Rev. Stephen Bellasis

Played By James Fleet


The younger brother of the Earl of Brockenhurst. He became a man of the cloth because it assured him of a large parsonage near his old home and a handful of livings then in the gift of his father. He is envious of his brother’s lands, money and title and has gambled away most of his inheritance. A weak and irresolute liar and generally a bad sort.


James Fleet has been a much-loved figure of the British stage and screen for many years. Recent television appearances include Unforgotten, Death on the Tyne, Patrick Melrose, Indian Summers, The Hollow Crown, Outlander, Partners in Crime, Plebs and Death Comes to Pemberley. James is perhaps best known for playing Tom in the iconic British rom-com Four Weddings and a Funeral and Hugo Horton in The Vicar of Dibley. James’ screen appearances also include numerous feature films such as The Spy Who Dumped Me, Love and Friendship, Mr. Turner, Kevin and Perry Go Large, Charlotte Gray, Sense and Sensibility and The Butterfly Effect. James is no stranger to the stage and has performed in many of the UK’s most iconic theatres including Les Blancs, The Observer and Berenice at the National Theatre, Mary Stuart at the Donmar Warehouse, Cloud Nine at the Almeida, As You Like It and Just Between Ourselves at the Old Vic Theatre and numerous productions at the RSC including Twelfth Night, A Midsummers Night Dream, Henry IV, I & II and A New Way to Pay Old Debts.