Stephen Graham (born 3 August 1973) is an English actor. He is known for his role as Andrew "Combo" Gascoigne in This Is England (2006) and its television sequels, This Is England '86 (2010), This Is England '88 (2011), and This Is England '90 (2015), as well as his roles as Tommy in Snatch (2000) and Scrum in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. On television, he starred in the fifth series of Line of Duty on BBC One and as Al Capone in Boardwalk Empire on HBO.
Graham in August 2013
|Born||3 August 1973|
Kirkby, Lancashire, England
|Residence||Ibstock, Leicestershire, England|
Graham was born on 3 August 1973 in the Southdene district of Kirkby, Lancashire, the son of a paediatric nurse father and a social worker mother. His paternal grandfather was Jamaican, and one of his grandmothers was Swedish.
Graham has often portrayed characters from several British, Irish, and American regions. He has played characters who are Cockney, Geordie, Scouse, and Scottish, as well as an Irish gang member in 19th-century New York City, a 1930s Chicago bank robber, a Brooklyn mobster, a Texan, the short-fused English nationalist "Combo" in This Is England, and a Jamaican gangster in Yardie. He was nominated for an RTS Award for his work in The Street and a British Independent Film Award for his work on This Is England. He appeared in the music videos for "I Remember" by Deadmau5 and Kaskade, both "Fluorescent Adolescent" and "When the Sun Goes Down" by the Arctic Monkeys, "Unlovable" by Babybird (directed by Johnny Depp), and Gazelle's single "Finger on the Trigger". Graham also appeared in the music video "Soul Vampire" by Macclesfield-based neo-psychedelic band The Virginmarys, and the music video for "Turn" by Travis, also Kasabian's video "You're in Love with a Psycho". He appeared as an inmate within the open prison system for Goldie's "I Adore You" music video in 2017. In 2011, Graham starred in the BBC Christmas show Lapland, but when the series was remade as Being Eileen, Graham's role was recast with Dean Andrews. He also appeared on a promotional video for a DLC of the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts, titled "CODnapped".
Graham married actress Hannah Walters on 6 June 2008. They reside in Ibstock, Leicestershire, and have a son named Alfie and a daughter named Grace. He is a fan of football team Liverpool FC and has appeared several times on the Sky Sports football show Soccer AM.
|1990||Children's Ward||Mickey Bell||2 episodes|
|1993||Heartbeat||Barry Ward||Episode: "Riders of the Storm"|
|1996||Devil's Food||WPKV News Director||Television film|
|1997||The Lakes||Graham||"Episode No.1.1"|
|1998||Brothers and Sisters||Andrew|
|Where the Heart Is||Nick Bowen||Episode: "Darkness Follows"|
|Liverpool 1||Thewlis||2 episodes|
|The Jump||Peter McNulty||2 episodes|
|1998–2002||The Bill||Jezzo/Jason Barrett||3 episodes|
|1999||Coronation Street||Lee Sankey||5 episodes|
|2000||Forgive and Forget||John||Television film|
|2001||Band of Brothers||Sgt. Myron "Mike" Ranney||2 episodes|
|2002||Flesh and Blood||Eddie||Television film|
|2003||Without You||Billy||Television short film|
|2004||Top Buzzer||Lee||10 episodes|
|2005||M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team||Jason Phelps||"Episode No.2.3"|
|2006–2007||The Innocence Project||Andrew Lucas||6 episodes|
|2008||The Passion||Barabbas||3 episodes|
|2008||Occupation||Danny Ferguson||3 episodes|
|The Street||Shay Ryan||2 episodes|
Nominated — RTS Award for Best Actor
|2010||This Is England '86||Andrew "Combo" Gascoigne||4 episodes|
|2010–14||Boardwalk Empire||Al Capone||36 episodes|
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
|2011||This Is England '88||Andrew "Combo" Gascoigne||2 episodes|
|Walk like a Panther||Mark Bolton||1 episode|
|2012||Accused||Tony||Episode: "Tracie's Story"|
|Parade's End||Vincent Macmaster||5 episodes|
|Good Cop||Noel Finch||4 episodes|
|2013||Playhouse Presents||Len||Episode: "The Call Out"|
|2015||This Is England '90||Andrew "Combo" Gascoigne||3 episodes|
Nominated—British Academy Television Award for Best Actor
|2016||The Secret Agent||Chief Inspector Heat||3 episodes|
|The Watchman||Carl||Television film|
|2017||Decline and Fall||Philbrick||3 episodes|
|Little Boy Blue||Detective Superintendent Dave Kelly||4 episodes|
|2018||Save Me||Fabio "Melon" Melonzola||6 episodes|
|Action Team||Gavril||Episode: "Mind Games"|
|2019||Line of Duty||John Corbett||Series 5|
|The Virtues||Joseph||4 episodes|
|A Christmas Carol||Jacob Marley||Miniseries|
|2006||"When the Sun Goes Down"||Arctic Monkeys|
|2007||"Fluorescent Adolescent"||Arctic Monkeys|
|2008||"I Remember"||Deadmau5 ft. Kaskade|
|2017||"You're in Love with a Psycho"||Kasabian|
|2018||"Finger on the Trigger"||Gazelle|
- Before 1 April 1974, Kirkby was in Lancashire
- Barkham, Patrick (30 June 2009). "'Gizza job, CBeebies'". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
- Cline, Rich (22 April 2007). "Shane Meadows discusses his most personal film to date, which is saying something". Retrieved 30 April 2018.
Stephen Graham, who plays Combo, he has a mixed-race heritage. He has a Swedish grandmother, a fully Jamaican grandfather [...]
- McAlpine, Fraser (10 May 2009). "Deadmau5 & Kaskade - 'I Remember'". BBC. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
- Gazelle Banduk. "Gazelle - Finger On The Trigger" – via YouTube.
- Munn, Patrick (13 September 2012). "BBC One Orders Follow Up To Christmas Comedy 'Lapland', Stephen Graham's Role Recast". Retrieved 30 April 2018.
- "Being Eileen". BBC. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
- Marlow, Lee; Smith, Daniel (20 February 2018). "Meet Stephen Graham, the Hollywood star who lives in a Leicestershire village". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
- Stephen Graham on IMDb
- Actor Stephen Graham discusses his role in this year's most talked-about British film, This Is England. (eyeforfilm.co.uk, 2007-02-23)