Glen Murphy

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Glen Murphy MBE (born 6 April 1957) is an English actor, and producer, perhaps best known as Firefighter George Green between 1988 and 2002 on the television drama London's Burning. He was awarded an MBE in 2007.[1][2]

Glen was the only ever-present actor throughout the run of London's Burning, which attracted 18.92 million viewers for its 5th series, and averaging 15 million in its 14-year reign.[citation needed] He was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1992.[3]

After London's Burning he appeared in The Bill, Tank Malling, the Karl Howman directed drama Fathers of Girls, and alongside Joely Richardson in Shoreditch.[4]

His later work includes as a producer and lead actor in the film Lords of London (2014).[5] It won best film at the New York Hell's Kitchen Film Festival,[6] and he won the best Actor award at the Abruzzo film festival in Italy;[citation needed] it is released in the United States by Lionsgate on 1 September 2015[citation needed]. In 2016 he is in pre-production for Sabini and the Freddie Mills biopic Finger of Suspicion. He had a leading role in the Royal National Theatre production of Patrick Marber's Dealer's Choice (Olivier & Evening Standard Awards) in the West End of London in 1995.[citation needed] Glen played the lead in the national tour of A Gentle Hook in 2004/5.[citation needed]

He attended St Bonaventure's Catholic School in Forest Gate.[7] Glen has a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate and has trained in the Martial Arts for over 30 years along with 7th Dan Karate Master Terry Stewart, The Martial Arts Hall of Fame and 7th Dan, Jamie O Keefe and currently trains in the kyokushin style with Liam Keaveney, 7th Dan Chairman of the BKK. He has been a friend of the actor Ray Winstone since childhood.[8] His brother Darren Murphy was in the punk band Wasted Youth.[9]

His career began in the play "Johnny Boxer" at Half Moon Theatre in Alie st, East London and then on to a 'Guilty Generation, staged at his father Terry's pub Bridge House in Canning Town.[10] and then off down the road to Theatre Royal Stratford London. in their TIE Company Theatre Venture for a year.

He was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 1995 and became a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2007 Queen's Birthday Honours for his charity work.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glen Murphy collects MBE from Queen". Daily Star. 6 December 2007. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Glen: I wanted to kiss the Queen". The Metro. 6 Dec 2007. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "An Actor's Life For Me". Big Red Book. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Where's Glen Murphy Now?". Virgin Media. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Lords Of London DVD Review". The Hollywood News. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Lords of London DVD Review". Cinema Chords. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Support Line, Bon's Boy.
  8. ^ Goodall, Nigel (2011). Ray Winstone: The Biography. The Story of the Ultimate Screen Hard Man. John Blake. 
  9. ^ Jacobs, Luke (6 March 2012). "Hundreds attend funeral of former Canning Town Bridge House punk rocker". Newham Recorder. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Debut for our glen". Eastern Daily Press. 21 August 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "SupportLine — Publicity and Media: Press articles". supportline.org.uk. 

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