Carl Rice

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Carl Rice
Born Liverpool, England, UK
Occupation Actor

Carl Rice (born 1980) is a British actor from Liverpool.

Carl attended St. Joseph's R.C High School.

Carl first appeared on screen at the age of eight in a late 1980s advert for milk.[1][not in citation given] The advert famously proclaimed "Accrington Stanley, Who Are They?"

Following this he appeared in 15 other adverts. He also starred alongside Tony Robinson for three years on Channel 4's Storyworld, Children's Ward for 2 series, Brookside for one year playing Gavin Matthews[1][not in citation given][2] and countless TV shows including Jimmy McGovern's Hearts and Minds alongside Chris Eccleston and Willy Russell's Terraces alongside Mark Womack.

In 1999 Carl made his stage debut in Guiding Star, a play by Jonathan Harvey that was premiered at The Everyman Theatre in Liverpool before transferring to the Royal National Theatre for a 10-month run. Carl was shortlisted for a Laurence Olivier Award for his performance as Liam Fitzgibbon.[1][not in citation given]

In 2000 he played Rene Montandon in Monsignor Renard – the ITV drama premiere set in Nazi occupied France – starring John Thaw as well as Dominic Monoghan and Juliette Caton.

He starred in two series of the comedy sketch show Scallywagga on BBC Three[1][not in citation given] playing over fifty characters in total.

He starred in comedy series Massive on BBC Three playing Shay Finnegan alongside Johnny Vegas, Ralf Little, Joel Fry, Christine Bottomley, and Craig Parkinson.

In February 2011 he guest starred on Shameless, playing Mimi Maguire's long lost brother turned sister, Bobbi.[1][not in citation given]

In August 2011, Carl started filming on the hit Sky HD comedy Trollied. Carl plays Colin,[1][not in citation given] a lazy supermarket worker who has appeared in every episode.[3]

In August 2011, he also began work on the feature film Papadopoulos & Sons, which revolves around a wealthy Greek family.[citation needed] Carl plays Dave, the gardener at the family mansion and works alongside Stephen Dillane and Ewan Macintosh.

Carl also filmed a guest lead in Holby City in December 2011 playing Kenny Tolson,[2] a tough motor bike rider who faces his dark past when he has to choose between an operation or losing a sentimental tattoo that rakes up stuff from his past.

Carl shot a Guest Lead on Benidorm in late 2011, playing Danny, a lothario who runs the booze cruise on the island.[needs update]

Carl starred in Good Cop in 2012.[needs update] Good Cop was a dark, RTS award-winning drama for BBC1 written by Stephen Butchard and directed by Sam Miller (Luther). Carl played Philip Davenport, one of the regular cops in the series and worked alongside Warren Brown, Mark Womack, Stephen Graham, Stephen Walters and Kerrie Hayes.

Carl has shot a series each year of Trollied and recently completed filming on series 6 in July 2016. He appeared in 8 episodes of Coronation Street during late 2015/early 2016. Carl appeared in two episodes of Stan Lee's Lucky Man alongside James Nesbitt. Carl recently shot and guest starred in Jimmy McGovern's 'Moving On' set to air later this year.

Carl has a number of writing projects underway and in development and currently living in Spain whilst he writes his first novel.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Trollied: Carl Rice plays Colin". Sky1 HD. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Carl Rice". ShareTV. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Shennan, Paddy. "Liverpool actor Carl Rice is the boy from the White Stuff". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 

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