Craig Cash

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Craig Cash
Born Manchester, England, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Actor, writer, director, DJ
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Stephanie Davies (2000–present)
Children 2

Craig Cash(born 11 September 1960)[1] is an English comedian, actor, director and BAFTA award-winning writer and producer. His best known work is in the television shows The Royle Family, The Fast Show, The Mrs Merton Show, Early Doors, Sunshine and most recently The Cafe and After Hours.



Cash is best known for playing slightly dull and dopey working-class northern men, particularly Dave Best in the BBC sitcom The Royle Family, which he co-wrote with Caroline Aherne.[2] He has also written for The Fast Show and for Aherne on The Mrs Merton Show. He rose to prominence in the late 1980s/early 1990s as a music radio DJ on cult south Manchester station KFM,[3] where his shows featured a section entitled 'Who's Mother', featuring the vocal talents of Caroline Aherne. During this period he was also the manager of the band "That Uncertain Feeling". In 1999 Cash performed uncredited duties as script editor on That Peter Kay Thing, a fact only revealed in 2004 when he moderated the DVD commentary.

With Phil Mealey he wrote the BBC sitcom Early Doors. They went on to write the drama Sunshine, filmed in Marple, Greater Manchester, and first broadcast on BBC 1 in 2008. They founded the independent production company Jelly Legs, which produced recent Royle Family specials, "The New Sofa" and "The Golden Egg Cup", as well as Sunshine. In 2011 Cash directed all six episodes of The Cafe, a show written by and starring his Royle Family co-star Ralf Little. As of November 2013, Cash is currently narrating the Channel 4 show Gogglebox. when regular narrator Caroline Aherne is unavailable. In 2015 he directed and executive produced the new Sky 1 comedy drama After Hours, starring Jaime Winstone and Ardal O'Hanlon.

Private life[edit]

Cash currently lives in Mellor. He is married to Stephanie Davies and the couple have two sons, Harry and Billy, who appeared in the episode of The Royle Family entitled "The Queen of Sheba".

Cash is a lifelong supporter of Manchester City, and attends games regularly. He is also the cousin of former Oasis guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs.


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