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Carl attended St. Joseph's R.C High School.
Following this he appeared in 15 other adverts. He also starred alongside Tony Robinson for three years on Channel 4's Storyworld Children's Ward for 2 series, Brookside for one year playing Gavin Matthews and countless TV shows including Jimmy McGovern's Hearts and Minds alongside Chris Eccleston and Willy Russell's Terraces alongside Mark Womack.
In 1999 Carl made his stage debut in Guiding Star, a play by Jonathan Harvey that was premiered at The Everyman Theatre in Liverpool before transferring to the Royal National Theatre for a 10 month run. Carl was shortlisted for a Lawrence Olivier award for his performance as Liam Fitzgibbon.
In 2000 he played Rene Montandon in Monsignor Renard – the ITV drama premiere set in Nazi occupied France – starring John Thaw as well as Dominic Monoghan and Juliette Caton.
He starred in comedy series Massive on BBC Three playing Shay Finnegan alongside Johnny Vegas, Ralf Little, Joel Fry, Christine Bottomley, and Craig Parkinson.
In August 2011, he also began work on the feature film Papadopoulos & Sons, which revolves around a wealthy Greek family. Carl plays Dave, the gardener at the family mansion and works alongside Stephen Dillane and Ewan Macintosh.
Carl also filmed a guest lead in Holby City in December 2011 playing Kenny Tolson, a tough motor bike rider who faces his dark past when he has to choose between an operation or losing a sentimental tattoo that rakes up stuff from his past.
Carl starred in Good Cop in 2012.[dated info] Good Cop was a dark, RTS award winning drama for BBC1 written by Stephen Butchard and directed by Sam Miller (Luther). Carl played Philip Davenport, one of the regular cops in the series and worked alongside Warren Brown, Mark Womak, Stephen Graham, Stephen Walters and Kerrie Hayes.
Carl will be returning to SKY HD reprising the role of Colin in a third series of Trollied in Summer 2013 as well as a Christmas Special that has already been shot and filmed.
Carl is also a professional writer working on a number of writing projects and developing scripts with new writers.
- "Trollied: Carl Rice plays Colin". Sky1 HD. Retrieved 7 October 2012.