Craig Roberts

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Craig Roberts
Born (1991-01-21) 21 January 1991 (age 23)
Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly, Wales
Occupation Actor

Craig Haydn Roberts (born 21 January 1991) is a Welsh actor. He is best known for playing the lead role of Oliver Tate in Submarine, a coming-of-age comedy-drama, and the character Rio in the television series The Story of Tracy Beaker (2004–2006).

Early life[edit]

Roberts was born on 21 January 1991 in Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly, Wales. He attended Lewis School Pengam, Pengam in Caerphilly. He has one sister, Chelsea, and two half sisters, Natalee and Angharad.

Career[edit]

Roberts began his television career with roles in the dramas Care (2000) and Little Pudding (2003). Following these he was given roles in the television series The Story of Tracy Beaker (2004-2006) and Casualty (2005-2008) and played vampire fanatic Robin Branagh in Young Dracula (2006-2008). He also appeared in the dramas Kiddo (2005) and Scratching (2006).

On stage, Roberts toured Britain in 2008 with Y Touring Theatre Company playing young Ryan in Full Time, a play that explores racism, sexism and homophobia in football; in January 2009 he played the evil queen's sidekick Drax in the pantomime Snow White at Worthing.

In 2010, Roberts had worldwide success playing the teenage lead role in the film Submarine,[1] based on the 2008 novel by Joe Dunthorne. The film was directed by Richard Ayoade and also starred Paddy Considine and Yasmin Paige.[2][3]

Since then Roberts has appeared in the BBC Three television show Being Human (2011, 2012) and in the online spin-off series Becoming Human (2011) as Adam.[4]

In 2012, he starred in The Killers' music video for "Here with Me" with Winona Ryder, directed by Tim Burton.

In late 2012, Roberts started working on a short television comedy he wrote and directed, titled "The Sheepish Approach".[5]

In 2013 he will be starring in the film Jolene: The Indie Folk Star alongside Charlotte Ritchie and Rosamund Hanson. He played the role of Dom in the seventh series of the TV show Skins. He also appeared in the Manic Street Preachers video for Show Me The Wonder and directed the music video for the Los Campesinos! single "Avocado, Baby," from their forthcoming album, No Blues.

Filmography[edit]

Year Production Role Notes
2000 Care Craig, Pauline's Child TV movie
2003 Little Pudding TV movie
2005 The Story of Tracy Beaker Rio TV series (2 series 2005-2006)
2005 Kiddo Jay TV movie
Casualty Darren Smith/Jordan Philpot TV series (2 episodes: 2005-2008)
2006 Scratching Mike short
2006 - 2008 Young Dracula Robin Branagh TV series seasons 1 and 2 (27 episodes: 2006-2008)
2010 Submarine Oliver Tate
2011 Being Human Adam TV series (2 episodes: "Adam's Family", "Hold the Front Page")
Becoming Human Adam web series
Jane Eyre John Reed
2012 Red Lights Ben
The First Time Simon Daldry
Comes a Bright Day Sam Smith
2013 Skins Dominic series 7 episodes 1 & 2
Benny and Jolene Benny
The Power Inside Neil web series
The Double Detective
2014 Neighbors Assjuice
22 Jump Street Spencer
ALT Milo Post-production
2015 Kill Your Friends Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henry Barnes (2011-03-15). "'I love deadpan': Richard Ayoade and Craig Roberts on Submarine | Film | guardian.co.uk". Guardian. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  2. ^ White, James (2009-11-06). "Paddy Considine starring in Submarine". TotalFilm.com. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  3. ^ "Submarine stars Craig Roberts and Yasmin Paige: Q&A". Film4. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  4. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00y5m86
  5. ^ http://vimeo.com/54624677

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