Elliott Tittensor

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Elliott Tittensor
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Tittensor in 2015
Elliott John Tittensor

(1989-11-03) 3 November 1989 (age 29)
Heywood, Greater Manchester, England
Years active2003–present

Elliott John Tittensor[1] (born 3 November 1989) is an English actor, best known for his role of Carl Gallagher in the Channel 4 show Shameless.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Heywood, Greater Manchester, and is the twin brother of Luke Tittensor, with whom he starred in Brookside and the first series of Shameless.[citation needed]


In 2003, Elliott and his twin brother Luke had a brief appearance in Brookside as Terry Gibson's twin sons.

In 2004, Elliott and his brother Luke were cast in the shared role of Carl Gallagher in comedy drama Shameless. Elliott took over the role entirely when Luke left the show to become a regular on soap drama Emmerdale, playing Daz Eden.

In addition to his role in Shameless, Tittensor has appeared in an episode of BBC One drama miniseries Moving On, entitled Butterfly Effect. He has also appeared in episodes of Silent Witness and starred in short film Protect Me From What I Want playing a gay character.[2]

In January 2010, Tittensor appeared on the cover of Attitude magazine. He also appeared in the video for Plan B's "Stay Too Long" and The Ruskins's "Old Isleworth", alongside his partner, actress Kaya Scodelario. He's also appeared in the video for Coldplay's single "Charlie Brown".

Elliott revealed on Twitter that he is set to return to Shameless for the final ever episode alongside Jody Latham, who played his on-screen older brother, Lip Gallagher.

In the summer of 2013, Tittensor played the lead role of Tits in The Stone Roses inspired film Spike Island. He also had a minor role in film The Selfish Giant.

Tittensor appeared in 2 episodes of Chasing Shadows as John Meadows, in 2014. He also appeared in the short film Slap playing the character of Archie.

In 2015, Tittensor starred as Terry Singer in North v South, a film about feuding criminal gangs, divided along England's North–South divide. The film was released directly to DVD in June 2015.

Tittensor played Richard Keys in Jimmy McGovern's one-off BBC drama Reg, which aired in June 2016. He also completed a role in short film Edith. He then appeared in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, alongside Tom Hardy, Harry Styles and Aneurin Barnard. It was released on 21 July 2017.

Personal life[edit]

Tittensor is the identical twin brother of Luke Tittensor. Elliott is from Heywood, Greater Manchester and attended Heywood Community High School.[citation needed] He was in a relationship with Kaya Scodelario from late 2009 to early 2014.[3] Their relationship became more public when Scodelario supported Tittensor after his arrest for an incident where he hit someone while driving an uninsured car.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Protect Me From What I Want Daz Short
2012 Spike Island Tits
2013 The Selfish Giant Martin Fenton
2011 Charlie Says Luke Short
2014 Slap Archie Short
2015 North v South Terry Singer
2016 Edith Young Jake Short
2017 Dunkirk Highlander 2


Year Title Role Notes
2004–2013 Shameless Carl Gallagher Main Cast 2004–2012:108 episodes Guest star: Series 11 Episode 14
2007 True Dare Kiss JJ 4 episodes
2009 Moving On Jacko 1 episode
2010 Silent Witness Scott Weston 2 episodes
2014 Chasing Shadows John Meadows 2 episodes
2016 Reg[5] Richard Keys Television film


  1. ^ "Births England and Wales 1984–2006". Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  2. ^ "No bull, this is brilliant". 11 August 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Kaya Scodelario has been secretly dating Shameless star Elliott Tittensor". The Sun. 13 January 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Shameless star Elliott Tittensor attacked outside court". BBC News. 2 November 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  5. ^ "BBC One: Reg". BBC. Retrieved 7 June 2016.

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