Ralph Ineson

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Ralph Ineson
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Ineson in restaurant Smiths of Smithfield
Born (1969-12-15) 15 December 1969 (age 45)
Leeds, England
Occupation actor

Ralph Michael Ineson (born 15 December 1969) is an English actor. He played Chris Finch on the BBC television programmeme The Office.[1] He has a strong Yorkshire accent and is a supporter of Leeds United[2]


Ineson was born in Leeds.[3] He was educated at Woodleigh School, North Yorkshire and Pocklington School,[4] In the early 1990s, after studying Theatre Studies at Lancaster University, Ineson was a teacher at York Sixth Form College where, amongst other things, he was a cricket coach.

Acting career[edit]

He starred as Donald Bamford in the sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart, as Zack in the soap opera Coronation Street, and played ex-soldier "Sam Walker" in the first series of Spooks. His Hollywood film credits include First Knight, From Hell, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and a brief role in The Damned United. He most recently starred in Suburban Shootout,aired on Paramount Comedy and Five. He also appears in Sky Bet adverts during some Sky Sports football coverage, and does the voice on radio advertisements for Wickes with the catchphrase "Wickes, just the job", an Imperial Leather advert as a fireman, and is the voiceover on the television advert for Gaviscon. He played Frank Monk in the series 7 episode "Wounds" of Waking The Dead. Ineson also frequently makes voiceover contributions for national radio station Talksport.

Ineson had a minor part in episode four of the first series of BBC drama This Life.

He is currently[when?] a continuity announcer for the TV station Dave and is the voiceover on several TV adverts, including lastminute.com and Dacia cars.[5] Ineson played Amycus Carrow in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2. Ineson had a minor role in the fifth and sixth series of BBC drama Waterloo Road in 2009. He had a small role in an episode of Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd, as a buttock-kissing masseur in the episode "Something Happened". From 2011 he has been the voiceover for the TV series Salvage Hunters. In the 2012 ITV Titanic mini-series he played Steward Hart. His latest work is his narration for the BBC1 Documentary Series Gears and Tears which follows the characters of British stock car racing.

He voice overs for TV show Licence to Drill on the Discovery channel.

He played Dagmer Cleftjaw in the second season of HBO's Game of Thrones.

In 2010, he voiced the Sky TV series Inside Gatwick and in 2012, he narrated the BBC1 series Claimed and Shamed, dealing with insurance scams and cheats. In 2013 he voiced the Channel 4 series 'Skint' following the lives of British families from underprivileged backgrounds.

In the 2012–13 BBC Radio 4 dramatizations of the ten Martin Beck police novels by team Sjöwall and Wahlöö, Ineson plays the part of policeman Gunvald Larsson.

He gave his voice and likeness to act as the infamous pirate Charles Vane in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag'.

In 2014, he appeared in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy.[6][7]


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