Gareth Thomas

Biography

Gareth Thomas (born 12 February 1945) is a Welsh actor. Thomas is best known for the part of Roj Blake in the dystopian science fiction television series Blake's 7, but has taken roles in many other films and television programmes, including Adam Brake in Children of the Stones. Thomas trained at RADA and is now an Associate Member. He has been twice nominated for a BAFTA for his performances in Stocker's Copper (BBC Play for Today) (1972) and Morgan's Boy (1984). Some of his other television appearances include The Avengers, Coronation Street, Z-Cars, Special Branch, Sutherland's Law, Public Eye, Star Maidens, Who Pays the Ferryman?, Bergerac, By the Sword Divided, The Citadel, Knights of God, Boon, London's Burning, Casualty, Taggart, Heartbeat, Sherlock Holmes, How Green Was My Valley, Torchwood and Midsomer Murders. In 2001 he appeared in Storm Warning, an audio drama based on Doctor Who by Big Finish Productions. He also played the part of Kalendorf in the Big Finish Productions Dalek Empire series. In 2006 he appeared as a guest star in the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood, in the episode "Ghost Machine". Thomas has also appeared on stage in many productions. Notable appearances include RSC productions of Twelfth Night, Othello and Anna Christie; English Shakespeare Company productions of Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2 and Henry V; and King Lear, Educating Rita, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Crucible, Equus and Déjà Vu. After many years living in the Scottish Borders, Thomas moved to Surrey in 2009. In 2010 Thomas gave an acclaimed performance as Ephraim Cabot in Desire Under the Elms at the New Vic Theatre.

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Children Of The Stones

Adam Brake (7 episodes, 1977)

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Harold Shipman: Doctor Death

Rev Denis Thomas

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La Novicia

Corrado

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By The Sword Divided - Series 1

Major General Horton (3 episodes, 1985)

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Super Bitch

Trench-coated Detective (uncredited)

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Waterland

Publican

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Peter & Paul DVD

Julius

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Edward the King

Lord Beresford / ... (2 episodes, 1975)

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Juggernaut

Liverpool Joiner

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Quatermass and the Pit

Other Workman (uncredited)

Starring In
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Harold Shipman: Doctor Death

Rev Denis Thomas

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La Novicia

Corrado

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Waterland

Publican

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By The Sword Divided - Series 1

Major General Horton (3 episodes, 1985)

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Peter & Paul DVD

Julius

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Edward the King

Lord Beresford / ... (2 episodes, 1975)

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Children Of The Stones

Adam Brake (7 episodes, 1977)

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Juggernaut

Liverpool Joiner

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Super Bitch

Trench-coated Detective (uncredited)

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Quatermass and the Pit

Other Workman (uncredited)

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