Ciarán Griffiths

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Ciarán Griffiths
Ciarán Joseph Griffiths[1]

(1983-03-03) 3 March 1983 (age 35)
Years active1998–present

Ciarán Joseph Griffiths (/ˈkɪərən/; born 3 March 1983; Manchester, England) is an English actor, best known for his roles as Gary Best in The Bill and Micky Maguire in Shameless. In 2018, he made a guest appearance in BBC soap opera EastEnders, playing the role of Milo from 1 January to 2 January.


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, Griffiths 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.

On New Year's Day 2018, Griffiths made a guest appearance in the BBC One soap opera, EastEnders, playing Milo.



Year Title Role Notes
2000 There's Only One Jimmy Grimble Psycho
2006 To the Sea Again Jack Short film
2007 The Visitor Jack Short film
2008 Clubbed Reaper
2008 Ace of Grace Robbie
2009 CGI-brows Acolyte Short film
2010 Just for the Record Danny Allgen
2010 Dead Cert Skender
2011 Big Fat Gypsy Gangster Carl Thompson
2012 Doormen Tommo Short film
2013 Svengali Burnsy TV film
2013 Sea View Jason Short film
2017 Haunted House: Exorcist Father Patrick Short film
2017 Rabbit Punch Dylan Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Stanton Blues Ian Lillie 1 episode
1998-1999 City Central Simon Mackey 4 episodes
1999 Always and Everyone Gary Manley Episode: "Always and Everyone"
2000 Monsignor Renard Company Runner 1 episode
2000 Coronation Street Dean Sykes 4 episodes
2001 Emmerdale Ben McCarthy 1 episode
2001 Where the Heart Is Carl Garton Episode: "Temptation"
2001 Heartbeat Vic Sands Episode: "No Hiding Place"
2002 Stig of the Dump Security Guard 1 Episode: "Going Home"
2002 Clocking Off Chris Preston Episode: "Alan's Story"
2002 At Home with the Braithwaites Tel the Fitter 1 episode
2002-2005 The Bill Gary Best Series regular; 163 episodes
2003 Murder Investigation Team Gary Best Episode: "Moving Targets"
2006 The Street Terry Episode: "Football"
2006 Vincent Stranger / PI 1 episode
2006 Blue Murder Kevin Robertson Episode: "In Deep"
2007 Holby City Jem Neil Episode: "The Borders of Sleep"
2007-2012 Shameless Micky Maguire Series regular; 84 episodes
2011 Waterloo Road Dylan Hodge 4 episodes
2013 Atlantis Cyrus 2 episodes
2013-2014 The Mill Boon / Matthew Boon Series regular; 10 episodes
2014 Moving On Kev Episode: "Blind"
2015 This is England '90 Leon Episode: "Winter"
2016 Vera Steve Stonnall Episode: "The Sea Glass"
2016 Cold Feet Sean Westwood 1 episode
2018 EastEnders Milo 2 episodes

Video Games

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

Personal life[edit]

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


  1. ^ "GRO Birth Registration Index". Retrieved 2006-11-12.
  2. ^ "Ciaran Griffiths". Hello!. Retrieved 2009-05-16.
  3. ^ More cast, new poster for vampire film DEAD CERT
  4. ^ "United through and through". Sky Sports.

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