Craig Charles William Ellis

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Craig is best known for playing Dave Lister in Red Dwarf, and Lloyd Mullaney in Coronation Street. He first appeared on television as a performance poet, which led to minor presenting roles. He regularly features on national television, with appearances on many popular shows, and has hosted a wide variety of programmes including Robot Wars and The Gadget Show. He also hosts the afternoon show on BBC Radio 6 Music.


Craig Charles is an actor, presenter, DJ, and poet, best known for playing Dave Lister in the sitcom Red Dwarf and appearing in Coronation Street. He presented the game show Robot Wars and narrated the comedy endurance show Takeshi’s Castle. He also presents the afternoon show on BBC 6 Music.

Craig started out his career as a performance poet on the British cabaret circuit, before moving into the world of television. He has been a crucial part of all Red Dwarf’s seasons and played the character Lloyd Mullaney in Coronation Street for ten years. He has also featured in a number of British television programmes including The Bill, EastEnders and Holby City, and took part in I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!.

As well as a hugely successful acting career, Craig also has a notable music career. He has written and composed his own songs, plays the guitar and piano, and is a hugely successful DJ. Playing funk and soul during his sets Craig has played at some of the biggest festivals, including Glastonbury and Parklife.


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