yorkshire Posthe explained, “Going to the playground during breaks became a nightmare.
“Then I heard that one of the teachers was going to perform a school play. As an escape, I asked if I could attend the rehearsals.
“And I found that I liked it very much – on the one hand because it got me out of the reach of the bullies, and on the other hand because I enjoyed the creativity.”
What else was Kenny Doughty in?
Kenny has a long career as a television actor, dating back to 1998.
Standout shows include roles in Love, Lies and Records, Stella, Coronation Street, and Funland.
He has also appeared in various stage shows, including as Gaz on The Fully Monty’s 2013 National Tour.
During an interview with Broadway.comKenny joked about how excited the audience was.
Kenny said, “When we first previewed in Sheffield almost a year ago, we had no idea how the audience might react and I think we were a bit of lambs to the wolves.
“The audience was so loud it was really scary when we got out of there. When we were in Dublin they stomped to get rid of them at one point, but we just had to hold our own! “
Is he married? All children?
Kenny is married to actress Caroline Carver.
She is best known for her roles in The Aryan Couple, Holby City and My First Wedding.
However, it is not known if they have children.
What’s next for the Vera star?
Future projects remain unconfirmed.
However, given Kenny’s long acting career, we doubt it will be long before he announces an exciting new role.
When is Vera the next time?
Vera continues with ITV at 8:30 p.m.
Previous episodes can be streamed on ITV Hub.
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