Jeremy Gilley

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Jeremy Gilley

Jeremy Gilley (born 1969) is an English actor, filmmaker and founder of the nonprofit organisation Peace One Day.

Early life[edit]

Born in 1969, Gilley spent his early years in Southampton, England.


Gilley was educated at Millfield School,[1] a boarding independent school in the village of Street in Somerset. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company at the age of 17.

Life and career[edit]

Following a decade of professional acting, in 1994 Gilley started a film making company, P.U.R.E. Productions.

In 1998, Gilley began to make the Peace One Day documentary, eventually deciding to aim for a UN resolution formalising the idea. This goal was reached in 2001.[citation needed]

Gilley organised two concerts at Brixton Academy, London, on 21 September 2002 and 2003. In 2004, the Peace One Day documentary premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival, then the BBC aired the documentary in September of the same year. On the other side of the Atlantic in 2005, Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller hosted the North American Film Premiere to highlight Peace Day.[citation needed]

Gilley produced and filmed The Day After Peace, in association with the BBC. The film documents polio vaccinations on 21 September 2007 in Afghanistan. In May 2008 Jeremy Gilley received the award Campaigner of the Year.[2][3]

On 21 September 2010, the Board of the Carnegie Foundation announced that Peace One Day and Jeremy Gilley would be the recipient of the Wateler Peace Prize.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Gilley was in a relationship with actress Emilia Fox with whom he has a daughter, Rose.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Old Millfieldian Society - Jeremy Gilley". Millfield School. 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Derek Brown; Nick Francis, Britain's Best 2008 Awards at The Sun, published 19 May 2008, accessed 15 June 2008.
  3. ^ Winners gallery, Britain's Best at, published 2008-15-23, accessed 15 June 2008.
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  5. ^ Tim Walker (25 March 2011). "Actress Emilia Fox takes her cub to work". The Telegraph. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Richard Kay (11 January 2012). "Emilia Fox brushes up on being alone again". Daily Mail. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 

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