About Grant

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Grant Gillespie’s an actor, novelist, and screenwriter in the dirty, beating heart of central London.

As an actor, he’s represented by Sharon Henry Management and as a writer, by David Kayser at Casarotto.

Onscreen, he’s appeared in numerous series and films including: Kingsman 2, Closer to the Moon, Florence Foster Jenkins, Will, Catastrophe, Siblings, The Crown, George Gently, Victoria and Cast Offs, plus multiple guest leads in Holby City, Hollyoaks, Doctors and Eastenders. He’s also done MOCAP work including: Squadron 42 at The Imaginarium and voiced computer games including Bloodborne and Dark Souls. On stage, he’s worked with the celebrated directors Jamie Lloyd, Michael Grandage, Stephen Unwin and Erica Whyman.

His début novel, The Cuckoo Boy, was described as ‘an emotionally visceral debut,’ (Guardian). ‘Through James and David, Gillespie explores the chasm between how children and adults perceive the world, and the devastating consequences of falling through this gap. The Cuckoo Boy is a savage indictment of hypocrisy and forced social convention.’ (Observer). His short story, The Upper Hand, was published by Simon Schuster in the collection He Played For His Wife and Other Stories, also featuring Jennifer Tilly and Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

Grant writes TV series, stageplays and screenplays, sometimes collaborating with Kate Ashfield (writer of CH4’s Born to Kill). Their series, Harvest, is on the slate at Kate Lewis and Julia Walsh’s production company, Neon Ink.

 

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