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Lorcan Cranitch

Mostly Credited As: Lorcan Cranitch
Date Of Birth: December 30, 1959 (Age 54)
Country Of Birth: Ireland
Birth Place: Dublin

Lorcan Cranitch


Lorcan, an Irish native, has an extensive career in television and theatre throughout the UK and Ireland, but he is best known to American audiences for his portrayal of the dysfunctional DS Jimmy Beck in the critically acclaimed hit series Cracker starring Robbie Coltrane.

Movie Credits

The Queen of Sheba's Pearls (2004) - Harold Bradley
Omagh (2004) (TV) - Chief Constable Sir Ronnie Flanagan
Magic Circle (2004) - Clerk
Shackleton (2002) (TV) - Frank Wild
My Fragile Heart (2000) (TV) - Bernard Cleve
McCready and Daughter (2000) (TV) - Michael McCready
Dancing at Lughnasa (1998) - Danny Bradley
Night Train (1998/I) - Billy
Titanic Town (1998) - Tony
Macbeth (1998) (TV) - Macduff
Food of Love (1997) - Luke
The Playboys (1992) - Ryan/John Joe
Empire State (1987) - Richard

... and many more.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Palace (2008)As: Jonty Roberts
Rebel Heart (2001)As: Inspector Nelson
McCready and Daughter (2000)As: Michael McCready
Ballykissangel (1996)As: Sean Dillon (S04-S06 (1998-2001))
Cracker (UK) (1993)As: Det. Sgt. Jimmy Beck (Series 1-2)
Episode Cast Credits 

Penny Dreadful (2014) 
  Seance 01x02: (May/18/2014) As Inspector Goldsworthy 
  Night Work 01x01: (May/11/2014) As Inspector Goldsworthy 

Lewis (2006) 
  The Gift of Promise 05x04: (Apr/24/2011) As Liam Cullen 

Law & Order: UK (2009) 
  Help 04x01: (Mar/07/2011) As Mike Jones 

The Play's the Thing (UK) (2006) 
  Episode 3 01x03: (Jun/19/2006) As Himself - Cast Member 

The Bill (1984) 
  Episode 399 22x22: (Mar/22/2006) As DCI Frank Keane 
  Episode 397 22x20: (Mar/15/2006) As DCI Frank Keane 
  Episode 387 22x10: (Feb/02/2006) As DCI Frank Keane 
  Episode 385 22x08: (Jan/26/2006) As DCI Frank Keane 

Rome (2005) 
  The Spoils 01x11: (Nov/13/2005) As Erastes Fulmen 
  Triumph 01x10: (Nov/06/2005) As Erastes Fulmen 
  Utica 01x09: (Oct/30/2005) As Erastes Fulmen 

Spooks (2002) 
  Legitimate Targets 02x01: (Jun/02/2003) As Patrick McCann 
  The Lesser of Two Evils 01x06: (Jun/17/2002) As Patrick McCann 

Hornblower (1998) 
  Duty 04x02: (Jan/06/2003) As Wolfe 
  Loyalty 04x01: (Jan/05/2003) As Wolfe 

Kelly (1989) 
  Episode dated 11 January 2002 12x01: (Jan/11/2002) As Himself 
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Trivia

Lorcan is married to Susan Jackson, a newsreader with RTE (Radio Teilifis Eireann), Ireland's national broadcasting channel.

His christian name is Irish for Laurence.

Lorcan appeared as Bosola in "The Duchess of Malfi" at the Royal National Theater in January 2003.

His parents are Matthew & Eileen Cranitch.

Lorcan's first film role was in the movie Empire State (1987).

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