Stephen Graham

Active - 1991 - Present  |   Born - Aug 3, 1973 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England  |   Genres - Drama, Crime, Thriller, Horror

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  • Knew that he wanted to act since he was 10.
  • Became friends with Leonardo DiCaprio on the set of Gangs of New York, and Dicaprio recommended Graham to director Michael Mann for his role in Public Enemies.
  • Sent Mann an audition tape made by his wife on her handheld video camera.
  • Found it difficult at first to play a racist in 2007's This Is England because of his mixed-race heritage. (His grandfather is Jamaican.) 
  • Honed his Brooklyn accent for Boardwalk Empire with Brooklynite Charlie, a gaffer on the set of the series.