Ryan has become an important piece of this series’ story (Picture:BBC)
Gregory Piper character Ryan Pilkington has found himself becoming an important piece to the mystery of the Organised Crime Group (OCG) in Line Of Duty series 6.
Ryan ended series 5 by becoming a cop himself – and by the end of the first episodes of series 6, it seems his connections to the OCG run deeper than we ever.
So is he in over his head or is there more to him than meets the eye?
One thing is for sure, Gregory is killing it, but would you recognise him from elsewhere? Or has it just been from seeing him on screen.
Here’s what you need to know.
Who is Gregory Piper?
Gregory has only had Ryan as a major acting role (Picture: BBC)
Gregory Piper is 23 years old and earned his Higher National Diploma from Dudley College.
In 2012, he earned Best Newcomer (Acting Performance) at the Royal Television Society Awards for his role in Line Of Duty.
Since then, he has been continuing his work as an actor, performing in theatre plays.
In June 2020, he and girlfriend Rebecca Fuller announced they now own the Drama Workshop, helping young kids get their start in acting.
What else as Gregory Piper starred in?
Apart from Line Of Duty, Gregory is yet to star in any other major shows or films.
He starred in one episode of Eve Myles’ BBC nurse drama Frankie in 2019.
In 2017, he was part of the extras cast in Oscar-winning film Phantom Thread.
Gregory also plays a role in 2021 British indie movie, Fixed – a crime thriller around bare knuckle boxing.
What has happened to Ryan Pilkington so far?
The character has been around from the start (Picture: BBC)
Ryan Pilkington first crossed paths with AC-12 all the way back in series one, with the character running burner photos for the OCG.
Working for Tommy Hunter before he was barely in his teens, his job was to bike around drugs, collect debts, and do busy body work for the elusive gang member.
He also regularly terrorised Terry Boyle – trampling his flat with pals.
Ryan then somewhat disappeared from our screens, only to emerge again in series five as a fully-fledged member of the OCG.
Working alongside “bent coppers” within the OCG, Lisa McQueen (Rochenda Sandall) and John Corbett (Stephen Graham), Ryan was instrumental in the kidnapping and killing of Maneet Bindra (Maya Sondhi).
In the series five finale, he was accepted as a trainee police officer, and by series six he has made his way up the ranks quickly.
Now working with Joanne Davidson and Kate Fleming on the murder of Gail Vella, he may be in trouble as Fleming immediately recognised him, but couldn’t pinpoint where from.
Line Of Duty airs Sundays at 9pm on BBC One.
Credit: Original article published here.