Gareth Thomas - -

This section lists every professional appearance by Gareth Thomas that we have been able to trace. Events of unknown date are at the end. If you know of any additional material, dates, photos, events or anything interesting please contact Judith.

This section is continuously under development, with more details of Gareth's activities being added as we hear about them.

Note: the dates given for TV/Radio shows are where possible the first showing of the first episode where applicable, not when they were made.

RIPGareth has managed to die in a surprisingly large number of roles. The RIP symbol is shown against performances he is known to have died in.

Gareth has been known to bemoan the fact that he never gets to play lovers. The statistics seem to bear him out. Heart symbols indicate a romance, they appear to be heavily outnumbered by tombstones. (Parts where he is already married don't qualify. )

Gareth has said that he does't want to be thought of as just a Welsh actor, but as an actor who can do English and Welsh characters with equal ease. He has lived for a long time in England, and now in Scotland, after his early years in Wales. He has been cast in a lot of Welsh roles over the years. Leeks indicate Welsh parts.

Material here, comes from many sources including :- Blake's 7 magazine, Chris Blenkarn, Joyce Bowen, Sue Clerc, Robert Cheadle, Sue Cowley, Pat Fenech, The Freedom City Gazette (FCG), Horizon magazine, Julia Jones, Andrew Kearley, Gareth Randell, Judith Proctor, The Prydonian Renegade (March 96), Together Again - Action, TV Zone Special #4, Stellar Quines, Dundee Rep Theatre, Theatre Clwyd, The Magenta Partnership, Royal Lyceum Theatre - Edinburgh, Alan Stevens, Pete Wallbank, Andy Hopkinson, Mark Thompson, The Scottish Theatre Archive, Blake's 7 The Inside Story, The Archives of The Royal Shakespeare Company, Sheelagh Wells, Gareth Thomas and some very nice people who have asked not to be identified.

March 1989Radio PlayThe Taff End 1 hr comedy about rugby supporters, by Ewart Alexander. Gareth plays Gary, a Welsh ex-rugby international who meets a friend of his. They both want a ticket to the England/Wales match. This was broadcast at about the same time as the annual England/Wales rugby match.
March 1989Radio PlayNew World in the Mourning wild Welsh comedy (BBC Radio 4) about God, politics (Thatcher vs. socialism), homosexuality, elections, personal ethics. Gareth plays Emlyn Parry of the Labour party, running for parliament.
4 Mar 1990Radio PlayEdwin Drood by Charles Dickens. BBC Radio 4, Classic serial from 4 Mar 1990 until 1st April 1990 (5 x 90 min episodes) dramatised by David Beech. Also issued on tape. Gareth played the Rev. Septimus Crisparkle. The play featured Ian Holm as John Jasper, who searches for proof that his nephew Edwin Drood has been murdered.

  1. Orphans
  2. A Disapperance
  3. An Arival
  4. A Performance
  5. Redress
May 1990Radio PlayJim Davis BBC Radio 4 - play by John Masefield. Gareth plays a pirate captain called Marah, in this adventure tale.
20 Jan 2002Radio PlayRob Roy Gareth was in the classic serial 'Rob Roy' on Radio 4 which started at 3pm on Sunday 20th January 2002, and continued for the next two Sundays. He playing the parts of Sir Hildebrande Osbaldistone and a Barber and a Servant. It was repeated on the following Saturdays at 9pm.
7 Dec 2002Radio PlayOffside in Bohemia Gareth played General Pokorne in a play for BBC Radio 4 from 14.30 to 15.30.
18 May 2003Radio PlayParade's End Gareth was in a radio play, this time for BBC Radio 3 - `Parade's End' an adaptation of the play by Ford Maddox Ford, directed by Patrick Raynor. He plays The General (Godfather to the hero). It was broadcast on 18th May from 6.30 to 9.15 pm. The books follow the life of Christopher Tietjens before, during and after the First World War.
1 Apr 2006Radio PlayLook Back in Anger This is part of a season of 6 plays to mark the 50th anniversary of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court theatre.
UnknownRadio PlayBlow the Wind
UnknownRadio Play3:30 Rat Race
UnknownRadio PlayThe Trumpet Major

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Last updated on 06th of May 2002.