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Glen Murphy London's Burning.(born 6 April 1957) is a British actor and producer, best known as Firefighter George Green between 1988 and 2002 on the television drama
Murphy was the only ever-present actor throughout the run of London's Burning, which attracted 18.92 million viewers for its 5th series, and averaging 15 million in its 14-year reign. He was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1992.
His later work includes as a producer and lead actor in the film Lords of London (2014). It won best film at the New York Hell's Kitchen Film Festival, and he won the best Actor award at the Abruzzo film festival in Italy; it is released in the United States by Lionsgate on 1 September 2015. In 2019 he is in pre-production for the Freddie Mills biopic Finger of Suspicion. He had a leading role in the Royal National Theatre production of Patrick Marber's Dealer's Choice (Writers Guild Award & Evening Standard Awards) in the West End of London in 1995. Glen played the lead in the national tour of A Gentle Hook in 2004/5.
He attended St Bonaventure's Catholic School in Forest Gate. He won London & Essex championships in Football & Boxing in his youth also Boxing Internationally, Murphy has a 3rd Dan Black Belt in karate and has trained in martial arts for over 30 years along with 7th Dan Karate Master Terry Stewart, The Martial Arts Hall of Fame and 7th Dan, Jamie O Keefe and currently trains in the kyokushin style with Liam Keaveney, 7th Dan Chairman of the BKK. He has been a friend of the actor Ray Winstone since childhood. His brother Darren Murphy was in the punk band Wasted Youth.
His career began in the play "Johnny Boxer" at Half Moon Theatre in Alie St, East London and then on to a Guilty Generation, staged at his father Terry's pub Bridge House in Canning Town. and then off down the road to Theatre Royal in Stratford, London in their TIE Company Theatre Venture for a year.
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