Joseph Gilgun plays Vinnie in Sky1’s Brassic – here’s where else you may recognise him from

Joseph Gilgun plays Vinnie in Sky1’s Brassic – here’s where else you may recognise him from

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JOSEPH GILGUN plays the lead role in Sky One’s comedy drama, Brassic, also starring Michelle Keegan and Ryan Sampson.

The British actor has starred in countless hit TV shows, as well as soaps. Here is a rundown of his life and career so far…

Joseph Gilgun
Joseph Gilgun plays Vinnie in Brassic
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Who is Joseph Gilgun?

Joseph Gilgun is an actor, who was born on March 9, 1984 in Chorley, Lancashire, England to parents Judith and Andrew.

He broke onto the acting scene quite young, with him appearing in Coronation Street at the tender age of 10-years-old in 1960.

Some years later he starred in Emmerdale as Eli Dingle, before featuring in the successful TV mini-series This Is England ’86.

The actor also appeared in the 2006 film This Is England and the spin-off series This Is England ’88 and This Is England ’90.

Joseph Gilgun
Joseph Gilgun with some of the cast of Brassic
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But his breakthrough role came when he took on the part of Rudy Wade in the Channel 4 TV series Misfits.

In 2016 he landed another big part playing vampire Cassidy in AMC’s critically acclaimed drama series, Preacher.

Beside his acting, the TV star is known for his extensive tattoos, as he has both of his arms covered in inkings and much of his body.

While he does appear to be on Twitter, although he does not tweet regularly; he is not on Instagram.

Joseph Gilgun
Joseph Gilgun played Eli Dingle in Emmerdale
ITV

Why you may recognise Joseph Gilgun?

The small screen star has an impressive list of TV credentials to his name but he has also dabbled in film.

Joseph, who attended Rivington Primary School and Southland High School, has featured in films like Lockout, Pride and The Infiltrator.

He famously starred in Shameless and appeared in shows such as Ripper Street, Coming Up and Misfits Strung Out.

The Brit has worked alongside Vin Diesel in the 2015 movie The Last Witch Hunter and Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston in The Infiltrator.

Joseph Gilgun
Joseph Gilgun portrayed Rudy Wade in Misfits
Channel 4

Is Joseph Gilgun married and does he have kids?

The Brassic star is thought to be currently single but he previously dated his This Is England co-star Vicky McClure.

In the past he has said he is unlucky in love, admitting: “I’m not very successful with girls. I’m too busy making a twat of myself. I’m one of them, idiots.”

Speaking about his love life, he said: “I just can’t find a girlfriend and I don’t just snog anyone or sleep with anyone.

“I don’t do that. I wish I could. But fuck man, you’d end up with syphilis.”

Joseph is not known to have any children and generally keeps his private life under wrap.


When is Sky One’s Brassic next on?

The first season of Brassic premiered on August 22, 2019 on Sky One, with episodes airing every Thursday night from 10pm.

However, fans of the show can watch the entire series – made up on six episodes – on Sky on-demand.

Alternatively, NOW TV subscription holders can access the show on the streaming service.

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