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Gareth Thomas

Gareth Thomas

Highest Rated: 82% Merlin: The Magic Begins (1998)

Lowest Rated: 82% Merlin: The Magic Begins (1998)

Birthday: Feb 12, 1945

Birthplace: Wales, UK

For anyone living outside of Europe, it's best to think of Gareth Thomas as Britain's version of William Shatner--but with more pedigree and less celebrity. From 1978 to 1981, Thomas portrayed Roj Blake, hero of the cult sci-fi classic, "Blakes 7," an experience he described as "a milestone and a millstone in my career." He also admitted to never watching an episode of the show that made him a star. Thomas was trained at the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts in the mid-1960s and played leading roles with the Royal and the English Shakespeare Companies. The burly actor even shared the stage with some of Europe's acting legends during his lengthy career, including John Gielgud and Michael Gambon (Ian Holm, he told a reporter, was his favorite.). Away from the boards and outer space, Thomas has enjoyed a steady presence in films and on TV since the 1960s, playing a range of characters from police officers to Long John Silver.

Highest rated movies

82% Merlin: The Magic Begins

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 27% Made in Romania Gary Devane (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hamlet Claudius (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Witch's Daughter Dan Mackay (Character) - 1998
82% 73% Merlin: The Magic Begins Blaze (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 90% Children of the Stones Unknown (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Star Maidens Shem (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ceasar and Cleopatra Achillas (Character) - 1976

TV

Credit
98% 83% Torchwood Ed Morgan (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Telfer (Character) 1988
No Score Yet 97% The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blake's 7 Roj Blake (Character) 1978-1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hammer House of Horror Unknown (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fight Against Slavery Thomas Clarkson (Character) 1975