Who is Stephen Graham?
Stephen Graham is a British actor famous for his roles in This Is England, Snatch, Gangs of New York, Baby Face Nelson, Pirates of the Caribbean, Boardwalk Empire, Dead Men Tell No Tales, A Christmas Carol, etc.
Stephen Graham was born in Kirkby, England, but later moved to Ibstock, Leicestershire, with Hannah Walters and their two children. The forty-eight-year actor was recently seen playing a detective in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, alongside Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, and Michelle Williams.
Besides that, he can be seen in recent releases like the miniseries White House Farm, a drama called Time, and Help. He will also be seen in the hit series Peaky Blinders’ final season alongside Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, and Joe Cole.
Stephen Graham quick facts
|Full Name||Stephen Joseph Graham|
|Birthday||August 3, 1973|
|Age||49 years old|
|Traits||Positive: Kind, determined, and confident|
Negative: Impatient, Possessive, and Self-centered
|Birthplace||Kirkby, Lancashire, England|
|Currently residing||Ibstock, Leicestershire|
|Education||Schooling from Overdale Primary School|
Training from Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance
|Parents||Stephen Kelly (Father)|
Name Unknown (Mother)
|Siblings||Aston Kelly (Brother)|
|Height||5 feet 4 inches (1.66 m)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lbs)|
|Spouse Name||Hannah Walters (Wife)|
|Net worth||USD 5 million|
- Stephen suffered from depression in his early 20s. As a result, he even decided to hang himself. But the rope snapped, and luckily he survived.
- The actor has dyslexia which makes it hard for him to read scripts. Therefore, his wife, Hannah, reads it to him.
- The actor’s children are in their teenage years.
- After his This is England co-star, Thomas Turgoose’s mother died of cancer, Stephen offered to adopt the star if the situation called in. However, Thomas went back to his father and stayed with him.
- His father is Hald Swedish and Half Jamaican, making the actor a mixed race.
- He was raised by his mother and step-father in England.
- The actor lives in a small village in Ibstock, Leicestershire, with his family.
- Stephen is a big fan of football. Moreover, he supports the Liverpool Football Club and therefore attends many of their games.
Stephen Graham Early life and Childhood
Stephen Graham was born in Kirkby, Lancashire. He is a British citizen born on August 3, 1973. His mother and step-father raised him. However, his relationship with his biological father is good.
As for his school, he attended Overdale Primary School, located in Kirkby. When the actor was only eight years old, he did a school play called Treasure Island. Moreover, he played the role of Jim Hawkins.
During this time, a local actor named Andrew Schofield suggested the young actor pursue his career in acting. Therefore, he went to Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre at the age of fourteen.
Later on, Stephen also attended Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance for further training. Apart from acting, Stephen wasn’t doing well in school. Unfortunately, he had dyslexia.
Stephen Graham Parents
Stephen Kelly (Father)
The biological father of the British actor, Stephen Kelly, is half Jamaican and half Swedish. Due to some personal reason, Stephen’s father left his wife and children. So, unfortunately, his biological father did not raise him. Even so, the bond between the two of them remains strong.
Name Unknown (Mother)
Stephen’s mother worked as a social worker. She remarried again and together raised Stephen and his brother together.
Aston Kelly (Brother)
Aston Kelly is the younger brother of Stephen. Just like him, Aston is also a British actor. Moreover, he has been on films like Dog Altogether, Anthony, Boiling Point, Emmerdale, etc.
Romantic Affairs and Relationship
Hannah Walters (Wife)
Stephen and his wife Hannah Walters worked together while filming for the hit movie, This Is England. Hannah played the role of Trudy while Stephen played Andrew “Combo” Gascoigne.
But this wasn’t the first time they met. The pair first met when they were both students at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama.
Even though it is unclear when the pair began dating, they tied the knot in 2008. Before getting together, the actors revealed that they were best friends who helped them build an excellent foundation for their future relationship.
The couple then moved to a village in Ibstock, Leicestershire, and lived with their two children.
Stephen and his wife have two children together. They have a son named Alfie and a daughter named Grace. Grace has blonde hair just like her mother, while Alfie looks more like his father.
Stephen Graham Health Issues
Stephen had dyslexia his entire life. However, it soon became hard for him in school, and therefore began to struggle.
After choosing acting as his career, he struggled as he had to ready scripts and dialogue. Due to this and many personal reasons, he suffered from depression.
It was in his early 20s when he decided to end his life. He got himself a rope and did the deed. Fortunately, the rope snapped, and he lived.
Moreover, his wonderful wife helps him with the scripts. She reads it to him and helps decide the best-suited role and script for the actor.
As a school kid, Stephen did many school plays. One of them was Treasure Island. Actor Andrew Schofield praised him for his acting skills. Later, he joined Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance to improve his acting.
The British actor soon started to get paid for his job too. Stephen began to be recognized for his role in The Sreet and was even nominated for an award. He then played the part of Andrew “Combo” Gascoigne in This Is England. This role earned him a nomination for a British Independent Film Award.
Besides being in movies, he also starred in many music videos like ‘When the Sun Goes Down,’ ‘Turn,’ ‘Unlovable,’ ‘Fluorescent Adolescent,’ etc., which included music artists like The Arctic Monkeys, Travis, Babybird, etc.
He has been in many hit movies alongside many great actors. For example, he played Scrum in the Pirates of the Caribbean, Tommy in Snatch, Shang in Gangs of New York, Anthony “Tony Pro” Provenzano in The Irishman, etc.
These movies included actors like Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert DiNero, Al Pacino, Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Jason Statham, etc.
Stephen Graham Film:
|1990||Dancin’ Thru the Dark||Football Kid|
|2001||The Last Minute||DJ Banana|
|2002||Gangs of New York||Shang|
|2004||The I Inside||Travis|
|2006||This Is England||Andrew “Combo” Gascoigne|
|2007||The Good Night||Victor|
|2008||Filth and Wisdom||Harry Beecham|
|2009||The Devil’s Wedding||The Hotelier|
|2009||The Damned United||Billy Bremner|
|2009||Public Enemies||Baby Face Nelson|
|2010||Season of the Witch||Hagamar|
|2011||Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides||Scrum|
|2011||Texas Killing Fields||Rhino|
|2011||Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy||Jerry Westerby|
|2011||Being Eileen||Pete Lewis|
|2012||Best Laid Plans||Danny|
|2015||A Patch of Fog||Robert Green|
|2017||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales||Scrum|
|2017||Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool||Joe Turner Jr.|
|2017||The Man with the Iron Heart||Heinrich Himmler|
|2018||Walk like a Panther||Mark Bolton|
|2019||The Irishman||Anthony “Tony Pro” Provenzano|
|2020||Greyhound||Lieutenant Commander Charlie Cole|
|2021||Venom: Let There Be Carnage||Detective Mulligan|
|1990||Children’s Ward||Mickey Bell|
|1996||Devil’s Food||WPKV News Director|
|1998||Brothers and Sisters||Andrew|
|1998||Where the Heart Is||Nick Bowen|
|1998||The Jump||Peter McNulty|
|1998–2002||The Bill||Jezzo / Jason Barrett|
|1999||Coronation Street||Lee Sankey|
|2000||Forgive and Forget||John|
|2001||Band of Brothers||Sgt. Myron “Mike” Ranney|
|2002||Flesh and Blood||Eddie|
|2005||M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team||Jason Phelps|
|2006–2007||The Innocence Project||Andrew Lucas|
|2008||The Street||Shay Ryan|
|2010||This Is England ’86||Andrew “Combo” Gascoigne|
|2010–2014||Boardwalk Empire||Al Capone|
|2011||This Is England ’88||Andrew “Combo” Gascoigne|
|2011||Walk like a Panther||Mark Bolton|
|2012||Parade’s End||Vincent Macmaster|
|2012||Good Cop||Noel Finch|
|2015||This Is England ’90||Andrew “Combo” Gascoigne|
|2016||The Secret Agent||Chief Inspector Heat|
|2017||Decline and Fall||Philbrick|
|2017||Little Boy Blue||Detective Superintendent Dave Kelly|
|2018-present||Save Me||Fabio “Melon” Melonzola|
|2019||Line of Duty||John Corbett|
|2019||A Christmas Carol||Jacob Marley|
|2020||White House Farm||DCI Taff Jones|
|2020–present||Code 404||DI Roy Carver|
|TBA||The North Water||Captain Brownlee|
Stephen Graham Music videos:
|2006||“When the Sun Goes Down”||Arctic Monkeys|
|2007||“Fluorescent Adolescent”||Arctic Monkeys|
|2008||“I Remember”||Deadmau5 ft. Kaskade|
|2008||“Soul Vampire”||The Virginmarys|
|2017||“You’re in Love with a Psycho”||Kasabian|
|2017||“I Adore You”||Goldie|
|2018||“Finger on the Trigger”||Gazelle|
|2019||“Wandering Star”||Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds|
Awards and Nominations:
|Title (Year)||Category||Nominated Work||Status|
|British Independent Film Award (2006)||Best Supporting Actor||This Is England||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Award (2020)||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||The Irishman||Nominated|
|RTS Award (2010)||Best Actor||The Street||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Award (2012)||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Boardwalk Empire||Winner|
|British Academy Television Award (2016)||Best Actor||This Is England ’90||Nominated|
|BAFTA TV Award (2019)||Best Supporting Actor||Save Me||Nominated|
|BAFTA TV Award (2020)||Leading Actor||The Virtues||Nominated|
Stephen Graham Net Worth
The British actor has been in the film industry for decades now. Therefore, he has made something of himself. Moreover, Stephen Graham has a net worth of USD 5 million.
Stephen is not on Facebook or Instagram. However, he is active on Twitter. He has almost 400k followers on his Twitter account.