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Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: actor, roadsweeper, library worker

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A compact actor whose ordinary features are dominated by his blue eyes, Gary Lewis is one of an increasing number of Scottish performers who began making a mark on world cinema in the 1990s. Whether called upon to play an alcoholic security guard, a grief-stricken striking miner or a sanctimonious sibling, Lewis can be counted on to create indelible portraits that linger in audiences' memories long after the lights have come up.

A compact actor whose ordinary features are dominated by his blue eyes, Gary Lewis is one of an increasing number of Scottish performers who began making a mark on world cinema in the 1990s. Whether called upon to play an alcoholic security guard, a grief-stricken striking miner or a sanctimonious sibling, Lewis can be counted on to create indelible portraits that linger in audiences' memories long after the lights have come up.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Filth (2014)
3.
 Catch Me Daddy (2014)
5.
 Valhalla Rising (2009)
6.
 Goal! 3 (2009)
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 Dorothy Mills (2009)
9.
 True North (2006)
10.
 Eragon (2006)
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Raised in Easterhouse section of Glasgow, Scotland
1991:
Began acting career at age 32 when he joined the recently formed Raindog Theatre, founded by Robert Carlyle
1991:
Began acting in films in Peter Mullan's short "Close"; not completed until 1994
1994:
Feature film debut, "Shallow Grave"; Mullan had co-starring role
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Acted in two shorts directed by Mullan, "Good Day for the Bad Guys" (1995) and "Fridge" (1996)
1996:
Had supporting role in "Carla's Song", starring Carlyle; written by Paul Laverty and directed by Kenneth Loach
1997:
US TV acting debut in the made for cable movie "The Princess Stallion"
1997:
Had featured role as the sanctimonious oldest sibling in "Orphans", directed by Mullan
1998:
Reunited with Loach for "My Name Is Joe", a portrait of a recovering alcoholic scripted by Laverty and starring Peter Mullan; cast as a former hard-drinking security guard
1998:
Acted in the direct-to-video thriller "Postmortem", starring Charlie Sheen; played on Cinemax in 1999
1999:
Played supporting role in "The Match", a drama about a soccer team; released direct-to-video in USA in 2001
2000:
Breakthrough screen role as the striking miner whose youngest son expresses an interest in becoming a ballet dancer in the crowd-pleasing "Billy Elliot"
2000:
Acted with Sean McGinley in the screen adaptation of Samuel Beckett's play "What Where"; screened at Toronto Film Festival; released theatrically in summer 2001 as part of the package "Samuel Beckett on Film" before airing on TV
2000:
Supported Michael Caine in "Shiner"; screened at the San Sebastian Film Festival
2002:
Cast in Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York"
2006:
Cast in Danny Cannon's "Goal! The Dream Begins"
2006:
Cast in "Eragon" a fantasy/adventure movie based on the novel of the same name
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Notes

Following the birth of his son, Lewis obtained a diploma in therapeutic massage.

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companion:
Kate. Training officer for community groups. Has had long-term relationship with her.

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son:
Martin Lewis. Survived him.
son:
Martin Lewis. Born c. 1995.

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