Kenneth Cranham
Biographical Information
Born December 12th, 1944
Fife, Scotland
Productions Our Mutual Friend as Silas Wegg
Vocal Type Baritone

Kenneth Cranham is a British actor.


Born in Dunfermline, Fife, Cranham trained at the National Youth Theatre and made his film debut as the bullying Noah Claypole in Oliver!.

He has been widely known as a prolific stage actor, working in productions of The Birthday Party and Gaslight and An Inspector Calls for which he received an Olivier Award nomination. He is also a widely known character actor in films and television, notably Hellraiser II, Layer Cake and Hot Fuzz, as well as a number of miniseries, such as Rome, in which he played Pompey the Great.


Despite a long, illustrious career, Cranham has only one singing credit to his name, in the miniseries Our Mutual Friend, where he sings the traditional piece "Begone Dull Care".


Our Mutual Friend (1998)Edit

  • Begone Dull Care (solo)

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