Craig Parkinson

Craig Parkinson

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1976-03-11 (45 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Blackpool, England, UK

18 Movies · 17 TV shows

Biography

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.

Personal Life

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.

Early Life

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.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 TV show
TV
Intergalactic

Intergalactic

2021
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...

2020.

2 TV shows
TV
The English Game

The English Game

6
2020
Two 19th-century footballers on opposite sides of a class divide navigate professional and personal turmoil to change the game — and England — forever.
TV
Sandylands

Sandylands

2020
She has to return to Sandylands to manage her father's affairs after he is lost at sea.

2019.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Year of the Rabbit

Year of the Rabbit

2019
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.
Wild Rose

Wild Rose

6.11
2019
After being released from prison, a young Scottish singer dreams of becoming a country artist in Nashville.
TV
Resistance

Resistance

2019
The lives of people caught up in the vicissitudes of history are chronicled in this follow up to the Rebellion miniseries.

2018.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Killed By My Debt

Killed By My Debt

2018
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...
TV
Watership Down

Watership Down

2018
Fleeing their doomed warren, a group of rabbits struggle to find and defend a new home.
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

7
2018
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.

2016.

3 Movies
National Theatre Live: Hangmen

National Theatre Live: Hangmen

2016
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...
Jet Trash

Jet Trash

2016
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...
The Flag

The Flag

2016
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...

2015.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
X Company

X Company

6
2015
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 Lady W

2015
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...

2014.

1 TV show
TV
Prey

Prey

5
2014
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...

2013.

3 TV shows
TV
Endeavour

Endeavour

5.22
2013
His early years as a detective with the Oxford City Police will shape his future.
TV
The Mill

The Mill

2013
The story of young apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time is told in a powerful historical drama series.
TV
Great Night Out

Great Night Out

2013
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...

2012.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
When the Lights Went Out

When the Lights Went Out

5.11
2012
Yorkshire, 1974, the Maynard family moves into their dream house. It's a dream that quickly descends into a panic stricken nightmare as the family discovers a horrifying truth, a truth that will make ...
TV
Line of Duty

Line of Duty

6.33
2012
There is a drama about the investigations.

2011.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Ghosted

Ghosted

2011
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...
TV
In with the Flynns

In with the Flynns

2011
In with the Flynns is a British sitcom created by Caryn Mandabach, produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions, and broadcast by the BBC. The first series began broadcast on 8 June 2011 for six episodes o...

2010.

3 Movies
SoulBoy

SoulBoy

2010
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...
Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

2010
Pinkie was a teenager with a religious death wish.
Four Lions

Four Lions

6
2010
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.

2009.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Misfits

Misfits

6.89
2009
Five young people on Community Service are caught in a storm and discover that they have powers of their own.
The Unloved

The Unloved

2009
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...
The Taxidermist

The Taxidermist

2009
A shop worker discovers how far she will go for love when the Taxidermist next door is threatened with eviction.
Desert Flower

Desert Flower

10
2009
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.

2008.

1 Movie
The Other Man

The Other Man

2008
The story of a husband who suspects his wife of infidelity and sets out to find the other man in her life.

2007.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Would I Lie to You?

Would I Lie to You?

2007
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.
TV
The Visit

The Visit

2007
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...
Virgin Territory

Virgin Territory

2007
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...
Control

Control

6
2007
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.

2000.

1 TV show
TV
Black Books

Black Books

5.4
2000
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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