Craig Parkinson is an English actor. In 2001, he debuted in an episode of Dalziel and Pascoe. He later had guest roles in Attachments, The Bill, Ed Stone Is Dead, and Holby City, among others. Later in 2007, he made his big-screen debut in the film Control. Shortly after, he appeared in the film Virgin Territory. He next had performances in the films The Other Man and Desert Flower. He later played the role of Shaun in Misfits between 2010 and 2011. He then became known for his role as DS/DI Matthew ‘Dot’ Cottan in Line of Duty, which he played from 2011 to 2015. After this, he starred in the TV series Dougie Raworth. He recently acted in the films Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and Wild Rose.