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.

Stephen Graham
Stephen Graham Biography

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 NameStephen Joseph Graham
NicknameStephen Graham
BirthdayAugust 3, 1973
Age 49 years old
Sun SignLeo
TraitsPositive: Kind, determined, and confident
Negative: Impatient, Possessive, and Self-centered
BirthplaceKirkby, Lancashire, England
Currently residingIbstock, Leicestershire
NationalityBritish
EducationSchooling from Overdale Primary School
Training from Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance
ParentsStephen Kelly (Father)
Name Unknown (Mother)
SiblingsAston Kelly (Brother)
Height5 feet 4 inches (1.66 m)
Weight70 kg (154 lbs)
HobbyWatching Football
Eye ColorBlue
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse Name Hannah Walters (Wife)
ChildrenGrace (Daughter)
Alfie (Son)
Profession Actor
Net worthUSD 5 million

Interesting Facts

  • 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.

Siblings

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.

Stephen Graham with his wife, Hannah Walters
Stephen Graham with his wife, Hannah Walters

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.

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.

Career

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.

Stephen Graham Photo
Stephen Graham Photo

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:

YearTitleRole
1990Dancin’ Thru the DarkFootball Kid
1991Blonde FistSon
1997DowntimeJacko
1998Joint VentureAce
2000SnatchTommy
2001Blow DryPhotographer
2001The Last MinuteDJ Banana
2002Revengers TragedyOfficer
2002Gangs of New YorkShang
2003American CousinsHenry
2003Without YouBilly
2004The I InsideTravis
2005Pit FighterHarry
2005Goal!Des
2006Scummy ManGeorge
2006This Is EnglandAndrew “Combo” Gascoigne
2007The Good NightVictor
2008Filth and WisdomHarry Beecham
2008The CrewFranner
2008InkheartFulvio
2009The Devil’s WeddingThe Hotelier
2009AwaydaysGodden
2009The Damned UnitedBilly Bremner
2009DoghouseVince
2009Public EnemiesBaby Face Nelson
2010London BoulevardDanny
2010Season of the WitchHagamar
2011Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesScrum
2011Texas Killing FieldsRhino
2011Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyJerry Westerby
2011Being EileenPete Lewis
2012Best Laid PlansDanny
2012BloodChrissie Fairburn
2014Get SantaBarber
2014HyenaDavid Knight
2015A Patch of FogRobert Green
2015OrthodoxBenjamin
2017Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesScrum
2017Film Stars Don’t Die in LiverpoolJoe Turner Jr.
2017Journey’s EndTrotter
2017Funny CowMike
2017Being KeeganJay
2017The Man with the Iron HeartHeinrich Himmler
2018YardieRico
2018Walk like a PantherMark Bolton
2019HellboyGruagach
2019RocketmanDick James
2019The IrishmanAnthony “Tony Pro” Provenzano
2019Boiling PointChef
2019PopPop
2020GreyhoundLieutenant Commander Charlie Cole
2021Venom: Let There Be CarnageDetective Mulligan

Television:

YearTitleRole
1990Children’s WardMickey Bell
1993HeartbeatBarry Ward
1996Devil’s FoodWPKV News Director
1997The LakesGraham
1998Brothers and SistersAndrew
1998Where the Heart IsNick Bowen
1998Liverpool 1Thewlis
1998The JumpPeter McNulty
1998–2002The BillJezzo / Jason Barrett
1999Coronation StreetLee Sankey
2000Forgive and ForgetJohn
2001Band of BrothersSgt. Myron “Mike” Ranney
2002Flesh and BloodEddie
2004Top BuzzerLee
2005M.I.T.: Murder Investigation TeamJason Phelps
2005Last RightsSteve
2005EmpireBazzer
2006–2007The Innocence ProjectAndrew Lucas
2008The PassionBarabbas
2008OccupationDanny Ferguson
2008The StreetShay Ryan
2010This Is England ’86Andrew “Combo” Gascoigne
2010–2014Boardwalk EmpireAl Capone
2011This Is England ’88Andrew “Combo” Gascoigne
2011Walk like a PantherMark Bolton
2012AccusedTony
2012Parade’s EndVincent Macmaster
2012Good CopNoel Finch
2013Playhouse PresentsLen
2015This Is England ’90Andrew “Combo” Gascoigne
2016The Secret AgentChief Inspector Heat
2016The WatchmanCarl
2017Decline and FallPhilbrick
2017TabooAtticus
2017Little Boy BlueDetective Superintendent Dave Kelly
2018Action TeamGavril
2018-presentSave MeFabio “Melon” Melonzola
2019Line of DutyJohn Corbett
2019The VirtuesJoseph
2019A Christmas CarolJacob Marley
2020White House FarmDCI Taff Jones
2020–presentCode 404DI Roy Carver
2021TimeEric McNally
TBAThe North WaterCaptain Brownlee
TBAHelpTony
TBAPeaky BlindersTBA

Stephen Graham Music videos:

YearTitleArtist
1999“Turn”Travis
2006“When the Sun Goes Down”Arctic Monkeys
2007“Fluorescent Adolescent”Arctic Monkeys
2008“I Remember”Deadmau5 ft. Kaskade
2008“Soul Vampire”The Virginmarys
2010“Unloveable”Babybird
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)CategoryNominated WorkStatus
British Independent Film Award (2006) Best Supporting ActorThis Is EnglandNominated
Screen Actors Guild Award (2020)Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Irishman Nominated
RTS Award (2010)Best ActorThe StreetNominated
Screen Actors Guild Award (2012)Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesBoardwalk Empire  Winner
British Academy Television Award (2016)Best ActorThis Is England ’90Nominated
BAFTA TV Award (2019)Best Supporting ActorSave Me Nominated
BAFTA TV Award (2020)Leading ActorThe VirtuesNominated

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.

Social Media

Stephen is not on Facebook or Instagram. However, he is active on Twitter. He has almost 400k followers on his Twitter account.

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