Joseph Gilgun Biography

Joseph Gilgun is an English born actor who has appeared in a lot of British TV dramas and movies. He is famous for his roles in ITV’s “Emmerdale”, where he plays Eli Dingle, and for his role of Woody in “This is England” (2006) and also for portraying the same character in the latter spin off series that bares the same name.

Joseph started his career as a child actor and has appeared on “Coronation Street” for three years. He played Jamie Armstrong on the show, but left when his on-screen mother departed the show. After that he took a break from acting. He would come back to theatre where he appeared in some local stage productions. One of them was the Salford-based Hanky Park the Musical at The Lowry, where he played Charlie Millwall in “Borstal Boy”.

But Joseph Gilgun finally made his triumphant return in 2006 when he was cast to play Eli Dingle in the long running soap opera “Emmerdale”. The same year he was cast to play Woody in “This is England” (2006). These projects got Joseph’s career back on track and is what ultimately enabled him to continue acting.


Joseph Gilgun and Thomas Turgoose in “This Is England”

With the success that he had with these projects he was able to move on to bigger ones. He stared in a British crime thriller “Harry Brown” and also reprised his role of Woody in “This is England 86”, “This is England 88” and “This is England 90” spinoff series.

In 2011 he was cast to play Rudy Wade in the third season of “Misfits” and subsequently also got the role on “Ripper Street” where he appeared for two seasons. Joseph then slowly started turning towards movies and got roles in big budget sci-fi movies as he stared in Luc Besson’s “Lockout” (2012) alongside Guy Pierce, and “The Last Witch Hunter” (2015) with Vin Diesel. Currently Joseph Gilgun is the star of AMC’s “Preacher”. In the adaptation of the Vertigo’s prize winning comic book, he plays the Irish vampire Cassidy and is probably the most charismatic figure in the entire show.


Joseph Gilgun in “Preacher”

Joseph Gilgun Net Worth and Salary

Joseph Gilgun is seen as a rising star currently because of his role in “Preacher”. He has been in the industry for a while now, but it is his latest and current roles that are helping him get more ntion and also bigger pays. This brought to an increase in his total net worth in recent years. He is currently estimated to be worth about 1.2 million dollars, a figure which will probably increase in the forthcoming future if he continues the way he has been doing right now.

Joseph Gilgun Girlfriend and Family

Joseph Gilgun is not married nor does he have any children. It is uncertain that he has a girlfriend now and if he does he is doing a pretty good job hiding it. There are no indications of any love affair on his Twitter or Instagram account. But in the past Joseph was romantically involved with a co-star from “Emmerdale”, Vicky McClure. They had a heated love affair while they were together and Joseph even has a tattoo on his arm referencing her. Unfortunately, they broke up and there has been no indications if they are going to get back together ever.


Joseph Gilgun and Vicky McClure

Joseph Gilgun Age

Joseph Gilgun was born in Chorley, Lancashire on 9 March 1984. He is currently 32 years old and his full name is Joseph William Gilgun. His mother and father are Judith and Andrew and he also has two younger sisters called Jennie and Rosie. He went to Rivington VA Primary School and Southlands High School, but trained in the Laine Johnson Theatre School and the Oldham Theatre Workshop. Due to his immense talent, he was spotted early on and became a child actor at the age of 10. He also went to Runshaw College when he was 13 years old where he started a degree in fashion design, but later gave up on it.


Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga and Dominic Cooper

Height and Weight

Joseph Gilgun has a lanky but muscular build. He is thin but you his muscles are well defined as you can see him in his currently roles. Joseph is also on the tallish side as he is 183 cm tall but since he is thin, he only weighs about 75 kg.

Joseph Giglun Condition

When Joseph Gilgun was young, he was diagnosed with both dyslexia and ADHD. This took a toll on his behavior and personal life. He stated that he also suffer from depression and anxiety in his early youth. But thanks to the advice given by an educational psychologist, he started acting in order to cure his affliction. Step by step, he got bolder and managed to overcome his problems. Not he is a standout actor with a long IMDB list of roles behind his name.


Joseph Gilgun

Nationality and Ethnicity

Joseph Gilgun is English by nationality and is Caucasian by ethnic group.

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Born:,March 9 1984
Net Worth:,$1.2 million
Hair Color:,Brown
Eye Color:,Green
Height:,183 cm
Weight:,75 kg
Married to:,No
Affair with:,No
Birth Sign:,Pisces
Education:,Rivington VA Primary School / Southlands High School / trained in the Laine Johnson Theatre School and the Oldham Theatre Workshop / went to Runshaw College

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