Best known for: that depends on which generation you belong to – Moran’s two most popular roles are as death eater Scabior in the final two Harry Potter films and Eddy in Guy Ritchie classic Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
Biography: Unlike some of his co-stars from Lock, Stock, Moran was actually born and raised in London’s east end (we’re looking at you, Sting) so the cockney brogue is legit. After accruing some experience with short-term roles on British TV staples Holby City, Casualty, The Bill and Heartbeat, he was introduced to the wider world with his role in Ritchie’s gangster classic – which was shot independently on a budget of £800,000 – in 1998.
The next decade saw Moran dabbling in some USA B-movies, starring alongside Tara Reid in poorly received crime thriller Silent Partner, and Catherine Deneuve, Mena Suvari and Tim Roth in a bizarre comic take on Alexander Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, known as The Musketeer. That didn’t do all that well either.
But, then, in 2010, the wizarding world of Harry Potter came knocking. Moran starred in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows parts 1 & 2 as creepy, long-haired death-eater Scabior.
After making his directorial debut in 2008 with the Kevin Spacey-led Telstar (which he also co-wrote), he directed Rupert Friend and the soon-to-be Doctor Jodie Whittaker in 2010’s The Kid.
Later this year, he will star alongside Simon Pegg, Margot Robbie and Mike Myers in his former Harry Potter colleague Vaughn Stein’s thriller Terminal.
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