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Greg Wood (born 21 August 1979)[1] is an English actor known for playing Trevor Royle in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks, Rick Neelan in ITV soap Coronation Street and Terry Gibson in Channel 4 soap Brookside.

Greg Wood
Born (1979-08-21) 21 August 1979 (age 39)
TelevisionCoronation Street (2009–2010, 2012, 2019)
Hollyoaks (2013–2016)



Wood usually plays villainous or threatening characters. His first acting role was in Hollyoaks, playing one of the bullies in the groundbreaking portrayal of Luke Morgan's rape and would then go on to play what is possibly his best-known role in Brookside (as Greg Milburn) playing drug dealer Terry Gibson. Wood later reprised the role for the spin-off DVD Unfinished Business and was one of four nominated for Soap Villain of the Year.[2]

Since leaving Brookside, he has appeared in The Courtroom, Casualty 1907 and has appeared twice in Emmerdale.[3]

Wood is the brother of Matt Milburn who played Joe Spencer in Hollyoaks.[4]

In 2009, Wood joined Coronation Street in which he played a loan shark, Rick Neelan.[5] On 14 April 2010, Coronation Street was cleared by Ofcom for broadcasting a scene where Greg's character Rick Neelan pushed a burning newspaper through someone's letterbox. 31 people complained about the scene, claiming that the show had incited and encouraged crime. However, Ofcom ruled that it was "not likely to encourage or incite the commission of crime or lead to disorder".[6]

In 2013, Wood rejoined Hollyoaks to play the villainous character Trevor Royle, a pivotal player in the exit of long running character Jacqui McQueen.[7][8]


Year Show Role Notes
2002–03 Brookside Terry Gibson Series regular (as Greg Milburn)
2003 Brookside: Unfinished Business Terry Gibson Spin off DVD (as Greg Milburn)
2004 The Courtroom Andrew Aston 1 episode: One in Six (as Greg Milburn)
2006 Emmerdale Nick Callow Recurring Role (as Greg Milburn)
2008 Casualty 1907 Docker 2 episodes (as Greg Milburn)
2009 Emmerdale Skin 2 episodes
2009–10, 2012, 2019 Coronation Street Rick Neelan Recurring
2013–16 Hollyoaks Trevor Royle Main
2013 Hollyoaks Later Recurring Role
2018 Casualty Johnny Fargo 1 episode


  1. ^ "Twitter Birthday Greetings". 21 August 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Virgin TV Edit | TV, Sport, Movies & More".
  3. ^ "Hollyoaks actor on awards, Trevor future". 2014-05-23.
  4. ^ "Hollyoaks star wants to work with brother". 2013-09-19.
  5. ^ "'Hollyoaks' actor on Trevor role future". 2013-06-26.
  6. ^ "Ofcom clears Corrie arson storyline". Digital Spy. 2010-04-14. Retrieved 2010-04-14.
  7. ^ "'Hollyoaks' to reveal more about Trevor". 2013-10-09.
  8. ^ "'Hollyoaks' actor on Trevor role future". 2013-06-26.

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