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Mark Jordon plays PC Phil Bellamy

Mark Jordon plays PC Phil Bellamy

PC Phil Bellamy has been with the series since his days as the young officer at Aidensfield police station who had a crush on the local barmaid Gina but never quite managed to come across as a serious Romeo. Talking about his character as the seventh series began, Mark Jordon explained, "Bellamy has always been a bit of a 'bungler'. He sets out with the best of intentions, but he was always such a kid at heart that nothing ever turned out the way he hoped. Now he has an important role to play, it gives him a chance to show that he has matured and put the balance straight. I think Gina thinks of Bellamy as a really good friend, and although he fancies her like mad, I don't think they will ever become involved as such. In the seventh series a new copper turns up, and I think he is more likely to succeed with Gina. So the gloves are off, Mike Bradley...!"

The seventh series was an important one for Phil Bellamy as far as friendship was concerned, as well as romance: he cemented his relationship with PC Rowan by being his best man at the wedding with Jo Weston. The question remaining to be answered in series 8 was: how would he get on with the new PC Bradley?"

Rhea about Phil Bellamy:

"Mark Jordon has made PC Bellamy a most likeable young policeman, a lad with an eye for the girls although he never quite succeeds with his romances. Bellamy is not in my early books but his part in staffing Ashfordly Police Station, and his never-ending quest for romance, does provide a sparkle to Heartbeat. I must admit I like Bellamy - he's like so many young policemen I used to know!"

Mark Jordon's television credits include Coronation Street, Bread, Sherlock Holmes, Seaview, All Creatures Great and Small, Strike it Rich, Made in Heaven, How We Used to Live, Shoot to Kill and Harp Lager adverts. He can be seen in the movie Number One. Mark's biggest thrill is spending time with his beautiful family.

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