Gary Lewis

Actor, Roadsweeper, Library worker
A compact actor whose ordinary features are dominated by his blue eyes, Gary Lewis is one of an increasing number of Scottish performers who began making a mark on world cinema in the 1990s. Whether called upon to play ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1958 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (45)

One Of Us 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Catch Me Daddy 2015 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Something Good: The Mercury Factor 2015 (Movie)

Gregory Poulson (Actor)

Stonemouth 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Filth 2014 (Movie)

Gus (Actor)

Goal! 3 2014 (Movie)

Mal Braithwaite (Actor)

The Escapist 2014 (Movie)

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Not Another Happy Ending 2013 (Movie)

Benny Lockhart (Actor)

Merlin 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

When the Lights Went Out 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Valhalla Rising 2010 (Movie)

Kare (Actor)

A Deal is a Deal 2008 (Movie)

Callaghan (Actor)

Dorothy Mills 2008 (Movie)

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Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Eragon 2006 (Movie)

King Hrothgar (Actor)

Joyeux Noël 2006 (Movie)

Palmer (Actor)

Rocket Post 2006 (Movie)

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True North 2006 (Movie)

Skipper (Actor)

Cargo 2005 (Movie)

Herman (Actor)

Pure 2005 (Movie)

Inspector French (Actor)

Yes 2005 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

A Fond Kiss 2004 (Movie)

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Warrior Queen 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Yasmin 2004 (Movie)

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Niceland 2003 (Movie)

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Skagerrak 2003 (Movie)

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Gangs of New York 2002 (Movie)

McGloin (Actor)

Solid Air 2002 (Movie)

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Billy Elliot 2000 (Movie)

Dad (Actor)

East Is East 2000 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Gregory's Two Girls 2000 (Movie)

Mr McCane (Actor)

Orphans 2000 (Movie)

Thomas Flynn (Actor)

Shiner 2000 (Movie)

Vic (Actor)

The Match 2000 (Movie)

Dead-Eye (Actor)

My Name Is Joe 1999 (Movie)

Shanks (Actor)

One Life Stand 1999 (Movie)

Trise's Husband (Actor)

Carla's Song 1998 (Movie)

Sammy (Actor)

The Good Son 1998 (Movie)

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Shallow Grave 1995 (Movie)

Male Visitor (Actor)

Fridge 1994 (Movie)

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Postmortem (TV Show)

Actor

Supervolcano (TV Show)

Actor

The Princess Stallion (TV Show)

Actor

What Where (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A compact actor whose ordinary features are dominated by his blue eyes, Gary Lewis is one of an increasing number of Scottish performers who began making a mark on world cinema in the 1990s. Whether called upon to play an alcoholic security guard, a grief-stricken striking miner or a sanctimonious sibling, Lewis can be counted on to create indelible portraits that linger in audiences' memories long after the lights have come up.

Relationships

Kate

Companion
has had long-term relationship with her

Martin Lewis

Son
born c. 1995

Milestones

2006

Cast in "Eragon" a fantasy/adventure movie based on the novel of the same name

2006

Cast in Danny Cannon's "Goal! The Dream Begins"

2002

Cast in Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York"

2000

Breakthrough screen role as the striking miner whose youngest son expresses an interest in becoming a ballet dancer in the crowd-pleasing "Billy Elliot"

2000

Acted with Sean McGinley in the screen adaptation of Samuel Beckett's play "What Where"; screened at Toronto Film Festival; released theatrically in summer 2001 as part of the package "Samuel Beckett on Film" before airing on TV

2000

Supported Michael Caine in "Shiner"; screened at the San Sebastian Film Festival

1999

Played supporting role in "The Match", a drama about a soccer team; released direct-to-video in USA in 2001

1998

Acted in the direct-to-video thriller "Postmortem", starring Charlie Sheen; played on Cinemax in 1999

1998

Reunited with Loach for "My Name Is Joe", a portrait of a recovering alcoholic scripted by Laverty and starring Peter Mullan; cast as a former hard-drinking security guard

1997

US TV acting debut in the made for cable movie "The Princess Stallion"

1997

Had featured role as the sanctimonious oldest sibling in "Orphans", directed by Mullan

1996

Had supporting role in "Carla's Song", starring Carlyle; written by Paul Laverty and directed by Kenneth Loach

1994

Feature film debut, "Shallow Grave"; Mullan had co-starring role

1991

Began acting in films in Peter Mullan's short "Close"; not completed until 1994

1991

Began acting career at age 32 when he joined the recently formed Raindog Theatre, founded by Robert Carlyle

Acted in two shorts directed by Mullan, "Good Day for the Bad Guys" (1995) and "Fridge" (1996)

Raised in Easterhouse section of Glasgow, Scotland

Bonus Trivia

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Following the birth of his son, Lewis obtained a diploma in therapeutic massage.

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