- James Gillan (actor)
name = James Gillan
birthname = James Gillan Paterson
birthdate = 30 August 1974
occupation = Actor
website = http://www.jamesgillan.org/
James Gillan (born James Gillan Paterson 30th August, 1974 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish stage actor born in
Glasgowand trained at The Arts Educational Schoolsin London. He is most notable as Rusty the Steam Enginein " Starlight Express", the title role in the Royal Festival Hall's " Peter Pan" [ [http://web.playbill.com/news/article/77032.html Playbill News: James Gillan Chats About Role in U.K. Peter Pan ] ] (with Richard Wilson and Susannah York) and most recently, as "Boq" in the UK version of the musical "Wicked" [ [http://www.wickedthemusical.co.uk/creative/jamesgillan.php :: WICKED The Musical - Cast :: ] ] . He starred as part of the original West End cast alongside Tony-award winning Idina Menzeland Helen Dallimore. He left "Wicked" on 7 June 2008.
From 22 November 2008 to 31 January 2009, James will be returning to the role of
Peter Panin the musical adaption by George Stilesand Anthony Drewe.
He was nominated for a 1997 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical of 1996 for his role in Tommy.
George Patersonfrom Scottish rock group, DMP
In 2008 he recorded a song for the CD "Act One - Songs From The Musicals Of
Alexander S. Bermange", an album of 20 brand new recordings by 26 West End stars, released in October 2008 on Dress Circle Records.
* [http://www.jamesgillan.org/ Offical Site]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1502296// IMDB entry]
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