Greg Cruttwell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Gregory Jasper Cruttwell[1] (born March 22, 1960 in London) is an English actor, screenwriter, director and film producer. He is the son of actress Geraldine McEwan and Hugh Cruttwell, former principal of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.[2]

Cruttwell attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Before branching out as a writer, director and producer, Cruttwell performed in over 20 theatre productions throughout Great Britain. In 1990, he wrote and starred in the play Waiting for Sir Larry, which won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival.[3]

He made his film debut in Mike Leigh's Naked (1993)[4] and had a leading role in John Herzfeld's 2 Days in the Valley (1996), starring alongside Danny Aiello, James Spader and Jeff Daniels.[5] His last acting role to date was in the box office success George of the Jungle (1997).[6]

Cruttwell has been seen in numerous British television productions, Murder Most Horrid, French & Saunders, and Birds of a Feather. In the United States, he guest starred in episodes of Murder She Wrote and The Marshal.

In 2000 he wrote and directed the feature film, Chunky Monkey,[7] starring David Threlfall and Alison Steadman, which had a limited release in the UK.

In 2002 he co-founded production company Head Gear Films with Phil Hunt[8] and Compton Ross and in 2007 co-founded international sales and film finance company Bankside Films.

In 2001 he also founded Balham Blazers Football Club. In 2011 the club was voted South East England Charter Standard Community Club Of The Year and in 2012 Greg won the London FA Award for Outstanding Contribution To Football In The Community. [9]


  1. ^ The Blue Book- Leaders of the English-speaking World, 1970, St James Press, pg 551
  2. ^ "'Fishnets, tarty wigs - I love all that'". Daily Telegraph. 8 December 2004. 
  3. ^ London Theatre Record. I. Herbert. 1990. 
  4. ^ Roger Ebert (2009-06-15). Roger Ebert's Four Star Reviews--1967-2007. Andrews McMeel Publishing. pp. 1–. ISBN 978-0-7407-9217-5. 
  5. ^ James Berardinelli; Roger Ebert (2005). Reel Views 2: The Ultimate Guide to the Best 1,000 Modern Movies on DVD and Video. Justin, Charles & Co. pp. 496–. ISBN 978-1-932112-40-5. 
  6. ^ Jeff Milne (2009-07-20). Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon: The Complete Guide to the Movie Trivia Game. Jeff Milne. pp. 416–. ISBN 978-0-615-28521-4. 
  7. ^ James Leggott (2008). Contemporary British Cinema: From Heritage to Horror. Wallflower Press. ISBN 978-1-905674-71-8. 
  8. ^ Rosser, Michael (3 November 2014). "Phil Hunt, Head Gear Films". questia. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Wandsworth takes time out to celebrate the best of sport in 2013". Wandsworth Guardian. Wandsworth Guardian. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 

External links[edit]