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Gary Lewis

(Gary Stevenson)

1958 -

Actor. Born Gary Stevenson in Easterhouse (Glasgow), Lewis did not begin his acting career until his 30s. His films include Shallow Grave (1994) and My Name Is Joe (1998) but came to prominence for his role in Billy Elliot (2000), which won him much praise and a BAFTA nomination as Best Supporting Actor. Other notable films included Gangs of New York (2002), Ae Fond Kiss... (2004), which examines an inter-racial relationship in Glasgow, The Rocket Post (2004), which tells the story of Gerhard Zucker and his unique experiment in mail delivery on the Hebridean island of Scarp, Joyeux Noel (2005), the made-for-television docu-drama Supervolcano (2005) and True North (2006). He starred with his real-life son, Maarten Steven, in the epic Valhalla Rising (2009) which supposed that Vikings from Scotland were the first to reach North America.

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