Date of Birth : Mar 9th 1984

British actor best known for playing scruffy but loveable rogue Eli Dingle in ITV’s Emmerdale since 2006.

Joseph has struggled with both dyslexia and ADD, but has persevered and does not let either have a detrimental effect upon his career. He was later employed as a plasterer before he got his second big break on the film This is England and then fell back on this until he was cast as Eli Dingle in Emmerdale.

Joseph Gilgun’s first performance as a film actor was as the kind-hearted skinhead Woody in This Is England, a semi-autobiographical feature film written and directed by Shane Meadows, which was released in the UK on the 27 April, 2007. For this role, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor by the British Independent Film Awards.

Joe was recently granted time off from Emmerdale to shoot the British crime thriller ‘Harry Brown’ with actor Sir Michael Caine. He will play a young heroin addict named Kenny Soames. The film is currently in post-production. He previously had to turn down a role in a Nicolas Cage film due to his Emmerdale commitments.


This Is England ( 2007 )

star rating star rating star rating star rating star rating



submit a link