3 August 1973|
Kirkby, Lancashire, England
|Residence||Ibstock, Leicestershire, England|
|Alma mater||National Youth Music Theatre|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
Hannah Walters (m. 2008)
Stephen Graham (born 3 August 1973) is an English film and television actor, known for his roles as Tommy in the film Snatch (2000), Andrew "Combo" Gascoigne in This Is England (2006) as well as its television sequels, This Is England '86 (2010), This Is England '88 (2011) and This Is England '90 (2015), notorious bank robber Baby Face Nelson in Public Enemies (2009), Scrum in the Pirates of the Caribbean films and Al Capone in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
Life and career
Graham was born in the Southdene district of Kirkby in Lancashire, a satellite town of Liverpool, to a paediatric nurse mother and a social worker father. His paternal grandfather was Jamaican and one of his grandmothers was Swedish. He has portrayed characters from several British, Irish and American regions, including Cockney, a Geordie, a Liverpudlian, and a Scotsman; an Irish gang member in 19th-century New York City, a 1930s Chicago bank robber, a Brooklyn mobster, a Texan, and the short-fused English nationalist, "Combo", in This Is England. He was nominated for an RTS Award for his work in The Street and a British Independent Film Award for his work on This Is England.
He appeared in the music videos for "I Remember" by Deadmau5 and Kaskade, "Fluorescent Adolescent" and "When the Sun Goes Down" by the Arctic Monkeys and "Unlovable" by Babybird, directed by Johnny Depp. Graham has also appeared in the music video "Soul Vampire" by Macclesfield-based neo-psychedelic band The Virginmarys, and the music video for "Turn" by Travis, also Kasabian's video "You're in Love with a Psycho". He appeared as an inmate within the open prison system for Goldie's 'I Adore You' music video in Feb 2017. In 2011, Graham starred in the BBC Christmas show Lapland, but when the series was announced, called Being Eileen, Graham's role was recast to Dean Andrews. He also appeared on a promotional video for a DLC of the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts, titled "CODnapped". Graham is a fan of Premier League football team Liverpool F.C. and has appeared several times on Sky Sports football series Soccer AM.
|1990||Children's Ward||Mickey Bell||2 episodes|
|1993||Heartbeat||Barry Ward||Episode: "Riders of the Storm"|
|1996||Devil's Food||WPKV News Director||Television film|
|1997||The Lakes||Graham||"Episode No.1.1"|
|1998||Brothers and Sisters||Andrew|
|Where the Heart Is||Nick Bowen||Episode: "Darkness Follows"|
|Liverpool 1||Thewlis||2 episodes|
|The Jump||Peter McNulty||2 episodes|
|1998–2002||The Bill||Jezzo/Jason Barrett||3 episodes|
|1999||Coronation Street||Lee Sankey||5 episodes|
|2000||Forgive and Forget||John||Television film|
|2001||Band of Brothers||Sgt. Myron "Mike" Ranney||2 episodes|
|2002||Flesh and Blood||Eddie||Television film|
|2003||Without You||Billy||Television short film|
|2004||Top Buzzer||Lee||10 episodes|
|2005||M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team||Jason Phelps||"Episode No.2.3"|
|2006–2007||The Innocence Project||Andrew Lucas||6 episodes|
|2008||The Passion||Barabbas||3 episodes|
|2008||Occupation||Danny Ferguson||3 episodes|
|The Street||Shay Ryan||2 episodes|
Nominated — RTS Award for Best Actor
|2010||This Is England '86||Andrew "Combo" Gascoigne||4 episodes|
|2010–14||Boardwalk Empire||Al Capone||36 episodes|
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
|2011||This Is England '88||Andrew "Combo" Gascoigne||2 episodes|
|Walk like a Panther||Mark Bolton||1 episode|
|2012||Accused||Tony||Episode: "Tracie's Story"|
|Parade's End||Vincent Macmaster||5 episodes|
|Good Cop||Noel Finch||4 episodes|
|2013||Playhouse Presents||Len||Episode: "The Call Out"|
|2015||This Is England '90||Andrew "Combo" Gascoigne||3 episodes|
Nominated—British Academy Television Award for Best Actor
|2016||The Secret Agent||Chief Inspector Heat||3 episodes|
|The Watchman||Carl||Television film|
|2017||Decline and Fall||Philbrick||3 episodes|
|Little Boy Blue||Detective Superintendent Dave Kelly||4 episodes|
|2018||Save Me||Fabio "Melon" Melonzola||6 episodes|
|Action Team||Gavril||Episode: "Mind Games"|
|2006||"When the Sun Goes Down"||Arctic Monkeys|
|2007||"Fluorescent Adolescent"||Arctic Monkeys|
|2017||"You're in Love with a Psycho"||Kasabian|
- Before 1 April 1974 Kirkby was in Lancashire
- Marlow, Lee; Smith, Daniel (2018-02-20). "Meet Stephen Graham, the Hollywood star who lives in a Leicestershire village". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
- Barkham, Patrick (2009-06-30). "'Gizza job, CBeebies'". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
- Cline, Rich (2007-04-22). "Shane Meadows discusses his most personal film to date, which is saying something". Retrieved 2018-04-30.
Stephen Graham, who plays Combo, he has a mixed-race heritage. He has a Swedish grandmother, a fully Jamaican grandfather [...]
- McAlpine, Fraser (2009-05-10). "Deadmau5 & Kaskade - 'I Remember'". BBC. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
- Munn, Patrick (2012-09-13). "BBC One Orders Follow Up To Christmas Comedy 'Lapland', Stephen Graham's Role Recast". Retrieved 2018-04-30.
- "Being Eileen". BBC. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
- Stephen Graham on IMDb
- Actor Stephen Graham discusses his role in this year's most talked-about British film, This Is England. (eyeforfilm.co.uk, 2007-02-23)