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Grange Hill: Justin Bennett actor Robert Craig-Morgan looks unrecognisable 39 years after appearing on the show

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Grange Hill was one of the longest running programmes on British TV with 30 years on air under its belt.

One of the characters, Justin Bennett, featured on the show for the first five series between 1978 and 1982.

Former child actor Robert Craig-Morgan, 57, looks worlds away from his Grange Hill days after leaving the show 39 years ago.

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Robert (left) was on the show for five years

Robert’s character Justin was considered a bit of a goody two shoes and arrived at Grange Hill with a briefcase for a backpack.

He was often picked on by some of the other characters but over his time on the show, Justin grew to be a very popular character, who was drawn into Tucker’s schemes (played by Todd Carty).

Grange Hill was a drama series centred around a fictional comprehensive school with the same titular name, in the fictional North London borough of Northam.

The show dealt with school-related issues such as bullying, learning difficulties and student-teacher relationships, as well as hard-hitting story lines such as racism, drugs, teen pregnancy, sexual assault and death.

He first appeared on TV playing Young Caligula in a 1976 BBC production of I Claudius.

Since appearing in the hit series, Robert made appearances in BBC productions including Out of The Past Dickens, The Tripods, The Muse, and The Country Boy.

He’s also appeared on-stage too, starring in Fred Karno’s Army, Richard II, and Peter Pan at the Bristol Old Vic, as well as in a UK tour of Peter Pan The Musical.

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Since 2000, Robert has been the Director of Tribal West Media, a media production company based in Galway, Ireland, which he founded with his partner Donncha Mac Donncha, a lighting designer, and Declan O’Connor.

He currently lives with Donncha and their pets, two cats and a dog, in Ireland.

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