Gary Carr (actor)

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Gary Carr (born, 11 December 1986, London) is an English stage, film and television actor, dancer and musician.[1][2]

Background[edit]

Carr began training at the National Youth Music Theatre of Great Britain, then trained at the Arts Educational Performing Arts College from 2003 through 2005, and then at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) from 2005 to 2008 with a scholarship from the Leverhulme Trust.[1][2]

It was during his first year of training that he obtained a role in the play Yerma written by Spanish playwright Federico García Lorca, in which he acted alongside Olivier Award winning actress Kathryn Hunter, at the Arcola Theatre.

His parents are members of the Yoruba tribe from Nigeria.

Career[edit]

Since graduating from LAMDA in July 2008, he has appeared in roles for BBC and ITV productions and in the Royal National Theatre production of Dido Queen of Carthage,[3][4] written by Christopher Marlowe and directed by James Macdonald.

Theatre[edit]

His theatrical work includes Yerma and Macbeth.[1] In November 2009, he played the lead role in the Royal National Theatre stage production of the Terry Pratchett novel Nation, adapted by Mark Ravenhill and directed by Melly Still.[5][6] He will be in the original cast of the play Earthquakes in London at the National Theatre. From January to March 2014, he played Ade in The Pass at the Royal Court upstairs.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Klink Klank Dean Short film
2009 Holby City Devon Frost TV series, episode: "Truth and Mercy"
2009 Law & Order: UK PC Wheeler TV series, episode: "Community Service"
2010 National Theatre Live Mau TV series, episode: "Nation"
2010 Silent Witness Clerical Worker TV series, 2 episodes
2010 Foyle's War Paul Jennings TV series, episode: "Killing Time"
2011 Frankenstein's Wedding Giles TV movie
2011 Planet of the Apemen Jala TV mini-series
2011-2014 Death in Paradise Fidel Best TV series
2012 Silent Witness Myers TV series
2012 Inspector George Gently Joseph Kenny Season 5, episode 1, Gently Northern Soul
2013 Bluestone 42 Millsy TV series
2013 Downton Abbey Jack Ross TV series
2014 Last Days Gabriel Short film
2015 Bolden! Buddy Bolden feature film
2015 Caesar Decius feature film

Awards[2][edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gary Carr". nt-online.org. National Theatre online. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "Gary Carr" (PDF). London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Retrieved 2009-07-01. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Dominic Cooper, Clare Higgins, Conleth Hill, Ciaran Hinds, Helen Mirren, and More Set for National Theatre's 2009 Season". theatermania.com (Theater Mania). 27 February 2009. pp. paragraph 6. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  4. ^ "NT Confirms Dates for Mirren Phedre, More Cast". whatsonstage.com (Whats on Stage). 27 February 2009. pp. In the NT Cottesloe, paragraph 3. Retrieved 2009-07-01. [dead link]
  5. ^ Shenton, Mark (18 June 2009). "National Theatre Season to Include Fiona Shaw as Mother Courage, Pratchett's Nation". paragraph 7 and 8. Playbill. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  6. ^ "Nation (Play)". uktw.co.uk. UK Theatreworld. Retrieved 2009-07-01. [dead link]

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