Warren Brown was born on May 11, 1978, in Warrington. He is an actor and former Thai boxer, well known for his role as Andy Holt in teen soap opera Hollyoaks, Lee Hibbs in the three-part BBC drama series Occupation written by Peter Bowker and as DS Ripley in acclaimed BBC crime drama Luther.

Life and Career

Warren was born in Warrington, England. After appearing in two episodes of the television series Shameless as Donny Maguire, Warren played the evil Andy Holt in Channel 4's teen soap opera Hollyoaks. Despite being 27 years old at the time, it was said his youthful looks helped him win the role of the student. It is arguably his most famous role to date. Warren was nominated for a number of awards for his performance in the show including Best Villain, Most Spectacular Scene and Best Exit at the 2006 British Soap Awards. Warren's character Holt met his demise in February 2006.

Warren has competed at World level at Muay Thai and also became two times World Champion.

Warren won a role in the short lived ITV show Jane Hall in the summer of 2006. This was followed in March 2007 by his role as Tommo in ITV's Mobile. Also in 2007 he starred as Chris in one episode of Casualty. In September 2007 he starred in the second series of BBC Three's Grownups, playing barman, Alex Slade and has played the part since. In the 2009 Comic Relief Special of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, which was a crossover between Grownups, Two Pints and Coming of Age, he played Alex again.

In 2008 Warren performed the voice for the film trailer on the soon to be released Gomez: A True Story based on the life of boxer Michael Gomez and starring Emmerdale's Kevin Fletcher.

In October 2008, Warren played the role of Marky in E4's zombie drama Dead Set.

In November 2008 he appeared in Casualty, but not playing the same character as he did in 2007. In 2009 Warren appeared in the three part BBC TV Iraq war drama Occupation, alongside James Nesbitt and Stephen Graham. Recently he has appeared in two episodes of The Bill playing Jake Clegg, who was a part of the operation of trafficking young girls illegally. These episodes were tittled The Forgotton Child.

From May 2010, he appeared as the regular character of DS Justin Ripley in the BBC TV drama Luther, a role that he reprised in June 2011 in the second season of Luther.


Warren appears in the deadmau5 music video for the song I Remember, also starring Stephen Graham, Aston Kelly, Greg Walsh, and Shameless actress Emma Edmondson.

In October 2010, Warren appeared in the BBC drama Single Father, as Matt. In February 2012, he played one of the main characters in the BBC drama series Inside Men. He appeared as a member of Bane's mercenary security in The Dark Knight Rises, the third instalment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.

First broadcast in August 2012, Warren starred as PC John-Paul Rocksavage in the 4-part BBC police drama Good Cop.

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