British TV and movie actor Lee Ingleby revealed that he had a girlfriend while talking about his personal life in an interview (2017). But did he turn his partner into his wife or did he fall into the speculations as a gay man? 

The Burnley native is prominently known as Stan Shunpike, a Knight Bus conductor in a 2004 Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Lee has also lent his voice to the main character, Bob in the children's animated television show, Bob, the Builder. He also appears in the role of Paul Hughes, father of autistic child Joe, in BBC drama series, The A Word since 2016.

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Lee also landed a role as a bloodthirsty vampire, Edgar Wyndham in the 2011 supernatural comedy-drama television series, Being Human.

Career Highlights; Made On-screen Debut At Age 21

Lee made his on-screen debut at the age of 21 in the television drama, Soldier Soldier in 1997. His acting career got a breakthrough in 2000 when he was cast in a major role as David in the BBC miniseries, Nature Boy.

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Moreover, he played the character of Smike in the 2001's film version of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Starring the in 2001 short film Cracks in the Ceiling, Lee played a bully in the 2002 theatrical release, Borstal Boy.

The actor also embraced various supporting roles in movies like Ever After and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Adding more to his villainous acting credits, Lee appeared in the BBC TV series, The Street in 2006 as the abusive husband, Sean O'Neill alongside Christine Bottomley.

When he is not working in movies and television, Lee remains active on the stage, where he carries the credits of Puck in Midsummer Night's Dream, Alexander in Nicholas Wright's Cressida and Katurian in Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman.

Lee even provided spoken word narration on the progressive rock album Please Come Home that was released by British musician John Mitchell under the project name, Lonely Robot in 2015.

More of his movie credits include The Headsman (2005), Doghouse (2009), Best Laid Plans (2013), and Bob the Builder: Mega Machines (2017).

From 2007 to 2017, he appeared as Detective Sergeant John Bacchus on crime drama series, Inspector George Gently. His notable work on the series is Our Zoo, The Five, and Line of Duty. He recently appeared on ITV miniseries, Innocent in 2018.

Lee Ingleby's Personal Life; Family, Education

The talented actor was born on 28 January 1976 in Burnley, England to parents Gordon Ingleby and Susan M Hoggarth. As the only son in a family, he has a sister named Donna.

He lived nearby Brierfield during his early years and attended Edge End High School alongside fellow actor John Simm. Both of them had their skills honed by the same drama teacher who encouraged them into professional theatre.

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Lee, who stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters), went to Accrington and Rossendale College and later studied the drama school, LAMDA in London.

Lee's Girlfriend In 2017; What About Now?

Lee, aged 42, revealed in an interview with Dailymail (2017) that he was in a relationship with a girlfriend.

However, he did not reveal the identity of his partner. But, he did let his fans know that he adopted a rescue cat, Harry, a present for his girlfriend, which was the most romantic thing he had ever done.

Moreover, he added that his girlfriend is a great animal lover, specifically a cat lover.

Well after the interview, he was tight-lipped about his girlfriend, and his present relationship remains inside a shadow. But many speculated that he turned his girlfriend into wife as his Twitter bio states that he is a married man.

Twitter Bio Reveals Marital Status; Who Is Lee's Partner Cum Wife?

Lee's bio on Twitter insists that he is a husband, but he has not revealed the identity of his partner cum wife to the media.

With that, many fans assumed that he was secretly married to his previously mentioned girlfriend. But, Lee did not spill the beans on his married life. 

So, it would be inaccurate to quote his then-girlfriend to be his current wife. Whatever the case is, he probably might reveal the identity of his wife in the coming day. 

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Lee Ingleby's Covert Personal Life Makes Him Gay?

Because of his peculiar personal life, he is often professed as gay. Moreover, gay rumors got fueled when he did not reveal the identity of his partner.

With that, Lee till date has not confronted any gay rumors which led to speculation of him being a gay

But through his interview in 2017 of having a girlfriend and his Twitter bio revealing he is a married man, the gay rumors turned out not to be true.