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Gareth Thomas

From Wikipedia Gareth Daniel Thomas (12 February 1945 – 13 April 2016) was a Welsh actor. He is best known for his role as Roj Blake in the BBC science fiction television series Blake's 7, but appeared in many other films and television programmes, including Shem in the ITV sci-fi series Star Maidens and Adam Brake in the fantasy series Children of the Stones. From 1999 to 2005, Thomas took part in 12 of 14 CD episodes of MJTV's original audio comedy sci-fi drama series Soldiers of Love, playing camp Welsh TV host Hywel Hammond and villain of the piece Aaron Arkenstein. In 2001 he appeared in Storm Warning, an audio drama based on Doctor Who by Big Finish Productions. He also played the part of Kalendorf in the Big Finish Productions Dalek Empire series. In 2006 he appeared as a guest star in the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood, in the episode "Ghost Machine". In 2012, Thomas returned to the role of "Roj Blake" in Big Finish Productions' Blake's 7: The Liberator Chronicles, a series of dramatic readings which take place during Series One before the death of Olag Gan. Thomas stars as "Blake" in Counterfeit by Peter Anghelides and False Positive by Eddie Robson. In 2013 he appeared as Brother Cadfael in Middle Ground Theatre Company's adaption of The Virgin in the Ice by Ellis Peters. Thomas died of heart failure on 13 April 2016, he was 71.

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Feb 12, 1945 In Wales, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Series M.I. High 2007-01-08
Known For
Poster of Visitor from the Grave
Poster of Smokey Joe's Revenge
Poster of Sutherland's Law
Poster of Stocker's Copper
Series M.I. High Unknown 2007-01-08
Series Torchwood Unknown 2006-10-22
Series Distant Shores Charles McCallister 2005-01-05
Movie Hamlet Claudius 2003-01-01
Movie Harold Shipman: Doctor Death Rev Denis Thomas 2002-07-09
Series Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) Unknown 2000-03-18
Series The Strangerers Unknown 2000-02-15
Series Space Cadets Unknown 1997-07-15
Series Midsomer Murders Unknown 1997-03-23
Series Heartbeat Unknown 1992-04-10
Series Maigret Unknown 1992-02-09
Series Knights of God 1987-09-06
Series Casualty Jim Bailey 1986-09-05
Series Sherlock Holmes Joseph Harrison 1984-04-24
Series Taggart Unknown 1983-09-06
Series The Citadel 1983-01-20
Series Bergerac Unknown 1981-10-18
Movie Visitor from the Grave Richard / Gupta 1980-11-22
Series Hammer House of Horror Unknown 1980-09-13
Series Tales of the Unexpected Unknown 1979-03-24
Series Blake's 7 Roj Blake 1978-01-02
Series Children of the Stones Adam Brake 1977-01-10
Series Star Maidens Shem 1976-09-08
Series Victorian Scandals Unknown 1976-09-03
Series How Green Was My Valley Rev. Gruffydd 1975-12-29
Movie Juggernaut Liverpool Joiner 1974-09-25
Movie Smokey Joe's Revenge 1974-01-01
Series Sutherland's Law 1973-06-06
Movie Super Bitch Trench-coated detective 1973-03-05
Movie Stocker's Copper 1972-01-20
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Series Special Branch Unknown 1969-09-17
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24