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Gareth Thomas

Last updated 27 July 2014


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Gareth Thomas

Born: Mon 12th February 1945 (age: 69)

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Gareth Thomas is a Welsh actor best known for the part of Roj Blake in Blake's 7

Thomas trained at RADA and is now an Associate Member. He has been twice nominated for a BAFTA for his performances in Stocker's Copper (BBC Play for Today) (1972) and Morgan's Boy (1984).

Some of his other television appearances include The AvengersCoronation StreetZ-CarsSpecial BranchSutherland's LawPublic EyeStar MaidensWho Pays the Ferryman?Bergerac,By the Sword DividedThe CitadelKnights of GodBoonLondon's BurningCasualtyTaggartHeartbeatSherlock HolmesHow Green Was My ValleyTorchwood and Midsomer Murders.

Thomas has also appeared on stage in many productions. Notable appearances include RSC productions of Twelfth NightOthello and Anna ChristieEnglish Shakespeare Companyproductions of Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2 and Henry V; and King LearEducating RitaCat on a Hot Tin RoofThe CrucibleEquus and Déjà Vu. In 2010 Thomas gave an acclaimed performance as Ephraim Cabot in Desire Under the Elms at the New Vic Theatre.

In 2001 he appeared in Storm Warning, an audio drama based on Doctor Who by Big Finish Productions. He also played the part of Kalendorf in the Big Finish Productions Dalek Empireseries. In 2006 he appeared as a guest star in the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood, in the episode "Ghost Machine". In 2012, Thomas returned to the role of "Roj Blake" in Big Finish ProductionsBlake's 7: The Liberator Chronicles, a series of dramatic readings which take place during Series One before the death of Oleg Gan. Thomas stars as "Blake" in Counterfeit by Peter Anghelides and False Positive by Eddie Robson.






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