Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he won the
Bancroft Gold Medal.
Credits include: leading roles in tv, film, radio and classical and contemporary theatre roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company (where he received an Olivier Award nomination), the National Theatre, in the West End, with numerous leading provincial theatres and in film, TV and radio.
Gerard won The Stage Newspaper’s “Best Solo Performer” Award at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival for his performance in Shakespeare’s great narrative poem “The Rape of Lucrece” which, alongside “Wilde Without the Boy” and “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” he is currently touring internationally. He recently won the “Best Actor” award at the 2014 Buxton Fringe Theatre Festival for his performance in “Wilde Without the Boy”.
Gareth has combined the roles of actor, director, writer and teacher throughout a career that has taken to him to over fifty countries. He has been a member of the RSC, worked at Shakespeare’s Globe and in the West End. He has directed a wide repertoire of work all over the UK as well as in Europe and America.
He created his own one-man show, ‘Shylock’, touring internationally for ten years. Since then he has specialised in creating solo theatre pieces with other performers and playwrights, and has written a book on the subject – ‘So You Want To Do A Solo Show’ published by Nick Hern Books.