Joe Gilgun is an English actor. He first starred as Jamie Armstrong on the British soap opera Coronation Street. In the 2000s, he had roles in the films This Is England and Harry Brown. He also made guest appearances on the TV shows Hollyoaks, Shameless and Sorted. Then from 2006 to 2010, he gained recognition for starring as Eli Dingle on the show Emmerdale. He next played Richard “Woody” Woodford on the miniseries This Is England ’86. He reprised his role on This Is England ’88. In the 2010s, he became known for playing Rudy Wade on Misfits. He currently stars as Cassidy on Preacher.