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.
Gareth 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.
|27 Jan 2000||Theatre|
|24 Mar 2000||Theatre|
|15 Feb 2000||TV|
|Mar 2000||Audio CD|
|22 Apr 2000||TV|
|2 May 2000||Video|
|9 May 2000||Apperance|
|28 Jun 2000||CD|
|1 Jul 2000||Signing|
|8 Sep 2000||Theatre|
|8 Sep 2000||Theatre|
|16 Sep 2000||TV|
|27 Oct 2000||Convention||Cult TV
Gareth was at Cult TV from 27 to 29th October 2000.|
|2 Nov 2000||TV||South West News
Gareth was filmed while at Cult TV, and this appeared on ITV's South West Lunchtime News.|
The item lasted about 3/4 mins. The Blakes 7 theme accompanied the report. Gareth thomas was interviewed, basically saying he was having a good time and amazed at the longevity of Blakes 7, then pulling faces through the back of a stacking chair! Judith, zine in hand, was singing (very well I might add) a filk song. The dealers room, a sweeping shot of the attendee's in the main hall and the presenter (Ron Bendall) wondering if he would eventually be a cult TV figure concluded the piece.
|21 Jan 2001||TV|
|1 Feb 2001||Theatre||Hamlet Gareth appeared in Hamlet playing Polonius, and The Gravedigger, at the Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh (near Edinburgh) from 1st to 17th February 2001.|
|19 Feb 2001||Film||Possessions
Gareth was in Possessions
a video made by MJTV. Gareths part of this was filmed on 19th and 20th February 2001.|
Sixfoothigh films decided in June '02 not to do a full scale release of the film. (a small number of private viewing copies were sold to individuals).
The film was written, directed and produced by Mark Thompson, but it was financed by sixfoothight films and they own the rights to it.
Gareth appears for about an hour in as the suspicious 'Inspector Sabworth' and has a large amount to do for the following hour. Other actors included Peter Miles, Debbie Watling, Anna Karen and Mark Thompson (as a posh documentary presenter!)
|23 Feb 2001||Convention|
|25 May 2001||Convention|
|25 Jun 2001||CD||Dalek Empire 1 Recorded 6 May 2001.|
|6 Jul 2001||Convention||Nexus Gareth was at Nexus 6th to 8th July 2001.|
Gareth recorded an episode of 'Doctors' for the BBC. He
appears as a sick farmer in episode 18 'Chip off the old Block' - due
to air late September/early October.|
Although the episode was actually broadcast on Wednesday, the Radio Times entry is on Friday because they list all the guest actors in a soap in a single entry at the end of the week.
|6 Aug 2001||CD||Dalek Empire 2 Recorded 3 June 2001.|
|10 Aug 2001||Theatre|
|25 Oct 2001||CD||Soldiers of Love 8 This was recorded on 2 Sept 2001.|
|19 Nov 2001||Reading||The Last Moons Gareth did a play reading, on Monday 19th November - lunchtime. Doing a play reading Upstairs at The Gatehouse (Pub/Theatre), Highgate. The performance began at 12.30pm - the play is 'The Last Moons' by Furial Bordon, adapted by William Weaver. Director is David Newman. Gareth says Act 2 is him doing a monologue. The play takes a wry, intimate and funny look at the subject of Old Age!|
|25 Nov 2001||Signing||The Who Shop
Gareth's was signing the newly released Big Finish CD 'Dalek Empire - Pt 3'
at the Who Shop, 4 Station Parade, High Street North, East Ham,
London E6 1JD. From 12 noon to 3pm Sunday 25th November. Joining him was
be Stephen Greif who was signing copies of the Big Finish CD 'Primeval'.|
|4 Oct 2001||Theatre||Retherford and Son
Gareth Thomas played Rutherford in Rutherford and Son
at the Playhouse Theatre, Salisbury from 4th to 27th October 2001. Rehearsals
began on 10th September.|
This is directed by Joanna Read, who directed Equus at the same theatre in March 2000.
|Jul 2001||TV||Top Ten TV: Sci-Fi
Channel 4, 9pm covered Blake's 7.|
|29 Oct 2001||CD||Dalek Empire 3 Recorded 2 Sep 2001.|
|19 Jan 2002||CD||Dalek Empire 4|
|19 Jan 2002||Signing||10th Planet Gareth was signing copies of the newly released Big Finish CD 'Dalek Empire IV - 'Project Infinity' in which he stars as Kalendorf. At the 10th Planet Bookshop, Unit 36 Vicarage Field, Shopping Centre, Ripple Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 8DQ. On Saturday 19th January, from 1/4pm.|
|20 Jan 2002||Radio Play||Rob 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 Feb 2002||Theatre|
|25 Mar 2002||CD||Soldiers of Love 9 This was recorded on 2 Sept 2001.|
|11 Apr 2002||Theatre||Three Sisters
Gareth played Army Medical Officer Doctor Ivan Romanovich
Chebutykin in Anton Chekhov's 'Three Sisters', which stared Imogen
Stubbs and Dulcie Gray. The play
opens at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton on 11 April for a month,
and then a short tour. The dates/venues are:|
11 April/11 May 02 - Nuffield Theatre, Southampton.
There is a review at The Stage.
|21 Apr 2002||Radio Interview||Isle of Wight Radio
Gareth recorded an interview with Isle of Wight Radio presenter John Hannam, which was
broadcast on Sunday 21st April between 12 noon and
"John talks to the biggest showbiz stars every week with more big names on the way. This week it's the turn of the TV stars. Guests include Gareth Thomas (Blake from Blake's 7), Angela Lonsdale (Emma Watts in Coronation Street) and Bruce Johns who plays Les Battersby."
He said the play was "great fun" and that the production was "very good." He was also pleased that he wasn't the oldest member of the cast as he had been in 'FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS'. He thought that his character Cherbutykin was a little bit like Chekhov himself; Cherbutykin is an observer, although he doesn't comment much. Gareth said the play was "not quite nihilistic but close to it," and that Chekhov was "wonderful stuff."
|18 May 2002||Signing||The Videodrome
Gareth was in a signing session at the The Videodrome, The
Shambles, Worcester on Saturday 18th May from 10am-1pm|
|25 June 2002||CD||Soldiers of Love 10 and 11 These were recorded on 2 June 2002.|
|9 July 2002||TV||Shipman The drama documentary about the serial killer Doctor Shipman, in which Gareth plays the Vicar, was shown on Tuesday 9th July, on ITV/Carlton - 9pm/10pm and concluding 10.20pm/11.20pm.|
|25 Aug 2002||Signing||Memorabili
On August 25th at Memorabilia, SECC, Glasgow from 11am to 4pm.
Both Gareth and Paul Darrow were there.|
|7 Sep 2002||Theatre|
|7 Nov 2002||Theatre||Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Gareth played Big Daddy in Tennessee Williams' classic from 7th to 23rd November
at the Byre Theatre, St
Andrews, Fife. He played this part a few years
ago - see reviews.|
|7 Dec 2002||Radio Play||Offside in Bohemia Gareth played General Pokorne in a play for BBC Radio 4 from 14.30 to 15.30.|
|23 Nov 2002||TV||Casualty He played a retired fireman who get his leg run over by his son-in-law who is trying to abduct his (Gareth's) grandson. This is episode 11 of Series 17 'Up to your neck in it', Gareth's character is called Jim Bailey.|
|18 May 2003||Radio Play||Parade'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.|
|24 June 2003||Theatre|
|1 Apr 2006||Radio Play||Look 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.|
|8 May 2006||Radio||A Patriot for Us Gareth appeared for 5 consecutive days reading Radio 4's Book of the Week - 'A Patriot for Us' starting Monday 8 May on Radio 4 at 9.45/10am. Each day's episode was repeated at half past midnight. 'A Patriot for Us' is the biography of playwright John Osborne, written by John Heilpern. Source Radio Times and Horizon|
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Last updated on 06th of May 2002.