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Oliver Lee (born 14 February 1986) is a British actor first known for his role as gay teenager Josh Jones in the television series Hollyoaks: In the City (2006). He was born in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England.
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Hollyoaks: In the City was a British television drama series set in Liverpool and first broadcast in 2006. Hollyoaks: In the City was a spin-off of Channel 4 soap opera, Hollyoaks, originally devised by Phil Redmond. It also served as a continuation to 2005's Hollyoaks: Let Loose, which also starred Gemma Atkinson and Marcus Patric.
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In 2005 Lee starred in the film Legless for Red Productions and Channel 4 but it was to be his role as gay teenager Josh Jones in the television series Hollyoaks: In the City the following year in which proved to be his breakthrough. Lee then went on to star in Wired for ITV1, Gemma Factor for BBC Three and Exhibit A, a feature thriller by Bigger Pictures/Warp Films. He had a recurring role in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale as Pearl Ladderbank's grandson Owen Hartbourne (currently offscreen living in Hong Kong). Other TV work includes an adaptation of Kate Long's The Bad Mothers Handbook, where he played Paul, the boyfriend of Holly Grainger's character, who gets his teenage lover pregnant.
Channel 4 is a British public-service free-to-air television network that began transmission on 2 November 1982. Although largely commercially-self-funded, it is ultimately publicly-owned; originally a subsidiary of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA), the station is now owned and operated by Channel Four Television Corporation, a public corporation of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which was established in 1990 and came into operation in 1993. With the conversion of the Wenvoe transmitter group in Wales to digital terrestrial broadcasting on 31 March 2010, Channel 4 became a UK-wide TV channel for the first time.
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He has completed a number of short films includingshort film, "King Ponce", which featured at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007. He has appeared in radio dramas such as The Birth and Death Of Daylight for Radio 3, The Moment Your Life Stops for BBC Radio 4 and the popular radio detective series Stone with Hugo Spear and Maxine Peak
The Cannes Festival, until 2002 called the International Film Festival and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries from all around the world. Founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival is held annually at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. It is one of the "Big Three" alongside the Venice Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.
In 2009 Lee starred in Awaydays , a major motion picture adapted from Kevin Sampson's novel. He also stars in Powder, the second of Kevin Sampson's novels to be adapted for the big screen, playing James Love.Filming has included 'Live' performances at V Festival 2009 as 'The Grams'.
Awaydays is a 2009 British film directed by Pat Holden and stars Stephen Graham. It is based on the novel of the same name by Kevin Sampson that was published in 1998.
Kevin Sampson is a British novelist, best known for his novels Awaydays (1998), Powder (1999) and Stars Are Stars (2006). He lives in Birkenhead, Merseyside. His crime thriller, The Killing Pool, was published by Cape on 21 March 2013.
Lee is in production with McQueen , a feature which he has written and set to direct. The film has an independent budget.[ citation needed ] and cast includes Lee Battle, Nico Mirallegro, Linzey Cocker, Marcquelle Ward and Tina O'Brien.
Lee Battle is a British actor who played the role of Simon Green in Coronation Street.
Nico Cristian Mirallegro is an English actor. He is best known for his British television roles as Barry "Newt" Newton in the soap opera Hollyoaks (2007–2010), Finn Nelson in My Mad Fat Diary (2013–2015), Joe Middleton in The Village (2013), and Johnjo O'Shea in Common (2014).
Oliver Lee played Aiden Scotcher on BBC's Waterloo Road, alongside his fiance Linzey Cocker, who played Jess Fisher and in the BBC's Wateroo Road series they are boyfriend and girlfriend on-screen until 6 July 2011.
Linzey Louise Cocker is an English actress best known for playing the roles of Jade Webb in the BBC Three comedy-drama series Drop Dead Gorgeous, Josie in the 2008 film Wild Child, and Jess Fisher in Waterloo Road.
Oliver Lee won the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards for Best Newcomer for his portrayal of the character Jamie in the Octagon Theatre Bolton / Pilot Theatre production of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing .
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