Craig Parkinson is an English actor. He is best known for his roles in British television dramas, including Shaun in the E4 series Misfits, the twins Jimmy and Johnny Kray in the ITV series Whitechapel, and DI Matthew 'Dot' Cottan in the BBC Two series Line of Duty. He has also appeared in several independent films including Control, Soulboy, The Unloved and Four Lions.
Parkinson is 6 feet 4.5 inches (1.943 m) tall. He is married to Irish actress Susan Lynch; they have a son together. Parkinson and his wife appeared together in the television drama The Unloved in 2009 and in the BBC series The Secret of Crickley Hall in 2012. The actor John Lynch is his brother-in-law.