Life and career
Graham was born in the Southdene part of
Lancashire to a paediatric nurse mother and a social worker father. His paternal grandfather was Jamaican
 and one of his grandmothers was Swedish.
 He has portrayed characters from several British and American regions, including
Scouser, and a
gang member in 19th-century New York City, a 1930s Chicago bank robber, a
Brooklyn mobster, a Texan, and the short-fused
English nationalist, "Combo", in
This Is England. He was nominated for an RTS Award for his work in
The Street and a British Independent Film Award for his work on This Is England.
He appeared in the music videos for "
I Remember" by
Fluorescent Adolescent" and "
When the Sun Goes Down" by the
Arctic Monkeys and "Unlovable" by
Babybird, directed by
Johnny Depp. Graham has also appeared in the music video "Soul Vampire" by
Macclesfield-based neo-psychedelic band The Virginmarys, and the music video for "
Travis, also Kasabian's video "You're in Love with a Psycho". He appeared as an inmate within the open prison system for Goldie's 'I Adore You' music video in Feb 2017. In 2011, Graham starred in the
BBC Christmas show Lapland, but when the series was announced, called
Being Eileen, Graham's role was recast to
 He also appeared on a promotional video for a
DLC of the video game
Call of Duty: Ghosts, titled "CODnapped". Graham is a fan of
Premier League football team
Liverpool F.C. and has appeared several times on Sky Sports football series