Craig Gallivan

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Craig Gallivan
Born
Craig Gallivan

(1984-02-09) 9 February 1984 (age 35)
OccupationActor

Craig Gallivan (born 9 February 1984, in Swansea) is a Welsh actor best known for playing Callum Watson in Footballers Wives and the ITV2 spin-off drama Footballers' Wives: Extra Time. He played Luke (Morris) Morgan in the Sky1 television comedy series Stella and in August 2018 took over in the lead role in the West End musical School of Rock [1]

Craig Gallivan spent his early years playing rugby and at the age of 12 was selected to play for his home City of Swansea and then subsequently went on to represent West Wales.

Craig's younger sister Hayley was part of a youth drama group who were travelling to London and try their luck auditioning for Cameron Macintosh's musical Oliver at the London Palladium. Somewhat reluctantly, Craig was coerced into tagging along to have a go for himself. Several recalls later, Craig was offered a part in the Sam Mendes production and in a matter of weeks was performing on the West End stage in front of 2000 people alongside Barry Humphries and Jim Dale. When the production was finally over Craig was well and truly hooked and decided to pursue a career in acting.

At the age of 18 Craig was offered a place at the renowned drama school RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) where he trained for 3 years. By this time Craig had already made a number of stage and TV appearances including the BAFTA award winning BBC drama Care (2000). On graduating from RADA Craig was launched into millions of UK homes playing Callum Watson in ITV's hit TV show Footballers Wives (2006). The show has since been shown internationally including throughout America via BBC Worldwide. Craig has gone on to star in numerous theatrical, TV and film productions including leading roles for The Royal Shakespeare Company (2008) and National Theatre (2008) in London, BBC's Dr Who spin-off Torchwood (2009) and as Tony Elliot in the multi Olivier and Tony award winning Billy Elliot (2010), directed by Stephen Daldry, for which he was nominated Best Supporting Actor.

Craig starred as Luke Morris in the hit SKY1 comedy-drama Stella, created by Ruth Jones. The show ran for 6 seasons winning numerous awards and has been hailed as SKY1's most watched show ever and seen the second-biggest UK comedy launch in multichannel history with its debut in 2012.


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Year Title Character Production Notes
2006 Footballers Wives Callum Watson ITV1 TV series (7 episodes)
Footballers' Wives: Extra Time ITV2 TV series (2 episodes)
2008 Torchwood Jonathan BBC Three TV series (1 episode in From Out of the Rain)
2012–2017 Stella Luke Morris/Morgan Sky 1 Series regular

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