Although he's most widely known for his role as would-be assassin William Brereton on the Showtime historical drama "The Tudors" (2007-10), Canadian James Gilbert has had a long and stable career as a...
Ingramport, Nova Scotia, CA
|Rookie Blue||2013 2008 - 2013||Actor||Jeremy||20137|
|Nikita||2013 2009 - 2013||Actor||n/a||20137|
|Flashpoint||2012 2006 - 2012||Actor||Mike McKewon||20127|
|Moby Dick||2010 2009 - 2010||Actor||Steelkilt||20107|
|The Corridor||2013||Actor||Everett Manette||20137|
|The Cry of the Owl||2010||Actor||Greg Wyncoop||20107|
|The Tudors||2009 2005 - 2009||Actor||William Brereton||20097|
|Degrassi: The Next Generation||2013 2000 - 2013||Actor||n/a||20137|
|Is Anybody There?||2009||Actor||Tanya's New Boyfriend||20097|
|Appeared on "Degrassi: The Next Generation"|
|Appeared in "Saw VI"|
|First film role in "American Soldiers"|
|Breakout performance on "The Tudors"|
|First starring role in "The Conspiracy"|
Born and raised in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, Gilbert always had an urge to act. When he decided on a college, Gilbert chose the prestigious Royal Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland. After graduating in 2004, Gilbert moved back to Canada to put his acting degree to good use. He began auditioning for various film and TV roles, before landing a small part as a National Guard Lieutenant in the 2005 action drama "American Soldiers." Over the next three years Gilbert nabbed small parts on the TV movie "My Daughter's Secret" (2007) and the long-running teen drama "Degrassi: The Next Generation" (CTV, 2001-09, MuchMusic 2010- ) before his breakout performance on "The Tudors."
On the series, Gilbert played a fictionalized version of a historical figure - William Brereton - that was hired to assassinate Anne Boleyn. His character met his fate at the end of the show's second season, but the exposure allowed Gilbert to broaden his skillset beyond television. In addition to appearing in the celebrated American stage dramas, "Glengarry Glenn Ross" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," Gilbert also started adding film roles to his growing list of credits, including "The Cry of the Owl" (2009) and "Saw VI," along with a guest spot on the period TV series "Copper" (BBC America, 2012- ). In 2013 Gilbert landed his first starring film role in "The Conspiracy." The Canadian horror film was nominated for Best North American Independent Film at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
|Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama|
|"Some roles you feel real love for, and when you don't get them, it can be heartbreaking. But it's the life, and you just hold your head up and move forward - remind yourself that there will be other opportunities." - from www.montrealcitymission.blogspot.com, Nov. 22, 2012|
|"As hard as it is at times, I still wouldn't trade the life for anything." - from www.montrealcitymission.blogspot.com, Nov. 22, 2012|
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