Warren Brown (actor)

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Warren Brown
Born Warren Brown
(1978-05-11) 11 May 1978 (age 36)
Warrington, England
Occupation Actor, former Thai boxer
Years active 1994—present
Height 5' 9"

Warren Brown (born 11 May 1978) is an English actor and former professional Thai boxer, well known for his roles as Andy Holt in teen soap opera Hollyoaks, Lee Hibbs in the three-part BBC drama series Occupation written by Peter Bowker and as DS Ripley in acclaimed BBC crime drama Luther.

Life and career[edit]

Brown was born in Warrington, England. After appearing in two episodes of the television series Shameless, Warren played the evil Andy Holt in Channel 4's teen soap opera Hollyoaks. Despite being 27 years old at the time, it was said his youthful good looks helped him win the role of the student. It is arguably his most famous role to date. Brown was nominated for a number of awards for his performance in the show including Best Villain, Most Spectacular Scene and Best Exit at the 2006 British Soap Awards.[1] Brown's character Holt met his demise in February 2006.

Brown has competed at World level at Muay Thai (Thai boxing) and also became 2 times World Champion

Brown won a role in the short lived ITV show Jane Hall in the summer of 2006. This was followed in March 2007 by his role as Tommo in ITV's Mobile. Also in 2007 he starred as Chris in one episode of Casualty. In September 2007 he starred in the second series of BBC Three's Grownups, playing barman, Alex Salade and has played the part since.[2] In the 2009 Comic Relief Special of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, which was a crossover between Grownups, Two Pints and Coming of Age, he played Alex again.

In 2008 Brown performed the voiceover for the film trailer on the soon to be released Gomez: A True Story based on the life of boxer Michael Gomez and starring Emmerdale's Kelvin Fletcher.[3]

In October 2008, Brown played the role of Marky in E4's zombie drama Dead Set.[4]

In November 2008 he appeared in Casualty, but not playing the same character as he did in 2007. In 2009 Brown appeared in the three part BBC TV Iraq war drama Occupation, alongside James Nesbitt and Stephen Graham[5] Recently he has appeared in two episodes of The Bill playing Jake Clegg, who was a part of the operation of trafficking young girls illegally. These episodes were titled "The Forgotten Child".

From May 2010, he appeared as the regular character of DS Justin Ripley in the BBC TV drama Luther, a role that he reprised in June 2011 in the second series of Luther.

Brown appears in the deadmau5 music video for the song "I Remember", also starring Stephen Graham, Aston Kelly (Graham's brother), Greg Walsh and ex-Coronation Street actress Emma Edmondson.

In October 2010, Brown appeared in the BBC drama Single Father, as Matt. In February 2012, he played one of the main characters in the BBC drama series Inside Men. He appeared as a member of Bane's Mercenary Security in The Dark Knight Rises, the third instalment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.

First broadcast in August 2012, Brown starred as PC John-Paul Rocksavage in the 4-part BBC police drama Good Cop.


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Get Some Feature Film
2013 Marple: A Caribbean Mystery Arthur Jackson TV Movie
2012 Up There Slab Boy Joey
2012 Borrowed Time Nigel
2012 Byzantium Gareth Feature film
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Mercenary Security 1 Feature film
2008 Gomez: A True Story Voice over Feature film (Voice over for trailer)
2008 "I Remember" by deadmau5 Raver 1 Music video


Year Title Role Notes
2013 By Any Means Jack Quinn 6 episodes
2013 Luther DS Justin Ripley 3 episodes (series 3)
2012 Good Cop John Paul Rocksavage 4 episodes
2012 Homefront Joe Mancetta 6 episodes (series 1)
2012 Luther DS Justin Ripley 4 episodes (series 2)
2012 Inside Men Marcus 4 episodes
2011 Moving On Frank 1 episode
2011 Walk Like a Panther Ricky Rickson 1 episode
2010 Luther DS Justin Ripley 6 episodes (series 1)
2010 Accused David Wade 1 episode
2010 Single Father Matt 4 episodes
2009 Criminal Justice PO Paul Gibby 3 episode
2009 Occupation Lee Hibbs 3 episodes
2009 Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Alex 1 episode (Christmas special)
2008 The Bill Jake Clegg 2 episodes
2008 Dead Set Marky 5 episodes
2008 Spooks: Code 9 Luke Blackwell 1 episode
2008 Coming Up Campbell 1 episode
2008 Casualty Chris Ryder 1 episode
2007–2009 Grownups Alex 12 episodes
2007 Mobile Tommo 2 episodes
2007 Casualty John Fullman 1 episode
2006 Jane Hall Policeman 2 2 episodes
2006 Hollyoaks: Back from the Dead Andy Holt 5 episodes (Final appearance: 13 February 2006)
2005 Hollyoaks: No Going Back Andy Holt 5 episodes
2005 Hollyoaks: Crossing the Line Andy Holt 5 episodes
2005–2006 Hollyoaks Andy Holt First appearance: 8 August 2005
2005 Shameless Donny Maguire 1 episode
2004 Shameless Donny Maguire 1 episode


  1. ^ "British Soap Awards Nominees 2006". Community.channel4.com. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Grownups Cast List at BBC3"
  3. ^ "Gomez Movie"
  4. ^ Dead Set at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ "BBC Press Office 'Occupation'". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 

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