Craig grew up in Lytham St Annes, near Blackpool, along with his younger brother Dean, also an actor, who played Kev Ball in Shameless. Before making his big screen debut as a wireless operator in 1997 blockbuster Titanic, he notched up credits in TV dramas such as A Touch Of Frost and Casualty. Critical acclaim then came his way for 1999 series Queer As Folk, which chronicled the lives of three gay Mancunians. He went on to appear in Waking The Dead, Hotel Babylon, Silent Witness and Dalziel And Pascoe before in 2008 landing the role of factory owner Luke Strong in Coronation Street. He's also a prolific voiceover artist.