Gary Stevenson is a Scottish actor, better known by his stage name Gary Lewis. Gary has appeared in films such as Billy Elliot, Joyeux Noel, Gangs of New York, Eragon, and Three and Out, as well as television shows such as Supervolcano and Outlander on Starz. (1)
Facts About Gary Lewis
|Estimate Net Worth||$15 million|
|Birthday||November 30 1957|
Gary Lewis' Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)
Gary Lewis' Early Life
Gary Lewis was born Gary Stevenson in Easterhouse, Glasgow, on November 30, 1957. Gary’s father was a coppersmith, and his mother worked in a local biscuit factory. He was the middle of three children. After graduating high school, he worked as a street sweeper and in a library. (3)
Gary Lewis' Education
Gary Lewis earned a social science degree from Glasgow College of Technology in 1983, graduating with honors. Lewis read voraciously, encouraged by his high school English teacher, and ultimately chose to continue a career as an actor.
Gary Lewis' Wife and Family Life
Gary Lewis was married to Sara Jane Suzara from 1967-1970.
Gary Lewis' Career
Lewis appeared in Fringe First Award-winning writer Freddy Anderson’s 1979 play Krassivy, which was based on the life of Socialist schoolteacher John Maclean. Lewis was 32 years old when he decided to pursue acting professionally, joining Robert Carlyle’s newly formed Raindog Theatre. Gary appeared in Raindog productions of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ecstasy, and Wasted. He also worked on The Grapes of Wrath with the 7:84 Theatre Company, The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter with The Arches Theatre Company, and One Two Hey by Glaswegian author James Kelman.
Lewis appeared in Ayub Kham Din’s drama East is East and Bill Forsyth’s comedy Gregory’s Two Girls in 1999. He went on to co-star in The Match with Max Beesley before making his international debut in Billy Elliot in 2000. Lewis received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal of a bereaved father coping with the 1984-85 miners’ strike and raising a son who aspires to be a ballet dancer. Lewis appeared in May Miles Thomas’ drama One Life Stand, which premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2000, and Shiner, which starred Michael Caine as a boxing coach who may have been involved in a murder and screened at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Lewis finished the year with several short films, including What Where, a 12-minute short with Sean McGinley based on Samuel Beckett’s play of the same name, Marcie’s Dowry from director David Mackenzie, The Elevator with Ashley Walters, Long Haul with Simone Lahbib, Clean with actor Stephen McCole, and Caesar from director David McKay. In 2001, he appeared in another short film, Rob of the Rovers, which followed a day in the life of gym teacher Rob Meadows.
Catch Me, Daddy, a thriller directed by Daniel Wolfe for the first time and focusing on a teenager and her boyfriend fleeing from her overbearing father, stars Lewis as hired thug Tony, who is sent to retrieve the runaways. Lewis appeared in two short films in 2015, directed by Gordon Napier. The first film was the drama La Chasse, in which Lewis provided a voice-over for the protagonist’s deceased father. The second film was the 25-minute short Tide, in which Lewis played lobster fisherman Alasdair as he watched his life deteriorate into modern practices. Lewis also appeared in Joshua J. Krull’s German-language short film The Heavy Load in 2015. Lewis made his feature film debut in 2018 with the football drama The Keeper, directed by Marcus H. Rosenmüller. The movie was based on the life of German goalkeeper Bert Trautmann, who assisted Manchester City in winning the FA Cup final in 1956. He also appeared in Kristoffer Nyholm’s 1930s-era thriller The Vanishing, alongside Gerard Butler and Peter Mullan. He began work on a third Cation title in 2021, a remake of the 2017 French language Mon Garcon. Set in Scotland, My Son. (4)
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