|Real Name:||Gil Darnell|
|First appearance:||Toy Soldiers|
|Portrays:||Duke of Guise|
Born in Australia and raised in Hong Kong, Gil is proficient in Cantonese and Portuguese. Originally an accomplished field hockey player, he abandoned his Olympic dream of representing Australia after attending a London showing of The Phantom of the Opera, where after he embarked on a career in performance.
Gil's career started in the UK (credits include "Hollyoaks", "Holby City", "Doctors", "Brookside" and "The Bill"). After relocating to Los Angeles, he promptly turned out a strong performance on "Entourage", as well as many memorable commercial spots including the #1 Super Bowl Commercial of 2011 for Audi. Gil credits his Ketel One advertising campaign with transforming his career and saving him in the nick of time from returning to a 'normal' job! His career then took off with feature films including "All Things to All Men" in London with Gabriel Byrne, "Amnesia", "Don't Look Up", and the 2014 release of "Redirected", an outrageous black comedy described as "The Hangover" meets "Snatch". Gil can next be seen recurring as Christian de Guise in the CW's hugely successful period drama "Reign".
Along with a passion for horse racing, Gil is currently immersed in the Chinese martial art Wu Shu, training for an upcoming trilogy that he is writing and producing, based on the true story of his twin brothers. This project will be shot in Hong Kong. IMDb Mini Biography
- Working on mastering 7 languages (8 including English).
- Grew up in Hong Kong, speaking English, and Cantonese.
- Has twin brothers.
- Wanted to be a jockey since he was 8 years old, but was too afraid of horses to pursue.
- Has a degree in Physical Education and intended to be a P.E. teacher while training for the Olympics.
- An accomplished singer, has his own band performing in Hollywood venues, described as a 'rock version of Michael Buble'.
Reign Episode GuideEdit
- Excluding any 'short' credits
|2000||Brookside||Leon Francis||1 episode|
|2002||Hollyoaks||Miles Mackie||15 episodes|
|2003||Holby City||Greg Townsend||1 episode|
|2004||The Bill||Steve Hart||2 episodes|
|2004||Wipe Out||Mark||TV Movie|
|2005||Doctors||Mike Taylor||1 episode|
|2008||Color of the Cross 2: The Resurrection||Cleopasr||Movie|
|2009||Don't Look Up||Romanian Camera Assistant||Movie|
|2009||Dedd Brothers||Richard Ambrose||Movie|
|2011||Un-Natural Selection||William||5 episodes|
|2014||Disorganized Zone||Henry||1 episode|
|2014||Soldiers of the Damned||Major Kurt Fleischer||Movie|
|2014||Reign||Duke of Guise||5 Episodes|