Liam Garrigan was born in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. He developed an interest in theatre at an early age taking part in amateur theatre around the age of five and also attended youth classes at Hull's Northern Stage Company. Later he attended Hull's Wyke College and then trained as a professional actor at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Garrigan has become a notable Theatre and Television actor making appearances in several BBC television drama series as well as in RTE's "Raw" and Starz TV's miniseries "The Pillars of the Earth". Aside from his love for theatre, Garrigan also enjoys surfing.