Craig Fairbrass

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Craig Fairbrass
Born Craig Fairbrass
(1964-01-15) January 15, 1964 (age 53)
Mile End, London, England
Occupation Actor
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)

Craig Fairbrass (born 15 January 1964)[1] is an English actor.

Life and career[edit]

Fairbrass was born in Mile End, East London. He made his acting debut in the feature film For Queen and Country opposite Denzel Washington. He also appeared in an episode of the BBC television series Big Deal in the episode "Fighting Chance" in 1980. This was followed by appearances such as Gary 'Technique' Pagnall in the ITV drama series London's Burning between 1990 and 1991 and as Detective Frank Burkin in Prime Suspect 1 and 2 . He has also appeared in Cliffhanger with Sylvester Stallone and The Bank Job with Jason Statham.

Fairbrass appeared as Dan Sullivan in EastEnders from 1999 to 2001. A one-hour special won the BAFTA for best Drama. He also took the lead role of Ray Betson in the Channel Four crime drama The Great Dome Robbery. Soon afterwards Fairbrass returned to the US, and he starred as Henry Caine in White Noise 2 : The Light. In February 2007 he appeared as the renegade Jaffa, Arkad, in the episode "Talion" in the final season of Stargate SG-1. Guest star roles followed in The Unit and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

In 2007, he starred in the feature film Rise of the Footsoldier. He also voiced "Gaz" in the videogame Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007), Ghost in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) and Sgt. Wallcroft in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.[2] In March 2008, he appeared in the US television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. He starred in the vampire film Dead Cert[3] alongside Billy Murray. Billy Murray has been his co-star in Rise of the Footsoldier, Freight and Just For The Record.[4] He played the role of a mercenary Cole opposite Danny Dyer and Jaime Murray in the zombie action film Devil's Playground. In 2011 Fairbrass took the co-lead in the crime thriller St Georges Day, lead roles in Vikingdom 3D, House Of The Rising Sun, Hijacked and Get Lucky.

In 2012 Fairbrass took his first lead role in a US action thriller The Outsider, co-starring with Jason Patric, James Caan and Shannon Elizabeth.

In 2014 he appeared in the thriller Breakdown alongside James Cosmo, Bruce Payne, Emmett Scanlan, Olivia Grant and Tamer Hassan; he also took the lead role of Jack Cregan in the revenge thriller London Heist, which he co-wrote. The film was produced by his son Luke Fairbrass. Fairbrass went on to win the Best Actor Award at the Marbella Film festival 2016 for the role.

Craig has just finished work on two new motion capture games - Squadron 42 (star citizen) and the new Call of Duty - Infinite Warfare with Kit Harrington. Fairbrass is currently filming Rise of the foot soldier 3 The Beginning, reprising his role of Pat Tate.

Fairbrass is married to Elke Kellick, a former Page Three model, and they have two sons together Jack and Luke.[5]


Year Title Role Other notes
2016 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Tee [6]
2014 The Outsider Lex Walker
Breakdown Alfie Jennings
2013 Bula Quo! Simon [7]
Let Me Survive Sean [8]
2012 Vikingdom Lucas "Sven" Campbell
Infex Doyle Video game voice-over
St George's Day Ray Collishaw
2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Sgt. Wallcroft/ Osprey co-pilot.
2010 Devil's Playground Cole
Dead Cert Freddy 'Dead Cert' Frankham [9]
2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Lt. Simon "Ghost" Riley
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles False Sarkissian
Far Cry Parker
The Bank Job Nick Barton
2007 Stargate SG-1 Arkad
Rise of the Footsoldier Pat Tate
White Noise: The Light Henry Caine
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Gaz/Romeo one one/ others.
2005 Dream Team (TV) Vivien White (2006)
Hard Sell Short Danny Bleak
The Long Weekend Frank Silver
2002 The Great Dome Robbery Ray Betson
2001 Weak at Denise Roy
1999 EastEnders (TV) Dan Sullivan (1999–2001)
1998 The Bill Steve
Killing Time Det. Robert Bryant
Duck Patrol (TV) Chief Ducky Boy
1996 Darklands Frazer Truick
Proteus Alex, DEA Agent
1995 Galaxis Lord Tarkin
1994 Beyond Bedlam Terry Hamilton
1993 Cliffhanger Delmar
1992 Prime Suspect 2 DI Frank Burkin
1991 Prime Suspect DI Frank Burkin
1990 London's Burning Gary 'Technique' Pagnall (1990–1991)
The Final Frame (TV) Franklin
1989 Tank Malling Jackie
1989 For Queen and Country Challoner
1987 Three Up, Two Down Man On Beach
1986 Emmerdale (TV) Gypsy (1986)
1980 Shelley (TV series) Darth


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