Elyes Gabel

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Elyes Gabel
Born (1983-05-08) 8 May 1983 (age 31)
London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present

Elyes Gabel (born 8 May 1983) is a British actor who played Dr Gupreet "Guppy" Sandhu in the BBC medical drama, Casualty. He starred as PE teacher Rob Cleaver in BBC drama, Waterloo Road and appeared in the ITV Drama Identity. He recently appeared as Rakharo in the HBO series Game of Thrones, and he played Detective Adam Lucas, in season three of Body of Proof. [1]

Life and career[edit]

Gabel was born in London, and has lived in Canada, Bristol and Manchester. He attended St Damian's RC science college in Ashton-Under-Lyne. Gabel trained at Strodes College, the Oldham Theatre Workshop and the Northern Kids Theatre Company. He is a keen sportsman and enjoys tennis and football. In an interview with British magazine "Take It Easy", Gabel stated that he had "touches of Indian" in himself.[2]

He dropped out of drama school to play the part of the mummy Nuff, in the children's television show, I Love Mummy. He has also participated in theatre productions such as West Side Story; Oliver!; and Diary of Anne Frank.

He was nominated for a National Television Award (Best Newcomer) in 2005.[3]

He was interviewed for Take it Easy magazine and revealed that he was working with Martin Shaw in Liverpool on the new TV series Apparitions, the first episode of which was screened on BBC One 13 November 2008.

Elyes appeared as Danny in the TV Horror series Dead Set, in which he is turned into a zombie.

He starred as PE teacher Rob Cleaver in the BBC1 school drama Waterloo Road in series 4, which began on 7 January 2009.

He starred in 6-part ITV drama Identity as DC Jose Rodriguez a cast regular as part of the identity unit.

He played Prince Djem, brother of Sultan Bayezid II of the Ottoman Empire in episode 3 of Showtime's The Borgias.

In May 2011 he played the part of Shahrouz in the 2nd series of BBC 2 series Psychoville.

Between 2011 and 2012 he played the Dothraki "Bloodrider" Rakharo in HBO's Game of Thrones.

In season three of Body Of Proof, he played main character, Detective Adam Lucas.

Gabel has signed to star as the lead character of Scorpion, a new CBS series set to debut in September 2014.


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Boogeyman 3 Ben
2011 Kingdom of Dust Ahmed
2011 Everywhere and Nowhere Jaz
2012 Exit Strategy Tarik Fayad
2012 Widow Detective Troy Vargas
2013 Welcome to the Punch Ruan Sternwood
2013 World War Z Andrew Fassbach
2014 Interstellar Post-Production
2014 A Most Violent Year Filming
Year Title Role Episodes
2001–2007 Casualty Gurpreet "Guppy" Sandhu 129 episodes
2002 I Love Mummy Nuff
2004 Doctors Steve Episode: "They Never Cut The Cord"
2005 Casualty@Holby City Gurpreet "Guppy" Sandhu Episode: "Teacher's Pet"
2008 Dead Set Danny Episode: 1.1, 1.3 (credit only), 1.5 (credit only)
2008 Apparitions Vimal Episode: 1.1
2009 Waterloo Road Rob Cleaver Ten episodes
2010 Identity DC Jose Rodriguez Six episodes
2011 The Borgias Prince Djem Episode: "The Moor"
2011 Psychoville Sharouz/Shahrauz Five episodes
2011 Game of Thrones Rakharo Seven episodes
2012 Silent Witness Umar Episode: "And Then I Fell in Love: Part 1", "And Then I Fell in Love: Part 2"
2013 Body of Proof Det. Adam Lucas Main Character
2014 Scorpion Walter O'Brien Main Character

Selected credits[edit]


  1. ^ Roots, Kimberly (2012-08-01). "Body of Proof Casts Elyes Gabel Season 3". TVLine. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Pick your fave telly stars | The Sun |HomePage|News[dead link]
  4. ^ "Theatre of Debate". Ytouring.org.uk. 2013-04-24. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 

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