Ineson in restaurant Smiths of Smithfield
15 December 1969 |
Ralph Michael Ineson (born 15 December 1969) is an English actor. He played Chris Finch on the BBC television programme The Office. He has a strong Yorkshire accent and is a supporter of Leeds United
Ineson was born in Leeds. He 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 he was also a cricket coach.
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. 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 had a minor part in episode four of the first series of BBC drama This Life. He played Dagmer Cleftjaw in the second season of HBO's Game of Thrones.
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". 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.
Ineson has uses his distinctive Yorkshire accent in a variety of voice overs.
Ineson has narrated for TV progammes Licence to Drill and Salvage Hunters on the Discovery channel, the 2010 Sky TV series Inside Gatwick the BBC1 series Claimed and Shamed, dealing with insurance scams and cheats. In 2013 he voiced the Channel 4 series Skint which followed the lives of British families from underprivileged backgrounds. In 2015, he narrates Countryside 999 on the BBC.
Ralph is married to Annabelle Lawrence whom he met walking home from a club in Kavos.
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