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Frank Harper : biography

1962 -

Frank Harper (born 1962) is an English actor and film producer. He is best known for his "Hard Man" roles, such as Billy Bright in The Football Factory (2004), Dog in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998).

Personal Life

Harper was born in South East London at his family home in Downham. He left School at 16 and worked at Smithfield market in the City of London for ten years.

He is an ardent Millwall F.C. fan. His father, Dave Harper, played for Millwall between 1957 and 1965 once scoring a famous goal to knock Fulham, then in division one, out of the F.A. Cup.

Career

Frank, or Dave as he was known then, had an early interest in acting and appeared in a play based around football supporters, at the Albany Theatre in Deptford, while he was still at school. He appears as a white nationalist in South West 9, and as the bank robber in Harry Enfield's film Kevin & Perry Go Large. He was featured in The Streets' music video "Fit But You Know It", and cast as real life villain Jack Whomes in Rise of the Foot Soldier. During his career Harper has also appeared on many British TV shows including The Bill, Doctors, Lovejoy and Waking the Dead. Known for his many witty quotes and infamous cockney banter, Harper is well known and much loved amongst the British public. Of his many memorable quotes, Harper is perhaps known for describing main character Tommy from Football Factory as a "soppy bollocks'". He also Wrote/Directed and starred in 2012 British Gangster hit movie St George's Day

Filmography

Films

Year Film Role Notes
1988 For Queen and Country Mickey
1990 Tight Trousers Gip Short film
1993 In the Name of the Father Ronnie Smalls
1997 24 7: Twenty Four Seven Ronnie Marsh
1998 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Dog
1999 A Room for Romeo Brass Joe Brass
Snack Related Mishap The Boss Short film
2000 Kevin & Perry Go Large Armed robber
Shiner Jeff 'Stoney' Stone
2001 Goodbye Charlie Bright Tommy's dad
The Last Minute Cabbie
Lucky Break John Toombes
South West 9 Douser
The Search for John Gissing Dexter
2002 Club Le Monde Danny
Bend It Like Beckham Alan Paxton
2004 The Calcium Kid Clive Connelly
The Football Factory Billy Bright also Associate Producer
2006 This Is England Lenny
2007 Dolphins Legend
Time Gentlemen Please Landlord Short film
Rise of the Footsoldier Jack Whomes
Permanent Vacation Eric Bury
2009 Dubplate Drama Sgt Richards
Unarmed But Dangerous Barry also known as Kung Fu Flid
2010 Vendetta Davy Short film
Stained Matt Short film
Blood Army Alfie also Producer
Just For the Record Jim
StreetDance 3D Fred
The Nephillim Husband
2011 Screwed Deano
Victim Colin
2012 St. George's Day Micky Mannock also Writer and Director
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