Oliver Lee (actor)

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Oliver Lee
Born (1986-02-14) 14 February 1986 (age 34)
Years active2005—present
Known forWaterloo Road

Oliver Lee (born 14 February 1986) is a British actor first known for his role as Josh Jones in the television series Hollyoaks: In the City (2006). He was born in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England.


In 2005 Lee starred in the film Legless for Red Productions and Channel 4 but it was to be his role as gay teenager Josh Jones in the television series Hollyoaks: In the City the following year in which proved to be his breakthrough. Lee then went on to star in Wired for ITV1, Gemma Factor for BBC Three and Exhibit A, a feature thriller by Bigger Pictures/Warp Films. He had a recurring role in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale as Pearl Ladderbank's grandson Owen Hartbourne (currently offscreen living in Hong Kong). Other TV work includes an adaptation of Kate Long's The Bad Mothers Handbook, where he played Paul, the boyfriend of Holly Grainger's character, who gets his teenage lover pregnant.[1]

He has completed a number of short films including short film, "King Ponce", which featured at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007. He has appeared in radio dramas such as The Birth and Death Of Daylight for Radio 3, The Moment Your Life Stops for BBC Radio 4 and the popular radio detective series Stone with Hugo Spear and Maxine Peak

In 2009 Lee starred in Awaydays, a major motion picture adapted from Kevin Sampson's novel. He also stars in Powder, the second of Kevin Sampson's novels to be adapted for the big screen, playing James Love.[2] Filming has included 'Live' performances at V Festival 2009 as 'The Grams'.

Lee is in production with McQueen, a feature which he has written and set to direct. The film has an independent budget.[citation needed] and cast includes Lee Battle, Nico Mirallegro, Linzey Cocker, Marcquelle Ward [3] and Tina O'Brien.

Oliver Lee played Aiden Scotcher on BBC's Waterloo Road, alongside his fiance Linzey Cocker, who played Jess Fisher and in the BBC's Wateroo Road series they are boyfriend and girlfriend on-screen until 6 July 2011.

Honors and awards[edit]

Oliver Lee won the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards for Best Newcomer for his portrayal of the character Jamie in the Octagon Theatre Bolton / Pilot Theatre production of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing.



  1. ^ this was alongside Robert Pattinson Casting Call Acting Roles
  2. ^ alongside Alfie Allen and Al Weaver.Powder Interview, Screen Terrier blog
  3. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1756624/

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