Craig Russell Biography

Craig Russell is a London-born English actor, writer, and producer. He is a known English personality from Welsh who has knowledge of making television roles and films. Craig rose to fame after his strong and captivating performance in the role of Mark Anthony in the Netflix series Queen Cleopatra. 

Early Life

Craig Russell was born on 16th June 1977, making him only 45 years old as of 2023. Initially, he belonged to Lewisham, situated in South London, and was later raised or nurtured in Cwmtwrch, a village in South Wales. Concerning his education, he went to Maesydderwen Comprehensive School and was taught by other fellow actors like Eve Myles, Steven Meo, and Richard Corgan.

Craig Russell Career


Craig has worked significantly in films and television for nearly 22 years. He has performed in a few featured films like the war film The 95th, Marc Price’s Magpie, and the psychological thriller Eider Steeps. He was featured in the film Colin, the multi-award-winning film of the year, produced by Marc Prince. In the film, he worked alongside other prestigious names like Dominic Cooper in Anazapta and, Jason Flemyng and Michael Clarke Duncan & Til Schweiger in another film, One Way.

The other credits include James D’Arcy, Joe Gilgun, and Andrew Shim for the film Screwed. He contributed significantly to the film The Anomaly, produced by Noel Clarke, and worked or acted alongside Brian Cox & Ian Somerhalder, and John Hannah, Warren Brown, and Ed Stoppard in the film Genesis.

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Craig has also worked in various television series, including Doctors, Is Harry on the Boat?, High Hopes, EastEnders, Belonging, Fish Out of Water, Battlefield Britain, Dream Team, and Score. He had another role as a detective inspector, portraying the featured role of Mark Gascoyne in 21 episodes of the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks.

Craig has played the role of Clive in the two series of the sitcom Anita. He is a regular personality in the series Songbird, directed by Jamie Adams and portrayed alongside Cobie Smulders and Jessica Hynes.

Writing and Producing 

Craig is the writer and producer of the YouTube comedy web series Grave Danger with Dave Granger. He worked in the short film Just the 2 of Us, which premised at the HollyShorts Film Festival in 2011. Craig had the first featured production series called Canaries, having worked alongside other actors like Aled Pugh, Steven Meo, Robert Pugh, Richard Mylan, and Hannah Daniel. His first production series was shot on sets in various places like Wales, the US, and Vietnam. The series received its world premiere at the Prince Charles Cinema on 26th August 2017.

Craig Russell Biography

Real Name Craig Russell
Birth Date 16 June 1977
Age (as of 2023) 45 Years
Birth Place Lewisham, London, United Kingdom
Profession Actor
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 183 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 80 kg  –  in Pounds –  176 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Hazel



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Kate Edney 
Children Two
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Personal Life

David Craig is a happy living married man with a wife named Kate Edney, an actress. The couple went down the aisle in 2011, and from this marriage, they are blessed with two sons. The Russell family is happily living in Falmouth, Cornwall.

Social Media

Craig is actively available on social media like LinkedIn and Twitter. On LinkedIn, he is available with the handle name- Craig Russell, and he has described himself as a writer, producer, and actor. He has 489 connections and describes that he has been working in the industry for over 20 years.

Craig is also available on Twitter with the handle name – Craig Russell [@russandchips], with 2,361 followers and only 811 in the following list. He joined Twitter in August 2013 and describes himself as –

“Dad, husband, actor type. Inventor of 90’s snack food, pie on toast…..”

Craig Russell Net Worth

Craig has worked in the film industry for over 20 years, starting in 2001. Indeed, he is getting good fortune because of his capabilities, hard work, and enthusiasm. Although there is no official description of his net worth, we assume it is around $5 million or as high as $10 million.


  • Craig had three roles– writing, acting, and producing– for the web series Grave Danger with Dave Granger.
  • One million people watched the series, ranking among the top 3 funniest things on the internet.
  • Another Canaries series was shot on three continents, including the village of Lower Cwmtwrch in South Wales.
  • He created, co-wrote, and coproduced various TV projects, and one of the famous was the CBBC pilot Zombies Next Door.

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