Media Trainer and Actor
Training and Education
Gareth holds MAs in English literature from St Andrews university, and in drama from Essex university (with a dissertation on the use of the word 'The' In Waiting for Godot); and a post-grad certificate in journalism from the National Council for Training Journalists (NCTJ). He trained as an actor at East 15 acting school.
Prior to his acting training, Gareth spent five years as a journalist, a field he still works in. He has reported live from the scene of the London bombings, interviewed Tony Blair and been entirely unsuccessfully sued by Mohamed al Fayed. He now works in news for the Observer and writes about architecture for the Guardian and large-scale mergers and acquisitions for Financier Worldwide. He also trains journalists on an NCTJ course. His stage appearances include Death and Devil at the King's Head, Julius Caesar at the Byre Theatre and an outdoor tour of The Tempest. He recently played the title role in a tour of Dracula and was seen on BBC2 as legendary Hungarian goal-keeper Gyula Grosics, part of the first team ever to beat England at Wembley. Gareth has worked as a role player on the senior management-training course for one of the Big Four accountancy firms; he has also trained people from the worlds of business and acting in press and media skills.