Gary McDonald

Like many of his fellow Londoners, Gary McDonald grew up loving soccer and in his early 20s he played professionally for a now-defunct club based in Southwest London. Although soccer was his first love, McDonald knew he ... Read more »

Filmography

Actor (14)

Wire in the Blood 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Numb3rs 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shall We Dance? 2004 (Movie)

Paulina's Blackpool Partner-Flashback (Actor)

Murder in Mind 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

All or Nothing 2002 (Movie)

Neville (Actor)

A&E Latin Dancesport Championship 2000 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Latin Dancesport Championships 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Latin DanceSport Championship 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Spanish Prisoner 1998 (Movie)

Ticket Agent (Actor)

Championship Ballroom Dancing (1996) 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Secrets & Lies 1996 (Movie)

Boxer (Actor)

Bliss 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Young Soul Rebels 1991 (Movie)

Davis (Actor)

The Passion of Remembrance 1985 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)
Music (2)

The Aquanauts 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Music
Writer (1)

Pentathalon 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

The Thin Blue Line 1988 (Movie)

interview producer(prison) (Segment Producer)
Director (1)

The Sea Wolf 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Like many of his fellow Londoners, Gary McDonald grew up loving soccer and in his early 20s he played professionally for a now-defunct club based in Southwest London. Although soccer was his first love, McDonald knew he wasn't good enough to make a career out of it. That wasn't the case with acting, however, which proved to be another passion of McDonald's. In his late 20s he became a member of the Royal Court Theatre, and honed his acting chops by appearing in plays like "Hard Time Pressure "and "Hero's Welcome". McDonald found that he loved the liveliness of theater acting, and appeared in plays throughout London in the 1980s, including a rousing performance in "Macbeth " at the prestigious Royal National Theatre. By the late 1980s, however, his sights began to turn to television acting. In 1987 he drew attention for his performance in the BBC soap opera, "EastEnders", and in 1986 he starred in the TV drama "London's Burning: The Movie", which preceded the popular series. McDonald continued to act primarily in television series throughout the remainder of the '90s and well into the early 2000s, including a recurring role on the British crime drama "Thief Takers". Although he appeared mostly on television shows that were based in his native Britain, in 2005 McDonald did land a small part as a Los Angeles Police Officer on the American crime procedural, "Numbers".

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