About Grant


Grant Gillespie is an actor, novelist, and screenwriter in the dirty, beating heart of Soho, London.

As a novelist he’s represented by Zoe Ross at United, as a screenwriter by David Kayser at Casarotto and as an actor by Sharon Henry Management.

He’s worked with several celebrated theatre directors – notably Jamie Lloyd, Michael Grandage, Stephen Unwin and Erica Whyman.

Onscreen, he’s appeared in  films including: Kingsman 2, Closer to the Moon (starring Vera Farmiga) and Florence Foster Jenkins (starring Meryl Streep, dir Stephen Frears). His TV roles include: Will (TNT), CH4’s sitcom Catastrophe, BBC’s sitcom Siblings, Netflix’s The Crown, George Gently, City Hall, Cast Offs, plus guest leads in Holby CityHollyoaksDoctors and Eastenders. He has also enjoying doing MOCAP work for the game Squadron 42 at The Imaginarium and voicing computer games including Bloodborne and Dark Souls.

His début novel The Cuckoo Boy was published in 2010. The screenplay – of the same name – written with Kate Ashfield (writer of CH4’s forthcoming Born to Kill and actor in Shaun of the Dead, Byzantium, Nymphomaniac) is now available from their agents at Casarotto, as is their thriller/vampire horror film/series, Kensington Gore

Other screen projects include a horror-thriller, Forsaking All Others, Good to be God, based on Tibor Fischer’s novel of the same name, and Portland Place, a Katherine Mansfield adaptation. Grant is also co-writing a sitcomwith actor Preeya Kalidas (Bend it like Beckham, Four Lions, Eastenders) called Skin Deep, about a Gujarati family who run a beauty salon.

Having finished his second novel, We are like Ghosts, Grant is embarking on his next, while concurrently writing several TV and film screenplays and treatments.

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