Steven Meo
Swansea, Wales

Steven James Meo is a Welsh television actor from Coelbren in the Swansea Valley, Wales. He is known for playing Dwayne Hoffman in BBC Wales sitcom High Hopes (2002–2008), Grant in the BBC Three series Grownups (2006–2009), and Owen in the BBC Wales drama series Belonging (1999–2009). He has also portrayed the roles of Owain Hughes in the third series of Gavin & Stacey, Josh in the Torchwood episode "Random Shoes" (2006), and participated in The Big Welsh Challenge on BBC Wales. He was the last Thénardier of the original RSC version of Les Misérables, in London's West End, and is an Associate Artist at Clwyd Theatre Cymru[1] In February 2021, he appeared in the hit ITV Drama “The Pembrokeshire Murders”, alongside actors Luke Evans and Keith Allen. In April 2021, he appeared in an episode of the BBC soap opera Doctors as Steven Hywel.[2]He appears in the Sky Comedy “Code 404” as series regular DI Paul Stokes, alongside Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays.


Meo attended Maesydderwen Comprehensive School in Ystradgynlais in the Swansea Valley, in the year above actress Eve Myles.[3] Afterwards he trained in Cardiff at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Steven got engaged to actress Eleanor Howell in New York in 2010, whilst he was performing the play "Pieces" on Broadway, and they were married in Tetbury in 2012. They have two sons together.


Year Title Role
2000–2009 Belonging Owen
2002–2008, 2015 High Hopes Hoffman
2005 Twisted Tales Simon
2005 The Afternoon Play Finn
2006 Torchwood Josh
2006–2009 Grownups Grant
2007 Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest Pilot Kelvin
2009 Gavin & Stacey Owain Hughes
2011 Baker Boys Rich
2012 Doctors Franklin
2021 The Pembrokeshire Murders Detective Inspector Lynne Harries
2021 Doctors Steven Hywel


  1. ^ . The Big Welsh Challenge: Last Year's Learners. Accessed 20 March 2013
  2. ^ Timblick, Simon. "Doctors spoilers: Al Haskey hosts a shared patient consultation". What's on TV. Future plc. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  3. ^ BBC Mid Wales: Steve Meo Archived 2010-04-27 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 20 March 2013