Robert Wilfort

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Robert Wilfort
Born (1977-04-20) 20 April 1977 (age 42)
NationalityBritish
OccupationActor
Years active1999–present

Robert Wilfort (born 20 April 1977) is a Welsh actor from Porthcawl, who has made guest appearances on British television, including Rose and Maloney, "MI High" and Coronation Street. He is best known for his role as Jason West in Gavin & Stacey.

Early life[edit]

Wilfort was born in Porthcawl, Wales on 20 April 1977.

Career[edit]

Wilfort's film roles have included Dr Simon Griffith in Mike Leigh's All or Nothing (2002) and Rita Skeeter's photographer in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). He also had a minor role in The Libertine (2004) and co-starred in Man Up (2015).

Wilfort also co-wrote the film Lemmings (2001) with Daniel Roberts. The film parallels the duo's lives approaching their twenties when growing up together in Porthcawl, a small coastal resort in South Wales.

Wilfort's most recent appearances as an actor were as history teacher Tom Barkley in the E4 teen drama series Skins and as Mr Fisher in BBC's White Van Man.

He also had a recurring role as Jason West in the BAFTA award-winning TV show Gavin & Stacey. He played Ricky Bones in The Lone Ranger (2013).

In 2008, he appeared in various television commercials, including adverts for Crunchy Nut Cereal, the London recycling campaign and the Barclaycard advert, where he descends an enormous water slide from his city office, all the way through the city and back to his home.

Since 2015, Wilfort has been the voice of Samson (UK/US) in the CGI series of Thomas & Friends. Also in 2015 he appeared as George Cavendish in the BBC's adaptation of Hilary Mantel's novel Wolf Hall. In 2015 and 2016, Wilfort played Bob Cratchit in the BBC drama Dickensian.

In 2018, he played the role of Lord Liverpool in Mike Leigh's Peterloo.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 All or Nothing Doctor
2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Motorcycle Delivery Man
2004 The Libertine Huysmans
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Bozo the Photographer
2008 Me and Orson Welles Radio Director
2011 Hundreds and Thousands Jonathan
2012 8 Minutes Idle Bryan
2014 A Wonderful Christmas Time Gary Greene
2015 Brand New-U Surgeon Two Peter Titled as Identicalsin the United States
2015 Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure Samson (voice) UK/US versions
Uncredited
2015 Man Up Ryan
2016 Grimsby Harold Lowsley
2016 The Huntsman: Winter's War Nobleman
2016 Thomas & Friends: The Great Race Samson and a Great Railway Show Judge (voice) UK/US versions
2018 Peterloo Lord Liverpool, the Prime Minister
2018 Last Summer Dr. Glyn Davies

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Murder Most Horrid Gaunt Jr. Episode: "Frozen"
1999 High Hopes: Saving Private Ryan Hoffman Television movie
1999 The Blonde Bombshell Lewis Episode: "#1.2"
Television miniseries
2002 Holby City JB Fallows Episode: "High Risk"
2003 Lucky Jim Evan Johns Television movie
2003 The Bill Clive Kittle Episode: "180: Lured in to the Trap"
2004 Comedy Lab Various Episode: "Clitheroe"
2005-2007 Coronation Street Estate Agent 3 episodes
2006 Pulling Brian Episode: "#1.2"
2007 Raging Various Characters Television movie
2007-2010, 2019 Gavin & Stacey Jason West 6 episodes
2007 Skins Tom 3 episodes
2008 M.I. High Nigel Episode: "The Big Bling"
2008 Beautiful People Mr. Bell Episode: "How I Got My Nose"
2009 Casualty Steve Episode: "Not Over 'Til the Fat Lady Sings"
2010 The Persuasionists Peter Episode: "Being Creative"
2010 Ashes to Ashes Rick Travers Episode: "#3.5"
2010 D.O.A. Danny Television movie
2011 Campus Customer #1 Episode: "Publication, Publication, Publication"
2012 White Van Man Mr. Fisher Episode: "Charity"
2012 Doctors Craig Snelling Episode: "The Woman at the Bus Stop"
2013 Love Matters Jobsy Episode: "Officially Special"
2013 Casualty Mike Priestly Episode: "There's No Place Like Home"
2014 Citizen Khan Gabe Episode: "A Khan Family Christmas"
2015 Wolf Hall George Cavendish Episodes: "Three Card Trick" and "Entirely Beloved"
2015–present Thomas & Friends Samson (voice) UK/US versions
Recurring cast
2015-2016 Dickensian Bob Cratchit 20 episodes
2015 Jekyll and Hyde Hotel Manager Episode: "The Harbinger"
2016 Power Monkeys Brett 6 episodes
2017 Endeavour Lester Fagen Episode: "Lazaretto"
2018–present Piss Off, I Love You Hugh Recurring cast

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Additional Multiplayer Voices (voice)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert Wilfort features in Peterloo by Mike Leigh". 29 March 2019. Retrieved 30 March 2019.

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