But he landed that role a whole 15 years after beginning his on-screen career.

Stephen began his career in theatre, working at the National Theatre Wales, the RSC and Oxford Stage Company after graduating from LAMDA.

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The heartthrob, who is now based in LA, then transitioned into TV in 1993 before getting film work.

Stephen has struggled with alcoholism in the past, and is now 14 years sober, saying that the "buzz" of working in theatre initially triggered his addiction.

For the next five years, Moyer performed with such prestigious stage companies as the National Theatre of Wales and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

He went on to star in a variety of British TV shows through the 1990s, including , Moyer said, “I was blown away by it.

It wasn’t the most obvious casting choice, but I just really wanted it and I didn’t stop until they said yes,” she told .

Turns out this role was a pivotal one both for her acting career and her personal life.

Stephen bagged his first TV role in Conjugal Rites in 1993, a TV adaptation of a play.

Then he won a role in Lord Of Misrule with Prunella Scales and Emily Mortimer.

In fact, Moyer even directed his wife in a sex filled episode with her co-stars.