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.
In 2011 Craig married former Casualty actress Kate Edney. They have a son and live in Cornwall.
|2001||EastEnders||Chris||TV series; 1 episode|
|2001||Score||Peter Morgan||TV movie|
|2002||Is Harry on the boat?||Phil||TV series; 1 episode|
|2002||The Taxi||Craig||Short film|
|2006||Cut Throat Alley||Marty||Short film|
|2007||Intergalactic Combat||Come Mon|
|2008||Spotting the Sunshine||Ed||Short film|
|2008||High Hopes||Terry Knight||TV series; 1 episode|
|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|
|2013||Grave Danger with Dave Granger||Dave Granger||TV Mini-Series|