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Stephen Graham, actor

Stephen Graham, actor, shares the eight discs, the book and the luxury item he would take with him if cast away to a desert island. With Lauren Laverne.

Stephen Graham is an actor, whose credits include key roles in films including This is England and The Irishman, and in TV dramas such as Boardwalk Empire and Line of Duty.

Stephen was born in Kirkby just outside Liverpool in 1973. He discovered acting at school, where a starring role in a production of Treasure Island at the age of 10 was a turning point: local actor Andrew Schofield was in the audience and suggested that Stephen should join the Everyman Youth Theatre in Liverpool.

After leaving school, Stephen won a place to study drama in London, but left after a year. His first roles as a professional actor, when he once pretended to be his own agent to talk his way into an audition, gave little indication of the success to come. In 2006, his performance as Combo the skinhead in This is England, directed by Shane Meadows, won widespread critical acclaim. More recently, he has played Al Capone in Boardwalk Empire, and the undercover policeman Corbett in the most recent series of Line of Duty.

Stephen, who lives in Leicestershire, is married to fellow actor Hannah Walters, who he met at drama school.

DISC ONE: Kasabian - Fire.
DISC TWO: Marvin Gaye - Save the Children
DISC THREE: Young MC - Know How
DISC FOUR: Pink Floyd – Shine on You Crazy Diamond
DISC FIVE: Rufus and Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
DISC SIX: Maverick Sabre – I Need
DISC SEVEN: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - Talk Tonight
DISC EIGHT: DJ Fresh and High Contrast, featuring Dizzee Rascal – How Love Begins (The Hardcore will Never Die Edit)

BOOK: Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
LUXURY: His own pillow
CASTAWAY'S FAVOURITE: Ain’t Nobody - Rufus and Chaka Khan

Presenter: Lauren Laverne
Producer: Sarah Taylor

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35 minutes

Music Played

  • Kasabian


    • West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum.
    • RCA, Paradise.
    • 11.
  • Marvin Gaye

    Save The Children

    • Universal-Island Records Limited.
    • What's Going On.
    • 4.
  • Young MC

    Know How

    • Hip Hop 'N' Cool.
    • V2 TV.
    • 12.
  • Pink Floyd

    Shine On You Crazy Diamond Part 1

    • Wish You Were Here.
    • Harvest.
    • 1.
  • Rufus & Chaka Khan

    Ain't Nobody

    • Blues And Soul: The Soul Years 1966-1999: Volume 8 1982-1983.
    • Connoisseur Collection.
    • 13.
  • Maverick Sabre

    I Need

    • Lonely Are the Brave.
    • Mercury.
    • 1.
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    Talk Tonight

    • Radio 2 In Concert.
    • 2.
  • DJ Fresh, High Contrast & Dizzee Rascal

    How Love Begins (Hardcore Will Never Die Edition)

    • Ministry of Sound.


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