Glen Murphy

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This article is about the British actor. For the British children's author, see Glenn Murphy.

Glen Murphy
Born West Ham
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Linda Murphy (1975–present) (4 children)

Glen Murphy MBE (born 6 April 1957) is an English actor, perhaps best known as George Green between 1988 and 2002 on the television drama London's Burning.

He attended St Bonaventure's School in Forest Gate.[1]

He has also had roles on The Bill, Shine on Harvey Moon "Murphys Mob" Casualty and Doctor Who (in the 1986 story "The Mysterious Planet" as Dibber) and more recently Fathers of Girls, Karl Howman's feature debut starring Ray Winstone.

He was awarded an MBE in the 2007 Queen's Birthday Honours for his charity work,[2] and was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 1995.[citation needed]

He now lives in Italy and Essex with his wife Linda, they have four children.

Murphy supports West Ham United and also likes horse riding, and has played guitar since first being asked to play bass guitar for a school band when he was 13. His father (Terence Murphy), his uncles (Joe Lucy and Eddie Wright), were all champion boxers. Glen's first fight was at the age of nine. He became a British Schoolboy Champion and went onto fight internationally. He trained in Karate for 6 years under Dickie Wu, Terry Stewart & Jamie O'Keefe. He graded for shodan in November 1989 and now trains in the kyokushin style with the BKK under Liam Keaveney. He has also studied fencing, tang soo doo,and shooting. Glen also played football for Chelsea as a schoolboy and became an apprentice with Charlton, and was registered with Enfield Town FC and Rainham Town FC in the FA Cup, and has played at Wembley 10 times.[citation needed]

Murphy is the patron of the SupportLine charity [3] which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to individuals on any issue.

He speaks English, Italian and some Japanese. Glen has been a keen photographer for over 30 years, but has only recently received a professional qualification from the Institute of Professional Photography.[citation needed]

Murphy has a production company, Omerta Films, and has two films in development for 2014 and two at script level for 2015 and has finished production on Lost in Italy (New York Hells Kitchen World Cinema Best Film Award) and has started pre production with his next feature Sabini and a stage play is being written for him to play Johnny Cash, to tour UK next year.[when?][citation needed]


Theatre work[edit]

  • The Gentle Hook, no 1, national tour.
  • Of Mice and Men
  • Peter Pan hawth theatre crawley and north wales theatre
  • Munich Athens, Soho Theatre West End
  • Dealer's Choice, National Theatre in the West End at The Vaudeville.
  • Fuenute ovejuna, Stratford East
  • Dumb Waiter, Bridge House Theatre
  • Nothing to do with Toothpaste, Islington
  • many Fringe theatres around London


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