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Gary Whitaker


Gary is an actor, director and Joint Artistic Director of GEST.

His theatre credits include leading roles in London's West End, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court, Royal Exchange, West Yorkshire Playhouse, National Theatre Studio and Out of Joint.


His film credits include the multi award-winning The Arbor, Melancholia, The Red Riding Trilogy, The Gathering. TV credits include Wire in the Blood, Vincent, Waterloo Road, Sunday, In Deep, The Vice and three series of The First of the Summer Wine for the BBC. For Swedish TV Sommar 85, Fallet, Isprinsessan and 183 Dagar. He is the voice of Magnus Fink in the Netflix series Rescue Riders.

His international directing experience includes The Young Vic London, The Contact Theatre Manchester, The Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh and Folkteatern Gothenburg. He has directed many of GEST's productions including Expectations, winner of the Edinburgh Fringe Review Award for Outstanding Theatre.

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