British actor Craig Parkinson first gained critical and viewer attention with his effective portrayal of English music mogul Tony Wilson in director Anton Corbijn's Control (2007). The film -- a despairing, haunting biopic of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis (Sam Riley) -- brought audiences the second onscreen incarnation of Wilson, and Parkinson imparted a much-needed element of gravitas to it. He thus earned a healthy amount of critical praise.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Has appeared in numerous classic British television series' including Dalziel and Pascoe, The Bill, and Holby City.
- Made his film debut in 2007 in Control.
- Started a podcast in 2017 called the Two Shot Podcast about acting and actors.
- Won the best culture podcast at the 2018 British podcast awards for his work on The Two Shot Podcast.