Joseph Gilgun was born on March 9, 1984 in Chorley, Lancashire, England. He is an actor who first appeared in Coronation Street (1960) when he was only ten years old. Later he became known through Emmerdale (1972) and the film This Is England (2006). He also appeared in its spin-off series This Is England '86 (2010), This Is England '88 (2011) and This Is England '90 (2015).
His had his breakthrough with _"Misfits" (2009), in which he replaced _'Robert Sheehan'_ from the third season as the main lead until the series end in 2013. He managed to win another big role by starring as the vampire Cassidy in AMC's critically acclaimed drama series Preacher (2016).
Besides these television roles, he also appeared in feature films like Lockout (2012), Pride (2014) and The Infiltrator (2016).