What Happened To Stephen Tompkinson From Sherwood? Here Is An Update On His Health Condition

Stephen Tompkinson, who plays the role of Warnock in the series, is popularly known as Father Peter Clifford in Chancer (1990), Drop the Dead Donkey (1990–1998), and Ballykissangel.

In 2006, he made his directorial debut in the Midlands with The Lightning Kid, a BBC1 lunchtime drama. He attended Central School of Speech and Drama in London with James Nesbitt and Rufus Sewell and graduated in 1988. After graduating from theatre school, Tompkinson began his journey of acting.

He received the Carleton Hobbs Bursary during his last year at the London School of Speech and Drama. It opened a door of opportunities, offering him a contract with the BBC’s Radio Drama Company and parts in radio dramas.

Several more UK television productions have featured the actor, including a documentary commemorating FIFA’s 100th anniversary.

What Happened To Stephen Tompkinson From Sherwood? 

Tompkinson’s sudden change of appearance on the show Sherwood has come as a shock to the viewers. The British Television series Sherwood revolves around two unexpected murders that lead to one of the largest manhunts in British history.

The story was set during the era of Miner’s Strike three decades ago. In Sherwood, Tompkinson plays the role of a former miner and is also a friend of the murder victim Gary. 

The third installment of the six-part drama, released on Monday, revealed an unusual appearance of a star in the show, Stephen Tompkinson.

While most are surprised to see him in a different look, many show fans have also appreciated the change of look and said his hair was the “Star of the episode.”

Unlike his previous appearances, Tompkinson, the character of Warnock, was portrayed with a long hair that people have compared to Sir Billy Connoly. His character development is expected to unveil in the next episode of the series released on Tuesday.

It seems the fans are more captivated by Warnock’s new look than the plot and are looking forward to seeing him in the upcoming episode. 

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More on Stephen Tompkinson’s Illness

Tompkinson was diagnosed with dementia. Although his condition has not worsened, he has deep sympathy for sufferers of the disease and has worked to raise awareness about the illness. 

He had posted a video of himself talking about his father, who had suffered Alzheimer’s for seven years and eventually passed away in 2015. In 2021, he delivered a petition signed by 51,800 people, requesting the government keep its promise of doubling the funds for dementia research. 

Stephen has discussed the details of his campaign in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Research UK on Sky News. On his social media, he appears to strongly support the community suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other memory-related illnesses. 

He closely relates to the works of Alzheimer’s Research UK and retweets most of their posts related to campaigns and events. 

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Sherwood Cast’s Health Updates

The actor’s health is in a stable condition. He has not displayed any aggravating signs of dementia yet. However, the concerns regarding his health are taking an unexpected turn and cannot be overlooked.

As his father was also diagnosed with a similar disease, it is assumed that the illness is hereditary and might affect his health in the long run. However, he has been able to maintain a healthy lifestyle and carry on with his work without complications.