Elyes Gabel

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Elyes Gabel
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Gabel at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con
Born (1983-05-08) 8 May 1983 (age 31)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present

Elyes Gabel (born 8 May 1983) is an English actor. Among his most notable roles he has portrayed are Dr. Gupreet "Guppy" Sandhu in the BBC medical drama Casualty, Dothraki Rakharo in Seasons 1 and 2 of the HBO series Game of Thrones, and P.E. teacher Rob Cleaver in the BBC drama Waterloo Road. He appeared in the ITV drama Identity and portrayed Detective Adam Lucas in Season 3 of Body of Proof.[1] He is currently starring in the CBS series Scorpion.

Early life[edit]

Gabel was born in London and lived in Canada, before returning to the UK to live in Bristol and Manchester. He attended St Damian's Roman Catholic Science College in Ashton-Under-Lyne. He later trained at Strodes College, the Oldham Theatre Workshop and the Northern Kids Theatre Company. In an interview with the British magazine Take It Easy, Gabel stated that he has "touches of Indian" descent.[2]

Career[edit]

Gabel 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 such theatre productions as West Side Story, Oliver! and Diary of Anne Frank.

In 2004, Gabel joined the cast of Casualty as Gurpreet "Guppy" Sandhu. He was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2005 National Television Awards for the role. He decided to leave Casualty in 2007 to pursue new acting challenges and concentrate on recording music with his band.[3]

Gabel appeared as Vimel, a trainee priest, in the BBC drama Apparitions, alongside Martin Shaw. The first episode aired on BBC One on 13 November 2008.[4] Gabel went on to appear as Danny in the television horror series Dead Set, in which he is turned into a zombie. He then starred as P.E. teacher Rob Cleaver in the school drama Waterloo Road from series 4, which began on 7 January 2009.[5]

Gabel starred in the 6-part ITV drama Identity as DC Jose Rodriguez, a member of the identity unit.[5] He also played Prince Djem, brother of Sultan Bayezid II of the Ottoman Empire in episode 3 of Showtime's The Borgias. In May 2011, Gabel played the part of Shahrouz in the second series of Psychoville. He was later cast as the Dothraki "Bloodrider" Rakharo in HBO's Game of Thrones.[6]

Gabel starred as Detective Adam Lucas in Season 3 of Body of Proof in 2013.[7] That same year, Gabel appeared in the feature film World War Z, alongside Brad Pitt,[6] and in 2014, had a role in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar.[8]

Gabel is currently playing Walter O'Brien in the CBS drama Scorpion, which debuted in 22 September 2014 with 14 million viewers.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

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 Administrator
2014 A Most Violent Year Julian Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Casualty Jean-Claude Tournier Episode: "Breaking Point"
2002 I Love Mummy Nuff
2004 Doctors Steve Episode: "They Never Cut The Cord"
2004 Casualty Jude Episode: "Where There's Life..."
2004–07 Casualty Gurpreet "Guppy" Sandhu Regular role
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
2011-12 Game of Thrones Rakharo Seven episodes
2012 Silent Witness Umar Episodes: "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-present Scorpion Walter O'Brien Main Character

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roots, Kimberly (1 August 2012). "Body of Proof Casts Elyes Gabel Season 3". TVLine. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Everything you wanted to know about the hot British possibly South Asian scientist guy ... but were too lazy to Google", theaerogram.com; accessed 8 December 2014.
  3. ^ Quade, Gemma (4 August 2007). "What's up Doc? Gemma Quade on how Guppy became a Casualty of cocaine". Daily Post. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Law, Roz (9 November 2008). "Judgement Day; 7 days TV Why Martin has always wanted to be an exorcist 7heaven treat of the week". Sunday Mercury. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Simon, Jane (5 July 2010). "We love telly; Pick of the day". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Wright, Benjamin (25 July 2011). "'Game Of Thrones' Star Elyes Gabel Enlists For 'World War Z'". IndieWire. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Richenthal, Matt (2 August 2012). "Elyes Gabel Joins Shaken Up Body of Proof Cast". TV Fanatic. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Armitage, Hugh (5 August 2013). "Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' casts 'Game of Thrones' actor". Digital Spy. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  9. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (17 March 2014). "'Smash's' Katharine McPhee to Star in CBS Genius Drama (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 

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