Joseph Gilgun | Biography

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  • Full Name Joseph William Gilgun
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality British
  • Birthplace England, UK
  • Birth Date Mar 09, 1984
  • Age 40 Years, 2 Months
Cast of the movie 'The Last Witch Hunter'

Joseph Gilgun | Biography

Joseph Gilgun has tattoos all over his body

On 9 May 2011, Gilgun was cast as newcomer Rudy in the third series 'Misfits.' It premiered in late October 2011. Gilgun also starred in the fifth and final series of 'Misfits' in 2013.

Joseph William Gilgun is an English actor. 

Who is Joseph Gilgun?

Joseph William Gilgun is an English actor well-known for his roles as Vinnie O'Neill in the Sky One series Brassic and Eli Dingle in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale.

Joseph made his television debut as a child artist on Coronation Street between 1994 and 1997. He quit the project when the actress who played his on-screen mother left. However, in 2004, Gilgun returned to the set in an ITV special called The Kids from Coronation Street.

Gilgun took a break from acting and worked part-time in local and national stage productions, including Hanky Park the Musical at the Lowry. He played Charlie Millwall in one of the touring productions of Borstal Boy.

In 2006, he returned to acting full-time and landed the roles of Woody in the movie This Is England and Eli Dingle in the series Emmerdale.

On 9 May 2011, Gilgun was cast as newcomer Rudy in the third series Misfits. It premiered in late October 2011. Gilgun also starred in the fifth and final series of Misfits in 2013. He also played Carmichael in the BBC series Ripper Street.

Gilgun starred alongside famous Hollywood stars including Michael Caine, Vin Diesel, and Elijah Wood in Breck Eisner's film series The Last Witch Hunter in 2015.

Gilgun can also be seen as the vampire Cassidy in AMC's drama series Preacher (2016) and has played the lead in the Sky One comedy-drama Brassic (2019).

His movie credits include The Infiltrator (2016), The Last Witch Hunter (2015), Pride (2014), Lockout (2012), Screwed (2011), and Harry Brown (2009).


Joseph William Gilgun was born on 9 March 1984 in Chorley, Lancashire, to father Andrew and mother, Judith. As of November 2021, he is 37 years old. He has two younger sisters, Jennie and Rosier.

Gilgun went to Rivington VA Primary School and Southlands High School. Gilgun began drama workshops at eight, following the advice of an educational psychologist. Some of th notable workshops he attended include the Laine Johnson Theatre School and the Oldham Theatre Workshop.


Gilgun has tattoos all over his body and has shared them on his Instagram account. He has also revealed his tattoos during his time with IMDb.

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