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Don Gilet (born 17 January 1967) is a British actor, best known for his roles in BBC
BBC
productions Babyfather, EastEnders
EastEnders
and 55 Degrees North.

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Career 3 Filmography 4 References 5 External links

Personal life[edit] He was brought up in Caldmore, Walsall, with two older sisters. He attended Sunday school at Caldmore
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
EastEnders
co-star Diane Parish, both having been in Babyfather together. Career[edit] 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 Babyfather (opposite future EastEnders
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
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
Sainsbury's
supermarkets. He has had minor appearances in Casualty, Holby City, Silent Witness
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
BBC
television soap opera EastEnders
EastEnders
playing serial killer Lucas Johnson.[1] Gilet's character left EastEnders
EastEnders
on 30 July 2010. In 2010, he appeared as Abanazar in the Churchill Theatre Bromley's Christmas pantomime Aladdin
Aladdin
alongside Melinda Messenger. He followed up this performance in 2011 by appearing at the Grove Theatre,[2] Dunstable
Dunstable
in Jack and the Beanstalk, which also featured his EastEnders
EastEnders
co-star Gemma Bissix. In May 2013, Gilet played the roles of Fuliginous, Ruislip & Blackfriar in a BBC
BBC
radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, adapted by Dirk Maggs. In 2014, Gilet joined the cast of BBC
BBC
medical drama Holby City
Holby City
in the role of Consultant Anaesthetist Jesse Law.[3] In 2015, Gilet re-joined the cast of BBC
BBC
soap opera EastEnders
EastEnders
to 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. Filmography[edit]

Desmond's
Desmond's
(1993) The Imaginatively Titled Punt & Dennis Show (1994) Now What (1995) Brothers and Sisters (1998) The Return of Nick Cotton (2000) – Biscuit Casualty (2001) Babyfather (2001) Holby City
Holby City
(2002) Time Gentlemen Please (2002) Cutting It
Cutting It
(2002) Single Voices (2002) Silent Witness
Silent Witness
(2003) The Bill
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
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
Holby City
Jesse Law
Jesse Law
(2014–16) Death in Paradise (2015) – Guest Appearance Brief Encounters (2016) – Kieren The Loch (2017) – Blake Albrighton

References[edit]

^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/a88104/babyfather-star-joins-eastenders.html ^ "What's On at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable
Dunstable
Archived 30 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine.", The Grove Theatre. URL. Retrieved 17 September 2011. ^ Moon, Katy (19–25 April 2014). "Jesse loves to be controversial!". Inside Soap
Inside Soap
(15): 41. 

External links[edit]

Don Gilet on IMDb

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 7188831 ISNI: 0000 0000 5450 2891 BNF:

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