Kieran Hardcastle is an actor. They star as Kes in This Is England. Due to channel 4's requirement to reduce the size of the cast the character did not return in This Is England '86.

Kieran was awarded a place at the award-winning 'Television-Workshop' in 1997. Much work in children's television during the late nineties propelled Kieran to parts in BBC Primetime drama series' and Educational programs, before a two-year daily stint in ITV's daytime soap 'Crossroads'. This was all before leaving school.

Kieran is a supporter of Nottingham Forest football club.