Grant Russell appeared on Coronation Street in two roles: firstly as the Chief Fireman who "rescued" Vera Duckworth when she was trapped upstairs at the Rovers in January 1998; he returned to the programme in October 1999 as Paul Wheeler, former boss and lover of Linda Sykes.

He graduated from Dundee College in 2010 with an HND/HNC/NQ in Acting In Performing, and has been credited for roles in Bergerac, The Bill, Peak Practice, Highlander, Criminal Justice and Midsomer Murders.

On stage his has appeared in productions of Jingle Drugs, Utopia 886742, Texas Held 'Em, Love's Labour's Lost, Threepenny Opera, La Ronde, Love of a Nightingale, Divine Words, Elephant Man, Still Life and Lapse.

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