Hollywood star Stephen Graham was recently confirmed to star in singer Sam Fenders’ new hit music video, Spit of You.
The Ibstock resident will play the father of pop sensation, but this isn’t the first time he’s appeared on the music scene.
Graham has appeared in a number of music videos, including for the Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian and even one directed by Johnny Depp.
LeicestershireLive has put together the best appearances in the actor’s music video for The Help throughout his career.
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Kasabian – You are in love with a psychopath
The Leicester-formed rock band released the hit song in March 2017 as the first single from their sixth studio album, For Crying Out Loud.
Sadly, it peaked at 62nd spot on the UK Singles Charts, making it the first time that a lead single from a Kasabian album failed to reach the country’s top 40.
The song and music video have been heavily criticized in the UK media by mental health advocates and charities for being damaging and reinforcing stereotypes, with some calling it “unnecessary, damaging and disappointing”.
The clip features both Graham and TV star Noel Fielding playing the inmates of “West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum”.
The inmates became infatuated with the asylum nurse, dancing and serenading her, which seemed to be unnecessary. At the end of the video, we are shown that she is actually in love with the inmate played by Stephen Graham.
Currently, the video has over 13 million views on YouTube.
Arctic Monkeys – Fluorescent Teenager
The hit song by indie rock band Arctic Monkeys was released as the second single from their second studio album, Favorite Worst Nightmare in 2007.
It is described as a ballad about sex, aging and youthful nostalgia and peaked at number 5 on the UK Singles Charts.
The clip was actually directed by The IT Crowd star Richard Ayoade and features Stephen Graham as a clown.
It is based on a fight between a group of clowns and a group of non-clowns in an abandoned warehouse, where the alleged leaders of the two groups have a flashback showing that they were friends when they were young children.
Arctic Monkeys – When the sun goes down
Released in January 2016, When the Sun Goes Down is featured on the band’s debut album, Something People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.
The song is about prostitution in Sheffield and tells a story told from the perspective of a concerned individual who is approached by a scantily clad girl
Directed by Paul Fraser, the clip premiered on MTV2 in 2005, starring Graham as well as Misfits actress Lauren Socha.
It uses footage from a longer movie called “Scummy Man” which features the same actors who tell the story of “Nina,” the unnamed “Girl Over There” from the song.
Gazelle – Trigger finger
This is England star Graham appeared in the music video for Leicester’s own rock ‘n’ roll band Gazelle in November 2018.
In an interview with LeicestershireLive at the time, the band members said they were approached by the then star, 45, “out of the blue” after listening to some of their music and offering to perform. ‘help with a video clip.
The song was written by singer-songwriter and guitarist Ryan Dunn, who says it was about the time he spent working in a pallet park in Leicestershire and “feeling trapped there -low”.
Towards the end of the video, the same pallet rack is actually Stephen’s character workplace.
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