Craig Parkinson (born 11 March 1976) is an English actor and podcaster. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Shaun in the E4 series Misfits, twins Jimmy and Johnny Kray in the ITV series Whitechapel, and DI Matthew "Dot" Cottan in BBC Two's Line of Duty. He has also acted in several independent films, including Control, Soulboy, The Unloved and Four Lions.
Parkinson is 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) tall. He was married to actress Susan Lynch and they have a son. They separated in 2019.
Parkinson was born on 11 March 1976 in Blackpool, Lancashire. He began acting at an early age in school plays. He studied at Blackpool and The Fylde College before moving to London aged 17 to attend the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
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After being wrongly convicted of a treasonous crime and exiled to a distant prison colony, the story of fearless young cop and galactic pilot AshHarper, who has her career ripped away from her, is tol...
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Year of the Rabbit
Detective Inspector Rabbit is a hardened booze-hound who has seen it all. Rabbit has been chasing bad guys for as long as he can remember.
After being released from prison, a young Scottish singer dreams of becoming a country artist in Nashville.
The lives of people caught up in the vicissitudes of history are chronicled in this follow up to the Rebellion miniseries.
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Killed By My Debt
In January 2015, Jerome Rogers, a popular nineteen year old from a council estate, finally got what he’d been working for – a new motorbike and his first real job, as a courier. But in the hands of b...
Fleeing their doomed warren, a group of rabbits struggle to find and defend a new home.
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.
National Theatre Live: Hangmen
Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Du...
Lee and Sol are hiding out on a beach in Southern India, living a slacker life of sex, drugs and parties. A beautiful girl from Lee's past shows up. The gang are up against crooked cops and local hood...
Builder Harry Hambridge is a down-on-his-luck paddy living in London. In one day he loses his job, father and beloved pet hamster, Mouse. On returning home to bury his father, he finds a statement fro...
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An emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, Americ...
The Scandalous Lady W
The scandalous life of Lady Seymour Worsley, who left her husband and elope with his best friend, is the subject of a gripping 18th century drama. Lady Seymour Worsley escaped her troubled marriage on...
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There are three parts to the crime thriller. Marcus Farrow has no idea of the chaos and heartache that will follow when he looks into a seemingly forgotten case. He was arrested and charged after he w...
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His early years as a detective with the Oxford City Police will shape his future.
The story of young apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time is told in a powerful historical drama series.
Great Night Out
Great Night Out is a British comedy-drama based in Stockport, North-West England that aired on ITV in early 2013. On 27 February 2013, it was announced that there will be a second series. It was later...
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The story of survival inside a British Prison is told in 'GHOSTED'. Jack has done his time and kept his head down. On the anniversary of their son's death, the only thing that keeps him from going und...
In with the Flynns
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Joe McCain is bored of a life that's going nowhere, despite power cuts, strikes and boot-boy aggro on the football terraces. Jane is blonde, beautiful and moving to the beat of a whole new world of so...
Pinkie was a teenager with a religious death wish.
A group of Muslims in the UK decide to wage jihad. There is a brief, disastrous run at a Pakistan training camp, as well as an unlikely scheme by Faisal to train birds to carry bombs.
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Five young people on Community Service are caught in a storm and discover that they have powers of their own.
The Unloved gives a child's eye view of the U.K.'s government-run care system for orphans and children in danger. Lucy is young. She was neglected by her mother and father and was placed in a children...
A shop worker discovers how far she will go for love when the Taxidermist next door is threatened with eviction.
An American model who fled from Africa after being sold in marriage at 13 years of age is the UN's spokeswoman against female genital cutting.
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Would I Lie to You?
A panel show featuring team captains Lee Mack and David Mitchell as well as two guests per side. Each person has to reveal embarrassing facts. The opposing team is storytellers.
The Visit is a British television programme starring Iain McKee, John Henshaw and Steve Edge. This comedy is set entirely in the visiting room of the prison HMP Radford Hill, where cunning and mischi...
During the Black Death, the film is set in Tuscany. The Florentines took refuge from the plague in the Decameron. They have lusty adventures, bawdy exchanges, romance and swordplay. There are prostitu...
The story of Joy Division's lead singer Ian Curtis, from his schoolboy days in 1973, to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980, is told in this book.
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The bookshop owner is named Bernard Black. Bernard's devotion to drunkenness deepens his life and that of his assistant. Bernard punishes Manny for the crime of existing because he is Bearded, sweet a...
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