Philip Gilbert

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Philip Gilbert
Born (1931-03-29)March 29, 1931
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Died January 6, 2004(2004-01-06) (aged 72)
Occupation Actor

Philip Gilbert (March 29, 1931 – January 6, 2004) was a Canadian actor.


He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and educated at Vancouver College. He was a player with the Rank Organisation appearing in many films during the fifties and sixties starring opposite such notable actors as Peter Finch, Norman Wisdom, Stanley Baker, Bob Monkhouse, Donald Sutherland, Dirk Bogarde and Sir John Mills.

TV work[edit]

Despite his many film roles he was perhaps best known for his role as TIM in the original version of The Tomorrow People from 1973 to 1979. Gilbert returned to play TIM in 2001 for the audio plays produced by Big Finish and continued the role until his death in 2004, starting with The New Gods up to and including The Power of Fear.

He had a broad stage career, starring in such productions as Divorce Me Darling in the West End, as well as appearing many times at the Prince Regent Theatre, Farnborough, where he was Head of Drama.

He was represented by Nicholas Young's theatrical agency.

TV and filmography[edit]


  • Gilbert played "Blue" in Share My Lettuce[1] - at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith from 21 August 1957 and at the Comedy Theatre from 25 September 1957 - 17 May 1958.


  1. ^ Stevens, Christopher (2010). Born Brilliant: The Life Of Kenneth Williams. John Murray. p. 128. ISBN 1-84854-195-3. 

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