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Craig Parkinson

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 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.

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Cast Credits

Intergalactic (2021)
Starring as Dr Benedict Lee (8 episodes)
The English Game (2020)
Starring as James Walsh (6 episodes)
Sandylands (2020)
Starring as Terry Chino (2 episodes)
Temple (2019)
Starring as Keith Sullivan (6 episodes)
Wild Bill (2019)
Starring as Piano Man / Si
Year of the Rabbit (2019)
Starring as Patrick Levan
  • Episode 1x05: Hostage (Jul 8, 2019)
Resistance (2019)
Starring as Captain David McLeod (4 episodes)
  • Episode 1x04: Episode 4 (Jan 27, 2019)
  • Episode 1x03: Episode 3 (Jan 20, 2019)
  • Episode 1x02: Episode 2 (Jan 13, 2019)
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Watership Down (2018)
Starring as Sergeant Sainfoin (2 episodes)
Sick of It (2018)
Guest starring as Neil
X Company (2015)
Guest starring as Drabek (2 episodes)
Indian Summers (2015)
Starring as Dougie Raworth
Prey (2014)
Starring as Sean Devlin
Uncle (2014)
Guest starring as Cyril
Endeavour (2013)
Guest starring as Reg Tracepurcel
  • Episode 1x03: Rocket (Apr 28, 2013)
Great Night Out (2013)
Starring as Glyn
Line of Duty (2012)
Starring as DI Matthew "Dot" Cottan (10 episodes)
Guest starring as DI Matthew "Dot" Cottan (7 episodes)
Black Mirror (2011)
Guest starring as Peter Butler
In with the Flynns (2011)
Starring as Tommy
Misfits (2009)
Guest starring as Shaun (11 episodes)
Whitechapel (2009)
Guest starring as Builder
Guest starring as Jimmy Kray (2 episodes)
Guest starring as Johnny Kray (2 episodes)
Would I Lie to You? (2007)
Guest starring as Craig Parkinson (2 episodes)
The One Show (2006)
Guest starring as Craig Parkinson
Breakfast (2002)
Guest starring as Craig Parkinson
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Guest starring as Simon Dawkins
People Like Us (1999)
Guest starring as No Name
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