Emun Elliott

Emun Elliott is a Scottish actor, known for portraying Dr. Christian King in Paradox, Richie in Threesome, John Moray in The Paradise, and Kenny in Guilt.

Emun Elliott
Emun Elliot 2017.jpg
Elliot in 2017
Edinburgh, Scotland
Alma materRoyal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
Years active2005–present


Elliott was born in Edinburgh, Scotland as Emun John Mohammadi.[1] His father is of Persian descent; his mother is Scottish.[2] He was raised in Duddingston, Portobello, Edinburgh, and attended George Heriot's School before beginning a degree in English literature and French at the University of Aberdeen.[3] Dropping out of university after a year,[4] he went on to train at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.[3]


Elliott's television credits include Monarch of the Glen, Feel the Force, Afterlife and Paradox, in which he played the lead role of Dr Christian King. He also plays Jay Adams in the BBC Three drama Lip Service,[3] an episode of Inspector George Gently,[5] and the crime drama Vera.[6]

Elliott made his film debut in The Clan (2009). He appeared in Black Death (2010) and Strawberry Fields (2011).[6] He has lent his voice to the radio dramas Places in Between and Black Watch.[7]

On stage, Elliott has appeared in Black Watch as Private Fraser, a role he played for two-and-a-half years with the National Theatre of Scotland.[4] In 2010 he played Claudio in a production of Measure for Measure at the Almeida Theatre.[6]

In 2009, Elliott was named as "one to watch" by Screen International.[8]

Elliott starred as Richie, a gay man who gets his friend pregnant, in the Comedy Central sitcom Threesome.[citation needed]. He appeared as charismatic 19th-century department store owner John Moray in the BBC One series The Paradise and played Andrew Brenner in the BBC One drama Trust Me. In 2019, he played Kenny Burns in the BBC Scotland drama Guilt.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Monarch of the Glen Danny Episode 7.5 (2005)
2006 Feel the Force PC MacGregor Sitcom
Afterlife Tariq Roadside Bouquets (2006)
Supernatural Drama
2009 Paradox Dr Christian King Sci-fi Crime Drama
2010 Lip Service Jay Drama
Inspector George Gently Damien Barratt Peace And Love (2010)
Period Crime Drama
2011 Vera James Bennett Telling Tales (S1, Ep2, 2011)
Crime Drama
Game of Thrones Marillion Epic fantasy drama
2011–2012 Threesome Richie Sitcom
2012 Labyrinth Guilhem Du Mas
The Paradise John Moray Period drama
Falcón Basilio Sánchez Police drama
2013 Rubenesque Grant Dramedy
2016 Jonathan Creek Stephen Belkin Christmas Special (2016)
2017 Clique Alistair McDermid Series 1
2017 Trust Me Andy Brenner Series 1
2019–2021 Guilt Kenny Burns Series 1 & 2
Black Comedy - Drama
2022 The Rig Leck Longman Drama series
2023 The Gold TBC Upcoming six-part drama[9]


Year Film Role Notes
2007 Then a Summer Starts Luke
2009 The Clan Cal McKinley
2010 Black Death Swire
2012 Prometheus Chance Sci-fi
Strawberry Fields Kev Drama
2013 Filth Peter Inglis
The Ring Cycle Richard Short film
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
2015 Scottish Mussel Leon Comedy
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Brance
2017 6 Days Roy Biographical action
2018 Tell It to the Bees Robert Weekes Drama Romance
2021 Old Adult Trent Cappa
2021 The King's Man Black Watch Sergeant Major


Year Play Role Theatre Notes
2015 Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge Marco Young Vic, London
2016 Lolita Chakrabarti’s Red Velvet Pierre LaPorte Garrick Theatre, London
2017 Fatherland Royal Exchange, Manchester
2019 The Rose Tattoo Alvaro Mangiacavallo American Airlines Theater, New York City


  1. ^ Swarbrick, Susan (5 August 2017). ""There was blood up the walls ..." Emun Elliott on new BBC drama Trust Me". heraldscotland.com.
  2. ^ "North London actor Emun Elliott on why Prometheus is a big deal | Angel Magazine". Archived from the original on 11 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b c Dick, Sandra (5 December 2009). "Emun Elliott: Keep an eye on this one to watch!..." The Scotsman. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
  4. ^ a b Hendry, Steve (22 November 2009). "Emun Elliot goes from tough squaddie in hit play to scientist in sci-fi drama". Daily Record. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
  5. ^ BBC - Press Office - Inspector George Gently back for two new single dramas on BBC One Retrieved 2010-03-09.
  6. ^ a b c BBC - Press Office - Lip Service press pack: Emun Elliot plays Jay Retrieved 2010-09-17.
  7. ^ National Theatre of Scotland - Emun Elliott as Fraz Retrieved 2009-12-24.
  8. ^ BBC - Press Office - Paradox press pack: Emun Elliot is Dr Christian King Retrieved 2009-12-24.
  9. ^ "First Look images and further casting announced for upcoming BBC Drama The Gold". bbc.co.uk/mediacentre. Retrieved 17 January 2023.

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