Early life and career
Collins was born in Nottingham, and grew up on the Clifton housing estate. As a child, he was a member of the Central Junior Television Workshop, and appeared in the programmes Dramarama and Your Mother Wouldn't Like It.
He has played DC Danny Glaze in The Bill, and has appeared in Casualty, Holby City, By Any Means, As Time Goes By and 55 Degrees North. He also appeared in Shane Meadows' debut film, Twenty Four Seven.
In 2015, he appeared in "Our Zoo"
He also appeared in the theatre production One Monkey Don't Stop No Show in 2013.
On 10 February 2015, it was announced that Collins would be joining Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks as new regular character Louis Loveday. He made his first appearance on 3 March 2015 and departed on 22 January 2019 when Louis was killed off by Breda McQueen (Moya Brady)
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