Born on January 11, 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland, Derek Riddell is an actor best known for being a stage thespian more than anything else. Nevertheless, he still achieved mainstream popularity with roles on the sci-fi series Doctor Who, the comedy Ugly Betty, and the Lifetime series State of Mind. A graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he was able to perform a lot of classics onstage in Shakespearean classics such as a Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much ado About Nothing before finally moving to television.
In 2003, Riddell started off with the situation comedy Book Group that aired on Chanel 4 between 2002 and 2003. Riddell’s other credits include No Angels, Shakespeare-Told, Doctor Who, Blake’s 7 radio adaptation, Ugly Betty, and State of Mind. His films include Meat the Campbells, A Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, A Previous Engagement, and Tumshie McFadgen’s Bid for Ultimate Bliss.