Aden Gillett

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Aden Gillett
John Aden Gillett

(1958-11-08) 8 November 1958 (age 60)
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)Sara Stewart

John Aden Gillett (born 8 November 1958) is a British actor best known for playing the role of Jack Maddox on the BBC series The House of Eliott.[1]

Biography and Career[edit]

Gillet was born in the city of Aden, Yemen, from which he got his name. He attended Elizabeth College, Guernsey.

Aden trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has received a number of awards and honours for his work, including the Tree Prize, the Sir Emile Littler Prize, the Vanbrugh Prize and the Radio Prize. He received the Theatre World Award for Best Newcomer on Broadway for his performance in "An Inspector Calls" at the Royale Theatre, Broadway.[2]

He played Mr Banks in a new production of Mary Poppins and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing. In films, he appeared in The Winslow Boy and The Borrowers.

He is active in the Theatre Royal at Bath with the Peter Hall Company in numerous productions of Shakespearean plays and other classics, including Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, and at The Old Vic in The Tempest. He also appeared in Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit, and Private Lives, and in George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman.[3]

On television, he appeared as Robin Hood in Ivanhoe and as Peter Townsend, Princess Margaret's forbidden love, in The Queen's Sister. He also appeared in Harry Enfield's Television Programme and as Charles Garner in episode 8 series 2 of Lovejoy first broadcast on 24 February 1991.

He narrated the 2004 Discovery Channel documentary Who Betrayed Anne Frank. The documentary discusses the suspect who exposed the location of the Frank Family to the gestapo's in accordance from evidence found by author Carol Ann Lee.

From December 2018 to January 2019 he played the role of Scrooge in the RSC's production of 'A Christmas Carol' at Stratford-upon-Avon.

He was married to actress Sara Stewart.[4] They have two children.


Title Year Role Notes
Mister Clay, Mister Clay 1985 Mathew Clay
Hot Metal 1986 Reporter Episode The Tell-Tale Heart (16 February 1986)
A Hazard of Hearts 1987 Groom (uncredited) TV movie (CBS)
Ending Up (TV Movie) 1989 Trevor
Screen Two 1990 Ulinov Episode Kremlin Farewell (1 April 1990)
Under the Lighthouse Dancing 1996 David
Shadow of the Vampire 2000 Henrik Galeen
Tula: The Revolt 2013 Father Schinck
Father Brown 2015 Bentley Duke Episode 3.14 "The Deadly Seal"
The Foreigner 2017 Ross
Brexit: The Uncivil War 2019 Robert Mercer TV Movie


  1. ^ "Aden Gillett". Retrieved 29 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Independent Radio Drama Productions".
  3. ^ "Aden Gillett". Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  4. ^ Neil Cooper (12 January 2012). "The Price of Fame". The Herald. Retrieved 11 January 2014.

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