Leaders in Residence

George Costigan

George Costigan

With more than 40 years’ experience in the industry, actor George Costigan has become a familiar face on television, stage and on the big screen. Raised in Salford, his acting career began in the mid-1970s. In the early 1980s, he appeared in series’ such as ‘The Barchester Chronicles’ and the BBC production of Shakespeare’s’ ‘The Life and Death of King John.’ He shot into the spotlight in 1987 when he starred as adulterous businessman Bob in ‘Rita, Sue and Bob too.’ George’s stage appearances include starring in touring shows such as ‘Death of a Salesman,’ ‘Blood Brothers’ and ‘Waiting for Godot.’ He was praised for his role as James Tyrone in ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’ in Spring 2018. In recent years, George has featured in big name television series’ such as ‘Happy Valley,’ ‘Inspector Morse’ and ‘Scott and Bailey.’ In 2017, Costigan added another string to his bow when he released ‘The Single Soldier.’ The novel, set in wartime France during German occupation, received high-praise with musician and novelist Willy Russell being among those to commemorate George’s authorial debut.