Jody Latham was born on January 1, 1982, in Burnley, Lancashire. He is an actor known for playing Phillip Gallagher in the British Channel 4 series Shameless, Callum McKenzie in the ITV series The Fixer, and Rob Grayson in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.

Personal Life

Jody was born on January 1, 1982. He attended Walton High School in Nelson, but got kicked out. Jody has a son, Jack, who was born in Jody's late teens. Jack's mother is Naomi. He used to attend Burnley Youth Theatre, where his acting career started.

Jody was arrested for growing and supplying cannabis in the early hours of the morning on May 14, 2011, after police raided his home in Bacup, Lancashire. He was also arrested for assault and possession of an illegal weapon.


Jody made his television debut in The Cops as Grant and went on to appear, in 2000, as Nelson Catchpole in the series Big Meg, Little Meg. He then played Lee, one of the key characters in When I Was 12 in 2001. Jody has appeared in five BAFTA winning dramas, Clocking Off, The Cops, The Street, Shameless, and EastEnders. Jody worked regularly in television before being cast as Lip Gallagher in Shameless, the second eldest of the Gallagher children. Lip is an intelligent and outspoken youth who is trying to escape from the Chatsworth estate in Stretford. He was 24 when he left the show. He took on other work between series, until he was written out of the show in 2008 to allow him to concentrate on other projects. He later returned to the role for the series finale in early 2013.

Other Work

Jody played a leading role in the BBC drama Mr Harvey Lights a Candle, which was shown on Easter 2005. He also appeared in an episode of the BBC drama The Street, written by JImmy McGovern in April 2006.

In 2006 Jody filmed a short film, A Neutral Corner, about a young boxer arriving in a desolate town where he meets a dog, a stranger and a mysterious waitress.

In 2007 he appeared in Ruby Blue in Bob Hoskins.

Since leaving Shameless, he has started in ITV1's The Fixer, playing the cheeky scally character Callum, and played a part int he music video Moonshine & Roses by International One.

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Jody has also became presenter, hosting the NME Awards aftershow party, interviewing the winners. He has been the face and voice of numerous brands including Clearasil, Orange Mobile, Gio Gio, and many more, including the BBC flahsip station Radio 1.

He appears in the films Act of Grace and The Michael Gomez Story. In the latter he plays Micahel Gomez, an Irish traveler who became a professional boxer at 17.

Jody played guest lead in the hit Canadian show The Tudors along with Jonathan Rhys Meyer.

Jody was one of the celebreties to take part in the 2009 series of Hell's Kitchen on ITV1.

In 2010 Jody played Matt on the radio series House on Fire which airs on BBC Radio 4. The first episode was broadcasted on January 7, 2010. The radio show was such a success that it was repeated and recommisioned for a second series.

In 2011 Jody joined the cast of the BBC soap opera EastEnders playing Rob Grayson, a pimp in a controversial sex exploitation storyline.

In 2012 Jody was cast in Tulisa's music video for the song Sight of You

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