|Alma mater||National Youth Theatre|
|Relatives||Finn Cole (brother)|
Joseph Michael Cole (born 28 November 1988) is an English actor from Kingston, London. Some of his most notable roles include: Luke in Skins, Tommy in Offender, John Shelby in Peaky Blinders, Marzin and Beckwith in Secret in Their Eyes, Reece in Green Room, Billy Moore in A Prayer Before Dawn, Frank in the Black Mirror episode "Hang the DJ", Sean Wallace in Gangs of London and Iver Iversen in Against the Ice.
Cole's acting career began when he was accepted into the National Youth Theatre. He obtained his first roles in a one-night show in the West End, on The Bill and Holby City, and then in roles on stage at the Bush Theatre's sell-out School Season. Cole has also penned a comedy series with Matt Lucas. He starred as John Shelby in the British historical crime drama Peaky Blinders. He also played a part in a season 4 episode of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror, earning a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor.
Cole grew up in Kingston upon Thames in London, and attended Hollyfield Secondary School in Surbiton. The oldest of five boys, Cole's younger brother Finn Cole is also an actor and co-starred alongside him in Peaky Blinders.
|Now Is Good||Scott|
|2014||A Long Way Down||Chas|
|The Falling||Kenneth Lamont|
|Callow & Sons||Short film|
|Secret in Their Eyes||Marzin / Beckwith|
|2017||Eye on Juliet||Gordon||Tiantian Award for Best Actor|
|Thank You for Your Service||Billy Waller|
|2018||A Prayer Before Dawn||Billy Moore||British Independent Film Award for Best Actor|
|2019||Happy New Year, Colin Burstead||Ed|
|2020||One of these Days||Kyle Parson|
|2022||Against the Ice||Iver Iversen|
|2010||The Bill||Leo Cooper||1 episode|
|Holby City||Shaun Jackson||2 episodes|
|Stanley Park||Lee||Television film|
|2011||Come Fly with Me||Jordan||2 episodes|
|Injustice||Alan Stewart||4 episodes|
|The Thick of It||Jack||1 episode|
|The Hour||Trevor||3 episodes|
|2013||Playhouse Presents||Stephen||1 episode|
|2013–2017||Peaky Blinders||John Shelby||Main role, 20 episodes|
|2017||Black Mirror||Frank||Episode: "Hang the DJ"|
Nominated – BAFTA TV Award for Best Leading Actor
|2019||Pure||Charlie||Main role, 6 episodes|
|2020–present||Gangs of London||Sean Wallace||Main role, 16 episodes|
|2022||The Ipcress File||Harry Palmer||Miniseries, 6 episodes|
|TBA||A Small Light||Jan Gies||Upcoming miniseries|
- "Playing A Blinder: Joe Cole Interviewed". Clash. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
- "Joe Cole". Interview. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
- "THE KNOWLEDGE". Bush Theatre. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
- Pulver, Andrew (3 December 2018). "The Favourite conquers British independent film awards with record 10 wins". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
- "Alumni - The Hollyfield School". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
- "Joe Cole - B-Side Management". B-Side Management. Retrieved 30 January 2023.