Emmett J.

30s-40s, Dublin, Southern Irish
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Emmett is well known for his role as Billy Grade on BBC drama Peaky Blinders, for which he has recently completed filming Season 6.  In 2021 he starred in the Dublin-based drama ‘Kin’ about a family of Irish gangsters and in the historical movie ‘Lapwing’.

He also has a lead role in ITV crime drama 'The Tower', a 3-part drama series based on the first book in the 'Metropolitan' series of novels by Kate London.  The series follows the investigation into the deaths of a veteran police officer and a teenage girl who fall from the top of a south east London tower block.  

In 2020 he starred in the C5 crime drama ‘The Deceived’ as well as HBO/Sky Atlantic’s ‘Gangs of London’.  He has a long list of other TV and film credits, spanning the last decade, including Sharon Horgan’s ‘Women on the Verge’, ‘Butterfly’ opposite Anna Friel, Harlan Coben’s crime drama ‘Safe’ and BBC thriller ‘The ‘Fall’ with Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson. 

He also played the part of Sindri in the animation ‘Legends of Valhalla: Thor’.  

Emmett was born in Dublin and his natural accent is Southern Irish.

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Lapwing (Film, Release date t.b.c.) – 'David', Urban Apache Films, Red Dog Film, and World Serpent Productions
The Tower (TV, Release date t.b.c.) – 'Inspector Kieran Shaw', ITV
Kin (TV, 2021) – 'Jimmy Kinsella' (Series Lead), RTE/AMC/Bron Studios
Peaky Blinders (TV, 2019-2021) – 'Billy Grade', BBC, Series 5 & 6
The Deceived (TV, 2020) – 'Michael Callaghan' (Series Lead), Channel 5
Gangs of London (TV, 2020) – 'Jack O'Doherty', Sky
Medici (TV, 2020) – 'Guido Battista', Netflix, Season 3
Treadstone (TV, 2019) – 'Spencer', Universal/Amazon Prime,
Safe (TV, 2018) – 'Josh Mason', Netflix
Women on the Verge (TV, 2018) – 'Kieran', UKTV
Butterfly (TV, 2018) – 'Stephen Duffy', ITV
Krypton (TV, 2018) – 'Lobo', SyFY/DC Entertainment, Season 2
Girlfriends (TV, 2018) – 'DI Chris Donoghue', ITV
My Daughter is Missing (Film, 2017) – 'Alek', Lifetime
Snatch (TV, 2017) – 'King Royston', Sony Crackle
The Fall (TV, 2013, 2014 & 2016) – 'DC Glen Martin', BBC, Series 1, 2 & 3
Hollyoaks (TV, 2010-2013) – 'Brendan Brady', Channel 4

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Showreel Videos

Visual Showreel
Animation: Legends of Valhalla: Thor (Sindri)
Interview: Safe
Voiceover RTE Promo: Local Drama
In Vision RTE Promo: Local Drama (Office)
In Vision RTE Promo: Local Drama (Pub)