Joe Gilgun Gay, Married, Family, Net Worth

By Sachindra Karki | Updated On: 03 Oct, 2019
Joe Gilgun Gay, Married, Family, Net Worth

Joe Gilgun, a British actor, started his theatrical work by the age of eight and landed his debut role in the TV series Coronation Street at the age of ten. After completing his school education, he enrolled for a fashion designing course at Runshaw College. But, as he found out, he didn’t have any particular interest in the field. Thus, he dropped off the course.

Gilgun worked as a plasterer for a certain period before getting called for auditioning for a crime-drama movie; This Is England(2006). Afterward, he portrayed character Mike in the movie Pride(2014), it’s a movie about gay activist worker helpers helping miners during the 1984 National Union of Mineworkers in the summer.

Family Background

Joe Gilgun, who hails from Chorley  Lancashire, England, was born on 9 March 1984 with the birth name Joseph William Gilgun. In regards to his physical features, he stands at the height of 1.83m (6 feet) with a modest build and weight.

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Talking about his family background, the British actor is the son of his parents, father Andrew Gilgun, and mother, Judith Gilgiun. Professionally, his father was a worker at a metalworking factory. In the family, He has two younger sisters, namely Jennie Gilgun and Rosie Gilgun.

He grew up at Rivington and attended a local school, Rivington VA primary. The school years weren’t easy for him because, during his school days, he had difficulties coping with his studies and write backward. On the other hand, he faced tragic events when his parents split. At the time of his mom and dad's separation, he was only eleven years old. He frequently dealt with meltdowns, and by the age of 17, his condition got worse, so he had to seek professional help.

Further, Gilgun got diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD during his early years and was suggested theatre works as part of his therapy by a psychologist. Thus, there sparked the acting light inside him, and the rest is history.

Is Joe Married?

Joe Gilgun still is praised for his on-screen love life with Vicky McClure, who portrayed the character of Lorraine Jenkins in This Is England franchise. But, as it seems on the series, things were not similar away from the reel life.

They were a power couple back in the day and were speculated to be a couple. But Vicky made it clear that they are just the best mates and nothing of such sort was in between them. How? Well! Vicky had already got engaged to Welsh producer, actor, and writer Jonny Owen on 25 December 2017.

Joe Gilgun with his on-screen partner Vicky McClure(Source:

Delving into his love story, Gilgun was involved in a relationship with his girlfriend when he was only 23 years old. He was deeply in love with his sweetheart. At the same time, he was starting his career so, after being confused regarding his life journey, he took measures to call the relationship off. He, however, believes that it was a noble reason that they split for.

Other details on his life story are pretty shady, and as of now, Joe's dating life is unexplored. Joe might secretly be dating the lady love, who fits the quality of the wife he wants for. But, yet he is keeping his romance details a low key. Nonetheless, he has never been reported to be engaged or married.

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Net Worth

The British actor accomplished his goal shortly what many dreamt of for years. Inaugurating career in 1994, he, now, has certainly made a mark in the entertainment industry from his magnificent performance. 

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Down his career in the industry, Gilgun has appeared on several acclaimed movies, and TV shows like Lockout, Pride, The Infiltrator, Preacher, This Is England ‘86, This Is England ‘88 and Brassic. As of 2019, he is currently debuting on the TV series Brassic portraying the role of Vincent "Vinnie" O'Neil. Also, Gilgun is an executive producer of the series.

Despite the career success, as of 2019, his net worth is still under review.

Note: The median estimated salary of an actor/actress is expected to be around $50,539 per year.