Gary Carr (actor)

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Gary Carr
Born (1986-12-11) 11 December 1986 (age 34)
Alma materNational Youth Music Theatre
Arts Educational Schools, London
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
OccupationActor, dancer, musician
Years active2009 – present

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

Education[edit]

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.[1][2]

Career[edit]

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,[3][4] 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.[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]

Personal life[edit]

Carr's brother, Daniel, is a professional footballer currently playing for RoPS.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Klink Klank Dean Short film
2014 Last Days Gabriel Short film
2015 Caesar Decius
2019 Bolden Buddy Bolden
2019 21 Bridges Hawk

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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
2020 Trigonometry Kieran Miniseries

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Mass Effect: Andromeda Liam Kosta Video game

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gary Carr". nt-online.org. National Theatre online. Archived from the original on 9 August 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Gary Carr" (PDF). London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
  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 1 July 2009.
  4. ^ "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.
  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 1 July 2009.
  6. ^ "Nation (Play)". uktw.co.uk. UK Theatreworld. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
  7. ^ Blake, Ben. "Non-league sensation who flirted with Liverpool out to kickstart his career in Ireland". The 42. the42.ie. Retrieved 28 February 2018.

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