One of the most diverse British actors currently working, Stephen Graham
, has won praise for his performances in British indie films, HBO
dramas and Hollywood blockbusters. An expert in finding and portraying the complex emotional sides of men you would otherwise dismiss as criminals, Graham is regularly called upon to give what could be one-note characters more depth.
He will next be seen in Idris Elba
’s directorial debut Yardie
, which comes to cinemas August 31, where he has drawn on his Jamaican heritage to play East London gangster Rico. To celebrate, we take a look at Stephen Graham’s greatest performances.
Combo – This is England
(2006)This Is England
follows Shaun, a young boy, whose father died fighting in the Falklands War. After standing up to a group of teasing skinheads, Shaun befriends them and soon fits into the gang well, becoming almost like a family. However, trouble arises when Combo (Stephen Graham), a violent racist,