Steven Elder was born in Rotherham, south Yorkshire, England, and went to school in Barnsley, Sheffield, and Worksop - before heading to London to study English Literature at the University Of London. He attended drama school at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art (London).
He has played a leading roles in several feature films, including HOUNDS OF WAR (2022), MISS WILLOUGHBY (2020), with Kelsey Grammer; SEIZED (2019), with Mario van Peebles; THE KING (2018), with Timothy Chalamet, Joel Edgerton and Robert Pattinson; plus UNITED PASSIONS with Gerard Depardieu, Tim Roth, and Sam Neil; GALLOWWALKERS alongside Wesley Snipes, GOOD alongside Viggo Mortenson, and BLACKBEARD with Jessica Chastain and Richard Chamberlain.
He has performed leading roles in television, both in the US and UK: for the BBC, ITV, Sky Atlantic; Canal Plus, Disney, Amazon, Sony, and for CBS. These include A SPY AMONG FRIENDS, CARNIVAL ROW, GRACE, THE BAY SERIES II, THE FEED, ENDEAVOUR, TRAUMA, GEORGE GENTLY, APPLE TREE YARD, VERA, RILLINGTON PLACE, SILENT WITNESS, VERSAILLES, IN THE CLUB, THE TUNNEL, THE HOUR, BEDLAM, UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS, DCI BANKS, LOST, NCIS, THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS, THE 39 STEPS, NEW TRICKS, 10 DAYS TO WAR, MONARCH OF THE GLEN, THE VICE, AFTERLIFE, JUDGE JOHN DEED, ROBIN HOOD, LIE WITH ME, INSPECTOR LYNLEY MYSTERIES, CROMWELL, REDCAP, IN DEEP, WAKING THE DEAD, PEAK PRACTICE, HEARTBEAT, THE BILL, HOLBY CITY, CASUALTY, DOCTORS, EASTENDERS, CORONATION STREET, SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN, RESNICK.
Steven also co-wrote the feature film, SKIN TRADE, starring Dolph Lundgren, Ron Perlman, and Peter Weller; and his currently developing the feature TWO FEET, co-written with director/producer, Mark Roper; and LAND OF MORNING CALM, set in South Yorkshire and Korea during the Korean War.
His theatre work includes performing with THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, Shakespeare’s GLOBE THEATRE in London, and in London’s WEST END.
Steven Elder is represented by Independent Talent Group in London, and Jeffrey Goldberg Management in Los Angeles.