Joe Cole

Joe Cole

Highest Rated: 92% A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)

Lowest Rated: 20% Eye on Juliet (2017)

Birthday: Nov 28, 1988

Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, London, England, UK

A familiar face to fans of his period series "Peaky Blinders" (Netflix, 2013-), Joe Cole was born in London in 1988. He enjoyed performing in school plays, and was able to take his interest to the next level when his drama teacher suggested he join the National Youth Theatre. There, Cole met director Rikki Beadle-Blair. Because Beadle-Blair was the only industry professional that he knew, Cole began regularly emailing him, eventually convincing the director to cast him in a one-off off-West End show he was producing. With his foot solidly in the door, Cole elected to skip attending University and focused on acting entirely. He began booking roles on shows like "Holby City" (BBC, 1999-) and "Skins" (E4, 2007-2013), and co-starred in a West End production of "School Season" in 2011. Cole's big break came in 2013, when he was cast on "Peaky Blinders" as John Shelby. Cole even helped his brother Finn secure a role on the series as Michael Gray, impressed by his sibling's mastery of the character and accent. Film roles would follow, as Cole appeared in the dramedy "Long Way Down" (2014) in 2014, followed the next year by a role as a punk musician who has witnessed a murder in the thriller "Green Room" (2015).

Highest rated movies

A Prayer Before Dawn Green Room Thank You for Your Service
The Falling
Now Is Good
Secret in Their Eyes




No Score Yet No Score Yet One of These Days Kyle Parson (Character) - 2020
92% 74% A Prayer Before Dawn Billy Moore (Character) $14.5K 2017
77% 73% Thank You for Your Service Will Waller (Character) $9.4M 2017
26% 24% Woodshock Nick (Character) $41.1K 2017
20% 75% Eye on Juliet Gordon (Character) - 2017
90% 75% Green Room Reece (Character) $3.2M 2015
39% 41% Secret in Their Eyes Marzin/Beckwith (Character) $20.2M 2015
38% 23% Pressure Jones (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Blood Johnny (Character) - 2014
73% 35% The Falling Kenneth (Character) - 2014
22% 40% A Long Way Down Chas (Character) $13.1K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slap Connor (Character) - 2014
70% 52% Offender Tommy (Character) - 2012
56% 64% Now Is Good Scott (Character) - 2012


91% 90% Gangs of London Sean Wallace (Character) 2020
82% 83% Pure Charlie (Character) 2019
84% 86% Black Mirror Frank (Character) 2017
92% 94% Peaky Blinders John Shelby (Character) 2013-2014 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skins Luke (Guest Star) 2012