Emun Elliott

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Emun Elliott
Born(1983-11-28) 28 November 1983 (age 31)
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Years active2005–present
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Emun Elliott
Born(1983-11-28) 28 November 1983 (age 31)
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Years active2005–present

Emun Elliott (born 28 November 1983)[1] is a Scottish actor, known for portraying Dr. Christian King in Paradox, Richie in Threesome and John Moray in The Paradise.


Elliott was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father is of Persian descent and his mother is Scottish.[2] He was raised in Duddingston, Portobello, Edinburgh, Elliott attended George Heriot's School before beginning a degree in English Literature and French at the University of Aberdeen.[3] He dropped out of university after a year,[4] and went on to train at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama,[3] graduating in 2005.[1]


Elliott's television credits include Monarch of the Glen, Feel the Force, Afterlife and Paradox, in which he played the lead role of Dr Christian King. He also plays Jay Adams in the BBC Three drama Lip Service,[3] an episode of Inspector George Gently,[5] and the crime drama Vera.[6]

Elliott made his film debut in The Clan (2009), and also appeared in Black Death (2010), opposite Sean Bean. He will also appear in the forthcoming Strawberry Fields.[6] He has lent his voice to the radio dramas Places in Between and Black Watch.[7]

On stage, Elliott has appeared in the critically acclaimed Black Watch as Private Fraser, a role he played for two and a half years with the National Theatre of Scotland.[4] In 2010 he played Claudio in a production of Measure for Measure at the Almeida Theatre, alongside Anna Maxwell Martin and Rory Kinnear.[6]

In 2009, Elliott was named as "one to watch" by industry magazine Screen International.[8]

One of Elliot's most recent roles was as Richie in the Comedy Central sitcom Threesome, written by Doctor Who scribe Tom MacRae. Richie is a gay man who gets his friend pregnant.

He starred as charismatic 19th century department store owner Moray in the BBC One series The Paradise, alongside Scottish actress Joanna Vanderham.



2005Monarch of the GlenDanny
- Episode 7.5 (2005)
2006Feel the ForcePC MacGregorSitcom
- Roadside Bouquets (2006)
Supernatural drama
2009ParadoxDr Christian KingSci-fi crime drama
2010Lip ServiceJayDrama
Inspector George GentlyDamien Barratt
- Peace And Love (2010)
Period police drama
2011VeraJames Bennett
-Telling Tales (S1, Ep2, 2011)
crime drama
Game of ThronesMarillionEpic fantasy drama
2012LabyrinthGuilhem Du Mas
The ParadiseJohn Moray
FalcónBasilio Sánchezpolice drama


2007Then A Summer StartsLuke
2009The ClanCal McKinley
2010Black DeathSwire
Strawberry FieldsKevDrama
2013FilthPeter Inglis
2014Exodus: Gods and Kings


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