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Johnny Bennett

Johnny Bennett

Jonathan "Johnny" Kevin Bennett (born 10 June 1998) is an English-born Irish actor who played Liam Gallagher in Shameless.He took over from Joseph Furnace from series 3 onwards and continued to play the role until series 8. He lives in Manchester but comes from an Irish family. He had to quit the show due to his crippling gambling addiction where it was later revealed that he was £8750 down on SkyBet. Bennett, who can play the balalaika, is also an avid collector of paintings from Mancunian artist Ian Jarman, according to the December 2006 article of The Art Observer, found online.Bennett regularly donates a portion of his wealth to charities that help blind children play video games, and according to friends and family, is scared to leave is girlfriend due to the fear of being murdered by his ex lover.

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