Craig Gazey

Craig Gazey (born 24 February 1982)[1] is a British stage and television actor, best known for his portrayal of Graeme Proctor in the ITV soap Coronation Street.

Craig Gazey
Born (1982-02-24) 24 February 1982 (age 39)
Royton, Oldham, England
OccupationActor
Years active1987–present

Early lifeEdit

Gazey attended Our Lady's Roman Catholic High School in Royton, Oldham. His family remain living in the surrounding area. He attended Eggbuckland Community College through until 1998, where he left to attend City College Plymouth, studying BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts. After this, he went on to study acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, which he graduated in 2005.

CareerEdit

Gazey made numerous stage appearances before gaining his TV break, notably in the role of Launcelot Gobbo in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Merchant of Venice in 2007.[2]

Gazey joined the cast of the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street in April 2008, portraying the role of Graeme Proctor. Despite only agreeing to a short-term contract, Gazey returned in November 2008, now as a series regular.[3] Gazey went on to appear in the show for three years, and became favourable with viewers, winning the "Best Newcomer" and "Best Comedy Performance" honours at the National Television Awards.[4] During his time in the soap, Gazey made appearances on television as a guest on Loose Women and Celebrity Juice. He even appeared in his character role of Graeme in a special edition of The Jeremy Kyle Show, alongside fellow Coronation Street cast members Jack P. Shepherd, Michelle Keegan and Ben Price.

After leaving Coronation Street, in October 2011, he appeared at the Trafalgar Studios in the West End theatre play, Third Floor. In 2012, he toured the United Kingdom in the comedy, Funny Peculiar alongside Suzanne Shaw and former Coronation Street co-star Vicky Entwistle. In 2013, he appeared in a stage version of The Full Monty at Sheffield, followed by a tour and a season in the West End in 2014. In October 2014, Gazey appeared in The Hypochondriac alongside Sir Tony Robinson and Imogen Stubbs at the Theatre Royal Bath, followed by a tour.[5] In 2015, he took part in Celebrity Masterchef for the BBC.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Bill Curtis Guest appearance, one episode
2006 Caerdydd Pooley Guest appearance, one episode
2008 Criminal Justice Flitcroft 4 episodes
2008 Coming Up Skeebo Guest appearance, one episode
2008–2011 Coronation Street Graeme Proctor Series regular, 260 episodes
2009 The Royal Bernard Bannister Guest appearance, one episode
2009 Loose Women Himself Individual guest appearances, 4 episodes overall
2010
2011
2010 The Odd One In Himself Guest appearance, one episode
2010 Celebrity Juice Himself Individual guest appearances, 4 episodes overall
2011
2010 The Jeremy Kyle Show Graeme Proctor Special episode
2012 Daybreak Himself Guest appearance, one episode
2012 The Wright Stuff Himself Guest appearance, one episode
2014 Donkeys Ollie Short
2015 Celebrity MasterChef Himself Contestant, one episode
2016 White Island Rory
2016 Topless Fink Short
2019 Years and Years Steven Series 1 Episode 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Character news and videos | Coronation Street - ITV Soaps". Itv.com. Archived from the original on 1 February 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Corrie star Craig Gazey heads for Third Floor". BBC News. 4 October 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  3. ^ Kris Green (24 September 2008). "Corrie's Windass clan and other cast changes". Digital Spy. Retrieved 7 January 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "National Television Awards: the winners". The Telegraph. 20 January 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 October 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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