Gordon Fraser (actor)
|Born||Gordon Duncan Simon Fraser
16 May 1977
|Other names||Gordon Fraser|
Gordon Duncan Simon Fraser (born 16 May 1977) is a Scottish actor.
Gordon who is of Scottish descent, was born in Ayr and brought up in Glasgow. An only child, his parents moved around Scotland living firstly in Ayr, then Dumbarton, Glasgow before returning again to Ayr.
Fraser attended Glasgow Academy until the age of 16. His first stage appearance was at the age of three at Ayr's Gaiety Theatre, when he appeared with the Scottish Entertainer Glen Michael in his Cavalcade Show. Following that were various appearances in Scottish professional and semi-professional theatre and TV. However, instead of pursuing that interest, chose a more lucrative path in sales, working between Dallas, Texas and London for US IT Giant McAfee, but as he himself has stated, he was unhappy with his chosen career path and gave up his sales career and retrained at the LAMDA, graduating 2003.
In 2003 Gordon began rehearsing his first professional lead role of The Master in Blanche MacIntyre’s The Master and Margarita at Greenwich Theatre at the same time he landed the comedy Odoreaters commercial which ran for 2 years. In 2004, this early part of his career his most notable work was his Caliban/Ferdinand in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a critically acclaimed 3 hand piece of Theatre directed by RSC veteran and Helen Hayes Award winner Tim Brierley. Based on the legendary life of Horatio Nelson, Fraser played the title role of Nelson in The Nelson Musical 2005 then Nicolas in Richard Harris’s tongue in cheek Musical Celebrity Me, produced by Bill Kenwright and Robert in Jude Alderson’s epic Itinerants at The Drill Hall. Also in the same year he was cast as Daniel in Sky One’s dramadoc Coked Up Britain but was cut from the final print. In 2006 he originated the part of Tom in Over the Threshold - a Musical Romp of Sexual Misdemeanours and Misunderstanding at the Gatehouse Theatre, Highgate followed immediately by creating the role of the Sergeant in Irish playwright Kenneth Hickey’s tragedy Song of the Shore directed by Emmy award winning director John Bruce at Windsor Arts Theatre. His Film work includes Cassio in Blacking Iago BBC America, This Year's Love directed by David Kane, Preaching to the Perverted, directed by Stuart Urban, Red Light Runners directed by Graham Moore, Gone directed Kevin Turrell.
His nickname is "G", he related to the owners of Daley's Department store or (Daley's) affectionately known as Harrods of the North (which once stood proudly in Sauchiehall Street) and to John Urie founder of City Bakeries and one time owner of Glasgow's Ca'D'Oro Building. There is no connection to Sir Hugh Fraser founder of the British department stores House of Fraser or to the greetings card manufacturer of the same name.