Ciarán Griffiths

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Ciarán Griffiths
Born Ciarán Joseph Griffiths[1]
(1983-03-03) 3 March 1983 (age 34)
Manchester, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present

Ciarán Joseph Griffiths (/ˈkɪər.ən/; born 3 March 1983; Manchester, England) is an English actor, best known for his roles as Gary Best in The Bill, Mickey Maguire in Shameless and Dylan Hodge in Waterloo Road.


Griffiths attended St Mary's RC High School in Astley near Leigh, between 1994 and 1999; it was during this time that he starred in Children's Ward at the age of thirteen.

Aside from his long-running roles in The Bill and Shameless, Griffiths has made guest appearances on Coronation Street, Clocking Off, Waterloo Road and numerous other programmes.[2]

In 2007, he starred alongside Conrad Westmaas in the short film The Visitor. He also appeared as "Psycho" in the film There's Only One Jimmy Grimble.

He also starred in the British vampire film Dead Cert which was directed by Steven Lawson,[3] and he appeared in Waterloo Road as Dylan Hodge in Series 6 in 2010/2011.

In the August 2011 issue of Attitude Magazine, Griffiths took his top off and appeared sporting a red boxing kit. Photos from the shoot were taken at Cloud 23 Bar in the Hilton Hotel in Manchester.

He has also appeared in adverts, including the BT vision advert where he is featured having his hair washed.[citation needed] In 2016, he appeared in Vera, on ITV in the episode, "The Sea Glass", he played the role of Steve Stonnall.




Year Title Role Notes
2000 There's Only One Jimmy Grimble Psycho
2007 The Visitor Jack Short film
2010 Dead Cert Skender
2011 Big Fat Gypsy Gangster Carl Thompson
2013 Svengali Burnsy TV film

Year Title Role Notes
1998-1999 City Central Simon Mackey 4 Episodes
2000 Coronation Street Dean Sykes 4 Episodes
2002-2005 The Bill Gary Best Series regular
2011 Waterloo Road Dylan Hodge Criminal
2007-2012 Shameless Mickey Maguire Series regular
2013-2014 The Mill Boon / Matthew Boon Series regular

2016 Vera Season 6 episode 4 2016 Bugzy Malone music video (I suggest)

Video Games

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Ryse: Son of Rome Additional Voices Voice


Griffiths is an avid supporter of Manchester United.[4]


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