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Ineson in restaurant Smiths of Smithfield
15 December 1969 |
Ralph Michael Ineson (born 15 December 1969 in Leeds) is an English actor perhaps best known for playing the character of Chris Finch on the BBC television programme The Office. He has a rich Yorkshire accent and is an avid supporter of Leeds United A.F.C. Ralph Ineson was educated at Woodleigh School, North Yorkshire and Pocklington School, 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.
He has also starred as Donald Bamford in the sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart, as "Zack" in the British 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, currently airing 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", Imperial Leather advert as a fireman and is also the voiceover on the television advert for Gaviscon. He also played Frank Monk in Series 7 episode "Wounds" of Waking The Dead. Ineson also regularly makes voiceover contributions for national radio station Talksport.
He is currently a continuity announcer for the TV station Dave and is also the voiceover on several TV adverts, including lastminute.com and Dacia cars. Ineson played Amycus Carrow in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2. Ineson also had a minor role in the fifth and sixth series of BBC drama, Waterloo Road in 2009. He also had a small role in an episode of Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd as a masseur in the episode "Something Happened". 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 also voice overs for TV show (Licence to drill) on the discovery channel.
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.
- The Office: Chris Finch (Ralph Ineson) at BBC
- Taylor, Alastair (9 August 2008). "We all loathe Leeds United!". The Sun. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
- Robertson, Edward (18 March 2010). "Lastminute.com launches summer TV ad campaign". Travel Weekly. Retrieved 17 February 2012.