Thomas Craig (actor)

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Thomas Craig
Born Craig Thompson
(1962-12-04) 4 December 1962 (age 55)
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986–present
Known for Murdoch Mysteries, Coronation Street

Thomas Craig (born Craig Thompson; 4 December 1962) is an English actor.[1] He is known for his roles in Murdoch Mysteries, Where the Heart Is, Hidden, Coronation Street, and The Navigators. [2] [3]


Craig was originally a plumber before making the move into acting in the 1980s.[4] He attended the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts.[5] His stage name is taken from the name of former Sheffield Wednesday player Tommy Craig. [6]

In 1994 he appeared sporadically in the first series of Common As Muck, alongside Edward Woodward and Neil Dudgeon and he also had a brief role in the 1995 film I.D., where he played one of the Tyneburn leaders during the market fight scene, his only word then was "Well!" when asking for a fight.

Craig appeared in EastEnders in 1992 as Mandy Salter's mother's boyfriend. Around 1994 he appeared as Aelfric in "Monk's Hood", an episode of the Cadfael television series starring Sir Derek Jacobi. He currently stars as Inspector Brackenreid in the Canadian show Murdoch Mysteries.[7][8]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 I.D. Tyneburn Leader
2001 The Navigators Mick
2007 Six Bend Trap Debt Enforcer
2014 A Gun Roland Short film
2014 Hyena Harrison


Year Title Role Notes
1989 The Paradise Club DC Lambton Main role
1990 Screenplay Robson "Night Voice"
1991 The Chief Det. Sgt. Bradley "2.1"
1991 Smack and Thistle Spikey TV film
1992 A Time to Dance Allan TV miniseries
1992 Between the Lines P.C. Wilks "Words of Advice"
1992 Screen One Myles / Don Summers "Born Kicking", "Seconds Out"
1992 Boon Barry Winder "Is There Anybody There?"
1992 EastEnders Gary 1 episode
1992 Inspector Morse Desk Sergeant
1993 Spender Jim Harris "Puck"
1993 Peak Practice Paul "Giddy Heights"
1994 Pie in the Sky D.S. Maltby "The Best of Both Worlds"
1994 Mystery!: Cadfael Aelfric "Monk's Hood"
1994 Common As Muck Phillip Edwards "The Nose of Joint", "Keeping the Refuse Tender", "Cash Bonus"
1994 The Bill Sgt. Northfield "Killing Time"
1994-95 Casualty Graham Evans "A Breed Apart", "Learning Curve", "Trials and Tribulations"
1995 Prime Suspect: Inner Circles DS Booth TV film
1995 Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness DS Booth TV film
1996 Madson Gordon Berry TV series
1996 Out of the Blue Terry Forrest "2.3"
1996 The Demon Headmaster Policeman "2.2", "2.3", "2.4"
1996 The Bill PC Penrose "Final Drive"
1997 The Bill Mark Scott "Walkabout"
1997 Soldier Soldier Fus Jacko Barton Main role
1997-2005 Where the Heart Is Simon Goddard Recurring role
1999 Dangerfield Bryn Edmunds "Chasing Shadows"
2002-05 Coronation Street Tommy Harris Regular role
2005 Coronation Street: Pantomime Tommy Harris TV film
2006 Holby City Ian Keel "Just Another Day"
2006 Doctors Ian Reed "Nobody's Perfect"
2007 Heartbeat Ken Hutchinson "Troubled Waters"
2007 Forgiven Matt TV film
2007 Blue Murder Chris Milligan "Not a Matter of Life and Death"
2008-present Murdoch Mysteries Inspector Thomas Brackenreid Main role
2009 U Be Dead DC Lee Rutter TV film
2009 Casualty Steve "Better Drowned"
2010 Doctors Sgt. Dean Frater "An Officer and a Gentle Man"
2011 The Listener Jake Coogan "Ace in the Hole"
2011 Murdoch Mysteries: The Curse of the Lost Pharaohs Inspector Thomas Brackenreid Main role
2011 Hidden DI Fenton Russell TV miniseries
2012 Murdoch Mysteries: The Murdoch Effect Inspector Thomas Brackenreid TV series
2013 Captain Canuck Prof. Walker (voice) "Out Foxed"
2017 Alias Grace: Part 3 Farm Dealer TV Series

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Murdoch Mysteries Press Kit 2015 2016 Complete Season" (PDF). GDMX Syndication. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 May 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Thomas Craig - IMDb". IMDB. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Morgan, Clive. "Interview: Thomas Craig on Murdoch Mysteries". The Telegraph. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Armstrong, Julia. "How star actor sneaked Sheffield Wednesday into TV shows". The Star. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Murdoch Mysteries Cast". Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  6. ^ Atkinson, Nathalie. "Scenes from a Life: How Thomas Craig moved through the ranks to make chief on Murdoch Mysteries". National Post. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Murdoch Mysteries interview: Thomas Craig on his return in the Canadia". 22 January 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Murdoch Mysteries - Wandsworth's former Corrie star turned TV copper talks to us about Christmas special". News Shopper. Retrieved 30 September 2016.