Worked With:

Seth Rogen


Jesse Eisenberg


Jonah Hill


Cillian Murphy


Lenora Crichlow


Britt Robertson


Imogen Poots


Paddy Considine


Mia Wasikowska


Katie Findlay

Craig Roberts Biography


Home > Actors > R > Roberts, Craig > Biography


Birth Name: Craig Roberts


Craig Roberts was born on Jan. 21, 1991 in Wales, England. As a young child, Roberts was more interested in playing football rather than becoming actor. But after realizing that he lacked the skills needed to excel in his chosen sport, Roberts had a change of heart and signed with a talent agency. He had minor parts in made-for-TV dramas like "Care" (BBC, 2000) and "Little Pudding" (BBC Wales, 2003), before he became a regular on the family comedy series "Young Dracula," as a British teenager obsessed with vampires who befriends Vlad Dracula (Gerran Howell), a real vampire who moved into the neighborhood. Roberts also had a recurring role on the medical drama "Casualty" (BBC, 1986- ) as a young child who was involved in a bus accident. In 2008, Roberts appeared on the comedy series "The Story of Tracey Beaker," about the adventures of a mischievous 10-year-old girl who lives in a children's foster home.

Roberts next starred in the coming-of-age drama "Submarine" (2011), directed by British comedian and filmmaker Richard Ayoade, and produced by actor Ben Stiller. Based on the 2008 novel by Joel Dunthorne, the film centered on Oliver Tate (Roberts), an intelligent yet shy 15-year-old Welsh schoolboy dealing with a tumultuous first love and his parents' impending separation. After the film's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Roberts was suddenly on everyone's radar. Critics heaped praises on his engaging yet deadpan portrayal of a confused teen struggling to communicate with his parents and his girlfriend. Roberts followed up his career-making "Submarine" role by co-starring in the historical drama "Jane Eyre" (2011) opposite Mia Wasikowska.

By Candy Cuenco