Stephen Graham (actor)

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Stephen Graham
Grahamturgoose.jpg
Graham (right) with Thomas Turgoose at the This Is England premiere, 2006
BornStephen Graham Kelly[citation needed]
(1973-08-03) 3 August 1973 (age 41)
Kirkby, Lancashire,[1] England, UK
OccupationActor
Years active1990 – present
Spouse(s)Hannah Walters
Children2 children
 
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Stephen Graham
Grahamturgoose.jpg
Graham (right) with Thomas Turgoose at the This Is England premiere, 2006
BornStephen Graham Kelly[citation needed]
(1973-08-03) 3 August 1973 (age 41)
Kirkby, Lancashire,[1] England, UK
OccupationActor
Years active1990 – present
Spouse(s)Hannah Walters
Children2 children

Stephen Graham (born 3 August 1973) is an English actor who is best known for his roles as Tommy in the film Snatch, Andrew "Combo" Gascoigne in This Is England as well as its television sequels, This Is England '86 and This Is England '88, Danny Ferguson in Occupation, Billy Bremner in The Damned United, notorious bank robber Baby Face Nelson in Public Enemies (2009), and Scrum in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Since 2010, he has starred as Al Capone in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

Life and career[edit]

Graham was born in the Southdene part of Kirkby, Lancashire,[1] to a paediatric nurse mother and a social worker father. His paternal grandfather was Jamaican[2] and one of his grandmothers was Swedish.[3] He has portrayed characters from several British regions, including Cockney, a Geordie, a Scouser, and a Scotsman; a 19th-century New York gang member, a Chicago mobster, a Brooklyn mobster, a Texan, and the short-fused British nationalist "Combo", in This is England. He was nominated for an RTS award for his work in The Street and a British Independent Film Award for his work on This is England.

He appeared in the music videos for "I Remember" by Deadmau5 and Kaskade,[4] "Fluorescent Adolescent" and "When the Sun Goes Down" by the Arctic Monkeys and "Unlovable" by Babybird, directed by Johnny Depp. Graham has also appeared in the music video "Soul Vampire" by Macclesfield-based neo-psychedelic band the Virginmarys, and the music video for "Turn" by Travis. In 2011, Graham starred in the BBC Christmas show, Lapland, but when the series was announced, called Being Eileen, Graham's role was recast to Dean Andrews.[5][6] He also appeared on a promotional video for a DLC of the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts, titled 'CODnapped'.

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1990Children's WardMickey BellTV series
1990Dancin' Thru the DarkFootball Kid
1993HeartbeatBarry WardTV series (1 episode: "Riders of the Storm")
1996Devil's FoodWPKV News DirectorTV film
1997The LakesGrahamTV series (1 episode: "Episode No.1.1")
DowntimeJacko
1998Brothers and SistersAndrewTV series
Joint VentureAceShort
Where the Heart IsNick BowenTV series (1 episode: "Darkness Follows")
Liverpool 1ThewlisTV series (2 episodes)
The JumpPeter McNultyTV series (2 episodes)
The BillJezzo/Jason BarrettTV series (3 episodes: 1998-1999)
1999Coronation StreetLee SankeyTV series
2000Forgive and ForgetJohnTV film
SnatchTommy
2001Blow DryPhotographer
The Last MinuteDJ Banana
Band of BrothersSgt. Myron "Mike" RanneyTV mini-series (2 episodes)
2002Revengers Tragedy2nd Officer
Flesh and BloodEddieTV film
Gangs of New YorkShang
2003Without YouBillyTV short
American CousinsHenry
2004Top BuzzerLeeTV series (10 episodes)
The I InsideTravis
2005M.I.T.: Murder Investigation TeamJason PhelpsTV series (1 episode: "Episode No.2.3")
Last RightsSteveTV mini-series
Pit FighterHarry
EmpireBazzerTV mini-series
Goal!Des
2006Scummy ManGeorgeShort
This is EnglandAndrew "Combo" GascoigneNominated — British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Innocence ProjectAndrew LucasTV series (6 episodes: 2006-2007)
2007The Good NightVictor
2008Filth and WisdomHarry Beecham
The PassionBarabbasTV mini-series (3 episodes)
The CrewFranner
InkheartFulvio
2009The Devil's WeddingThe HotelierShort
AwaydaysGodden
The Damned UnitedBilly Bremner
DoghouseVince
Public EnemiesBaby Face Nelson
OccupationDanny FergusonTV series (3 episodes)
The StreetShay RyanNominated — RTS Award for Best Actor
2010This is England '86ComboTV series (4 episodes)
London BoulevardDanny
Boardwalk EmpireAl CaponeScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2011Walk Like a PantherMark BoltonTV series
Season of the WitchHagamar
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesScrum
This Is England '88ComboTV series
Texas Killing FieldsRhino
Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyJerry Westerby
Best Laid Plans
Being EileenPete Lewis
2012AccusedTonySeries Two : Episode 1 : Tracie's Story
Parade's EndVincent Macmaster
Good CopNoel FinchEpisode 1
2013Playhouse PresentsLenSeries Two : Episode 4 : The Call Out
BloodChrissie Fairburn
OrthodoxBenjaminExecutive Producer
2014Get SantaFilming

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kirkby, Lancashire is correct because Merseyside did not exist until 1st April 1974. Please do not change, thank you.
  2. ^ Stephen Graham's profile in The Guardian
  3. ^ Stephen Graham's family background
  4. ^ Stephen Graham BBC – Chart Blog article
  5. ^ Munn, Patrick (13 September 2012). "TV BBC One Orders Follow Up To Christmas Comedy ‘Lapland’, Stephen Graham’s Role Recast". TV Wise. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Being Eileen". BBC. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 

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