It isn’t often that a ‘jobbing’ actor gets to be on two hit TV series, one on each side of the Atlantic Ocean. That is precisely what happened to Thomas Craig.
Between 1992 and 1996, Thomas played Tommy Harris, the head of a family on the Street, under witness protection. I remember that his ending on the series was particularly gruesome.
Thomas’ Yorkshire accent is put to good use in his role as Inspector Brackenreid. He has even received a Gemini nomination for his portrayal of the policeman. Because the show is about the Toronto Police service at the turn of the 20th Century, good coppers would be former British Bobbies.
So far there have been 10 seasons shown. Tommy seems to have landed on his feet over here.
He’s Not the Only One
Tom Ellis used to be on Miranda as her pretend boyfriend bartender (in 2009).
Now he’s starring as the Prince of Darkness himself in Lucifer.
Maybe you have to have the name “Thomas” to succeed in North America. But I suspect it’s really just the English accent.
It’s not what you say, but how you say it.