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  • Born in Los Angeles, where his father was a professor of linguistics at UCLA, the family moved back to their native London when he was 7.
  • Went by the name BB Burn when he competed as a beatboxer.
  • His big television breakthrough came in BBC's Bleak House, an adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel, in the role of William Guppy. 
  • Appeared in the 2009 West End revival of Oliver! as Bill Sikes, opposite Rowan Atkinson; he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical in the Whatsonstage Theatre Awards for the role.


  • Max Gorman — Son
  • Sarah Beard — Wife
  • Nell Gorman — Daughter


  • Manchester Metropolitan University, School of Theatre, Manchester, England (BA in Acting)

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  • Birth Name: Burn Hugh Winchester Gorman
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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