Christian Cooke

Though largely unknown to American audiences, Christian Cooke was a veteran performer in his native England, where he enjoyed lead and supporting roles in television projects including "Wilmot" (ITV, 1999-2000), "Where ... Read more »
Born: 09/15/1987 in Leeds, West YorkshireUK

Filmography

Actor (12)

Drunk Wedding 2015 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Love, Rosie 2015 (Movie)

Greg (Actor)

Stonemouth 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

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Electricity 2014 (Movie)

Mikey O'Connor (Actor)

Witches of East End 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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Magic City 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Romeo and Juliet 2013 (Movie)

Mercutio (Actor)

Unconditional 2011 (Movie)

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Cemetery Junction 2010 (Movie)

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Demons 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Robin Hood 2007 (Tv Show)

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Dark Relic (TV Show)

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Biography

Though largely unknown to American audiences, Christian Cooke was a veteran performer in his native England, where he enjoyed lead and supporting roles in television projects including "Wilmot" (ITV, 1999-2000), "Where the Heart Is" (ITV, 1997-2006) and "Demons" (ITV, 2009), before making his Stateside TV debut in "Magic City" (Starz, 2012-2013). Cooke began appearing on television at the age of 10 and segued successfully into weekly series with the comedy "Wilmot" and the primetime soap "Where the Heart Is." A slew of guest appearances preceded his return to series stardom in "Demons" (ITV, 2009) and his first film appearance in Ricky Gervais' "Cemetery Junction" (2010). Word of Cooke's talent and model-worthy looks quickly crossed the Atlantic, prompting his casting in "Magic City." He soon returned to features with the 2013 film version of "Romeo and Juliet," while earning gales of free press as a possible lead for the screen adaptation of E. L. James' immensely popular erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey. Though he lost the coveted lead on that picture, Cooke's profile was clearly on the ascent, needing only the proper vehicle to assure his stardom.

Relationships

Dianna Agron Actor

Ex-Companion

EDUCATION

Bingley Arts Centre

Milestones

2013

Played Mercutio in Julian Fellowes' "Romeo and Juliet"

2012

American television debut on Showtime's "Magic City"

2010

Feature film debut and lead in "Cemetery Junction"

2009

Series lead on "Demons"

2008

Guest role on two episodes of "Doctor Who"

2000

Recurring role on "Where the Heart Is"

1999

First series lead on "Wilmot"

1997

Screen debut at 10 in a television commercial for Birds Eye frozen foods

Bonus Trivia

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Cooke made his scree debut at the age of 10 in a commercial for Birds Eye frozen food.

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He starred as Mercutio in a school production prior to playing the role in the Julian Fellowes film adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet."

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Was considered for the lead role of Christian Grey in the widely anticipated film adaptation of E. L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey.

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