This Is England

Stephen Graham discusses his career and what advice he'd give to aspiring actors

Stephen Graham (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Over the past couple of decades, Stephen Graham has become increasingly hard to avoid on both TV and film. The variety of roles he’s taken on is extraordinary. He can play cops and robbers, modern and period drama, ordinary and larger-than-life characters. He is convincing in all of them.

Stephen Graham looks back on his exceptional career in television

Graham – who was named Best Actor at last year’s RTS Programme Awards for his portrayal of the detective investigating the murder of Rhys Jones in the harrowing ITV real-life drama, Little Boy Blue – was in conversation with Alice Feetham, his co-star in current Sky Atlantic thriller Save Me.

In Conversation with Stephen Graham | Highlights

RTS award winning actor Stephen Graham sat down with his Save Me co-star Alice Feetham to discuss his extraordinary career for an event with RTS and Sky Atlantic. 

Graham spoke of his humble beginnings and his unconventional auditions that got him to where he is today.

“In conversation with Stephen Graham” was a joint venture between the RTS and Premier Communications. It was held at King’s Place in central London on 18 February.

This is England final instalment returns

The eagerly awaited final chapter of This Is England ’90 will return to screens this Sunday. 

Following on from the critically acclaimed This Is England feature film, the final instalment of Shane Meadows’ award-winning series will be set in the 1990s.

Channel 4’s extension, This Is England ’86 focused on the Mod revival, following with Christmas special This Is England ’88.

Set two years after the troubled '80s era, the new series focuses on the heady scenes of '90s raving era.  

This week’s top TV: 7-13

Monday

The Queen’s Longest Reign: Elizabeth & Victoria

BBC Two

9pm

Longest-serving queen Victoria is set to be usurped by her great-great-granddaughter this week. Queen Elizabeth II will seize the accolade of longest-serving monarch in UK history on 9 September. To mark this major milestone, Sophie Raworth’s documentary pays tribute to the extraordinary lives of the two monarchs.