Frank Harper

Frank Harper (born 12 December 1962)[1] 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) and "Dog" in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998).

David Frank Harper
Born (1962-12-12) 12 December 1962
Downham, London, England
ResidenceKent, England
OccupationActor, director
Years active1988–present
Height6 ft 0 (1.83m)


Frank Harper 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 appeared 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[2] in Rise of the Foot Soldier.

During his career, Harper has appeared on many British TV shows including The Bill, Doctors, Lovejoy and Waking the Dead. He also wrote, directed and starred in the 2012 British film St George's Day.

Personal life

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

He is an ardent Millwall fan.[3] His father, Dave Harper, played for Millwall between 1957 and 1965. He once scored to knock Fulham, then in the First Division, out of the FA Cup.[4]



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
Tube Tales My Father The Liar Ticket Inspector
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


Year Show Role Notes
1990 Desmond's The Brute 1 episode: Kung You
Birds of a Feather Billy 1 episode: Muesli
1992 Fool's Gold: The Story of the Brink's-Mat Robbery Brother's Minder
1993 Between the Lines Trevor Bull 2 episodes: Big Boys Rules (Parts 1 & 2)
1994 Pie in the Sky Security Guard 1 episode: Endangered Species
Lovejoy Harry Whymark 1 episode: Double Edged Sword
1995 The Governor Nelson 2 episodes
1996 Kavanagh QC Taxi Driver 1 episode: A Sense of Loss
1997 The Missing Postman BBC Security Man
1998 The Bill Andy Bartlett 1 episode: Spray
The Jump Anthony Calder 3 episodes
1999 Boyz Unlimited Nigel Gacey
Tube Tales Station Guard
1999–2000 Second Sight DS Finch
2000 Sunburn Colin Daley 1 episode: 2.7
Other People's Children Matthew 2 episodes
2002 Mr Towler Mr Towler
2003 TLC Frank Briggs 1 episode: The Wrong Leg
Keen Eddie Ray Boskins 1 episode: Eddie Loves Baseball
2005 Doctors Karl Naismith 1 episode: Credit Limit
Rose and Maloney DS Mike Glover 1 episode: 2.3
Waking the Dead John Tate 1 episode: Subterraneans
2008 He Kills Coppers DI Ernie Franklin
Matroesjka's 2 Tom Gallagher 4 episodes
2009 Collision Derek 3 episodes
2013 Ripper Street Silas Duggan
2014 House of Fools Ben Gunn 1 episode


  1. Frank Harper,
  2. "'The truth will out', say murder pair", BBC News, 4 May 2001
  3. Hyde, John (19 July 2008). "Millwall fans back 'home' on the Isle of Dogs". Retrieved 19 July 2010.
  4. cfcuk fanzine, Special Edition, May 2004, p.13
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