Stephen Critchlow appeared in Coronation Street in December 2010 as Ted, a mourner at the funeral of Charlotte Hoyle. He returned to the programme in June 2016 as Paul, a councillor invited to 4 Coronation Street by Sally Metcalfe.
He has also appeared in 2point4 Children, The Bill, Peak Practice, Dalziel and Pascoe, Cider with Rosie, Trial & Retribution, Monarch of the Glen, Heartbeat, Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!, Casualty, Downton Abbey and Chuggington.
Film appearances include The Calcium Kid and Tomorrow Never Dies. Stage work includes parts in A Christmas Carol, When We Are Married, The Relapse, Twelfth Night, Pygmalion and Round the Horne Revisited.