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.

1980ConventionStar One Convention, England, the first Blake's 7 convention. Gareth showed up at the auction at the end.
1982ConventionEdgecon England , Also known as Convention at the Edge of the World, another B7 Con.
5 Jul 1985Convention
Scorpio 3 con US, the first American convention appearances for Gareth Thomas and Sheelagh Wells. This was until 7th July at the Hyatt Oakbrook Hotel in Chicago.

Scorpio 5 con US.

Gareth: (FCG#4) "As I say, everyone out there is paying my wages, and my reason for coming to an amateur con, not a professional one, its my way of saying thank you. Professional cons I've been asked to do, and I've turned them down. I said, no way, I will not do a professional con. Why? people say, because I know that some of the others do; Michael does, Jan does, I won't because those people out there have already paid to see me once already. Now they're paying to see me again. Why the hell should some bastard at the top cream that off? I don't want money for doing this. I want to say thank you. I don't want money, not for this. Why should some bastard up there be creaming it off? That's unfair of them".

17 Oct 1988ConventionSpace City Con England, First convention that had both Paul Darrow and Gareth Thomas at the same time.
10 Feb 1989Convention
Gambit Con US B7 con, to 12th Feb 1989.

7 Jul 1989Convention
Scorpio 7 con US, Final Scorpio con. This ran until 9th July 1989.

Some of these photo's (and others) are at Anne Wortham's web site.

30 Oct 1992ConventionWho's 7 '92 England, Dr Who / Blake's 7 convention. This ran to 1st Novemeber 1992.
Nov 1992ConventionVisions '92 Chicago, SF convention
Jan 1995Convention
Event Horizon Australia, SF convention

Report by Kathryn Andersen

Mar 1995ConventionNeutral Zone '95 Newcastle Upon Type, SF convention.
Nov 1995Convention
Visions 95 con Chicago, the second con with Paul Darrow. Gareth Thomas

Gareth Thomas (71k)

Mar 1996ConventionNeutral Zone '96, Newcastle Upon Type, SF con.
26 Oct 1996ConventionWho's 7 '96 Ashford, Kent, the final Who's 7 con, the 3rd convention with both Gareth and Paul Darrow.

Report by Judith Proctor

14 Mar 1997Convention
Neutral Zone '97 Newcastle Upon Type, SF con, only the 4th convention with both Gareth Thomas and Paul Darrow together. This ran to 16th Mar 1997.

Report and Pictures by Julia Jones

Report by Chris Blenkarn

Gareth with guide dog

Gareth with the guide dog (73K)

13 July 1997Convention
WOLF 359 Blackpool, Lancashire UK

At the SFX (British SciFi magazine) Awards Ceremony at the Wolf 359: The Alliance convention (Babylon 5). Because J. Michael Straczynski had commented in the past that Blake's 7 had left quite an impression on him, it was arranged to have Gareth Thomas appear (in full Blake costume and make-up, a-la final episode and with pyrotechnics on-stage, but without the exploding guts) to give Joe his award as a surprise.

JMS appeared quite flabbergasted and deeply moved.

Report by Nicolene van den Berg

11 Oct 1997ConventionStarfleet Experience Sci Fi Con - Nottingham.
20 Mar 1998Convention
Neutral Zone '98Newcastle Upon Type, SF con. Gareth is becoming a regular at this con, it is the fourth time he has done it.

Report by Chris Blenkarn
Report by Kathryn Andersen
Report and Pictures by Julia Jones
Report by Sandy Douglas

27 Mar 1998Convention
Deliverance Stoke on Trent, Blake's 7 convention with most of the cast.

Many Reviews and lots of Pictures

Gareth with Stephen Greif (Travis I)

15 Aug 1998ConventionNeutral Zone Party Gareth was at the party from the 15th to the 16th of August.

27 Oct 2000ConventionCult TV Gareth was at Cult TV from 27 to 29th October 2000.

23 Feb 2001Convention
Redemption Gareth was at Redemption '01 from 23rd to 25th February 2001.

25 May 2001Convention
Eclectic 21 Gareth Thomas and Jaqueline Pearce was at Eclectic 21. 25th to 27th May 2001.

Photo (c) Simon Marsh.

There are other photos at Eclecti's website.

6 Jul 2001ConventionNexus Gareth was at Nexus 6th to 8th July 2001.

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Last updated on 06th of May 2002.