Ralph Ineson

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Ralph Ineson
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Born (1969-12-15) 15 December 1969 (age 45)
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Annabelle Lawrence

Ralph Michael Ineson (born 15 December 1969) is an English actor. He played Chris Finch on the BBC series The Office.[1]

Early life[edit]

Ineson was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire. He was educated at Woodleigh School, North Yorkshire and Pocklington School,[2] In the early 1990s, after studying Theatre Studies at Lancaster University, he was a teacher at York Sixth Form College, where he was also a cricket coach.



He starred as Donald Bamford in the sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart, as Zack in the soap opera Coronation Street, and played ex-soldier "Sam Walker" in the first series of Spooks. His Hollywood film credits include First Knight, From Hell, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and a brief role in The Damned United. He most recently starred in Suburban Shootout,aired on Paramount Comedy and Five. an Imperial Leather advert as a fireman, and is the voiceover on the television advert for Gaviscon. He played Frank Monk in the series 7 episode "Wounds" of Waking The Dead. Ineson had a minor part in episode four of the first series of BBC drama This Life. He played Dagmer Cleftjaw in the second season of HBO's Game of Thrones.

Ineson had a minor role in the fifth and sixth series of BBC drama Waterloo Road in 2009 playing the role of Jon Fry. He had a small role in an episode of Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd, as Paul, a buttock-kissing Masseuse, in the Series 4 episode "Something Happened". In the 2012 ITV Titanic mini-series he played Steward Hart. His latest work is his narration for the BBC1 Documentary Series Gears and Tears which follows the characters of British stock car racing.


Ineson played Amycus Carrow, a deatheater, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2.

In 2014, he appeared in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy.[3][4] In 2015, he had a small role in the spy film Kingsman: The Secret Service, playing a policeman that interviews Eggsy.

Voice work[edit]

Ineson has uses his distinctive Yorkshire accent in a variety of voice overs.

He is the continuity announcer for the TV station Dave, Talksport and other national radio stations. Ineson has narrated for TV programmes Licence to Drill, Salvage Hunters on the Discovery channel, the 2010 Sky TV series Inside Gatwick, the BBC1 series Claimed and Shamed. In 2013 he voiced the Channel 4 series Skint which followed the lives of British families from underprivileged backgrounds. In 2015, he narrates Countryside 999 on the BBC. In the 2012–13 BBC Radio 4 dramatizations of the ten Martin Beck police novels by team Sjöwall and Wahlöö, Ineson plays the part of policeman Gunvald Larsson.

TV adverts that have used his voice include: lastminute.com, Dacia cars, and Wickes.[5] He has also done the Sky Bet adverts during some Sky Sports football coverage. Ineson gave his voice and likeness for the infamous pirate Charles Vane in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Personal life[edit]

He is a supporter of Leeds United.[6]


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