Grant Gillespie is an actor, novelist and screenwriter in the dirty, beating heart of London’s Soho.
Onscreen, he’s appeared in film, 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), the CH4 hit comedy, Catastrophe, the BBC sitcom, Siblings, Netflix’s The Crown, BBC’s George Gently, City Hall, Cast Offs, plus multiple guest leads in Holby City, Hollyoaks, Doctors and Eastenders. He has also enjoying MOCAP work including: Squadron 42 at The Imaginarium and voicing computer games including Bloodborne and Dark Souls. He’s also worked with several celebrated theatre directors, notably Jamie Lloyd, Michael Grandage, Stephen Unwin and Erica Whyman.
His début novel The Cuckoo Boy was published in 2010. The screenplay – of the same name – written with Kate Ashfield (writer of CH4’s 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.