Gary Carr (actor)
|Alma mater||National Youth Music Theatre |
Arts Educational Schools, London
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
|Occupation||Actor, dancer, musician|
|Years active||2009 – present|
Gary Carr (born 11 December 1986) is an English stage, film and television actor, dancer and musician. He has had main character roles in BBC TV series Death in Paradise and US TV series The Deuce. He is also known for playing American Jazz singer Jack Ross in the ITV historical drama Downton Abbey.
Carr began training at the National Youth Music Theatre of Great Britain, then trained at the Arts Educational Schools from 2003 through 2005, and then at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art from 2005 to 2008 with a scholarship from the Leverhulme Trust.
Since graduating from LAMDA in July 2008, he has appeared in television productions for BBC and ITV, and in the Royal National Theatre production of Dido, Queen of Carthage, written by Christopher Marlowe and directed by James MacDonald.
He has had main character roles on television in BBC TV series Death in Paradise, playing police officer Fidel Best from 2011 to 2014. He played charismatic pimp C. C. in the US TV series The Deuce in 2017 and 2018 series with guest appearances in the third and last series in 2019. He is also known for playing American Jazz singer Jack Ross in the ITV historical drama Downton Abbey in Series 4, which aired in 2013.
His theatrical work includes Yerma and Macbeth. 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.
|2009||Klink Klank||Dean||Short film|
|2014||Last Days||Gabriel||Short film|
|2009||Holby City||Devon Frost||Episode: "Truth and Mercy"|
|2009||Law & Order: UK||PC Wheeler||Episode: "Community Service"|
|2010||National Theatre Live||Mau||Episode: "Nation"|
|2010||Foyle's War||Paul Jennings||Episode: "Killing Time"|
|2011||Frankenstein's Wedding||Giles||TV movie|
|2011||Planet of the Apemen||Jala||Episode: "Neanderthal"|
|2011–2014||Death in Paradise||Fidel Best||24 episodes|
|2012||Silent Witness||Myers, Clerical Worker||4 episodes|
|2012||Inspector George Gently||Joseph Kenny||Episode: "Gently Northern Soul"|
|2013||Bluestone 42||Millsy||8 episodes|
|2013||Downton Abbey||Jack Ross||4 episodes|
|2017–2018||The Deuce||C.C.||16 episodes|
|2019||The Good Fight||Himself||2 episodes|
|2019||Modern Love||Jeff||2 episodes|
|2017||Mass Effect: Andromeda||Liam Kosta||Video game|
- National Operatic and Dramatic Association Junior Award
- LAMDA Fight Night Competition Winner 2006
- Leverhulme Trust Bursary, Scholarship
- John Collins Millennium Cup for Drama
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- "Gary Carr" (PDF). London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
- "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 1 July 2009.
- "NT Confirms Dates for Mirren Phedre, More Cast". whatsonstage.com. Whats on Stage. 27 February 2009. pp. In the NT Cottesloe, paragraph 3. Archived from the original on 2 March 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
- Shenton, Mark (18 June 2009). "National Theatre Season to Include Fiona Shaw as Mother Courage, Pratchett's Nation". paragraph 7 and 8. Playbill. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
- "Nation (Play)". uktw.co.uk. UK Theatreworld. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
- Blake, Ben. "Non-league sensation who flirted with Liverpool out to kickstart his career in Ireland". The 42. the42.ie. Retrieved 28 February 2018.