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Craig Russell (English actor)

Craig Russell (English actor)

Craig Russell (English actor)
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Intro Actor
Is Writer Actor Screenwriter
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Literature
Gender male
Birth 16 June 1977, Lewisham
Age: 43 years
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Craig Russell (born 16 June 1977) is an English actor, writer, producer who is known for his film & television work.


Craig Russell was born in Lewisham, South London and raised in Cwmtwrch, a village in the Upper Swansea Valley in South Wales. He attended Maesydderwen Comprehensive School with fellow actors Eve Myles, Steven Meo and Richard Corgan.


Craig has worked extensively in film and television. His film work includes lead roles in Marc Price's Magpie, war film The 95th and psychological thriller Eider Steeps. Craig has also appeared in Marc Price's multi award winning Zombie film Colin. Alongside Jason Flemyng and Dominic Cooper in Anazapta. With Michael Clarke Duncan and Til Schweiger in One Way. With James D'Arcy, Joe Gilgun and Andrew Shim in Screwed. In Noel Clarke's film The Anomaly along with Brian Cox and Ian Somerhalder, and with John Hannah, Ed Stoppard and Warren Brown in Genesis. His many television appearances include EastEnders, Doctors, Is Harry on the Boat?, Dream Team, Score, Belonging, High Hopes, Battlefield Britain and Fish Out of Water. Craig played Detective Inspector Mark Gascoyne in 21 episodes of the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks.

Writing and producing

As well as playing the title role, Craig also writes and produces the YouTube comedy web series Grave Danger with Dave Granger. His short film Just the 2 of Us was premiered at the HollyShorts Film Festival in Hollywood in 2011. Canaries is Craig's first feature as producer and he stars alongside Aled Pugh, Richard Mylan, Hannah Daniel and Steven Meo. Shot on location in Wales, the U.S. and Vietnam it will be released in 2016.

Personal life

In 2011 Craig married former Casualty actress Kate Edney. They have a son and live in Cornwall.


Year Title Role Notes
2001 EastEnders Chris TV series; 1 episode
2001 Score Peter Morgan TV movie
2001 Arthur's Dyke Darren
2002 Anazapta Thomas Bassett
2002 Is Harry on the boat? Phil TV series; 1 episode
2002 The Taxi Craig Short film
2006 One Way Steve
2006 Cut Throat Alley Marty Short film
2007 Intergalactic Combat Come Mon
2008 Splinter Leach Short film
2008 Spotting the Sunshine Ed Short film
2008 High Hopes Terry Knight TV series; 1 episode
2008 Colin Suicide Attempt
2008–2009 Hollyoaks DI Mark Gascoyne TV series; 21 episodes
2001–2010 Doctors Carl Dixon/Stuart Browning/Keith Clarkson TV series; 5 episodes
2010 White Buffalo Soldier Short film
2011 Just the 2 of Us Michael Short film
2011 Screwed Ricky
2013 Magpie Tony
2013 Grave Danger with Dave Granger Dave Granger TV Mini-Series
2015 Convenience Husband

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