Adam Gillen

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Adam Gillen
Born (1985-09-11) 11 September 1985 (age 31)
Manchester, England
Employer ITV, BBC, Channel 4
Television Benidorm (2011—)
Fresh Meat
Prisoners Wives

Adam Gillen (born 11 September 1985, Manchester) is an English actor, best known for his role as Liam in the ITV hit series Benidorm, Brian in the Channel 4 comedy Fresh Meat and Gavin in BBC's Prisoners’ Wives.


Gillen studied Acting at Stockport College then going on to graduate from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2007. In 2009 he was nominated for a TMA Award for Best Supporting Performance in a play for the Royal Exchange Theatre Company’s A Taste of Honey. In 2011 he appeared as Moses in The School for Scandal.

Gillen's television work includes The Gemma Factor, Benidorm, Oliver Twist, Just William and The Sarah Jane Adventures. He has appeared in films Hippie Hippie Shake, (2010) and Age of Heroes (2011).

Gillen appeared in Benidorm from 2011 to 2015 as Liam Conroy, son of the transvestite barman/maid, Les(ley). He first appeared in Series 4 and departed at the end of Series 7. He subsequently returned to the show and appeared singing a duet, with Kenneth (Tony Maudsley), of the Peter's & Lee classic 70's hit "Welcome Home" in the last 10 minutes of episode 7 at the end of Series 8.

In 2014, Gillen appeared in Lotty's War (written by Giuliano Crispini and directed by Bruce Guthrie) at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford.[1][2]

In October 2016, he appeared as Mozart in the National Theatre production of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus and will reprise the role when the production returns in January 2018.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Oliver Twist Noah Claypole
2009 The Sarah Jane Adventures Toby Silverman Story: The Eternity Trap
2010 Last Call Pullingswryth Short Geek Brett Supporting Role
Just William Hector
The Gemma Factor' Lee
2011 This is Jinsy Jinsy Player Recurring role
Fresh Meat (TV series) Brian
2011–2015 2016– Benidorm Liam Conroy Regular role
2012 Prisoners' Wives Gavin
We Are the Freaks Splodger Filming
2013 Way To Go Neil
Love Matters Clive Episode: Miss Wright
2017- Game of Clones Narrator 20 episodes


Year Title Role Stage Notes
2007 The Five Wives of Maurice Pinder Vincent National Theatre (Cottesloe Stage)
2008 The Lion's Mouth Ben Royal Court Theatre
2008 The Good Soul of Szechuan Wang the Waterseller Young Vic
2008 War and Peace Alex Royal Court Theatre
2008 Proper Clever Matthew Liverpool Playhouse
2008 A Taste of Honey Geoffrey Royal Exchange Manchester
2009 For King and Country Arthur Hamp Plymouth Theatre Royal & national tour
2010 The Door Never Closes Collins Almeida Theatre
2011 The School for Scandal Moses Barbican Theatre
2013 Lee Harvey Oswald (play) Lee Finborough Theatre
2015 Wendy and Peter Pan Martin Royal Shakespeare Company
2016 Amadeus Mozart National Theatre (Olivier Stage)


  1. ^ Cheesman, Neil (11 August 2014). "LOTTY'S WAR Starring Olivia Hallinan, Mark Letheren and Adam Gillen". Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Shryhane, Geoffrey (8 October 2014). "THEATRE REVIEWS - Lotty's War". Retrieved 17 February 2015. 

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