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Blue Lights star Sian Brooke has a famous husband - meet him here

The actress plays Grace in the BBC One drama

Sian Brooke stars as Grace in Blue Lights
Nicky Morris
Nicky MorrisTV and film writer
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Sian Brooke has appeared in various primetime dramas over the years, including psychological thriller Doctor Foster, smash hit detective show Sherlock, and of course, BBC One's new police series Blue Lights. But did you know that her husband isn't a stranger to the small screen either?

Read on to find out more about the star's family life.

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The actress is married to actor and director Bill Buckhurst, who has appeared in several major television shows over the years.

In 2003, he appeared in three episodes of the ITV soap Coronation Street, playing a character named Andrew, before going on to land minor roles in various series, including Doctors, New Tricks and Father Brown. He also featured in the 2012 James Bond film, Skyfall. 

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Viewers may recognise Bill as Mr Allcock from EastEnders, a role he played for seven episodes in 2010. His most recent acting credit is the 2017 action film starring Jackie Chan, The Foreigner, in which he played an airport police officer.

Sian Brooke with her husband Bill Buckhurst © Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock
Sian Brooke with her husband Bill Buckhurst

Bill has also spent some time behind the camera, having directed five episodes of Hollyoaks last year, as well as the 2018 drama film, Pond Life, starring Daisy Edgar-Jones

While Sian remains fairly private about her personal life, it is known that the couple share two children, Ben and Archie, and are thought to reside in southwest London. 

Sian sometimes shares glimpses of her home life on her Instagram page. In May last year, the actress marked her husband's birthday by posting a sweet selfie of the pair. The caption read: "Happy Birthday to this incredible man! We love the bones of you x."

Sian Brooke's husband Bill Buckhurst is an actor and director
Sian Brooke's husband Bill Buckhurst is an actor and director

Chatting about her home life in an interview with the Evening Standard in 2018, she said of Bill: "He's brilliant — we share everything. You just have to make it work, by hook or by crook."

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