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Anthony Crank is a British television presenter, journalist and actor, probably best known for his work on Channel 4's T4, MTV and Bingo Night Live on ITV1.

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Career

Crank was trained in drama at the Oldham Theatre Workshop.[1] He moved to London aged 23 and found work writing for magazines, ultimately becoming celebrity editor for OK!.[1] He has also written for Miss and More and regularly contributes toAttitude.

Crank was headhunted for Channel 4 youth strand T4[1] for 4 years and has also presented on MTV. He is one of several presenters on BBC Holiday, Holiday Hit Squad and Departure Lounge and hosted a range of shows for the Eat Cinema channel as well as working as the main presenter on ITV's Bingo Night Live. He also works for BBC Radio Manchester as a regular cover presenter.

Crank has returned to Manchester in order to pursue an acting career.[1] He has been cast as Bill, a policeman in the sixth series of Shameless.[2] and made his theatre debut in Chris Hoyle's critically acclaimed play, 'The Newspaper Boy', opposite Suranne Jones and Joan Kempson. He recently took on the role of bad boy Levi in Hollyoaks E4 spin-off 'The Morning After The Night Before, and is soon to be seen as one of the central roles as debt collector 'Jimmy' in Simon Powell's Salford based feature film 'Poor, Wee Me', opposite Paul Hurstfield, Michelle Holmes,Tim Booth, Ian Mercer and Suranne Jones

Personal life

Anthony Crank is gay and supports various gay rights charities and movements, including various Aspegers Syndrome charities and The Albert Kennedy Trust. He hosts the mainstage Alternative Music Stage for Manchester Pride festival each year and is currently a student at the esteemed Manchester School Of Acting under the tuition of Mark Hudson[3][4]

References

http://www.whatsonstage.com/blogs/manchester/2009/02/10/review-the-newspaper-boy/

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