Don Gilet (born 17 January 1967) is a British actor, best known for
his roles in
BBC productions Babyfather,
EastEnders and 55 Degrees
1 Personal life
5 External links
He was brought up in Caldmore, Walsall, with two older sisters. He
attended Sunday school at
Caldmore Gospel Hall in Caldmoretrained, and
the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He currently resides with his
family in Bedfordshire.
Gilet is close friends with former
EastEnders co-star Diane Parish,
both having been in
Gilet's first television appearance was on the Channel 4 dating show
Streetmate, where he was interviewed as the friend of a participant.
His first major role was playing Johnny Lindo in
EastEnders co-star Diane Parish), before landing the lead role
in the detective series 55 Degrees North, as Detective Sergeant Nicky
Cole. In 2006, he played Leo Charles in The Line of Beauty and had a
prominent role in the
Doctor Who Christmas episode "The Runaway
Bride". He often performs his own stunts on set.
In 2001, Gilet appeared in a commercial for Apple's iMac G4 Computer.
The commercial was named "Window Shopping" and displayed Gilet making
certain gestures towards the iMac, which the computer later copied. He
also appeared as a store manager in a staff training video for
Sainsbury's supermarkets. He has had minor appearances in Casualty,
Silent Witness and The Bill.
Gilet featured in the music video for 2001 hit "Out of Reach" by
Gabrielle. In 2011, he featured in a music video for the song 'I Want
You to Remember' by solo artist I Am Spartacus.
In theatre, he has appeared in
As You Like It
As You Like It and The Alchemist.
In April 2008, he joined the popular
BBC television soap opera
EastEnders playing serial killer Lucas Johnson. Gilet's character
EastEnders on 30 July 2010.
In 2010, he appeared as Abanazar in the Churchill Theatre Bromley's
Aladdin alongside Melinda Messenger. He followed
up this performance in 2011 by appearing at the Grove Theatre,
Dunstable in Jack and the Beanstalk, which also featured his
EastEnders co-star Gemma Bissix.
In May 2013, Gilet played the roles of Fuliginous, Ruislip &
Blackfriar in a
BBC radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere,
adapted by Dirk Maggs.
In 2014, Gilet joined the cast of
BBC medical drama
Holby City in the
role of Consultant Anaesthetist Jesse Law.
In 2015, Gilet re-joined the cast of
BBC soap opera
reprise his role of Lucas Johnson. The first episode that Gilet was
featured in was aired on 1 January 2016. His character returned later
that year in which he planned to escape from prison. When his plan
went wrong he returned to his dark side before departing again during
the episode aired on 10 March 2016.
In 2017, Gilet joined the TV series The Loch, playing psychologist,
Blake Albrighton. The character made his debut in the series's first
episode on 11 June 2017.
The Imaginatively Titled Punt & Dennis Show (1994)
Now What (1995)
Brothers and Sisters (1998)
The Return of Nick Cotton (2000) – Biscuit
Holby City (2002)
Time Gentlemen Please (2002)
Cutting It (2002)
Single Voices (2002)
Silent Witness (2003)
The Bill (2003)
Belly Button (2004)
55 Degrees North
55 Degrees North (2004–2005)
The Line of Beauty (2006)
Doctor Who: "The Runaway Bride" (Christmas special, 2006)
Cape Wrath (2007)
EastEnders (2008–10, 2016) – Lucas Johnson
EastEnders: E20 (2010) – Lucas Johnson
Wizards vs Aliens
Wizards vs Aliens (2012) – Richard Sherwood
Father Brown (2013) – Douglas Taylor
What Does the K Stand For? (2013) – Vincent Amos (Radio Comedy)
Holby City –
Jesse Law (2014–16)
Death in Paradise (2015) – Guest Appearance
Brief Encounters (2016) – Kieren
The Loch (2017) – Blake Albrighton
^ "What's On at the Grove Theatre in
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^ Moon, Katy (19–25 April 2014). "Jesse loves to be controversial!".
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Don Gilet on IMDb
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