Who plays Branson in Grace? What else was Richie Campbell in?

Grace starts this weekend (Sunday, March 14, 2021) on ITV1 and introduces cop double acts DS Branson and DS Roy Grace – but who is playing Branson in Grace?

Actor Richie Campbell plays alongside John Simm in the new ITV1 drama in Brighton.

Everything you need to know about the character and the actor who plays him is here!


DS Branson alongside Roy Simm from John Simm, but who plays Branson in Grace? (Photo credit: ITV1)

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Who plays Branston in Grace?

Richie Campbell portrays DS Glenn Branston in ITV1’s Grace, based on the novels by Peter James.

Detective Sergeant Branson is a smart and ambitious cop who quickly made his way through the ranks of the armed forces.

He is a great friend of DS Roy Grace, who has mentored Glenn throughout his tenure.

Married to Ari, a radiologist, they have two children: Sammy and Remi.

Actor Richie says, “The scripts for Grace were brilliant. There were a lot of twists and turns, things that I wasn’t expecting.

“The whole relationship between Branson and Grace was cool too.

“There’s a little ‘Buddy Cop’ going on, but also a lot more.

“They have a story where they feel like real characters who really lived.”

He teases other films, adding, “It was a great time and I really enjoyed working on Grace and there is certainly plenty of scope for many more films if the audience likes what they see.”

Who plays Branson in Grace? What else did Richie Campbell star in?

Richie Campbell is perhaps best known for his role as local bully Tyrone in the British film Anuvahood.

He later portrayed Ndale Kayuni on Waterloo Road and Sergeant Nightingale in the Frankenstein Chronicles.

The actor won a Screen Nation Award for his portrayal of Dominic Hardy on the television show The Bill and has also had recurring roles in The Silence and Channel 4 drama Top Boy.

More recently, he played Liam Sutcliffe on series one and two of ITV1’s Liar.

He has appeared in the films Wilderness, The Plague, The Firm, Victim, Fast Girls and Get Lucky.

He’s also performed on stage a lot.

Richie has been on our television screens since 2006.

Richie Campbell is DS Branson in Grace on ITV1
Richie Campbell is DS Branson in Grace (Image Credit: ITV1)

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How old is Richie Campbell?

Richard Campbell was born on February 8, 1982.

He is currently 39 years old.

Where does he come from?

Richie was born in Hackney, London.

He grew up in North London with Jamaican parents.

Richie Campbell played Liam Cutcliffe in ITV1's second series of liars (Credit: ITV1).
Richie Campbell played Liam Sutcliffe in ITV1’s second series of liars (Credit: ITV1).

Who plays Branson in Grace? Is Richie married or single?

Richie is not married.

He is believed to be single at the moment.

There is no evidence of a love life on his social media accounts. So form an orderly queue!

Are we going to see more of Richie on our TV screens?

Richie will appear in the second Grace film, Looking Good Dead, which will air later this year.

In the film, which is based on the book of the same name by Peter James, Branston and Grace investigate the death of a young woman whose body was found butchered in Brighton.

Grace will air on ITV1 on Sunday March 14, 2021 at 8 p.m. The second film, Looking Good Dead, will air later that year.

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