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Gabel at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con
|Born||Elyes Cherif Gabel
8 May 1983
Westminster, London, England, UK
Elyes Cherif 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. He is currently starring in the CBS series Scorpion.
Gabel was born in Westminster, London and lived in Canada, before returning to the UK to live in Bristol and Manchester. He is of Algerian descent. He attended St Damian's RC 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" ancestry.
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.
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. 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.
Gabel starred in the 6-part ITV drama Identity as DC Jose Rodriguez, a member of the identity unit. 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.
Gabel starred as Detective Adam Lucas in Season 3 of Body of Proof in 2013. That same year, Gabel appeared in the feature film World War Z, alongside Brad Pitt, and in 2014, had a role in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar.
|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||A Most Violent Year||Julian|
|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)|
|2009||Waterloo Road||Rob Cleaver||Ten episodes|
|2010||Identity||DC Jose Rodriguez||Six episodes|
|2011||The Borgias||Prince Djem||Episode: "The Moor"|
|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|
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