Warren Brown (actor)
11 May 1978
Warrington, Cheshire, England
|Occupation||Actor, former Thai boxer|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
Warren Brown (born 11 May 1978) is an English actor and former professional Thai boxer, well known for his roles as Andy Holt in ￼Hollyoaks, Donny Maguire in Shameless, and DS Justin Ripley in acclaimed BBC crime drama Luther.
Life and career
Brown was born in Warrington, England. After appearing in two episodes of the television series Shameless, Warren played the evil Andy Holt in Channel 4's Hollyoaks. Despite being 27 years old at the time, it was said his youthful good looks helped him win the role of the student.
He studied at the University of Salford. Brown was nominated for a number of awards for his performance in the show including Best Villain, Most Spectacular Scene, and Best Exit at the 2006 British Soap Awards. Brown's character Holt met his demise in February 2006.
Brown has competed at world-level in Muay Thai (Thai boxing) and is a two-time World Champion.
Brown won a role in the short-lived ITV show Jane Hall in the summer of 2006. This was followed in March 2007 by his role as Tommo in ITV's Mobile. Also in 2007 he starred as Chris in one episode of Casualty. In September 2007 he starred in the second series of BBC Three's Grownups, playing barman Alex Salade and has played the part since. In the 2009 Comic Relief Special of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, which was a crossover between Grownups, Two Pints and Coming of Age, he played Alex again.
In November 2008 he appeared in Casualty, but not playing the same character as he did in 2007. In 2009 Brown appeared in the three part BBC Iraq war drama Occupation, alongside James Nesbitt and Stephen Graham Brown has appeared in two episodes of The Bill playing Jake Clegg, who was a part of the operation of trafficking young girls illegally. These episodes were titled "The Forgotten Child".
From May 2010, he appeared as the regular character of DS Justin Ripley in the BBC drama Luther, a role that he reprised in June 2011 in the second series of Luther.
In October 2010, Brown appeared as Matt in the BBC drama Single Father. In February 2012, he played one of the main characters in the BBC drama series Inside Men. He appeared as a member of Bane's Mercenary Security in The Dark Knight Rises, the third instalment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.
First broadcast in August 2012, Brown starred as PC John-Paul Rocksavage in the four-part BBC police drama Good Cop. Since 2015, he has voiced the character of Lieutenant Sam Bishop in UNIT: The New Series audio plays by Big Finish Productions.
|2008||Gomez: A True Story||Voice over|
|2012||The Dark Knight Rises||Mercenary Security 1|
|Up There||Slab Boy Joey|
|The Great Englishman||Captain Matthew Webb|
|2017||The Hatton Garden Job||Trotter|
|2004–2005||Shameless||Donny Maguire||2 episodes|
|2005–2006||Hollyoaks||Andy Holt||20 episodes|
|2006||Jane Hall||Policeman 2||2 episodes|
|2007||Casualty||John Fullman||Episode: "The Line of Fire"|
|2008||Casualty||Chris Ryder||Episode: "Life's Too Short"|
|Coming Up||Campbell||Episode: "And Kill Them"|
|Spooks: Code 9||Luke Blackwell||Episode: "1.4"|
|Dead Set||Marky||5 episodes|
|The Bill||Jake Clegg||2 episodes|
|2009||Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps||Alex||Episode: "Comic Relief Special: When Janet Met Michelle"|
|Occupation||Lee Hibbs||3 episodes|
|Criminal Justice||PO Paul Gibby||3 episode|
|2010||Single Father||Matt||4 episodes|
|Accused||David Wade||Episode: "Alison's Story"|
|2010–2013||Luther||DS Justin Ripley||14 episodes|
Nominated—Crime Thriller Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries
|2011||Walk Like a Panther||Ricky Rickson||Episode: "1.1"|
|Moving On||Frank||Episode: "Donor"|
|2012||Inside Men||Marcus||4 episodes|
|Homefront||Joe Mancetta||6 episodes|
|Good Cop||John Paul Rocksavage||4 episodes|
|2013||Agatha Christie's Marple||Arthur Jackson||Episode: "A Caribbean Mystery"|
|By Any Means||Jack Quinn||6 episodes|
|2015||X Company||Neil Mackay||Main cast|
|2017||Strike Back||Sergeant Thomas 'Mac' McAllister||Main cast|
|2017||Liar||Tom Bailey||Main cast|